WINTER IN THE PYRENEES
Cross Country & Back Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Winter Landscape Photography, Winter Nature
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
The Pyrenees in winter have to be experienced! Padding through the snow on snow shoes or gliding along on cross country skis opens up a magical, silent wilderness that is otherwise inaccessible. The excellent winter weather on the south side of the Pyrenees - usually cold, fresh and sunny - is a real bonus.
We arrange snow shoeing and cross country skiing breaks in the Hecho Valley and around, as there are plenty of easily accessible and beautiful areas to explore. Whether as a beginner or more experienced you can have a superb winter experience. Also if some folks in a prefer to ski and others snow shoe we can easily accommodate both during the same trip.
Another fabulous option is back country skiing which is similar to cross country skiing but off piste along the snowy valleys. It is the most wonderful way to experience the winter hills and not difficult to do once you have the basics of cross country skiing under your belt.
Beautiful light all day Snow clad peaks and valleys for wonderful landscapes. For nature photographers there are excellent chances to photograph Wildcats, Foxes, Pyrenean Chamois, Lammergeier, Golden Eagle and migrant Cranes and Kites.
Winter Wildlife in the Pyrenees
Wildcats, Chamois, Otter, Lammergeier, Golden Eagle, Wallcreeper, Snowfinch, Alpine Accentor, Migrating Cranes and Birds of Prey, Wild Boar seen in a wild winter landscape.
Thanks for great hikes, interesting talks and marvelous food!