The Azun Valley, the Aubisque and the Soulor passes

Tour runs from May to November

 

One foot in Bigorre,

the other in Béarn

 

On our way for a trip to a mountainous region, in both the Bigorre and Béarn regions : The Val d’Azun (Azun Valley), and its inseparable ‘twins’, the Aubisque and the Soulor passes. The perfectly preserved nature and Pyrenean heritage, and lots of fresh air are on the itinerary for this walk where we’ll straddle two departments: the Hautes-Pyénées and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

From our departure in Lourdes we’ll head to the west, passing close by the famous Bétharram caves, all the while staying next to the Gave de Pau until we reach Coarraze. We’ll climb back up to the “Béarnais” foothills to reach the characteristic Ossau Valley until its capital, Laruns (a mountain station and also a point of departure for many excursions). Enjoying an ideal placement, Laruns is the crossroad of the Pourtalet pass, allowing access to Spain and the Aubisque pass. We’ll climb the last, crossing a small thermal bath station, Eaux-Bonnes, where you can still see many remnants of the Empress Eugénie’s influence in the station’s architecture. A few kilometers further we’ll pass by Gourette, a famous Béarnais winter resort, before reaching the summit of the pass. From there you’ll be able to appreciate a sweeping panoramic view. We’ll follow the impressive cornice that overlooks the Ouzom valley and dominates the Litor Cirque. It offers one of the most stunning views on the tour, without a doubt. At the top of the Soulor pass the view is no less impressive. The rapid descent will take us into the Val d’Azun and its charming villages. This corner of the Pyrenees, outside of the normal tourist flows, has been able to keep its authenticity.

DURATION OF THE TOUR :
5 hours
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SCHEDULE OF EXCURSIONS :
On request, please contact us
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PLACE OF DEPARTURE :
Pick  up at your hotel


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PRICE OF THE TOUR :
from 55 €/person

Not included :
Meal

Guaranteed departure
Tour requires mininum 2 persons to operate