Luchon and Spain via the pass of Portillon

Tour runs year-round


The Queen of the Pyrenees
gateway to the Vall d’Aran

We’re on our way to a detour to the heart of Luchon, Great Tourist Site of Midi-Pyrénées, famous spa town since Roman times and gateway to Catalonia, by the very green Vall d’Aran. Here, exchanges between France and Spain have always been very strong and have shaped the identity of the neighbouring territories, even before the construction of Europe became a reality!

From Lourdes, we will take the direction of the Comminges region, and then follow the left bank of the Garonne river passing through the land of Barousse, to reach the town of Luchon, Queen of the Pyrenees. First thermal resort of the French Massif, this authentic mountain town is surrounded by many peaks among the most majestic of the chain, such as the Aneto, the highest point of the Pyrenees. Luchon has always been courted throughout its history by the high society. This is reflected in its elegant Belle Epoque style architecture, which gives it a peculiar stamp. The ski resort of Superbagnères, offers a superb panorama, over 360 °. From there we will descend to the valley of the Lys to admire the famous Cascade d’Enfer (Hell waterfall). Then we will enter the Valley of la Pique, grandiose setting between waterfalls, meadows and woods, where we will find the famous Hospice de France (Hostel of France). It’s a place full in history between Spain and France, strategic point on the way of the paths of St. James that has always been traveled until the recent spanish era of « retirada ». The day will end with the crossing of the pass of Portillon that connects with the Vall d’Aran, for a shopping session in Spain.




From 9:30 am to 7:00 pm.


This tour is private and arranged on request. Please get in touch with us to check our availibility.



Pick up at your hotel.




Make sure to bring your passport for this tour.




We kindly remind you that we do not offer group tours. Therefore, this tour will be privately arranged for your party only. You won’t be travelling with other visitors. Your driver-guide will be at your service throughout the tour length.

To get the price of this private tour, please get in touch with us.

On this occasion, do not forget to advise the number of participants and what will be your pick-up location.