Summer activities

The Louron valley offers a real festival of activities during the summer months that can be experienced on your own or with friends or family.

Discover the mountain area by hiking the officially marked trails or with a local mountain guide and take advantage of “Trail routes'' suitable for any level. You can also climb in the high mountains with  “guides de Haute Montagne“ (High Mountain guides).

Here, cycling in all its forms takes centre stage : cycle the mythical passes of the Tour de France or take your mountain bike on the Cross-country, Enduro or Gravel tracks located on the 420 km of marked tracks accredited by the French Cycling Federation.

Prefer to have your head in the clouds? Fly tandem on a paragliding taster ! Up,up and away!!

Cool off by the water’s edge, in the “Ludéo” outdoor swimming pool, by the lake at the “Aquaparc du Louron '' water park, on a boat at the watersports centre or just go fishing. For the more athletic, try a whitewater activity or canyoning.

Fun and laughter are guaranteed for young and old alike, with outdoor activities such as: mini-golf, downhill scooter, paintball, “go ape” tree adventures, quad biking...

And to finish on a more relaxing note which combines well-being, spa treatments and thermal bathing experiences from around the world, head to Balnéa.

 

 

 

After hosting many stages of  the Tour de France here, the Louron Valley has become a veritable showcase for those who love their “Petite Reine” (little queen” in French - bicycle) with its mythical climbs of the Cols de Peyresourde, Val Louron-Azet and Aspin and arrival stages that were no less mythical at the 007 Altiport in Peyragudes. On the roads and on the tracks, everything has been thought of to make the  journey as enjoyable as possible for mountain bikers and road cyclists who love wide open spaces and pushing themselves. The Louron Valley is a top cycling destination in the world of cycle tourism. It is the 1st destination in the South-West to have been given the accreditation "Area of cycling excellence" in December 2019. Due to this territorial label, the French Cycling Federation recognises the work carried out to promote and enhance our cycling destination. The essential "Louron Bike and Trail" smartphone application allows you to find the route best suited to you and  your activity (enduro, cross country, cyclo sport). It gives information on each route: description, difficulty, map, photos and elevation profile and works with geolocation