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.




From the highest peaks to the trails in the lower valleys, via the shores of the mountain lakes : nature has fashioned a magnificent terrain that must be discovered. The Louron Valley possesses a breathtaking natural setting perfect for those who enjoy long hikes or an occasional walk. Nature lovers can discover the many marked trails that crisscross the mountain and the valley or enjoy a guided hike with a mountain professional. BEWARE : Check the accessibility of the trails during winter, some may be impassable or dangerous. Information available from mountain professionals or the tourist office.