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My name is Patrick Arrieula. I was born in south-west France in a little village at the foot of the French Pyrénées in the Béarn region near the Spanish and Basque borders.
Since 1996 my wife Robbie and I have escorted unique tours in the Pyrenees Atlantic region of south-west France during spring and autumn. We would like to share with you our passion for this beautiful part of France. Our tours are based in the country, giving you the rare opportunity to meet the locals, taste the regional produce, admire the beautiful landscapes, and experience the culture. The walking tours are suitable for all those who enjoy walking as well as good dining. The two different itineraries are suitable for two types of walkers. One, for the more energetic with longer walks and the other combining shorter walks with slow food & cultural activities. For your greatest comfort in the Béarn and Basque regions we will settle in at the one hotel for the nine days ensuring a stress-free stay where no packing and unpacking will be required.
The small family-run hotels have been chosen for their comfort and good table. All the rooms offer private ensuite facilities. Shops and banks are all within walking distance of the hotels. All singles will have their own room and facilities unless sharing with a friend. During the tours, participants have the choice of joining daily activities or relaxing in the village for the day. A coach will ensure a comfortable journey along the French country roads.
The tours are limited to a maximum of 20 and a minimum of 10 participants. Your booking will be secure upon payment of a deposit of $400 AUD per person.