All participants will be met at Pau railway station at 15.15. This is the arrival time of the TGV 8516 from Paris, Montparnasse. Details will be confirmed a few months before the start of the tour. Participants will be taken to the hotel approximately 20 minutes away. Those who are not using this pick-up service will make their own way to the hotel. Welcoming drinks will be served before dinner with folk singers performing local traditional songs, followed by dinner in the hotel
Journey by bus to the village of Gavarnie for a three-hour walk to see Le Cirque de Gavarnie. Picnic lunch. On the way back, a quick stop to see the twelfth century church in the village of Luz St Sauveur. Dinner in a nearby restaurant.
Journey by bus to Gamarthe for an easy village to village walk retracing part of the ancient St Jacques de Compostella pilgrimage route (14 km), ending in St Jean Pied de Port. Free time to wander through the old fortified village. Picnic lunch. Dinner at the hotel.
Journey by bus to Bious Artigues to see the three D’Ayous lakes for a five hour walk. Picnic lunch. Dinner at the hotel.
Relaxing day including a village to village walk to give us a chance to experience the local countryside. Light lunch at a local ‘gite’ with free time in Monein in the afternoon. Dinner in one of Pau’s finest restaurants.
Journey by bus to walk to the lake D’Estaiens for a four hour walk. Picnic lunch. Dinner at the hotel.
Journey by bus to the Baretou Valley for a six-hour walk in the Olcarte Gorges. Picnic lunch. Dinner at the hotel
Quick trip to my village, Abos, for a game of quille de neuf and quille de six and a stroll around the village, including an official welcome by the village mayor. Lunch will be a buffet of regional specialties followed by a game of pétanque. A two hour walk will take us to an old rustic vineyard for a wine tasting followed by a 3 kilometre walk back (all down hill!) to Monein. Dinner at the hotel.
The bus will take all the participants to Pau railway station to catch the 11.45 TGV 8541 for Paris. This will be the only transport organised that day. [The TGV ticket is not included in package] Details will be confirmed a few months before the start of the tour.
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