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Climb 3 Spectacular Pyrenean Summits

Explore 3 mighty Pyrenean peaks during a 3-day camping trip. 5 days. 3 days off work.


4 nights

Annual Leave

3 days off work

Group Size

Up to 8 people



Meeting Point


Classic Accommodation


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Cirque de Gavarnie
Benh LIEU SONG / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

Summit 3 Pyrenean peaks - Petit Vignemale (3032m), Pic du Piméné (2801m) and either Casque or the Taillon (3000m), or if you’re lucky, both

Pass through Roland’s Breach, a natural and extremely photogenic gap, 40m across and 100m high separating France and Spain

Experience awe-inspiring views of the Mont Perdu World Heritage Area, including France’s famous glacial cirques and some of Europe's tallest waterfalls

Day 1


Travel to the lovely mountain village of Gavarnie where your guide will be waiting for you. Settle into your accommodation and after a briefing on the days ahead, sit down for dinner with the rest of your team.

Day 2

Pic du Piméné (2801m)


8hrs · 10km · 1450m up · 1450m down

Climb to the summit of Piméné and get an awe-inspiring view of the Mont Perdu World Heritage Area, including France’s famous glacial cirques, Gavarnie, Estaubé and Troumouse. These serrated limestone formations are connected via much-loved hiking routes and are home to some of Europe's tallest waterfalls, including the Grande Cascade de Gavarnie (423m). Return to base for a well-earned rest and another night under the stars.

Day 3

Cirque de Gavarnie


6-7hrs · 12km · 1000m up · 1000m down

Depending on conditions, traverse the Breche de Roland (2,800m) and ascend either the Casque or the Taillon (or if you’re lucky, both) - 3000m peaks connected via a ridge that encloses the Gavarnie Cirque. Summit/s in the bag, return to your campsite for a well deserved meal and a drink or two.

Day 4

Petit Vignemale (3032m)


8hrs · 15km · 1250m up · 1250m down

Set off from the Ossoue Valley (1800m) and follow the vertigo-inducing GR10 path to the Baysellance Refuge - the highest in the Pyrenees. Summit Petit Vignemale and get a never-ending view of the Ossoue Glacier and the Gaube Valley. Legs suitably tired, head back down for a final night in these spectacular mountains.

Day 5

Journey home

Enjoy a last breakfast in the Pyrenees and then head back to Lourdes airport or continue travelling through this beautiful region.



Fully qualified, English speaking mountain guide


4 nights camping


Munch on tasty food throughout


To and from the hiking route

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Visas where required

Day 1

Campsite · Solo tent




Day 2 – Day 4

Campsite · Solo tent




Day 5

Departure day




What is the food like?

Breakfasts will be simple - think bread, cheese, spreads and fruit-juice. Picnic lunches include sandwiches, snacks, fruit and biscuits to fuel your journey and dinner features three delicious courses of hearty mountain foods - warm stews with bread, cheese fondue, followed by a sweet treat. Most dietary requirements can be catered for, just let your host know in advance.

What is the accommodation like?

The Pyrenees

You'll stay be staying in the small campsite in the grounds of the Refuge Grange de Holle, a rustic mountain hut concealed from the crowds in the Pyrenees National Park. Facilities are shared and there is a dining room complete with a cosy fireplace, a meeting room and a terrace that's ideal for soaking up the sunshine. You will have breakfast and dinner at the Refuge but will sleep in tents on the grounds.

Solo travellers will get their own tent and those travelling as a pair can share a tent if they like.

The Area










Your guide will be waiting for you at the Grange de Holle campsite, in the village of Gavarnie. Buses run from Lourdes Airport (LDE) and take around 1 hour and 40 minutes and cost €2 (until the end of August only). If you'd rather take a taxi, these usually cost around €75. Your host can help you with this and will try to team you up with other members of the trip so you can share the costs.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Lourdes (LDE) from airports across the UK and Europe.

What about all the carbon?

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 12.5% discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

What do I need to bring?

  • 3 season sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat/Thermarest
  • Camping pillow (optional)
  • 40 to 60-litre rucksack
  • Waterproof rucksack cover
  • Comfortable, broken-in walking boots
  • Walking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Clothing suitable for mountainous terrain - pack for all climates
  • Lightweight towel
  • Suncream for face and lips (Factor 50)
  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Water bottle or Platypus type hydration system – 1.5 to 2 litres
  • Penknife
  • Head torch for use in the refuges
  • Survival blanket (light foil blanket to keep injured people warm)
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Dorm room alternative to camping

Payable Before Departure

Dorm room alternative to camping

Per Person, Per Night

Extra night camping inc. dinner & breakfast

Payable Before Departure

Extra night camping inc. dinner & breakfast

Per Person, Per Night

Matt(October 2019)

Beautiful surroundings, great guide, good hiking.

Rich(August 2019)

An incredible part of the world. Beautiful views!

Ceri(August 2019)

Mandy the guide was great, the other trekkers and the views also.

This is a challenging route so good fitness and some previous mountaineering experience is recommended. Travellers must be able to walk 20-25kms in hilly terrain over multiple days.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

During the summer months you can expect temperatures in the mid-20's, however, like any mountainous environment you should be prepared to face all conditions. The Pyrenees are prone to storms in late July/August, while conditions are more stable from September to October.

Any excess luggage can be safely left at your accommodation during the day.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

You're always in good company on one of our adventures.

Our trips are typically made up of a mixture of solo travellers and small groups of 2 or 3 friends, with most in their 30s-50s.

Our sociable adventures are solo-friendly by design and naturally attract outdoorsy people with a shared mindset; a love for adventure, a desire to push themselves and meet awesome, like-minded people along the way.

It’s this camaraderie that has so often turned a great adventure into a life-changing one.

Don't just take our word for it:

  • 95% of people rate the group dynamics on our trips 5/5
  • 90% of people recommend joining a trip to make new friends
  • 75% of people have met people on our trips that they would now consider friends

See here for more info about the Much Better Adventures tribe.

Interested in a more exclusive experience? Opt for a 'Private Group' through the dates and prices tab to book this adventure for just you and your chosen companions.

Our team of Adventure Hunters create exclusive adventures with highly vetted, specialist hosts. We only work with independent, local in-destination experts who know the very best places to explore and how to stay safe. See here for more info about the local teams we partner with.


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