The mountains are wonderful for walking at all levels of ability. Although spectacular, they are less daunting and savage than the Alps. As well as walking, mountain biking and every other outdoor activity associated with being in the mountains is on offer.
The nearby town of Luz St Sauveur, about 1 km away, is an attractive spa town with a full range of shops and some excellent restaurants ranging from budget to expensive but very good. The Spa complex includes a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and hydro massage. Nearby is the ski area of Luz Ardiden.
Flights are available to Toulouse, Biarritz or Carcassonne, where you can hire a car at competitive prices. If you want the freedom of bringing your own car, and the enjoyment of exploration on the journey, check out our route planner where you will also see our hotels displayed for you to book an overnight stop. For details of all the ferry crossings click here.