independent snowshoeing

Discover the mountains in winter on secure paths


Stay in the charming village of Luz St Sauveur and head out each day to discover the mountains under their winter snow cover. Luz gives you easy access to the valleys of the Pays Toy (Barèges, Gavarnie, Luz) and the other Lavedan valleys (Hautacam, Val d’Azun, Cauterets) and their secured snowshoeing paths. Choose either self catering or hotel accommodation in the historic heart of the village. We recommend travelling by train to Lourdes and then hiring a car at the train station – Luz is at 700m so we are rarely snowed in, and this facilitates your access to the surrounding valleys. Buses are available, and there is plenty of walking on lovely paths directly from Luz itself, but if you'd like more options then hiring a small care at the train station is far better than flying or driving all the way in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.

On option: relax in the warm thermal waters after your day out.

Hotel Bed and Breakfast twin share: 650€pp/week, includes snowshoe rental, maps and information.
Self Catering: From 930€/week for 2P total which includes all bed and bath linen, maps and information pack, maps and snowshoe rental.
Contact Sian by email or by phone on +33(0)5 62 92 81 52



*confirmed from 2p only


This price includes :

• 7 nights double/twin share accommodation  in Hotel Les Templiers

• 6 days equipment hire

• 6 days independent snowshoeing plans

• All breakfasts


• Bus from Lourdes train station (2€), or for most flexibility, car hire from Lourdes train station.

• Lift passes if taken

• Dinners, lunches, drinks and snacks

The valleys around Luz are wonderful walking and snowshoeing areas. While snowshoeing safely and independently is more limited than walking in summer, there are a number of secured itineraries around the valley where you can snowshoe in excellent conditions. These include:

  • - The Lienz forest above Barèges
  • - The Gavarnie Cirque
  • - The Col du Riou above the Luz Ardiden ski area
  • - The Pont d’Espagne and Marcadau Valley above Cauterets (with a car)
  • - The Hautacam Plateau above Argeles-Gazost (with a car)
  • - The Col du Couraduque in the Val d’Azun (with a car)

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