Off The Beaten Track in
THE FRENCH PYRENEES
Alpine Walking, Wild Swimming, Campfires, Stargazing,
Hidden Hot Springs & Eco Mountain Huts
3RD-9TH SEPTEMBER 2017

The crowds of August have left and the mountains are returning to their solitude. The pristine rivers and lakes are warmed from a summer of Mediterranean sunshine. The local village markets are rich & colourful with the abundance of harvest season and the hidden treasures of lesser-explored trails are waiting to be discovered. The natural thermal hot springs bubble out of the hillside providing warmth on cooler evenings and the campfire crackles as the stars start to appear across a vast dark night sky.

Six nights of wilderness adventure, restorative relaxation and bespoke facilitation in a unique and extraordinary destination.

Join us this September for an unforgettable experience in the French Pyrenees.

Trip Summary
When + Where

Sunday 3rd – Saturday 9th September 2017

Our basecamp will be tucked into the mountainside, deep within the Tet Valley of the Catalan-Pyrenees region.

Pick up + drop off is TBC upon booking, but access is direct from Toulouse, Barcelona & Perpignan.

The Experience
  • Walk the alpine terrain in the high mountains and explore the renowned GR10 trail
  • Wild swim in mountains streams & tarns
  • Bivvy overnight in the alpine wilderness
  • Relax in natural thermal hot spring hidden amongst the woods
  • Share meals around the campfire
  • Reflect & wonder under a vast dark starry sky
What's Included
  • Airport transfer to basecamp + back
  • All other transport during the week
  • 3 x delicious + nourishing meals per day
  • 6 x nights in beautiful, comfortable, high-quality, ecological accommodation
  • Basecamp, bivvy + other specialist equipment
  • Unique + fully-facilitated experience with two outdoor guides
Our Approach + What to Expect

At Living Alive we believe it’s all about the little details. We spent many weeks exploring the Pyrenees until we stumbled upon this truly remarkable location; we knew instantly that this was a place we wanted to invite people to experience with us.

The combination of the high level of quality & care taken by our hosts at the trailside lodge, along with the extraordinary surrounding alpine landscape, of soaring peaks and hidden swimming spots; results in an environment highly conducive to the kind of restorative, adventurous and perspective lending experience we were looking for.

Guided by UIMLA International Mountain Leader, Rupert Hutchinson, with support from wild swimming, campfire cooking and mindfulness practitioner Elle Adams; this trip combines the key elements of small group size, unique destination and highly qualified & experienced facilitators to create a truly bespoke high-quality trip.

Let us lead you through a week of adventure, relaxation, delicious meals, moments of contemplation, laughter and exploration amongst the wonders of nature. You’ll come away refreshed, inspired and with memories you’ll never forget.

We’re really excited to share this amazing environment with a small adventurous, inquisitive & lucky group. We love it here and hope that you will too.

Location + Accommodation Details

Our basecamp for the week will be in the grounds of a trailside mountain lodge, positioned along the historic GR10 trans-Pyrenean trail. Four artisan eco-yurt huts, each sleeping two people, peacefully positioned alongside a small stream provide the accommodation for guests. Each is equipped with comfortable beds, simple furniture, and share toilet and shower facilities.

We will cook and eat most of our meals in the green-roofed outdoor kitchen & firepit. Some evenings we will also enjoy delicious local, organic, seasonal meals in the Lodge’s communal dining room, prepared by their talented team of cooks.

Walking trails lead directly from basecamp into the mountainside, reaching up towards 3000 metre peaks, as well as wild thermal hot springs nestled into the hillside 1 hours walk away. One night of the week, we will take an overnight adventure into the mountains to sleep out underneath the stars.

Investment + Group Size

The investment for this week-long Living Alive Pyrenees Experience is £1250, and a deposit of £500 is required to confirm your place.

This includes all food, accommodation, transport during the week, trip facilitation and coordination & basecamp equipment.

Prices are based on twin/double occupancy, and a maximum group size of 8 people.

The trip requires a minimum of 5 people to go ahead. We appreciate you will need to make your travel arrangements sooner rather than later and will let you know as soon as the trip is confirmed.

Please note, the price is not inclusive of: your flights/travel to the rendezvous point, personal mountain rescue insurance, personal outdoor equipment or alcohol.

We will send through all information regarding Terms & Conditions and Medical Requirements at the beginning of the booking process.

Questions + Booking

Spaces are limited to 8 participants and we are only running the one trip to this destination in 2017.
If you’re interested in joining us on a Pyreneean Adventure; let us know by completing the form below!

For any questions, please email us at hello@livingalive.earth