Barèges and Pays Toy: an ideal nature destination!
Hello and welcome to the Barèges and Pays Toy valley! Located in the Hautes-Pyrénées, this valley offers a unique experience for all nature lovers. It is known for its spectacular landscapes, outdoor activities, and rustic charm.
During the summer, it is the perfect starting point for some of the most beautiful hikes in the Pyrenees. And in the winter, the village of Barèges transforms into a cozy resort village, providing easy access to the ski slopes of the Grand Tourmalet.
With a rich history dating back to the 13th century, Barèges has developed in line with ski-related investments and trends. The people of Barèges are true mountaineers who have defied avalanches, storms, and other natural phenomena. They are very friendly and will share with you their customs and their passion for the mountains. So why not come discover this charming region and enjoy all the wonders it has to offer? We can’t wait to welcome you! 😊
THE PIC DU MIDI DE BIGORRE
Stargazing at Pic du Midi
The Pic du Midi de Bigorre is a truly enchanting place located in the Hautes-Pyrénées region of Occitanie. It is famous for its peak height of 2877 meters, which provides a magnificent 360° view of the Pyrenean peaks.
You can not only enjoy a panoramic view, but also visit an astronomical observatory and a museum dedicated to astronomy. The observatory has telescopes that enable you to observe stars, planets, and even galaxies, while the museum offers exhibitions and activities for both children and adults on the themes of astronomy and space.
For sports enthusiasts, you can go freeride skiing, ice climbing in winter, or downhill mountain biking in summer. Hiking lovers can also reach the Pic du Midi on foot.
Well-being and hydrotherapy in Barèges
Relax at the Cieleo spa in Barèges at 1250m altitude, in the highest spa in France. Enjoy the thermal waters of Barèges for a moment of relaxation in the spa area !
Trout fishing in our lakes and rivers
Come and enjoy fishing in our lakes and streams. There are fishing routes for beginners or experienced fishermen, who want to spend quiet moments on the banks of streams, lakes of altitude, in all simplicity. Good moments of relaxation in perspective, whether with family or friends.
Barèges: Paragliding school.
Fly over the Tourmalet Pass during a paragliding flight! Discover the unique feeling of freedom provided by this peaceful flight over the Hautes-Pyrénées. In addition to the pleasure of flying, you will have a superb view of these famous mountains.
Tracking moutain animals in Pyrenees
Welcome to Camping La Ribère! If you want to get in touch with nature and discover the animals that live in the Pyrenees, our campsite is the perfect place. Located in the heart of a protected natural area, you will have several opportunities to observe them.
We have some tips to help you increase your chances of seeing them during your hikes. And for those who prefer a more guided experience, we offer two options to discover mountain animals in their natural habitat.
Also, don’t miss the opportunity to observe a wide variety of species at the two zoos in the valley.
Come discover the Pont d’Espagne in Cauterets!
The Pont d’Espagne is a real treasure of the Pyrenees and is classified as a Grand Site Occitanie. This site is a must-visit for nature lovers and hikers – you won’t be disappointed! The bridge is named after a time when the Spaniards crossed the border by taking the path that overlooks it. Today, it is a popular attraction for tourists who want to explore the region. And the best part? It’s only a 45-minute drive from Camping La Ribère!