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! 😊
Welcome to Barèges, a Friendly and Welcoming Village
Welcome to Barèges, a village that is full of resources and promises a comfortable stay throughout the year. Here are some of the many infrastructures that we offer:
- Bars and restaurants that serve local gastronomy, so you can truly experience the flavor of the village
- A supermarket, a tobacco shop, and a butcher for your daily shopping needs
- The tourist office and the post office to help you plan your stay and answer any questions you may have
- Mountain professionals such as guides, instructors, or rental services to accompany you in your outdoor activities
- Free shuttles in winter to easily access the ski slopes and enjoy the winter sports
- The naturally hot thermal waters of the Thermes de Barèges to help you relax and take care of yourself
- A cinema to entertain yourself with family or friends
- Hélios leisure center for children aged 3 to 12, where they can have fun and make new friends
- An outdoor heated pool in July and August to cool off during hot periods
- A squash court for enthusiasts of this sport
- A preschool and elementary school for village children, ensuring that they have access to quality education
- A small community garden in the center of the village with children’s games, a petanque court, and picnic tables to enjoy the outdoors.
Ready to fully embrace nature with a summer trip to Barèges?
Barèges is the perfect destination for nature lovers! Summer in Barèges is a season that can’t be missed. We have a wide variety of marked hiking trails suitable for all levels of difficulty, including the breathtaking Pic du Midi de Bigorre, the Néouvielle Nature Reserve, and the stunning Cirque de Gavarnie. The incredible views of the surrounding mountains will make you want to stay longer.
The Barèges valley also offers rock climbing and mountaineering activities, paragliding, and canyoning for the truly adventurous. If you’re looking for thrills, try the downhill mountain biking at the Bike Park, with enduro trails and downhill runs.
Don’t forget to take a break from all the excitement with a trip to the Barèges thermal baths. They offer beauty and wellness treatments to help you relax after a day of adventures.
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful hike or an extreme adventure, Barèges has something for everyone.
Experience the magic of winter in Barèges
Winter is a magical season in the Pyrenees, and the snowy landscapes are breathtaking. In Barèges, there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy!
For skiers and snowboarders, the Barèges-La Mongie ski resort is one of the largest resorts in the Pyrenees, with over 100 km of slopes. You can enjoy slopes for all levels with stunning views of the peaks. And if you’re looking for something more adventurous, why not explore the peaks on ski touring or snowshoeing?
But it’s not just skiing! For non-skiers, there are also many other winter activities to discover. For example, snowshoe walks around Barèges are an excellent way to enjoy the snow and discover the mountains. And families will love the unique and memorable experience of a dog sledding ride on the Lienz Plateau.
And don’t forget to visit the markets of our local producers that take place in the valley during the winter months! You can find unique handmade gifts, beautiful decorations, and delicious regional specialties to taste. Winter in Barèges is a magical season, full of possibilities and surprises.
Discover traditions and culture in the mountains!
Welcome to Barèges and Pays Toy valley! We are delighted to offer you a wide range of outdoor activities, as well as a rich cultural and gastronomic heritage.
During your stay, we warmly invite you to explore the mountain villages of Sers, Betpouey, Viey, and Viella. Take in the calm and nature around you while discovering the heritage of these typical villages, including churches, wash houses, and cobbled streets. Each one has a unique surprise in store for you!
Be sure to taste our local specialties, including the savory garbure soup, the mouth-watering AOP Barèges-Gavarnie sheep, the succulent Black Pig of Bigorre, and the delicious local cheese. For those with a sweet tooth, indulge in the blueberry pie, mountain honey, or the delectable spit cake. You can find these specialties in markets, restaurants, or directly from producers.
Welcome to Camping la Ribère in Barèges
We are a small family campsite located at the entrance of Barèges, just a few kilometers away from Luz-Saint-Sauveur and the Col du Tourmalet. Our goal is to offer you a unique adventure by exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Barèges valley and its surroundings.
Our location is ideal, as it allows you to easily access the Néouvielle Massif as well as the must-see Grand Sites such as Gavarnie, Cauterets, Lourdes, and the Pic du Midi de Bigorre. All of these amazing places are less than 45 minutes from our campsite!
At Camping la Ribère, we offer comfortable wooden chalets and natural pitches where you can pitch your tent or park your camper. Take a look at our comfortable wooden chalets and natural pitches to find the perfect accommodation for you. Our family campsite is warm and friendly, and we will be delighted to welcome you so that you can fully enjoy your vacation in the Pyrenees.
To sum it up, if you’re someone who loves nature or enjoys winter sports, you’ll definitely want to check out the Barèges and Pays Toy region. It’s the perfect destination for you, with breathtaking scenery, plenty of outdoor activities to choose from, and a charming rustic feel. This region truly is a hidden gem in the French Pyrenees. So why not make it the destination for your next getaway? 😊