Bivouac hiking in Hautacam in the Pyrenees

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Beginner
  • Spoken languages
    French, English, Spanish
  • Duration
    2 days
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

With your friends or family, come and explore the heart of the Pyrenees thanks to this fantastic bivouac hiking activity. A complete immersion in the middle of the mountains, sleeping under a tent, eating local and seasonal food and walking along with Pyrenean donkeys and passionate guides.

Escape far away from everything for 2 days, with donkeys carrying your bivouac kit and food. Discover the mounatin environment at your own pace, set up a bivouac in the middle of nowhere, spend a great evening under the stars by a nice fire, enjoy the donley's company, admire breathtaking panoramas... That's pretty much the program of your trip! Nice, huh? 

Discover life in the middle of nature and live a great adventure!

Thanks to its location, the massif of Hautacam offers an outstanding view on the Pyrenees mountain range and especially on the following famous summits: Pic du Midi de Bigorre, Vignemale, Balaitous, Cirque de Gavarnie and brèche de Roland...what a breathtaking panorama!
Scattered with mountain pastures, this place is a meeting point for sheeps, cows and horses who can graze in complete freedom. Here and there, you'll run into a shepherd's hut, a very basic habitat but so precious at such altitudes when the wind starts blowing and the rain starts falling... The wild and preserved massif of Hautacam is a mise en abyme of the wonderful Pyrenees!

Accomodation
Tents for 2 people. 

Dates for summer 2017
July 14 to 15 
July 27 to 28 
August 4 to 5 Août
August 26 to 27 
You can ask for other dates during the summer if you are at least 4 people interested in an outing. 

minimum 6 y/o
Starting time: 9:00 am,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Offer Description

Go on a bivouac hiking for 2 days and 1 night in the massif of Hautacam in the Pyrenees. 
Bivouacking under the stars is the perfect opportunity to live an unforgettable experience!

What will you see and do?
The hike will start with the discovery of a wonderful mountain lake located in the very heart of an old glacial cirque, perfect place to spend the night! After an easy stroll, yu'oll set up the bivouac. Open your eyes and your ears and let the magic happen! You will then enjoy a nice local meal by the fire and listen to the guides who will tell you all there is to know about their fantastic region. After this friendly and convivial moment, time to sleep under the shining stars...

The next day, you will go even higher to admire a stunning view on the horizon and get closer to the majestuous raptors flying in the sky above your head. On the way back, you'll feel happy, rejuvenated with have only one thing in mind: let's do this again! 

Itinerary

Day 1
1.5 hour walk
Altitude: Lac of Isaby - 1558 meters 
Difference in height: + 100 mètres

Day 2
3 hour walk
Altitude : Pic de Barran - 1982 meters
Difference in height: + 400 meters

The walking time can vary, we just want to give you a rough idea. 

Included
  • Guiding with a state certified mountain guide
  • Accomodation under a tent
  • Diner
  • Breakfast and pic nic for day 2
  • Bivouac equipment : tents and mattresses
Excluded
  • Transfer to the hike's meeting point
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pic-nic for day 1
Do not forget to bring
To bring
  • Hiking shoes
  • Adpated clothes (warm clothes for the night, waterproof jacket)
  • Cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • 40 liter backpack
  • Pic nic for day 1
Meeting point
Parc de Loisirs of Hautacam, 65400 BEAUCENS Get directions
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