Hot Springs Canyon, Canyoning and thermal baths in the French Pyrenees
Rafting in the Pyrenees Atlantiques from Oloron (1/2 day)
The French Pyrenees are of course located in France, but you will be in close proximity to Andorra and Spain as well. Getting there is a breeze, particularly via Perpignan, but it also lends itself to longer, more ambitious adventures throughout the region for an ultimate canyoning excursion or an all-encompassing outdoor adventure. Conquer Aneto or visit the storied paths through the range and Andorra to round out your abseiling and canyoning trip.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit is during the summer months, generally aiming for warm weather from April or May to September or October
The humid subtropical climate in its foothills leads to the cold weather at altitude. Snow and precipitation occurs less in the east than in the west, and summer months boast comfortable temperatures for outdoor adventures
How to Get There
Flying into Toulouse may be one of the best options, with direct flights from Munich, London, Paris, Madrid, and Istanbul, to name a few. The rail system that connects European cities and country also runs through Toulouse for a scenic transportation option. Other possible cities that can get you close to the region are Montepllier to the northeast and Barcelona across the border in Spain. Trains to Perpignan will place you at the edge of most canyoning trips
The French Pyrenees are the northern peaks associated with the mountain range on the border of France, Spain, and Andorra. The rugged terrain and geology of the mountain, combing with the network of rivers flowing around them, have led to a substantial collection of exciting gorges. These canyons connect streams with pools all the way into the French countryside. The most notable areas for canyoning are found outside of Perpignan, which is a train stop heading to and from Barcelona from French cities like Toulouse, Montpellier, and Narbonne. Many gorges offer varied jumps and climbs, which means you can test your canyoning mettle with a mix of abseiling, sliding, and swimming
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