Rencontre avec Gaëtan Dorémus, auteur et illustrateur
At the foot of the mythical Col du Tourmalet, the Barèges Valley offers sporting activities combined with rest & relaxation thanks to its thermal waters. Mother Nature at her best. Numerous hiking trails start from the village, from small walks to sporty hikes, you will enjoy the views of the surrounding peaks. The villages of Labatsus During your stay, discover the mountain villages of Sers, Betpouey, Viey and Viella and enjoy peace and quiet in the surrounding nature. Located near Barèges, there are many walks (for all levels) that start from here. Take time to discover the heritage of these typical villages, full of historical gems: churches, wash- houses, fountains ... They will all surprise you! There are also many mountain bike routes, beautiful horse-riding trips in the countryside and various other activities. On the steeper climbs of Barèges, do not miss the The Lienz Plateau (Plateau du Lienz) is a place full of magic that allows you to hike to the Plateau de Lumière (Plateau of Light), or to more adventurous spots in the Néouvielle Nature Reserve. It is also a pastoral zone where herds graze freely. During your stay in Barèges, you will experience local life in an authentic mountain village. You will also discover local heritage while experiencing exceptional sites such as the Col du Tourmalet, the Néouvielle Nature Reserve or the Pic du Midi.
In winter Barèges seduces by its proximity to the Grand Tourmalet resort and its numerous winter activities. Nevertheless, during summer, the village is also a buzzing village ! Located at the foot of the Col du Tourmalet, known as a key step of the Tour de France, Barèges is an ideal playground for cyclists who like to confront this asphalted giant and ride in the footsteps of the cycling great names. It is also a much appreciated mountain bike spot with many possibilities for outings. In 2019 the Barèges Bike Park was created and offers to all off-road enthusiasts routes for all levels and all preferences in a splendid setting. Finally, for those who prefer walking rather than cycling, Barèges is full of hikes that will take you to places with unique landscapes such as the Néouvielle Natural Reserve...