Family campsite in the mountains, Pyrenees
Open from 01/04 to 30/09
A mountain of activities
2 kms away, the town of Luchon offers you all the activities of a renowned mountain site: hiking, cycling, mountain biking, arapao, climbing, paragliding, gliding, canoeing, rafting, canyoning, fishing, golf, tennis, horse riding…
But also a health and wellness centre, a natural hammam unique in Europe*, various cultural activities and many houses with elegant Belle Epoque architecture …
Mid and high mountain hikes
To walk, climb or simply wander in untouched Nature, 250 km of signposted paths for long and medium treks await you, along with lakes, natural amphitheatres, steep-sided valleys (Lac d’Oo, Lac du Portillon, Lac Vert…the natural amphitheatres of La Glère and Crabioules, the Hospice de France, the Port de Vénasque, the GR 10, the Vallée du Lys, the Ru d’Enfer, pathways to discover villages nestled in the mountains…).
You can call on the services of an experienced guide to lead you on routes taking you to the highest peaks, because here there is an exceptional concentration of mountaintops rising to over 3000 m.
(Aneto, Boum, Maupas, Perdighero, Portillon, Crabioules, Lézat, Quaïrat, Posets, Spijeoles…)
Bureau des Guides : www.bureau-guides-luchon.com
Appel d’air (sports de montagne) : www.appeldair-luchon.com
Bike and mountain bike
You can test your endurance on mountain roads, making your way up legendary passes on the Tour de France itinerary (cols du Portillon and Peyressourde).
If you prefer pedalling for fun, opt for a downhill racing bike. With Superbagnères for your starting point (12 minutes from Luchon by cable car*) you will find many tracks marked out for different levels. You can also go downhill on an Arapao, an all-terrain scooter with drum brake.
Gliding and paragliding
The Superbagnères ski resort, reached easily by cable car* and located 1200 m higher than Luchon, it is an ideal launch point for a two-seater paraglider or for a single seater if you are an expert. You can also brush up on your technique at a workshop run by certified monitors. The aerodrome invites you to take your first flight by airplane or a glider over the snowy peaks.
Aéroclub : www.aeroluchon.fr
Baptême de l’air en parapente : freddysutra.free.fr
École de parapente & Speed-riding : www.soaring.fr
Do not hesitate to embark on a rafting, a kayak or a canoe trip down the river, to travel through a canyon, or to dive headfirst in hydrospeed supervised by a whole team.
H2Ovives : www.h2o-vives.com
You can also climb on equipped rocks, in the climbing hall (with its artificial structure from level 4a to 8a/b) or in the Pyrenees Ho tree climbing park.
Luchon Haute Montagne (salle d’escalade) : www.lhm31.fr
Pyrénées Hô (parc aventure) à 15 km : www.pyrenees-ho.com
Tennis and Golf
Challenge your partners on a clay tennis court or on a golf course (9 holes) in a magnificent setting.
With your family, enjoy a game of mini golf, a round of archery, or watch a Basque Pelota tournament…..
If you prefer the calm of fishing (fly fishing or other) mountain rivers and lakes await you.
For the youngest ones, the Badech lake with regular fish releases and the fish farm (this is really child’s play) will introduce you to the discipline.
Horse and donkey riding
Make friends with the horses and ponies at the equestrian centre, or let the donkeys take you on a ride in the mountains as was done 100 years ago.
Thermal and wellness centre
The thermal and wellness centre will take care of your health and well-being. You can use the 160 metres of underground galleries of the vaporarium (a natural hammam unique in Europe with a heat of 38° to 42° and a hygrometry close to 100%) to relax, eliminate toxins and unwind in the thermal swimming pool at 34° with its bubble beds, hydrojets and swan necks.*
You can also enjoy a spray shower, a hydro-massage bath, a massage, a mud application or a body treatment. The thermal baths, famous for their respiratory tracts and rheumatology, were already frequented by the Roman legions. Sulphurised water, which is conveyed at between 65 and 74°, provides its therapeutic benefits..
Lien : Thermal and wellness centre
(*see info 2023)
Numerous car tours (maximum 40 km backwards) will allow you to discover magnificent sites: the hospice de France, the Lys valley (Enfer waterfall), the barns of Astau (departure for the walk towards the lake of Ôo), the valleys of Larboust and Oueil (Roman churches with beautiful 15th century frescoes and paleolithic burials), the ski resorts of Superbagnères and Peyragudes, the animal park Aran Park with its isards, mouflons, wolves, lynx, otters… and marmots.
Aran Park (11 km) : www.aran-park.com
You can also find what you are looking for in the library, museums, chess clubs … which open their doors to you.
Take a little trip to the casino to watch a show in its small retro theatre, to the cinema, the nightclub, the village festivals with Pyrenean songs and dances, without forgetting the famous “Flower Festival” and the Tour de France which has stopped over 55 times in Luchon.
The town of Luchon organises many cultural and sporting events: workshops, visits, conferences, parties, shows, sports competitions… See the festivities in LUCHON
Tickle your palate in the many and varied restaurants waiting to welcome you in the mountains and the valley. You will enjoy discovering great regional dishes. Specialties include “Pétéram” (slow-cooked tripe) and “Pistache” (rib and breast of stuffed mutton and “pistache” beans).
You will also enjoy the lively market and visit the local producers of soap, cheese, mountain honey, spit cake, artisanal beer, organic trout farmers… and drink plenty of our excellent mineral water right from the tap.