Activities For Non-Skiers

For non-skiers try …

  • Raquettes (snow shoeing)
  • Walking – throughout the valley
  • Snow Mobiles at La Mongie
  • Spa – and all (or none) of the treatments in Bagneres-de-Bigorre
  • Shopping in La Mongie, Bagneres-de-Bigorre, Pau and the shops in the villages
  • Day Trips; Tarbes 45 mins, Pau 1hr, Lourdes 45 mins, Toulouse 2 hours
  • Wine tasting, especially recommended in the Madrian region
  • Gastronomy – lots of restaurants serving delicious food
  • Pic De Midi Observatory and Viewing Station- take the cable car from La Mongie for the wonderful views and the observatory
  • Chilling out at the house, watch DVDs on the 42 inch TV, relax in front of the fire with a good book or play a game of trivial pursuit!
  • Sunbathe in the south facing front garden
  • Splash your cash at the Casino in Bagneres-de-Bigorre
  • Take a walk around the village of Gripp
  • Play a round of golf, Bagneres-de-Bigorre has 18 hole golf course complete with driving range, putting green and pro shop and a fantastic back drop of the Pyrenees mountains
  • Have a game of tennis in Ste Marie
  • Visit one of the many museums in the area e.g. the manikin museum in Campan

Only a little further afield you can easily visit a whole host of destinations for great day trips. Chalet Hay’s ideal location in the heart of the Pyrenees makes it a great base for exploring the wider area, for example …

  • Pau, with it’s great shopping and cafes
  • Toulouse, great city day out for everyone
  • Prehistoric caves, dotted around the Pyrenees
  • Explore the Baronies
  • Andorra, tax free shopping and all the mountain attractions
  • St Bertrand de Commings, for some local history
  • Explore the Pyrenees National Park
  • Pop to Spain for the day
  • Lourdes, visit the World famous Catholic town