What activities to do during your vacations in Pyrenees

What activities to do during your vacations in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques ?

The Pyrénées-Atlantiques have the most beautiful gorges, canyons and caves in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Its tourist capital is no longer to be proven. This is largely due to the countless attractions available on site.

If you are planning a trip to the Pyrenees-Atlantiques, this guide presents some of the best activities to experience.

Canyoning in the Ossau valley

If the Pyrenees-Atlantiques are known for their famous skiing, surfing and swimming spots, then this is the place to be hiking trails, the Ossau valley offers you canyoning. Whether you are a beginner or experienced in this sport, the instructors offer you sessions adapted to your level and your expectations. Note that you don't need to be a seasoned sportsman to practice this activity. However, you must :

  • Be in good physical shape;
  • You must not have any contraindication to the practice of this exercise;
  • Be at least 10 years old;
  • Know how to swim.

For your canyoning trip in the Ossau Valley, there are several canyons to choose from. For example, explore the ones in Canceigt, Bious, Valon de Soussoueou, Bitet or Béarn.

It is possible to explore as much as possible, opting for a route that lasts the whole stay or just a weekend. Otherwise, half-day or full-day accompaniment is also available.

Driving course for children

If many activities are planned for adults, children are not left out. Your stay in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques ? If your child likes strong sensations, you could register him/her for a driving course. Indeed, what could be better for a little racing car enthusiast than a monitoring on the famous circuit of Pau ? Vehicles and equipment are available on site and the whole process is supervised by professionals in the field.

From the age of 9, your child can live his or her dream in a real car and on a professional circuit to boot.

Realize your first flight

Several flight spots are installed in the Ossau valley and around and offer you an unforgettable experience by helicopter, paramotor, microlight or plane. Book your time and live magical moments in altitude. You will be able to contemplate the majestic panorama of the whole New Aquitaine region as the crow flies.

Laser bump and Archery bump

You wish to relax with friends or family while stimulating your reflexes and your fighting spirit ? The Laser bump and theArchery Bump are original activities that you can experience.

The laser bump is a version of paintball combined with a jumping game established in different formulas of 1 h, 1 h 30 and 2 h. The Archery Bump is very similar since instead of a gun, you will be armed with a bow and arrow with a foam tip.

The objective of course is to take the ascendancy over the opposing team by collecting as many points as possible. Note that children can participate from 6 years old. All a technical supervision is put in place to ensure the safety of all participants.

The options in terms of activities to do in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques are numerous. You only need to do some research to find exciting things to do during your stay.