Way back in 1984, I was inspired by my love of walking in the Pyrenees to start a company sharing my knowledge and enjoyment with others.
I named the company after the warm breeze that blows up from the south – from the Sahara in fact – that gives us such a unique climate making the Pyrenees both warm and green.
And now we help over 13,000 people every year to enjoy walking and cycling holidays in the Pyrenees, and in other equally beautiful and unspoilt parts of the world.
While I am French and a Pyrenean through and through, I have always had, as you say, a soft spot for Britain, and worked there while learning English.
So I am delighted that we are now launching a proper English language holiday programme with itineraries, accommodation, transfers and packages designed exclusively for the worldwide English speaking market.
One of the major differences is this: many English speakers may visit the Pyrenees only once, so we have packed as many highlights into each itinerary as we can. You visit iconic places every day, and stay in truly authentic hotels enjoying some of the best cuisine in France.
So if you ask who we are, we are Pyreneans – and you can be sure we will do everything in our powers to give you the best possible experience of our homeland.
As people say these days, ENJOY !
Founder, La Balaguere & Purely Pyrenees
Marion from "France Today" enjoyed a hiking adventure in the Cerdagne, a hidden gem in the French Pyrenees near the border with Spain, read about how she enjoyed this long dreamed about walking trip
Wanderlust, the Original Travel Magazine listed our Cycling Holiday that takes in some of the most beautiful Cols of the Tour de France as number one in its list of top e-biking trips around the world - yes, we were proud !
Diane from "Oui in France " set off on an electric bike to cycle from France into Spain along the beautiful Mediterranean coast, here is a full account of her journey.
Neil from Manchester Confidentials went to explore the wonderful Basque coastline, but it wasn't all walking - he had his fair share of culture and of course, gastronomy !
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