Summer activities

Summer activities

The unspoilt mountains of the French Pyrenees guarantee numerous summer activities and form the ideal location for an active holiday! 


Mountain biking

In the hilly surroundings of Lourdes, on the one hand, and, of course, the mountainous surroundings on the other hand, there are a lot of indicated mountain bike trails and circuits. They differ in both distance and degree of difficulty. The region offers many challenges for occasional mountain bikers and real freaks! A number of descents are for the real experts! there are several cable cars In the Pyrenees that allow you to take your mountain bike to the top... and then feel the adrenaline rush through your body during the descents!

Some famous descents by mountain bike are: Pic du Jer (Lourdes) and Cauterets. Enthusiasts of a flat road can do their liking on the green path 'La Voie Verte des Gaves'.

Other mountain bike trails in the Pyrenees:

Big Bike

Lac de Lourdes

At approximately 3 kilometres from the centre of Lourdes lies the beautiful glacial lake ‘Lac de Lourdes’. It is the ideal place for a quiet walk, a delicious fish party or an exciting golf session. You can also participate in treks on horseback or pony in the summer.

Wild water sports in the Pyrenees

The many mountain rivers that bring the water from the glaciers to the valley form the picturesque setting for invigorating wild water sports. Let yourself be guided by the professional monitors and accept the challenge! Whether it pertains to rafting, hydro-speed, kayak or airboat, you will find all the possibilities for an exciting experience just outside of Lourdes!

Swimming and Welness

Go swimming in one of the many swimming pools in the area around Lourdes!

The area around Lourdes is rich in thermal waters. The thermal stations welcome young and old to introduce them to and have them enjoy the benefits of thermal water. Argelès-Gazost, Cauterets, and the Centre thermo-ludique Aquensis are an ideal destination in this regard.