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Elegant Thermal Spa Town
Outdoor activity centre
At an altitude of 630m

Ideal base for
Climbing the Pic Quaïrat and Les Spijeoles.
Gliding from Luchon’s aerodrome
Paragliding from Superbagneres
Downhill Mountain Biking
Luchon cable car caters for Mountain Bikes

Hiking base for
The GR10 coast to coast walking route
Vénasque
The Port Lakes
Pic de la Mine
The Maladetta range
Aneto

Skiing
From 1450m to 2260m
35km downhill slopes
4 green
11 blue
7 red
6 black
Snowpark
Cross country ski track
Dog sledding
Snow shoe trail

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Slope Info
Piste Map
Lift Pass Tariff

Numerous walks in & around Luchon
The Lys valley (the valley of Lilies)
Botanical walk in the Val d'Esquiery
The valleys of Larboust and Oô
Vallée d’Oueil

Luchon is an attractive Pyrenean spa town spectacularly situated at the end of the Pique valley. Take a leisurely stroll along the tree lined allee d’Etigny stopping at one of the numerous pavement cafes. You will find an abundance of interesting shops, bars, restaurants, a casino and night clubs for the late night revellers. Luchon even attracts stars of the silver screen when it holds its annual film festival every February.

Walkers are treated to an exceptionally varied itinerary in the surrounding valleys from botanical walks through Esquiery or in the aptly named Lys valley (valley of Lilies) to discovering the Romanesque churches scattered throughout Larboust or the many picturesque villages of the Vallée d’Oueil. There are numerous high altitude lakes for a stroll or to fish including Lake Oô. Accessible by car followed by about an hours walk you are rewarded with a spectacular lake and a thunderous waterfall.

For serious hikers Luchon serves as an excellent base from which to begin hikes to Vénasque, the Port lakes, Pic de la Mine, the awesome Maladetta range and Pic d’Aneto, at 3404m the highest point of the range whilst climbers can take on the majestic rock faces of the Pic Quaïrat and Les Spijeoles.

Perched high above Luchon at 1860m on a sun-drenched mountain balcony surrounded by breathtaking vistas of the Haute Pyrenees is Superbagneres, which can be accessed by gondola from the town centre or by a 20 minute drive. The 1200m climb from Luchon has the greatest vertical drop in the Pyrenees and is taken advantage of by mountain bikers and paragliders in search of a thrilling descent.

You can also take to the skies at Luchon’s aerodrome in a glider or try out the many water sports available in the valley from Hydrospeed and Air boat to Canyoning and Rafting to complete an adrenalin packed visit.

In winter Superbagneres is a compact family ski resort providing 35km of pistes. The Techous sector offers easy green and blue runs for beginners whilst below the venerable Grand Hotel the runs become a little steeper with some interesting red and blue descents through the trees. The top station at 2260m offers a number of steep blacks including the Gouron which follows a steep, narrow line down a powder chute.

In keeping with Luchon’s long tradition make sure you visit the thermal baths. There is no better way to soothe those aching muscles than in the warm waters fed from local hot springs.
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