22 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

22 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Start: Durham, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Biarritz, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Gavarnie, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Torla, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Sort, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Carcassonne, France
— 6 nights
+2
Foot + Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
End: Durham, United Kingdom

6
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Cote des Basques and Plage des Alcyons. Get in touch with nature at Plage d'Hendaye and Corsaires Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Biarritz: Circuit de la Chapelle de l'Aubepine (in Ainhoa) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bidarray). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Milady, stroll through Grande Plage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie, and see the interesting displays at Planete Musee du Chocolat Biarritz.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Biarritz holiday maker.

Durham, UK to Biarritz is an approximately 9- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Durham in July; daily highs in Biarritz reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gavarnie.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Anglet, Guethary, Circuit de la Chapelle de l'Aubepine, Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Grande Plage ©
Grande Plage
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Gavarnie, France

Gavarnie
Gavarnie is a former commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. On the 26th (Sun), head outdoors with Cirque de Troumouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame-d’Heas, then make a trip to Moulins de Gedre-Dessus, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cirque de Gavarnie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Cirque d'Estaube, then explore the striking landscape at La Breche De Roland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Port, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Col de Tourmalet.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gavarnie tour planner.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Gavarnie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Torla.

Things to do in Gavarnie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gedre, Col de Tourmalet
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Cirque de Gavarnie
Cirque de Gavarnie
Cirque d'Estaube ©
Cirque d'Estaube
Cirque de Troumouse ©
Cirque de Troumouse

4
nights
Torla, Spain

Torla ©
Torla-Ordesa is a municipality in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Escape the urban bustle at Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Torla's surroundings by going to Alquezar (Ruta De Las Pasarelas & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours), St. Martin Church (in Olivan) and Mirador de Janovas (in Fiscal). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Valle de Pineta, take in breathtaking views at Cañón de Añisclo, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and examine the collection at Museo de Oficios y Artes Tradicionales de Ainsa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Torla visit website.

Drive from Gavarnie to Torla in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Sort.

Things to do in Torla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ainsa, Alquezar, Valle de Pineta, St. Martin Church, Mirador de Janovas
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Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park ©
Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Cañón de Añisclo ©
Cañón de Añisclo

3
nights
Sort, Spain

Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Congost de Mont-rebei will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sort: Eglesia de Sant Climent de Taull (in Taull), Circ de Colomers (in Tredos) and Saut Deth Pish (in Vielha).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sort trip planner.

Getting from Torla to Sort by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Sort are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sort

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Formatgeria Casa Mateu, Aiguadicciorialp, Congost de Mont-rebei, Eglesia de Sant Climent de Taull, Estany de Montcortes
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River Rafting & Tubing
Circ de Colomers ©
Circ de Colomers
Aiguadicciorialp ©
Aiguadicciorialp

6
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Get outdoors at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine and Reserve Africaine de Sigean. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Crique du Porteil and La Franqui Beach. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to La Chapelle des Oubliels (in Portel-des-Corbieres), Chateau Fabre Cordon (in Peyriac-de-Mer) and Via Domitia of Narbonne (in Narbonne). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, make a trip to Le Capitole, and learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne holiday planner.

You can drive from Sort to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Toulouse, Collioure, La Chapelle des Oubliels, Chateau Fabre Cordon, Reserve Africaine de Sigean
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Reserve Africaine de Sigean ©
Reserve Africaine de Sigean