Leisure


PARAGLIDING & HANDGLIDING
The historic site of the Couraduque (FFVL N°: 65002) offers numerous different types of flight. In the calm air of the morning or early evening, or in the stronger thermals of the afternoon, you can soar along the line of the ridge like the breeze which enters the valley. The flight office at Aucun is situated 5 minutes away by foot from the Gite. The point of departure on the col de Couraduque is 15 minutes away by car. (There are more sites on the internet with details of parascending schools and clubs.)

Paragliding schools: Comme un oiseau à Aucun CERPP à Aucun Ailes-Cabaliros à Argeles Gazost Les Clubs : Lavedan Plein ciel - 7ème Ciel

SKI DE FOND
Cross Country Sking
With its 100 km of prepared tracks between the cols of Soulor and Couraduque, « Espace Nordique du Val d'Azun » is the biggest in the Hautes-Pyrénées. Tracks for dog drawn sleighs, walkers and snow shoers, and a prepared sledging slope are also available at the ski station. Discover the tracks and the services available at the Espace Fond du Val d'Azun
LIVING WATER
he water is not alive for sports in the Val d'Azun...but at the bottom of the valley at Argelès (10 km). The Pau river has all the facilities for descents which are sometimes calm and sometimes lively !
To navigate the flow in all seasons and in safety, contact the local organisers and descend by Canoe, Kayak, HotDog and Raft. Ecolorado Le Relais d'Isaby
FISHING
Ten or so of the mountain lakes, two of which are accesible by car (barrage du Tech and lac d'Estaing), and 3 rivers (the ones that flow through Arrens, Bun and Ouzom) are regularly stocked ...attracting the trout fishermen.

Fish in the Val d'Azun with sur www.lacsdespyrenees.com... une référence !
Mountain Biking
The Val d'Azun is labelled by the Fédération francaise de cyclisme as an excellent area to go mountain biking. It is part of the « FFC-VTT Pays des vallées des gaves » (1108 kms marked routes and 71 circuits). To your bicyles!

Local club Web site :  Le site du club local... à voir !
Road Biking
Climbed during some of the famous stages of the « Tour de France » and other famous cycle races in the region, the cols of Aubisque, Soulor and Bordères are as much of a challange as any cyclist could ask for. The completion of these exceptional stages can be validated by a Haut-Pyrénéen cycling passport, available at the local tourist offices you will pass as you ride aound the Department.

All the cols, all the climbs are here
Horse Riding
Several local businesses can offer you horse riding, and you can also hire donkeys to carry your rucksacks......or your children (Col du Soulor and the Lac d'Estaing)

FOR MORE INFORMATION
la Maison du Val d'Azun : Office du tourisme du Val d'Azun