Lakes & Swimming

Home to thousands of shimmering pristine lakes, tarns and waterfalls scattered amidst alpine meadows and awe-inspiring mountain scenery, the Pyrenees is an idyllic place for hiking and swimming.

At lower altitudes, there are several swimming lakes within 10km of our home, all of which have shaded picnic areas and easy access to the water from grassy banks. Wetsuits are not needed during the summer months.

High altitude mountain lake

High Altitude Lakes

Taking a dip in a high altitude mountain lake during summer. Located in the Barousse valley at an altitude of about 1,700m.

Swimming lake

Swimming for Triathlon

One of our local swimming lakes. This one has an island that you can sight on and swim around. Great for triathletes wanting to improve their open-water skills or for others wishing to take a break from their running or cycling.

Natural Pyrenean waterfall

Inspiring Waterfalls

Being at one with Mother Nature, practicing yoga at an impressive waterfall. From discussions we can provide an itinerary that includes maps, cafe stops and a short hike to see this waterfall.

Yoga - mountain pose

Mountain Pose

The Pyrenees is abundant with pristine mountain rivers - perfect for walking, relaxing, meditation or a place for Yoga!

Waterfall in gorge

Gorge

Taking a power shower at a local waterfall within walking distance of our house. When the tempreatures climb into the high 30's or even above 40 degrees celcius, many people rejuvenate themselves here and relax in the coolness of the gorge.

Swimming lake good for Triathletes

Swimming Lakes

One of our local swimming lakes. This one has an island that you can sight on and swim around. Great for triathletes training for triathlon or taking a break from their running and cycling.