Pyrenees Freedom Trail Trek
16 July 2024
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- Day 1: Fly London to Toulouse
- Day 2: St Girons – Aunac
- Day 3: Aunac – Cabane d’Eychelle
- Day 4: Cabane d’Eychelle – Estagnous Refuge
- Day 5: Estagnous – Spanish Border – Vielha
- Day 6: Vielha – Toulouse; Depart
This beautiful and demanding trek in the Pyrenees follows the Freedom Trail, or ‘Chemin de la Liberté’, one of the toughest WW2 escape routes from Nazi-occupied France into Spain. Local people risked their lives to help thousands of allied servicemen and Jewish refugees fleeing to safety, and we pass plaques and memorials dedicated to their bravery.
The trek is arduous and steep, taking us through spectacular scenery on remote trails reaching approx. 2500m. Whenever the going gets tough, we have only to think of those who undertook the same paths in fear of their lives to find the determination to continue. This is an incredible trek with a poignant undertone – a personal challenge which commemorates the bravery of others.
This event is also running 3 – 8 September 2024
This event is run by Discover Adventure our preferred charity supplier for “In Aid Of” events.
Our partnership enables you to take part in a host of professionally supported challenge events. These can be anything from gentle hillwalking in the UK, to cycle rides in far off climates, whatever your interest, if you would like to set yourself a personal challenge in aid of charity Discover Adventure will have an event for you. There are various payment methods and ways to fundraise. Although you may choose from any of the activities and destinations on offer, this event is one we have cherry picked and have these listed on our events page.