Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with teenagers

Trip Code: AAFP

Why we love it

From scenic valley hikes to mountain biking and zip-lining, there's a great mix of activities for all ages and the whole family will be entertained, The Noguera River is one of the top five rivers for white-water rafting in all of Europe, thanks to its many safe exit points and continuous stretches of steady foaming rapids, Fabulous hosts make you and your family feel at home, and knowledgeable and friendly guides help you and your family get the most out of your adventure in this beautiful part of the world, The hotel is occupied only by Intrepid travellers, making for a wonderful atmosphere and the chance to chat with like-minded families, Enjoy a flexible activity schedule. If you and your family want to relax a little more, there are many chances to opt out of the adventure and simply soak up the fresh air and perfect Pyrenean scenery

Is this trip right for me?

This itinerary includes activities such as walking, cycling and white water rafting. We recommend a good state of health and fitness so you and your family can fully enjoy it, however there are plenty of opportunities to take a break along the way.

There are two beautiful walking days. The walks usually start at 10 am and finish at around 4 pm, and range from 10 to 14 kilometres in length. However, you're not walking the whole time, and the pace is quite easy.

Like many beautiful mountain destinations, Andorra is a little tricky to get to – the transfer from Toulouse airport can take up to three hours.

While the accommodation is not grand, it's a friendly, family-run chalet-hotel with a reputation for fantastic hospitality. The food is hearty and delicious, and packed lunches can be made by the lovely hotel staff.

The group may be split into two or three smaller groups, based on fitness levels and ability. This way you and your family get the most fun out of the activities.

Important information

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children under 17 years and under at the time of travel.
3 .Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
Minimum age for children on this trip is 10 years old
4 . DAY 1: A group arrival transfer from Toulouse airport is available on this trip for all flights landing before 11:30am and will depart the airport around 12.30pm. The cost for the arrival transfer is EUR 10 per peson and needs to be requested and paid to Intrepid, or your booking agent, at time of booking.
DAY 8: A group departure transfer is also available to book to the Toulouse Airport. The transfer arrives at the airport around 9am. The cost of the departure transfer is EUR 10 per person and needs to be requested and paid to Intrepid, or your booking agent, at time of booking.
NOTE: Both transfers must be booked in advance! Please provide your flight details to Intrepid or your travel agent at the time of booking so they can be added to your booking. If you simply turn up at the airport for the transfer without notifying Intrepid, we cannot guarantee that space will be available. In such case, you may need to take an taxi at your own expense, a 3 hour drive from Toulouse. If you are not taking the group transfers, please advise us of your planned arrival time so that your host knows when to expect you.

What to bring/pack

What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage and walk with it for short distances or up or down a flight of stairs. Our travellers usually find the smaller their luggage is, the more they enjoy the trip not having to worry about carrying heavy bags! Aim to keep your main luggage under 15kg.

Many travellers carry their luggage in a compact smaller suitcase or backpack with wheels. We recommend your bag has carry straps or handles so it is easy to lift and carry for the times you are unable to wheel it (ie. on rough surfaces or up steps).

If you are taking overnight trains, or primarily using public transport then the smaller your luggage the easier it will be to store under or above bunks. Large suitcases may not be able to be taken on board. A lockable bag or small padlock for your bag will be useful especially when travelling on public transportation as well.

You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water, camera, swimming suit, waterproof pouch/bag for phone, hiking shoes and jacket etc. when you’re exploring during the day.

Below we have listed the essentials for this trip:, https://www.intrepidtravel.com/packing-list, WATER BOTTLE
Please bring your own water bottle to refill along the way. Although it can be difficult to avoid bottled water when travelling, please use the water dispensers which are provided on some of our vehicles and at some of our accommodation. Your group leader or local representative will advise whether tap water is safe to drink in your destination and if it is you can simply refill with tap water. When unable to avoid bottled water it is better to buy the largest available and distribute into your smaller bottle for the day. If you are walking or trekking as part of your trip you will need to carry at least 2L of water with you.

Physical rating

3

These trips are setup to involve and include all the family so no real physical preparation is necessary. The trips all have some degree of physical activity but nothing that is too strenuous. Please check the physical rating on the trip notes and if you need further explanation please contact one of our sales consultants who will provide you with more detailed information.

Joining your group

Hotel Roc de Sant Miquel, Carretera General, Soldeu, ANDORRA, Phone: +376 346791

Hotel Roc is located in heart of the Pyrenees Mountains. The building is a charming stone chalet with a modern and warm feel. The hotel has 12 rooms offering triple and family rooms. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, telephone, TV, and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has it's own restaurant and bar. There is also WiFi access available throughout the hotel.

Alternate Joining Point


Joining instructions

OPTIONAL TRANSFERS
Arrival and departure transfers are available to book on this trip. If you wish to travel on these transfers, please speak to your booking agent as these will need to be organised in advance. The transfers only operate at certain times of the day so you will need to book your flights accordingly. See below for more details.

DAY 1: A group arrival transfer from Toulouse airport is available on this trip for all flights landing before 11:30am and will depart the airport around 12.30pm. The cost for the arrival transfer is EUR 10 per peson and needs to be requested and paid to Intrepid, or your booking agent, at time of booking.

DAY 8: A group departure transfer is also available to book to the Toulouse Airport. The transfer arrives at the airport around 9am. The cost of the departure transfer is EUR 10 per person and needs to be requested and paid to Intrepid, or your booking agent, at time of booking.

Please provide your flight details to Intrepid or your travel agent at the time of booking so they can be added to your booking. If you are not taking the group transfers, please advise us of your planned arrival time so that your host knows when to expect you.

Finishing your trip

Hotel Roc de Sant Miquel, Carretera General, Soldeu, ANDORRA, Phone: +376 346791

Hotel Roc is located in heart of the Pyrenees Mountains. The building is a charming stone chalet with a modern and warm feel. The hotel has 12 rooms offering triple and family rooms. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, telephone, TV, and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has it's own restaurant and bar. There is also WiFi access available throughout the hotel.

Alternate Finish Point


Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday:

GROUP DEPARTURE TRANSFER:
A complimentary group departure transfer is included back to the Toulouse Airport. The transfer arrives at the airport around 9am. If you wish to travel on this transfer, please speak to your booking agent as this must be booked in advance.

Alternatively, you can travel by public bus to both Toulouse and Barcelona airports. For more information on timetables please visit https://www.andorrabybus.com/en

Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 7

Lunches included: 

Dinners included: 4

While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader or local representative will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. If you have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, please let your booking agent know prior to departure.

Climate & seasonal information

SUMMER
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C/104°F), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

SHOULDER SEASON
In contrast, weather in shoulder season can be unpredictable, and snow is not unheard of at higher altitudes. If you travel at the start or towards the end of the European season please pack accordingly with warm and/or waterproof clothes (preferably layers). The advantage of travelling during this time is that there are less tourists around.

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader or local representative may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the group leader or local representative to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the numbers below:

Intrepid local operator : Available for phone call on +30 697 800 6335 

In the case of genuine crisis or emergency please call our partner High Trax on their 24 hour emergency number
Tel: 00376 851079
For further contact details please use the following page:

Intrepid local operator : Available for phone call on +00376 346791

Accommodations

The Hotel Roc de St Miquel is a small and friendly, family run chalet hotel. The Roc has a total of 12 rooms with a range of singles, doubles, twins and family rooms. It offers clean and comfortable rooms that all have en-suite facilities, fresh linen, a daily maid service, telephone, television and tea & coffee making facilities. The restaurant caters all diets with a wide range of tasty menus. Breakfast is a buffet continental style with some hot options also available. The bar lounge is the perfect place to relax after an active outdoor day.

Transportation

On this trip we are travelling in our own private minibus, as this allows us to reach some more off the beaten track destinations and give us flexibility which would not be possible by public transport. Please note that traveling is not particularly long, but you will experience some rough stretches on gravelly and windy roads. On some days we depart early in the morning to ensure we optimise our time for included activities.