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Ancienne Poste Avajan

Pyrenees Ski, Bike and Adventure Specialists

We specialise in ski, bike and adventure activity holidays in the stunning French Pyrenees. Exceptional mountains, exceptional accommodation, exceptional food.

Experience the ultimate Pyrenees skiing, cycling, adventure activity holiday.


Ancienne Poste Avajan has a 5 Star Tripadvisor Rating and is Ranked #1 for Speciality Lodging in Avajan

  • schenewerk - Washington DC. July 9, 2018.

    Perfection in the Pyrenees

    We enjoyed the perfect Pyrenees summer vacation at L'Ancienne Poste thanks to James' genuine hospitality, beautiful accommodations, delicious food, ever-flowing wine and Bode. The inn was an excellent home base for exploring mountain hikes and local villages.

  • Nick W. February 19, 2018


    Just amazing! Superb chalet with beautiful main room complete with roaring wood burner! Incredible hosts with superb food offering. James, the owner is the most hospitable and friendly guy you could wish to meet. Nothing is too much trouble and you will immediately feel at home.

  • Robert W. February 19, 2018


    James and his team make you welcome from the outset. Great food and hospitality all round. From the immaculately cleaned wood-burner to the eagle-eyed team who can spot your glass needs a top up from 100 yards, you couldn't ask for more from your mountain break! I'll certainly be returning.

  • vivandleo. January 11, 2018

    Holiday of a lifetime!

    Our family had always dreamed of travelling from Australia to share a white Christmas and while we were confident we would have a lovely time in Avajan, none of us could have begun to imagine what a magical experience we would have staying with James at L'Ancienne Poste.

  • bairstow_boys - Nottingham, UK. July 31, 2017

    Well exceeded our highest expectations

    James, Dan and Zoe made us feel amazingly welcome. They were fantastic company and helped us get the most from our summer activity experiences whilst going the extra mile to make us feel pampered. There is so much to do in the area, and James certainly ensures you get the most out of your time

Summer Pyrenees Cycling Mecca

Looking for a Road Cycling or Mountain Biking Holiday in some of the World's most spectacular scenery... Look no further.

It's not just about the biking, we offer Gourmet Food, Fantastic Accommodation, Relaxation and so much more...

Summer Holidays in the Pyrenees

Winter Pyrenees Skiing Paradise

Skiing, Snowboarding or Ski Touring in some of the World's most spectacular scenery... Look no further.

We offer pyreneean ski holidays combined with Gourmet Food, Great Accommodation, Relaxation and so much more...

Winter Holidays in the Pyrenees

The Lodge

Located in the tranquil village of Avajan and the stunning Louron Valley of the Pyrenees, you will find our lovingly restored old village post lodge.

The perfect base from which to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of modern life and enjoy the vast array of outdoor activities immediately available in the surrounding peaks and valleys.

Fantastic accommodation to match the unrivalled road biking, mountain biking and skiing terrain of the French Pyrenees.

4 star award french tourism board

Our accommodation is rated 4 stars by the French Ministry of Tourism.

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The Avajan Lodge
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Relax and Enjoy your Pyrenean Adventure.

With the fantastic Balnea Spa on our doorstep, you can relax, knowing that all your needs will be met by James Dealtry, your British host and French-qualified mountain guide and ski instructor.

Ancienne Poste will take care of your entire stay leaving you to just simply relax and enjoy your Pyrenean adventure.

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We're Taking Bookings for Winter 2023/24 and Summer 2024