Activity Holidays for the Family

Activity Holidays for the Whole Family in the Pyrenees...

You'd need a lifetime to fill your activity boots in the Pyrenees, it's why we've moved here! In the Summer the Pyrenees offers a wealth of activities for children and parents alike, on land in water and in the air...

Since we tailor our holidays to suit your family's individual needs, you can sit back and pour yourself a gin, safe in the knowledge that James has meticulously planned your week leaving you to just simply relax and have fun.

Walking and Trekking

There's something for all levels

From gentle valley walks to exploring 3000 m summits, the unspoilt nature of the mountains and the lack of crowds give a real sense of escape and adventure to the Pyrenees.

Explore this stunning region on foot, there's no need to rush, take your time and soak up the exceptional panoramas, experience the sound of nature, and breathe the fresh sweet mountain air... It's a true sensory overload.

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Rock Climbing in the Pyrenees

From intiation to high level multi pitch routes.

From intiation to rock climbing to high level multi pitch routes, we have something for everyone.

Overcome the physical and mental challenges of scaling a rock face and feel the sense of personal achievement and elation at the top.

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Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding

Tennis - An outdoor tennis court is available a short walk from the Lodge.

Golf - Full 18 hole golf course in Lannemezan 30 mins drive from the Lodge - lessons are available.

Horse Riding - Explore the mountains and wooded valleys on horseback. Guided treks for beginners to advanced are available.

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With exceptional water quality...

The Pyrenees is a secret angling gem.

We have local trout streams and lakes only a short walk from the lodge with fly fishing lessons available.

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Swing Through the Trees

Tree Top Adventure Parks

Suspended high in the tree tops this adventure asault course is a must for all ages.

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On Water

White Water Rafting and Hydro Speeding

Rafting - Ride the rapids and explore the Pyrenees by river. Gentle family trips to more challenging excursions are available.

Hydro Speeding - Shoot the rapids head first on your own surf float with your friends.

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Ride the natural river rapids and flumes

Let the water carry you over the smooth rock water slides, abseil down water falls and jump into rock pools of pure mountain water in our beautiful local canyons.

Canyoning is the latest craze and the Pyrenees is the finest place to do it. From half day intiation to full day challenging excursions.

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By Air


Take a running jump off the mountain side and feel the parapente safely carry you away over the tree tops. Get a birds eye view of the local valley with Tandem flights available locally at all times.

Sky Diving

Courses and tandem sky dives available with sixty second free fall.


Soar with the eagles above the Pyrenean mountain range with a tandem flight at our local gliding club.

For all levels and ages.

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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

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.

Find out more about our accommodation...

The Avajan Lodge
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We're Taking Bookings for Winter 2022/23 and Summer 2023