Another great holiday with Carolyn & Stef. Great host ad great friends.
We normally stay for skiing but decided to see what it was like with no snow on the ground. Wasn't dissapointed, the county side is beautiful and the mountains still dramatic even if you have to drive over instead of ski down them.
As always the food at Chalet Tourmalet was beautiful and we were made very welcome. Looking forward to returning now in January.
Perfect location for many different routes whether cycling from chalet or short drive to take on different cols.
Carolyn and Stephan were the perfect hosts being wonderful company and attentive to all of our needs.
Carolyn's food was full of variety and worthy of a Michilan star and even Stephan boiled the eggs to perfection!
Great week, great hosts, great food.
Highly recommended, 5 stars!
Sarah and Simon x
Spent 4 days cycling with 7 friends. Carolyn and Stefan were much better company than my friends!
We all had a great time, along with a lot of laughs (and tears cycling Tourmalet!)
Was like being looked after by my Mum and Dad, nothing was ever a problem for Stefan and the food was out of this world. Carolyn could defiantly run a Michelin star restaurant no problem, it really is that good.
I will defiantly be going back next year and will be recommending to anyone thinking of going to the area.
Thank you both for a great weekend and see you next year!
Wow, just back from a great cycling weekend based at Chalet Tourmalet
Couldn’t have been better.
8 guys intent on cycling the Cols.
Carolyn and Stef are great hosts with much knowledge of the area and were so helpful.
We were picked up and dropped off from Lourdes airport and on arrival immediately felt ‘at home’.
Carolyn’s cooking is exceptional and we all felt thoroughly spoiled.
I can not recommend Chalet Tourmalet enough.
Try staying there you will not be disappointed
Visited the chalet in January as a group of 8 for a skiing trip and I can’t praise the accommodation and hosts enough. Carolyn and Stefan are amazing hosts and really do make the experience the best it can be. The food throughout the week was amazing and the drinks available made it the perfect combination.
Thank you for an amazing week and I hope to be back next year!
Me and a group of 7 friends stayed at Chalet Tourmalet for a week in January 2018. Carolyn and Stefan were more than accommodating. They gave us lifts to and from the mountain every day. As a previous chalet host myself, the food was above and beyond my expectations. The chalet was everything you would need after a day of skiing, especially the hot tub! Overall a great experience and would recommend to everyone.
We have just returned from a fantastic week at the Chalet Tourmalet, having missed out on my skiing for the last 20yrs a long-time friend and I elected to undertake a road trip from the UK to La Mongie in the Pyrenees. Having skied all my youth this was a decision that took many months to make on location and dates and seconds to confirm we had found a gem.
Our hosts Carolyn and Stephan provided us with an excellent service from the onset, we were assisted and catered for in our every need. From special dietary to advising on routes, availability, dates, translation service, arranging ski hire and so on, the list is endless. We were also provided with a UK mobile number for communication on route allowing valuable updates on our arrival.
Our car journey was via Portsmouth/Caen taking 10 hours from Caen including 4 stops, 2 for fuel and 2 for a longer leg stretch. Adhering strictly to the speed limits and with a Toll Tag fitted to the car sun visor; it could not have been made easier. Those who elect to fly can fly into Toulouse, Lourdes – Tarbes and Pau (Pau is a little over an hour away, Lourdes – Tarbes less, and Toulouse around 2 hours).
Our stay was made extra special by the wonderful service and home cooking, Carolyn is a culinary wizard in the kitchen and Stephan is a true gentleman with a “nothing is too much trouble” service. The skiing was fantastic, which covers 100 km and rises to 2500 m, with 70 runs and 34 lifts. The local service was friendly, helpful and warming, this is millionaire skiing without the millionaire inflated price tag.
Chalet Tourmalet is a home from home, quiet bedrooms with an on-suite ensured our every privacy. The chalet and the rooms are warm, spacious and very comfortable, from the peace and quiet to the scenic surroundings - there is something for everyone, young or old, all year round.
My personal and huge thanks to Carylon and Stephan for making our stay extra special, wonderful hosts, fantastic couple and amazing service.
Also, my thanks to Graham a long-standing friend; for finding such a great location just 20 minutes from the slopes.
My only regret was that one week was not enough, next year’s dates are already in the diary.