This beautiful and demanding trek in the Pyrenees follows the Freedom Trail, or ‘Chemin de la Liberté’, one of theThis beautiful and demanding trek in the Pyrenees follows the Freedom Trail, or ‘Chemin de la Liberté’, one of thetoughest WW2 escape routes from Nazi-occupied France into Spain. Local people risked their lives to helpthousands of allied servicemen and Jewish refugees fleeing to safety, and we pass plaques and memorials dedicatedto 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 tofind the determination to continue. This is an incredible trek with a poignant undertone – a personal challenge whichcommemorates the bravery of others.
Stan Bowley Pyrenees Freedom Trail
BESPOKE • 7 DAYS
A demanding WW2 escape route trek from France over the Pyrenees Mountains into Spain, in aid of The Stan Bowley Trust
Paid by your charity 8 weeks prior to departure (4 weeks for UK one day and weekend events) providing they have received agreed amount of the fundraising target. If you are on a bespoke challenge your charity may charge Airline Taxes – please contact your charity for further information.
Part Payment Option*
Set contribution paid by you, remaining costs paid by your charity providing they have received agreed amount of the fundraising target. If you are on a bespoke challenge your charity may charge Airline Taxes – please contact your charity for further information.
Full Payment Option
Paid by you together with any applicable airline taxes (capped at £250), 8 weeks prior to departure (4 weeks for UK one day and weekend events).
* Not available on UK Challenge weekends
All transport from Manchester to Toulouse return
All meals except where specified, accommodation & camping equipment
Discover Adventure leaders; doctor with group of 10 or more participants; local mountain guides, cooks & drivers
Local support and back-up equipment
Entry to any sites included in itinerary
Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary
Personal spending money, souvenirs & drinks
Tips for the local support crew
Sleeping bag and sleeping mat
Inbound airport departure tax (no tax applied at the time of writing)
Fees for any optional sites, attractions or activities (eg. museum or spa)
Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Condition
Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.
We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, as well as details on useful discounts you are entitled to as a Discover Adventure customer. We are always available if you need advice.
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