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Sports and sensations 

Do you want to exceed your limits, to taste new experiences, to feel yourself living and vibrating as close as possible to nature? Thrill seekers will surely find their happiness in Luchon! You will be able to practice a panel incomparable of activities because of the geographical location of the city of course, but also because of the numerous sports facilities and the variety of providers at your service locally: mountain biking downhill or hiking, cycling, rafting, paragliding, glider, climbing, golf, tennis, caving … come and taste the Pyrenean adventure!

Mountain biking and more

You can discover the Luchon Valley by mountain bike on the “horsemen’s path” or practice new activities such as the downhill scooter : memories guaranteed! In summer, the Luchon Superbagnères gondola allows downhill mountain biking on marked routes for all levels or out of them for freeriders. The mountains and forests near Luchon also conceal numerous paths for people looking for steep and technical terrain and long descents.

Aircraft, paraglider, glider

Luchon aerodrome offers you the unique opportunity to discover the Pyrenees seen from the sky or even to initiate yourself in the practice of air sports. Luchon’s aeroclub offers initiations in light aircraft or glider flight. People looking to get their pilot’s license can take courses there. You can also opt for a paragliding baptism : from Superbagnères, you will fly over then land in Luchon. Guaranteed emotions and thrills!

White water sports, caving

The Pyrenees are a perfect place for practicing white water sports and you can discover magnificent rivers – including the Garonne – in rafting, hydrospeed or canoraft on courses suitable for all ages. The numerous torrents of the sector will allow you to initiate yourself to the practice of canyoning in France as in Spain, and the caves of the Pyrenean massif will offer you the opportunity to discover the hidden wonders of nature and live a unique underground adventure : kids love it!

Golf, tennis, horse riding…

Lovers of more conventional sports, you will not be outdone. You will find in particular ten clay tennis courts and “Quick” 900m from the campsite, a 2 x 9 holes golf course at 1500m, and a large equestrian center that welcomes you at the entrance to the city. If you want to learn or improve your technique, qualified instructors are at your disposal.