James Thompson

I organise and guide small group activity holidays for English speaking people in the French Pyrenees under the name of Marmot Tours Ltd. I spend the winter cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, the spring and autumn on the road and Mountain bikes and the heat of the summer trekking along the ridges of the high mountains.

Before moving to the Pyrenees in 2003 I guided walking and mountain biking holidays for Exodus Travels taking me to Peru, Cuba, Morocco, Tanzania, Vietnam, China, Nepal, India, Jordan, Israel, Romania, Italy, Portugal, Spain and France.

I am a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and a Snowsport England Nordic Skiing Instructor.

This is a list of the holidays that I currently offer:

Cross-country skiing in the Pyrenees :: a centre based week aimed at beginners and improvers.

Nordic highlights of the Pyrenees :: endless groomed pistes for skiers wanting to travel some distance.

Snowshoeing week in the Pyrenees :: A week of ridges, forests and larking about in the snow

Spring flowers of the Pyrenees :: Gentle walking to explore the flower garden of Europe.

Peak bagging in the Pyrenees :: Touch trekking to the high peaks from the comfort of a mountain chalet

Peaks and ridges of the Pyrenees :: Hut-to-hut trek with a difference

Classic cols of the Tour de France :: Ride the infamous Pyrenean road climbs

The Raid Pyreneen :: The Atlantic to Med over the Pyrenees in under 100hrs

Atlantic to Mediterranean road cycling holiday :: gentle tour through vineyards and along canals

Marmot Tours :: Activity holiday in the Pyrenees

James Thompson's activity

  1. January 2008
  2. James Thompson reviewed On-track cross country skiing in the Pyrenees in Midi-Pyrenees, France

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  3. James Thompson rated On-track cross country skiing in the Pyrenees