We are delighted to announce the launch of our new trek challenge - The Pyrenees Escape Route Challenge.  This is a fabulous four day trek in the magnificent Pyrenees Mountains from France into Spain.

The trek commemorates the escape route used during World War II from Vichy France into Spain.  Local people risked their lives to help thousands of allied servicemen and Jewish refugees fleeing to safety.  The route passes plaques and memorials dedicated to their bravery.  The trail starts in St Girons in France and finishes in Alos d'Isil in Spain with the ascents of appoximately 2,500 metres over some challenging terrain.


The Pyrenees Escape Route Challenge is a once in a lifetime adventure.  An arduous trek with local guides and experts to bring to life the exploits of those who crossed this escape route in conditions far worse than anything current day participants might encounter.


Challenge Highlights

  • Day 1 You will arrive at Touluse Blagnac France with an overnight stay in a hotel, before the Pyrenees Escape Route Challenge begins.
  • Day 2  Trekking is approximately eight to nine hours walking 23km. 
  • Day 3  Trekking consists of approximately six to seven hours walking 16km 
  • Day 4 will be approximately eight to nine hours walking 9.85km.
  • Day 5 The final day will be around seven hour walking 10km, arriving in Spain followed by a celebratory feast.
  • Day 6 Depart from Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

      * Suggested itinerary and subject to change.

Dates and Group Size

  • The Dates for this challenge are 29th July to 3rd August 2022.
  • Minimum group size will be 20 people.
  • Maximum group size will be 30 people.
  • The deadline for registering is 22nd April 2022.  Demand is likely to be very high as this is the first time ABF The Soldiers' Charity have conducted this event.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Signing up

  • In order to sign up for the trek and to secure your place, a deposit of £200 (non-refundable) is required by each participant by 22nd April 2022.

Documents to follow 

The following documents will be sent to you in due course: 

  • Insurance requirements specifically for trekking over 2500 meters, (including Rescue and Repatriation). This is a personal responsibility for all participants to complete their own insurance.
  • Fitness preparation recommendation..
  • Suggested Kit requirements.
  • List of FAQ's



registrations are not available

There are currently no entry options available for this event.


We ask that £600 of the £1300 fundraising is paid to ABF The Soldiers' Charity no later than 10th June 2022 and the remaining fundraising income is paid no later than 30th September 2022.

Freedom Trail Treks are unable to book flights, it is the responsibility of each participant to book individually, we recommend using Easyjet Flights as detailed below:

Outbound Flight on Fri 29 July 2022

LGW departing 1355 hrs arriiving at Toulouse at 1645 hrs.

 Return Flight on Thur 3 August 2022

Departs Toulouse at 1715 hrs arriving at LGW at 1805 hrs.

All transfers from Toulouse Airport to St Girons and from Viehla Spain to Toulouse Airport are covered by Spa Adventure Treks.