Full year Membership fees : 450€ for hikers, Groups : 1.600€. (Full year : starting upon receipt)
Your groups members only pay 300€ if they want to join in our mountain retreat.
Hikers Membership fee includes participation in our no guru no mysticism mountain retreat, Stays at the house at 50€ per overnight (except 15/6 to 15/9).
Other membership advantages :
Pyrenees guide service (private hikes) : extra hikes : + 800€ per started week (400€ in June and September).
immersion learn Dutch Lessons :
Members enjoy a 30% discount learning Dutch, we are specialized in full
immersion Dutch crascourses for the higher educated.
Extra costs are limited :
When staying at Friends of the Pyrenees house :water+electricity+gas+wood at 0,15€ per Kw, more wood at current price. +75€ for cleaning up.
A deposit of 100€ a week (minimum 200€) is to be paid as a warrant at beginning of each stay. You get this deposit costs deduced back at end of stay.
Hiking :Trekking tents, sleeping mats and gas stoves are available, only extra cost is your food. If you prefer and don't have one you can hire a one
person tent at 2€ per night.
Insurance: as you travel you really need an individual, family or group travel insurance, do check it includes mountain research and rescue.
A civil responsibility insurance covering all family or group members is a membership condition.
This website is the international Pyrenees mountains information website of Vriendenkring Amitié Européenne asbl a Belgian small is beatifull non profit association.
Our other websites are:
www.pyrenees.be for more information in French. This website also contains a 2 weeks trail description, an alternative high route through the French and Andorran Pyrenees.
Similar information in Dutch about our Pyrenees house, family holidays, guided treks and extended information on our mountain retreat is on
As you may guess we cannot earn the necessary money to run our organization, the house, our trekkings and hikes only through membership fees.
That's why since 2003 we joined in DialoguE, according to The Wall Street Journal one of the best European language schools, to provide high level crash courses Dutch for executive managers and the higher educated.
Richard our former senior benevolent is working full time as our employee now.
Richard has a background in Organizational Development, expertise in learning and personal development strategies (he teaches that topic at Continuing Studies of Lille II University).
He's fluent in English, German and French.
Richard loves teaching his mother tongue in an efficient one to one setting and is a real expert in client- and dialogue centered learning.
Richard commits himself fully learn Dutch fast in 1 week even starting from scratch in an amazing minimum time.
A special website in German dedicated to this Dutch courses for the higher educated is www.sprachkursniederlaendisch.de
Same information to our French full immersion private Dutch courses can be found on www.apprendre-le-neerlandais.com
responsible editor :
Richard van Egdom
office & contact : Lutiau 53, B-6500 Beaumont
Friends of the Pyrenees House : Le Castel, F-09400 Miglos
phone +32 60 456 497