Hautes-Pyrénées is in Occitanie.
The airport Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport LDE IATA is located 9 km south-west of Tarbes and 14 km (8.7 mi) north of Lourdes. It is served several times a day by domestic flights from Paris-Orly and by seasonal charter flights for pilgrims. The nearest international airport is Toulouse-Blagnac (145 km east of Tarbes).
If you arrive at Lourdes, Pau, Toulouse or Biarritz airport you can use the shuttle arranged by Détours Pyrénéens, which also organises tours.
The A64 motorway (Toulouse-Pau-Bordeaux) runs through this department. From here, the national road N 21 branches off at Tarbes to Lourdes and Argelès-Gazost, parts of which have been expanded to resemble a motorway.
- Winter Sports: There are several major ski resorts including Saint-Lary-Soulan and Grand Tourmalet–Pic du Midi (La Mongie/Barèges)
- Cycling: The slopes of the Pyrenees offer a challenge for trained cyclists, the Col du Tourmalet, for example, is an almost legendary climb in the Tour de France