Some wise person once said, 'Do what you love, and it will never feel like a day's work.' Well, that's us!
When we closed the door of our home in London, holding two cats and a 4-month-old baby, never did we imagine for a second what the future would hold. That's the definition of adventure. The future is unknown.
It was our mutual love of trail running and triathlon that brought us together over a decade ago.
Tobias is a professional adventure athlete, journalist and author. He has competed in well over 200 races around the world, from wife carrying to 550km adventure races. His work has been published in over 40 publications and he's the author of two books a contributor to many more.
Living in the Pyrenees is a marriage of his passion for France, the mountains, DIY, trail running and cycling. A consummate optimist and lifelong athlete, he's always on the lookout for his next adventure.
For someone born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, it's not surprising that Zayne is passionate about the outdoors and animals. A lifelong runner, who's tackled many of the world's toughest races, served on operations with the British Army in Iraq and Afghanistan and worked 17 years as a nurse in Emergency Care, it would be fair to say she's not one to sit around twiddling her fingers.
Thanks to her flair, talent, and hard work, Secret Pyrenees is as beautiful as it is. She's also the powerhouse behind the scrumptious food you'll eat with us.
Our two beautiful daughters will regale you with laughter and glee, ensuring that you never forget how important it is to make time to play and have fun.
Our faithful friend, ever by our side and forever smiling. A Labrador Retriever crossed with a Beauceron, we rescued him from someone who should never had had dogs and now he's as happy as ever!
When we first discovered the 18th-century farmhouse known as Maison Rancesamy, tucked away in the verdant green hills of the Jurancon, we were immediately smitten. It was a true 'Coup de Coeur and developed very quickly into a labour of love, as we transformed the beautiful Bearnaise building into our home.