Pyrenees National Park (Cauterets)
The Pyrenees National Park offers the walkers the possibility to cross wonderful sites and discover an exceptional natural heritage. Birthplace of Pyreneism, paradise for the mountaineers and the nature lovers, Cauterets and Gavarnie will tell you the story of famous mountain guides, of high mountains and wild valleys. At the beginning of your stay you will discover two magnificent valleys: the Gaube Valley and the impressive North Face of Vignemale and the Marcadau Valley with its high mountain lakes. Then, after having reached the valley of Luz in “Pays Toy”, the Cirque of Estaubé and Gavarnie will offer to the hiker eager for sensations, grandiose panoramas. All along your walk, chamois, marmots, bearded vultures, eagles will follow you in the silence of these wild spaces.
- Duration7 Days I Difficulty: 4 (of 5)
- What is includedAccommodation in gite/guesthouses/2* hotels (en-suite rooms throughout) incl. breakfast and dinner; luggage transfers between the inns; people transfers as per program; detailed route notes in English and maps (1 set per group of 1-4 pax); GPS tracks if required; emergency support
- What is not includedDrinks and other meals; entry fees; drinks;
- Best periodmid-June, July, August, September
Day 1: Arrival in Cauterets (8-10km; 3-4,00hrs;+570-730m/-570-730m)
Day 2: From Cauterets to the Oulettes de Gaube refuge, at the foot of the North face of Vignemale (3298m) (16-24km; 5,45-7,30hrs; +700-800m/-700-1310m)
Day 3: Marcadau Valley, Embarrat, Pourtet and Nère lakes from the Pont d’Espagne (20km; 7hrs;+990m/-990m)
Day 4: Cauterets to Luz Saint Sauveur (19-22km; 7,30-8hrs; +1100-1200m/-1300-1410m)
Day 5: From Lac des Gloriettes to Gavarnie (13-20km; 4-7,30hrs; +350-1210m/-640-1500m)
Day 6: Pic des Tentes, Gavarnie and its great waterfall (20km; 7hrs; +650m/-1480m)
Day 7: Departure day.
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