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Walks at the Cirques

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You could not dream of a better view, looking out over the majestic snowy summits of the Cirques de Gavarnie and Troumouse, a World Heritage site. Listen out for the many raptors and their strident calls in the clear blue sky, closer by the sound of a tumbling mountain stream is your background music. The many marmots with their whistling calls just add to this wonderful mountain symphony.

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From 333 € /family Based 2 adults and 2 children

  • 2 days/2 nights in a Mongol yurt tent, B & B
  • 1 walk with a mountain guide to discover the animals and plants
  • Independent walks in the Cirques of Gavarnie, Estaube and Troumouse, all World Heritage sites.

Contact Sabine
to book this holiday package or receive informations

By mail By phone 33 (0)5 62 56 70 00

The strengths

  • Easy walks for all at a World Heritage site
  • Your children will adore the setting in the heart of such a fabulous nature

Day 1

Arrival and installation in your yurt tent.

Day 2

Breakfast.
The Cirque de Troumouse: observation of the flora and fauna on an easy walk for both adults and children, with a mountain guide. Maximum 6 hours walking. Return at the end of the day.
Night in your yurt.

Day 3

Breakfast.
Explore the Cirques de Gavarnie, Troumouse and Estaubé independently, they are all UNESCO World Heritage sites.
End of your break.

Your Yurt tent :

With its origins on the Mongolian steppes it might seem strange to find these yurt tents in Heas, but when you see them in their spectacular setting overlooking the Cirques of Gavarnie and Troumouse nothing could be more perfect. They are equipped with traditional furniture, and even a wood burning stove in case of cooler nights. The campsite has all the usual sanitary facilties.

Gavarnie

The natural spectacle of Gavarnie is remarkable. Classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Gavarnie is the most famous natural arena in the world. From Gavarnie village itself the view to the Cirque is breathtaking. An easy footpath which can be followed on foot or horseback leads to the Hotellerie at the Cirque at the foot of the walls, which reach over 3000 m and takes you close to the Grande Cascade, the waterfall which has a drop of 432 metres.

Gavarnie’s neighbour, and adjoining Mont Perdu, the Cirque de Troumouse is equally a UNESCO World Heritage site. Having a diameter of 6 km Troumouse is the largest of the 3 Cirques. The statue of the virgin which dominates the Cirque offers an easy walk and gives a fine perspective over the immensity the Cirque.

The gaciated Cirque de Estaube is, like its neighbours, a World Heritage site. It is wilder and has a large lake and dam at its entrance. A short exploration reveals the full immensity of the Cirque itself whilst a a number of stone barns appear on the lush green pasture avove. A lovely footpath leads to the Coumely plateau where the view over the mighty Monte Perdu and the Touquerouye gap is breathtaking. You will be accompanied by many marmots, it is a real Sound of Music setting!

  • From 333 € /family -
  • Based 2 adults and 2 children

The price includes

2 nights in yurt tent, B&B - 1 day's guided walk with a qualified guide - Booking fee.

The price does not include

Meals - Cancellation insurance - Personal expenditure.

Validity

Summer Autumn 2017
From 01/07 to 15/10

Not to be missed !

A visit to Millaris, the Three Cirques Information centre. The visit provides a superb background to the creation of the Cirques of Gavarnie, Troumouse and Estaube. Surprising and educational.