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Magical Gavarnie and Ordesa

  • Gavarnie - Monte Perdido - World Heritage site
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From Gavarnie to the Ordesa, the canyons of Monte Perdido, a World Heritage site.

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Immerse yourselves in the sumptuous natural spectacle that is Gavarnie - Mont Perdu, a World Heritage site which straddles the border between France and Spain. Easy footpaths lead you towards the immense ‘cirques’ of Gavarnie, Troumouse and Barrosa, whilst just across the border you can explore the magical landscape of the gigantic canyons of the Ordesa, Niscle and Escuain, each spectacularly sculpted by the passage of time, places which possess an extraordinary natural beauty. Tapas, canyons and magical landscapes, everybody loves the Spanish way of life. Ole!

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From 643 € /person

  • 6 days/5 nights staying in gites on a full-board basis
  • 6 day’s guided walking
    Bags carried, level easy to moderate

Contact Sabine
to book this holiday package or receive informations

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

The strengths

  • The most spectacular natural architecture in the Pyrenees
  • Landscapes rich in history and ancestral traditions
  • Easy walks with no carrying to discover this wonderful area

Day 1

Transfer to Spain by the Vallée d'Aure, followed by gentle warm up along the Barrosa river. Suddenly before us the immense glaciated walls of the Cirque de Barrosa appear dominating the Pic de Munia at 3134m.
Night in gite, beautifully isolated in the middle of the Bestué terraces.

Day 2

You enter the wild Garganta d'Escuain, for a complete change of surroundings, here you are in the least known and least explored part of the area. Around you are gorges, cirques, torrents, abandoned villages all competing to impress with their beauty and originality…
Night in gite in the pretty village of Nerin.

Day 3

You continue through a landscape of scrub towards the summit of Mondoto at 1962m where a spectacular view over the Anisclo canyon and its colony of Griffon Vultures awaits you. The Anisclo canyon is a gigantic anticlinal fold whose balconies and plateaux tower more than 1000m above the Bellos river.
Night in gite.

Day 4

Excursion into the splendid Ordesa canyon, a marvel of nature and aptly named ‘Europe’s Grand Canyon’, Henry Russell said of it ‘would make angels nostalgic for the earth’. Towering canyon walls, waterfalls and torrents in abundance, immense forests amid a unique mineral universe…
Night in gite.

Day 5

If Gavarnie cannot be missed then the Cirque de Troumouse is no less grandiose. It is an extraordinary amphitheatre which is 10kms long and 1000m high, Troumouse is superb natural sanctuary. Dominated by the Pic de Munia at 3133m it is rich with endemic flowers, peat bogs and … marmots.
Night in gite.

Day 6

The Cirque de Gavarnie needs to presentation ‘To sing the praises of Gavarnie‘, said Henry Russell, ‘would be almost an injustice’, your itinerary permits you to savour the magnificence of this poem to geology and avoid the busier trails.

Complementary information

Note: The itinerary may be modified to take into account local conditions and the number of participants.

Characteristics of the trek:
- General altitude of the walking is between 1000 m and 2300 m
- Average daily height gain / loss: 480 m, maximum daily height gain: 700 m
- Daily walking average: 5 hours


Meeting point : Sunday 9.30am Lourdes station.

Dispersal : Friday approx. 6.30pm Lourdes station.

Gite

  • From 643 € /person -

The price includes

5 nights staying in gites on a full-board basis (breakfast, picnic, dinner, trail snacks) - 6 day’s walking with a qualified guide - Local transports – Booking fee.

The price does not include

Transport to meeting point - Drinks and personal expenses - Insurances (cancellation, baggage, repatriation, interruption).

Validity

Spring Summer Autumn 2017
May: from 14 to 19/05
June: from 04 to 09/06 - from 18 to 23/06
July: from 02 to 07/07 - from 16 to 21/07
August: from 30/07 to 04/08 - from 13 to 18/08 - from 27/08 to 01/09
September: from 10 to 15/09 - from 24/09 to 29/09

Exceptional walking routes:

Accessible to anyone, and for that extra bit of comfort you only have to carry the items you need during the day, so heavy packs to carry so you are walking lightweight!