The GR10 trail, walking through the best of the Pyrenees!
- From Cauterets to Gavarnie
A superb walk to discover these exceptional places
The GR10 is a famous footpath, water is ever present, walking free... fell the mist from the waterfalls, contemplate the magical reflections in the mountain lakes, it is a walk full of surprises. You will discover Pont d'Espagne, the Pyrenees National Park, the Cirque de Gavarnie and its waterfall, the highest in Europe, a site with World Heritage status, everywhere the scenery is grandiose!On the map
From 503 € /person Based on 2 persons
- 7 days/6 nights in gites and guarded mountain refuges, half-board
- 6 1/2 days of independent walking
- Maps and route guides.
Itinerant circuit, no carrying. Level: moderate
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- A superb sequence of legendary sites of the Pyrenees
- Water an essential element and our companion for this walk
- A light back pack comfortable
- Welcoming accommodations
Starting from the mountain spa village of Cauterets, a shaded climb passing many spectacular waterfalls (Lutour, Cerisey, Pont d'Espagne). Night in a refuge. 4 1/2 hours walking, 800 m height gain, 150 m height loss.
A circuit around the Cayan plateau to the lakes of Embarrat, Pourtet and Nere. Passing by the famous Wallon refuge in the heart of the Marcadau valley. The descent is easy and enjoyable, following the river of the same name. Night in a gite. 6 hours walking. 850 m of height gain / loss.
Up into and along the glaciated Gaube valley, passing beneath the Vignemale and its Pic Longue. Night in a refuge. 5 hours walking. 1200 m of height gain, 90 m height loss.
The route passes around the Petit Vignemale with a chance to see the Russell's Belle Vue caves with their magnificent view over the Ossoue valley. Descent through grasslands with many marmots along the Ossoue valley. Night in Gavarnie. 5 hours walking. 200 m height gain, 1500 m descent.
A superb balcony path towards the Cirque de Gavarnie with the chance to see eagles and vultures, return by the splendid Pailla path after a refreshing visit to the great waterfall. Night in a refuge. 4 1/2 hours walking. 900 m height gain, 300 m height loss.
Beneath the two Astazou peaks and the magnificent Swan corridor, the route takes us across grasslands up to the Hourquette d'Alans pass and into the Cirque d'Estaube. A snaking descent initially then following the banks of the Estaube stream to reach the Gloriettes lake. Night in a mountain auberge. 5 1/2 hours walking. 700 m height gain, 900 m height loss.
Short transfer back to Pierrefitte-Nestalas or if you have your own transport a walk around the Cirque de Troumouse.
Meeting point : The first day: 8.00 am in Troumouse (Gedre) or 9.00 am in Cauterets
Dispersal : The last day: 10.00 am in Troumouse (Gedre) or Pierrefitte-Nestalas
Gites and guarded mountain refuges
6 nights in gites and mountain refuges, half-board. Picnic lunches to be provided, you can buy provisions along the route of with notice the gites and refuges can provide picnics. Most meals are the menu of the day.
Cauterets and Pont d'Espagne
From the village of Cauterets a number of very pleasant footpaths offer the visitor the possibility of escaping into the middle of a remarkable natural world - dense forests, waterfalls, rushing streams, mountain lakes, flower filled meadows. There is much flora and fauna to be observed, look out for the Isard, which is heavily protected here. Despite its distance from the Spanish border Pont d’Espagne owes its name to the fact that it is on an ancient mule route across the border. It is a remarkable site of a great natural beauty and is one of the most visited in the Pyrenees.
The most famous and the most spectacular natural cirque...
50 million years ago in the Pyrenees water and glacial erosion created a number of natural ‘cirques’ with a remarkable perfection. Gavarnie is the most famous and the most spectacular. With 16 summits of over 3000 metres and the highest waterfall in Europe, it possesses a magnificent beauty.
The natural spectacle it offers is remarkable. This once hidden area «resembles nothing that is found anywhere else» wrote Victor Hugo. Adjoining the great canyons of Aragon in Spain it is part of the «Gavarnie - Mont Perdu» World Heritage site.
- From 503 € /person -
- Based on 2 persons
The price includes
6 nights (4 nights in gite, 2 nights in refuge) half-board - 6 1/2 days of independent walking - Maps and route guides - Transport of bags between the stages (except for the 2 nights in refuges) - Transfers between the stages as in the programme - Booking fee.
The price does not include
Lunchtime picnics - Drinks - Transport from your home to the departure point - Any extra visits - Insurances.
Spring Summer Autumn 2017
Departs possible every day from the 20th June to 10th September.
You will adore the succession of magnificent scenery opening up before you each day, carefully conserved and possessing a rare beauty.