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Snowshoe weekend in Gavarnie


You will overwhelmed by the beauty of Gavarnie, the famous site World Heritage site. It is a colossus of nature, in winter the frozen waterfalls on the sheer face of the cirque are a spectacular sight. The snowshoe walks will lead you to a number of superb viewpoints, to gaze in wonder at these giants...

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From 279 € /person Based on 2 persons

  • 2 days/1 night in gite, full-board
  • 2 day’s snowshoe walks with a qualified guide (snowshoes provided) - No carrying - Moderate level

Contact Julie
to book this holiday package or receive informations

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

The strengths

  • Exceptional sites to be discovered in winter
  • The ambience of a typical Pyrenean village
  • The walks start from your gite

Day 1

The circuit to the Cirque de Gavarnie on snowshoes will take 5 hours with 200 m of uphill. It is difficult to imagine just how gigantic Gavarnie is, once here you can appreciate its majesty - immense snowy peaks, frozen waterfalls hundreds of meters high. It is one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes, your walks will lead you to the 1500 m vertical walls of the Cirque and if time allows to the base of the Grand Cascade, the highest waterfall in Europe.

Day 2

The Plateau de Saugue. 4 hours walking, 350 m uphill. The Saugue plateau offers the very best view over Gavarnie village, the Cirque and the whole frontier ridge with its many 3000 m summits. At 1500 m the panorama in all directions is exceptional. One could just sit and gaze for hours.

Complementary information

The itineraries might be modified depending on weather conditions and the level of the group.

Meeting point : At the Luz Saint Sauveur Tourist Office, 9 am

Gite in Gavarnie village

  • From 279 € /person -
  • Based on 2 persons

The price includes

1 night in gite, full-board (picnic, dinner, breakfast) - 2 day’s snowshoe walks with a qualified guide (snowshoes, poles provided)

The price does not include

Picnic on Saturday - Drinks - Personal expenses - Repatriation, cancellation, baggage, interruption insurance


Winter 2016/2017
January: 14th and 15th
February: 11th and 12th
March: 11th and 12th
April: 15th and 16th

Practical info :

If you are coming by train there is the possibility of collection from Lourdes station.