The Gavarnie Cirque is an outstanding area of conservation. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This easy hike will give you your first look at it!
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park in Gavarnie at its designated car park.
Cross through the village of Gavarnie. (1) Take the bridge to the left that leads to the camping site and then keep to the right bank of the Gave de Gavarnie. Continue on the trail to the Hôtellerie du Cirque (2).
Along the way, you should have a good view of the Cirque and a viewpoint.
On the return leg, turn left as soon as possible and take a footbridge to cross the Gave. Then follow it on its left bank to Gavarnie.
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 1.13 - alt. km 1.13 - Take the bridge to the left
2 : km 4.06 - alt. km 4.06 - Cirque de Gavarnie
D/A : km 8.09 - alt. km 8.09
This hike is easy to access. However do bring some water with you and possibly some provisions.
There is a fee for parking in Gavarnie in summer.
In summer, there are plenty of hotels and restaurants open locally. You will easily find something to eat.
We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 1748OTR.
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Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 5/5
Global average : 4.67 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good
Excellent walk, especially with the views of snow on the peaks. Very pleasant, but icy underfoot with packed snow.
Landscapes “rich in nature” on this hike in the area of Gavarnie, accompany your steps towards the peak of Taillon, through the legendary Roland breach. Taillon, a summit that at the top of its 3144 m, offers a stunning panorama and striking views as far as the eye can see.
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