A gentle walk to the Artigue waterfalls.
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 at the power station car park at the very end of the D66.
Take the path to the west. At the fork (1), ignore the path on the right to Orris de Mespelat and continue straight on, following the Artigue river for about fifteen minutes. At 1203m, a footbridge takes you across the river onto the right bank. (2). After ten minutes you will reach a fork on the right leading to the Artigue waterfalls. (3). Walk through the undergrowth, with blueberry bushes on either side of the path, until you reach the steep banks of the Artigue. The most dramatic spot is where the Estats and Artigue rivers meet.
Return to the car park along the same route.
D/A : km 0 - alt. 1196m
1 : km 0.16 - alt. 1205m
2 : km 0.52 - alt. 1228m
3 : km 0.86 - alt. 1251m
D/A : km 2.93 - alt. 1196m
Travelling along the D8, after Auzat, bypass the village of Marc, ignoring the road to the Etang de Soulcem on the left, and turn right onto the D66 to L'Artigue. As you drive past the abandoned Chalet de Montcalm, the road crosses the Artigue onto the left bank, and then takes you straight on to the power station car park.
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