The Artigue waterfalls

A gentle walk to the Artigue waterfalls.

Technical sheet
No. 271
A Auzat walk posted on 18/02/11 by vraitoune. Update : 09/08/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h15[?]
Distance Distance : 2.93km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 176m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 180m
Highest point Highest point : 1314m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1192m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Pyrénées, Massif de Bassiès, Massif du Montcalm
Location Location : Auzat (09220)
Starting point Starting point : N 42.710384° / E 1.424992°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 2148OTR
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Description

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.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.16 - alt. km 0.16
2 : km 0.52 - alt. km 0.52
3 : km 0.86 - alt. km 0.86
D/A : km 2.93 - alt. km 2.93

Useful Information

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.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 2148OTR.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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