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Easy hike to a beautiful lake

This is an easy hike for those that walk. If you don't do any exercising, then you might have a... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Jaw Droppingly Gorgeous

A wonderful and challenging hike up (use two walking sticks!) leads you up to this mountain lake... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
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Cauterets, France
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

We took the 2 cable cars from the big Parking area because it was drizzling. The 1st base is near to Pont d'Espagne, so when you return from the lake take the cable to only base one, and from there walk to see the bridge...More

8  Thank eyal8000
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Reviewed 27 June 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is an easy hike for those that walk. If you don't do any exercising, then you might have a harder time. In either case, take care on the rocks if they are wet (they can be quite slick). There is a hotelier at the...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

A wonderful and challenging hike up (use two walking sticks!) leads you up to this mountain lake surrounded by mountains. Plan to spend some time there exploring, wading, jumping in (brrrr) and playing. We also ate lunch in the cafe there. Unparalleled view!

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Went to lac de gaube on may. There is still some snow that time of the the year. We took the cable car , walk 15 minutes to the lake and from there continued to walk about an hour and​ a half up the mountain....More

2  Thank Aviad M
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Hiked there early april with snow everywhere. We had hiking boots and that was fine. Hiked back via closed cable cars over ski slopes. Good fun!

Thank Judith N
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It's quite a hard walk up to the lake (or you can get a chair lift and walk a shorter easier route) But wowweee it's worth the effort either way. Lovely little welcome 'Surprise' cafe at the top, with stunning views! (And wine ;) We...More

2  Thank Claire L
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Lourdes from October 10 till 13 and wanted to visit the Pont d'Espagne and the lake; we asked at the Tourism Office in Lourdes who told us we can take bus 941 from the train station to Cauterets and then a taxi...More

1  Thank Nathalie A
Reviewed 4 October 2016

It’s a long and very winding drive to get there, but you just have to keep going until the very end, literally until the road stops. We had to pull-over on the way and ask someone, because it seemed to be taking so long, when...More

5  Thank ax0xa
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Short 15 minute walk from the telesiege lift along a fairly well kept path which is accessible for all but wheelchair users. We sat at the restaurant overlooking the Lac for a spot of lunch. The sun was shining and the snow glinting on the...More

2  Thank jackcool80
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The beauty of this place cannot be represented on any camera...its pure natural beauty at its best. A must go for all visiting the region.

Thank SDS72611
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This was our consecutive trek after Pic Du Midi. We chose it as it wasn't a long one . There is a car park at the base and parking charges are 6€ which is very reasonable. The hike is about 3km plus and is very...More

1  Thank Usha U
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10 May 2018|
Response from 383veronika82 | Reviewed this property |
Désolé Je ne sais pas exactement car je n'ai pas d'animaux... Mais j'ai vu des gens avec des chiens sur certains parcours et je sais que sur certains c'était interdit. Le mieux est de téléphoner à l'office de tourisme de la... More
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20 December 2014|
Response from ecurmi | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was there in July this year & as such don't have experience about any problems or concerns of driving in snowy conditions. However, I checked about snowy conditions in the area and it seems that generally, snow is... More