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Cirque de Gavarnie

65120 Gavarnie, France
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Cirque De Gavarnie

Absolutely breathtaking! It is an easy hike took us half a day, stopped at the hotel at the base... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Walnut Creek, California

Other reviews here describe walk well: first hour pretty easy, exposed to sun, after the hotel the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Bronwyn D
Whangarei, New Zealand
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“easy hike” (6 reviews)
“every step” (3 reviews)
65120 Gavarnie, France
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Absolutely breathtaking! It is an easy hike took us half a day, stopped at the hotel at the base and had a drink on the way down. Very few Americans, mostly Europeans. We stayed in Luz Saint Sauveur - a great base camp to go...More

Thank kristinl250
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Other reviews here describe walk well: first hour pretty easy, exposed to sun, after the hotel the track gets harder and eventually becomes a scrabble up the screen so take the side route down even with good footwear. Absolutely worth the walk, and best to...More

Thank Bronwyn D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

there were 100s of people walking with us up the mountain.... you need a reasonable fitness to walk all the way up to the waterfall in 4 hours (return time) - some teens are not up for this and with young children only the first...More

1  Thank MF543
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I would highly recommend spending a day here walking to the waterfall and taking photos. Be prepared to walk several kilometers to the waterfall. There are two paths that you can use to get to the waterfall, depends on which side of the stream you...More

Thank Q T
Reviewed 17 September 2017

One of the most beautiful discoveries of nature in the French Hautes Pyrenees. Leaving the Val d'Azun via the town-centre of Luz St-Sauveur (start of the Tourmalet-climb) you take the route to the right towards Gavarnie/St-Sauveur. Upon arriving at the Gavarnie-village you can leave your...More

Thank Gert J
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Breath taking. A long, tough walk for two pensioners, but we made it. It was well worth the struggle. The scenery on the way was very interesting. The cattle, ponies and donkeys lent themselves to the environment.

Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Cirque De Gavarnie is definitely a very impressive place to visit!! We were there as part of a 4X4 trip through the Spanish and French Pyrenees. One of the advantages of doing a 4X4 vehicle trip is that you can get away from the usual...More

Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is truly a beautiful part of the Pyrenees that you can get up close to and enjoy... a lot of people think so too! So, if you get the weather for it, arrive early. This will not only allow you to walk in to...More

1  Thank Hazel R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Worth the trek up the valley to see the waterfall. But it is very popular so don't think it will be quiet and peaceful. It is a long walk and you need good footwear... but you can hire horses for part of the journey if...More

Thank CandWBull
Reviewed 18 August 2017

To start with this place is very accessible - and there by immensely popular. Huge crowds of ill prepared sunday walkers walk the 45-60 mins from the parking lot up the wide track to the cirque and the waterfall. We took the side track up...More

Thank SkyDK
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18 October 2016|
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Response from Arie F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can"t help you, I was there in summer time/
3 August 2016|
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Response from RubyRoseJones | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the hotel-vignemale Its got an amazing view at right at the bottom of the start of the walk. The hotel is old, but very clean and has a lot of charm. There are other places to stay around the same area, but... More