Essential viewing points

A view beyond compare!

Guided walks : mountain and local guides are available to supervise you during your hikes and to help you to enjoy the mountain safely. List of guided walks 

On foot, bike, mountain bike, Trail, find all the hiking trails in the Gavarnie Valleys on www.randovalleesdegavarnie.com

Village of Saint-Savin - Argelès-Gazost Valley

Located on a rocky outcrop, Saint-Savin offers a magnificent view of the valley. The former 12th century abbey is the jewel of this village with a long monastic past which is shown in its rich furniture and its Treasury Museum. The 16th century chapel, half-timbered frame houses and fountains pay homage to its Pyrenean heritage. The chapel of “Notre-Dame de Piétat” (11th century) located just outside the village is also worth a visit!

Hautacam - Valley of Argeles-Gazost

This mythical pass of Tour de France fame offers views as different as they are grandiose: the long valley from Argeles-Gazost to Pierrefitte, the foothills of Cauterets and Luz, the Val d'Azun which opens out in front of you... it is also a ski resort and a year round leisure park, its flagship activity being the Mountain Luge, a safe and comfortable sledge ride on rails that promises to thrill!

Col du Soulor - Val d'Azun

In a high-mountain setting, you come across horses, sheep and cows all while admiring the flight of birds of prey above you. Whether you hike or take an electric scooter to Lake Soum, whizz down the zip cord or simply take in the views, you will never get bored! Head to the Aubisque pass via an impressive corniche road. In winter, Soulor pass is a cross-country skier’s paradise!

Pic du Midi – Barèges

Here we have most certainly the most beautiful panorama of the Pyrenees! Summer or winter, the ascent to the top is a fabulous adventure aboard its cable car. Once up there, a museum space tells of the human epic that brought about its construction and shares secrets about the moon, the sun and the planets ... you see, it is much more than just a stunning natural site, it is a highly acclaimed site of astronomical observation.

Saugué plateau - Gavarnie-Gèdre

This high altitude landscape is sumptuous: meadows covered with flowers, dry stone walls, traditional barns and an incredible and unique view of the Gavarnie Cirque. Here, we meet shepherds and their flocks, attuned to the rhythm of the seasons. The short walk on this mountain plateau is a lovely way to enjoy the Gavarnie Cirque. We like the “interpretive trail” with its fun and interactive boards that line 1.5 hour route around the plateau.