In the Pyrenees, nearly 212 peaks are higher than 3000 metres in altitude.
The Gavarnie Valleys
12 years old and above, good physical condition
During the summer season, depending on the snow conditions
In the Pyrenees, nearly 212 peaks are higher than 3000 meters. Your stay in the heart of the Gavarnie Valleys is an opportunity to "do your first 3000" and enjoy an extraordinary experience that will allow you to touch the sky!
The excitement of crossing a summit is not a privilege reserved for a lucky few; with some precautionary measures, you can achieve this feat, one your own if you are more experienced or accompanied by a mountain professional if you are not.
3144 m | 936m height gain | 8 hr aller-retour
This hike begins quite high up, at the Col des Tentes at 2208 metres. The climb to the legendary Brêche de Roland is the first step, we then continue onto the Spanish side to climb the last section to the summit. And it is here that we become speechless when we see before us: the Gavarnie Cirque to the North and the Ordesa canyon to the south!
3133 m | 1033 height gain | 8 hr round trip
In a different but no less grandiose setting, Munia is the highest point of the Troumouse Cirque. From the car park (2100 m), you can easily cross this huge glacial cirque before starting the climb. Once on the border ridges, we cross two sections of easy climbing then it is the final straight: finally, from above the Troumouse Cirque and the Héas valley, we can admire the Spanish side and a view to Lake Ainsa.
3032 m | 1200 height gain | 9hr round trip
Starting from the Ossoue dam (1834 m), we follow the tracks that will lead us to the highest point in the French Pyrenees: the Vignemale. On a one day or two day trip (with an overnight at Baysselance refuge), a superb panorama awaits you at the top of the Petit Vignemale!
There are many peak other 3,000 metres in the Gavarnie Valleys: Mount Perdu (3,355 m), Marboré (3,248 m), Long Peak (3,192 m), Pic de Néouvielle (3,091 m), Balaïtous (3,144 m), etc.
Guides are available to supervise you during your hikes and to allow you to enjoy the mountain safely. Your first encounter with the high mountains will be in the Gavarnie Valleys!