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Food

  • All breakfasts and 4 dinners included. Breakfast ‐ typically continental with cereal, fruit and yoghurt available. Lunch ‐ picnics and sandwiches will be available to buy locally. Dinner ‐ local mountain dishes including meat stew, pasta, duck and gratins along with salads, cheese and soup (including garbure which is a local soup). Deserts include tarts and panacotta. Vegetarian food available but limited options (please inform Exodus if you have special dietary requirements).

Activities

  • Accom: hotel/lodge
  • New trip
  • Trek: point-to-point
  • Walking & Trekking
  • Guided Group
  • Food

    • All breakfasts and 4 dinners included. Breakfast ‐ typically continental with cereal, fruit and yoghurt available. Lunch ‐ picnics and sandwiches will be available to buy locally. Dinner ‐ local mountain dishes including meat stew, pasta, duck and gratins along with salads, cheese and soup (including garbure which is a local soup). Deserts include tarts and panacotta. Vegetarian food available but limited options (please inform Exodus if you have special dietary requirements).

    Activities

    • Point-to-point
  • 1

    Start Gavarnie.

    Start Gavarnie. In the evening our guide will hold a welcome briefing to discuss the itinerary and answer any questions. *Hotel Marbore or similar*

  • 2

    Walk in Gavarnie horseshoe and up to the Espuguette hut.

    Our first walk will be in Gavarnie horseshoe and up to the Espuguette hut from where we will be able to take in some incredible views of the surrounding area. This is the perfect walk to begin with, allowing us to warm up before we start the more challenging point-to-point walking that will make up the remainder of our itinerary. Depending on the preference of the group, we also have the option of extending the walk by 400m by climbing to the Hourquette d’Alans (2430m). Ascent: 680m Descent: 680m Distance: 10km *Hotel Marbore or similar*

  • 3

    Follow the GR10 to Pragneres; transfer to Bareges.

    In the morning we begin our trek along the GR10 in the direction of Luz Saint Sauveur until we reach the village of Pragneres. We will then take public transport and transfer for approximately 1hr 40mins to Bareges and a more enjoyable section of the GR10, a scenic balcony walk on the east bank of the Gave de Gavarnie. Ascent: 500m Descent: 900m Distance: 14km *Gite l'Oasis Barèges or similar*

  • 4

    Trek along the Aygues Cluses Valley; enter Néouvielle National Reserve.

    Today’s challenging walk will take us into the heart of the central Pyrenees. In the morning we follow the GR10 into the valley of the Aygues Cluses stream and then to the Col de Madamete (2509m) before entering the stunning Néouvielle National Nature Reserve. In the nature reserve we will pass by many beautiful lakes such as the Madamete and Aumar lakes before descending to the Oredon hut, our accommodation for this evening. Ascent: 1270m Descent: 660m Distance: 18km *Refuge du lac d'Orédon or similar*

  • 5

    Climb to the Estoudou Ridge (2260m) and up to the Col de Portet; transfer to Saint Lary.

    We begin our day with a shorter section of the GR10 to the Col du Portet (2215m) and enjoy a little more time in the nature reserve. We then have a climb to the Estoudou Ridge and pass where we will be rewarded with some fantastic views before descending to Lake Oule. Continuing along the GR10, we will climb a further 400m to the Col Du Portet and then transfer the rest of the way to Saint Lary. Depending on conditions and the preference of the group, we have the possibility of extending the walk by an additional 250m and climbing to the Pic de Montarrouyes (2462m). Ascent: 820m Descent: 450m Distance: 11km *Hotel Pons or similar*

  • 6

    Free day in Saint Lary.

    Free day. There are plenty of options available in and around Saint Lary such as the thermal baths; an amazing place with 32°c water, caves, waterfalls, a Jacuzzi and a pool. Mountain biking and road cycling is also available nearby where it is possible to cycle one of the cols of the Tour de France. In addition to this there are many museums, bars and restaurants in Saint Lary. Please note that options may be limited at the start and end of the summer as some shops and attractions only open when the summer season is in progress. *Hotel Pons or similar*

  • 7

    Morning trek up to the Col d'Azet (1580m); descend to Germ.

    This morning we will climb the Col d’Azet (1580m) and cross some beautiful Pyrenees meadows before descending to Germ near Lake Genos. We then have the option of extending the walk by 200m to the Tuc du Labatiadere (1737m). Ascent: 800m Descent: 620m Distance: 14km *Gite Germ or similar*

  • 8

    Enter the Aube Valley; climb to Esquierry Pass (2131m); walk to Grange d'Asteau.

    Today we enjoy a really pleasant walk in a remote part of the Pyrenees. We begin by entering Aube Valley and then climbing to the Esquierry pass (2131m). This is a particularly beautiful spot with many types of wild flowers around. We then descend to the Grange d’Asteau; a lush, green section of the GR10 surrounded by high mountains such as the Espingo peak (2856m). Ascent: 1200m Descent: 1000m Distance: 13km *Grange d'Asteau or similar*

  • 9

    Ascent to the Coume de Bourg Pass (2272m) via Lac d'Oô; ridge walk down to Superbagneres.

    For our final section of the GR10, we have another challenging and beautiful walk. First we climb to Lake Oo, where we can buy refreshments at the local hut before climbing further to the Coume de Bourg pass (2272m). We then have a stunning ridge walk descending to the ski resort of Superbagneres. From here we can either walk or take the cable car down to Bagneres de Luchon. Ascent: 1100m Descent: 600m Distance: 13km *Hotel de Paris or similar*

  • 10

    End Bagneres de Luchon.

    The trip ends after breakfast. Those on the group flights will be taken to the airport in time for their flight home.

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