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Address: Cauterets, France

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A Good Stroll

We wanted to test our snowshoe skills and headed up to Lac de Gaube for a 'run'. It was initially unclear where the trailhead began but once we found it, on the left side of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Lennox Head
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We wanted to test our snowshoe skills and headed up to Lac de Gaube for a 'run'. It was initially unclear where the trailhead began but once we found it, on the left side of the road between the carpark and Pont d'Espana itself, off we went. All uphill initially once the trail levelled out it was a pleasant stroll... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Want an easy walk in the Pyrenees that does not require too much effort or gear? And offers some of the best views that one can get of the high Pyrenees mountains up close? Then try this walk to Lac de Gaube. It is truly an easy place to access and the views once there are terrific. You can go... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Easy to see why everyone raves about this spot....drop dead gorgeous! We walked up the left hand path, quite steep and slippery but wonderful views. So good to have a cafe beside the lake....coffee and berry tart anyone? Came back on the other side of stream....much easier walk but not as scenic. Can you believe.....another cafe for lunch near the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Pont Espagne was a disappointment but walking on we found the lake with a small café at the end. If you don't want to do the whole walk there is a chair lift to take you part of the way. Looking from the cafe you can see the glacier fron Mt Vigmale. It is further than you think so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Challenging hike! Stunning waterfalls and scenic area. Plan whole day to do hike above the lake. Many trails from point d'Esagne make serveral routes possible.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Busy, but beautiful lake surrounded by mountains covered in glaciers even in August. Worth the expense/toil of getting there.

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Waterford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

great hike for all ages, challenging in some places. Good mix of waterfalls, rivers, lakes and forest. bring a picnic and enjoy the scenery

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langenhoe england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A beautiful lake easily accessible by chair lift followed by a 20 minute walk along an easy path or by walking up the GR10 footpath. We cheated and took the chairlift up and walked down. Café next to the lake and toilets as well. Truly beautiful setting and the waterfalls at the bottom are lovely (Pont d'Espagna).

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Rabat, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A scenic spot in Cauterets, which can be reached through a chair-lift, giving you a wonderful sensation both while going up and also while coming down. The lake in itself is just beautiful...it's the place from where the river Le Gave starts its flow. The scenery here is marvellous..the waterfalls (the one up at the Lac, and the ones down... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

quite an energetic hike for 1.5 hours to reach the lake ( you can take an old chair lift most of the way if you wish ) rather tacky cafe / gift shop on arrival. Alternative walk back down much more scenic. Waterfalls at start / finish spectacular.

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