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Lac de Gaube

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Address: Cauterets, France

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Cable car and stair lift with a bit of a walk

We decided to visit lac de Gaube, but we took the cable car and stair lift up on a very warm day. Great views from the top and only cost €25 for two adults for both lifts. Up on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We decided to visit lac de Gaube, but we took the cable car and stair lift up on a very warm day. Great views from the top and only cost €25 for two adults for both lifts. Up on the top is a bike track and watching them fly down the mountain (sometimes crashing in big heaps) The walk to... More 

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Helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We walked all the way from Pont d'Espagne till the Refuge Oulettes Gaube. After an hour walk we arrived at the Lac de Gaube, and the view was breathtaking. Alternatively you can take the cableway and reach the lake in only 15 minutes by walking. If you instead continue around the lake and the up to the Refuge Oulettes Gaube,... More 

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Algorfa, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Short walk to a great lakeside setting which can be shortened further by taking the chairlift from near the very large car park. Can recommend continuing to the Refuge des Oulettes with an amazing view of Vignemale mountain and glacier the whole way. Need a certain level of fitness for this but well worth it.

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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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Address: Cauterets, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Midi-Pyrenees  >  Hautes-Pyrenees  >  Cauterets

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