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Lac de Gaube

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Address: Cauterets, France
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Not possible to walk around the lake

Lake was very cold so not a place where you can have a swim - you can walk to the end of the lake and the same way back - there was a bar/restaurant

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake was very cold so not a place where you can have a swim - you can walk to the end of the lake and the same way back - there was a bar/restaurant

Thank LINDA081
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Easily reached from the Pont d'Espagne, the Lac de Gaube is a popular spot for a shortish walk in lovely scenery, taking about 1.5 to 2 hours. From there its about 2 hours to the Refuge des Oulettes de Gaube. The target from there is the Grand Vignemale (graded Facile, but not easy for the inexperienced ), and the Perit... More 

Thank Anthony C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Well worth the walk from Pont d'Espagne. Do not miss this the views are breathtaking. We even saw a mountain goat on the way back diown. There is a little place there for refreshment too. The walk is for anybody who is reasonably fit. My seven year old found this an easy walk.

1 Thank Petrina R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We took a day to hike here from La Raillère (about 3 hours walk) which goes up the hill to the side of a river ending up at Pont D'Espange (Bridge of Spain) - which is a high arch bridge over some waterfalls. From there you walk another 5 minutes to a chairlift to get up to the lake or... More 

Thank Don M
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 

2 Thank Zita6773
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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 

3 Thank dannythyboy
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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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 

1 Thank aussiego235
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 

3 Thank prholst
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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