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Lac de Gaube, Cauterets
(4.8/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
The turquoise-blue waters of Lac de Gaube are surrounded by intensely beautiful Pyrenean peaks over 2,000 m (6,560 ft) above sea level. Getting to the lake is an adventure in itself. First, park your car in the free parking lot, then ride the green cable car from Puntas to the Clot plateau. Next, ride the chairlift up to the lake. If you prefer to walk, hike for an hour on the trail that starts at the foot of the bridge. The trail is also enjoyable by horseback; horse rentals are available in town. The top end of the valley leading to the lake is closed off by the north face of Vignemale, the culmination of France's border with Spain. Make Lac de Gaube part of your personalized Cauterets itinerary using our Cauterets trip itinerary planner.
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  • Gone for a hike of 3 days, we slept at the hut of the Pinet which is just upstream from the Lake. The view of the Lake is quite magnificent, just 45 minutes from the bridge of Spain, lies in nature. The cabin is also well maintained. However, that's it, everything is covered with snow for a week! I recommend!
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  • A good hike, to the easy route for the whole family. Very nice views. Arrival to the beautiful Gaube Lake in period of autumn.
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  • Already on 30 November it was more like a highway to a hiking trail... j even dared not imagine in summer! Worthy of a supermarket parking... €6 the day... in disgust of the mountain...
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