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Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie
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For some stunning scenery in the Pyrenees mountains, hike to Cirque de Gavarnie. Carved out of limestone by glaciers, the valley is 800 m wide at its base and expands to about 3,000 m wide at the top. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach the cirque and about an hour to return You'll see waterfalls and lots of wildlife on your journey. Plan your visit to Cirque de Gavarnie and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Gavarnie vacation builder.
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  • Place of the Pyrenees. Easy access of the magnificent landscape ideal for a dive to picnic with friends.
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  • Parking on the side (5 euros) or you can park on the road but it's dangerous. We enter a village with shops, cafes, restaurants, houses. Then at the end we discover the course which is initially flat, the bridge, the River, the greenery. After it thickens as it rises (good for people who regularly hike problem) because us is that of the market during the holidays so the climb was long and tiring (even if done 2 times we do). But it's nice because we come across non-aggressive people (who sometimes encourage us) and the décor is beautiful. It is outdoor, we meet cows, it's Green. There will be a good walking shoes and a water bottle. We have not been up to the waterfall (we saw him from a distance). The descent is easier. Can we stop to look at the landscape, there is no hurry, we're on vacation.
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  • 雨天来到这里,走近峡谷后看到这里的瀑布非常壮观。徒步至最深处,被雨天变大的溪流挡住无法走进最大的瀑布,有点遗憾。 
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  • Stunning place. You need a full day to appreciate it. Sunny days are best with views to take your breath away. Lots of shops close all selling tat and food at slightly higher prices but it is worth a few extra euros. Does get busy but that doesnt stop the wow factor
  • Impressive geological destination for all levels of hikers. From a distance you can see the highest waterfall at cirque de Gavarnie. You walk and walk about an hour and a half on an ascending path. When you reach the Hotel, it is not the end, so you can take a brake with a good coffee and more. If you have the powers... you will have to walk in a much difficult terrain (rocky path) about 1.5 km to reach the base of the waterfall. Be advised to have suitable shoes if you don't want to feel every stone or rock under your feet... Recommend!
  • I travel a lot, but this place really got me. Maybe the most impressive place I have seen in my life so far - simultaneously impressive and inspiring. You need around 2.5 hours from the village to the big waterfall. Good shoes are advisable - anyway, my girlfriend made it to the waterfall in her Nike Roshes and back without any injuries. The water running down the mountain is stunning blue.
  • Awesome place... Heaven on earth. Beautiful landscape and sceneries. Amazing experience
  • Breathtaking views and good place for a day hike. Appropriate walking shoes needed if you want to climb up to the waterfall - but it is definitely worth it.