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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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  • This is a great place, before arriving at the foot of the circus have to walk! Do when it is beautiful very tourist summer with the show in the open air in August
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  • We hired horses to get to the restaurant at the foot of the waterfall, it was a memorable ride for the whole family! crisis of mad laughter guaranteed when our horses did that at their head (it was not very good!), they preferred to graze the side rather than forward... little too memorable return... the final (on foot) ascent to the waterfall is long and tiring... avoid to do if you are not very strong on your legs, for young children or the elderly. The view is almost more beautiful at the foot of the waterfall than at the top, the last mounted is hard and is really not worth it. parking for the day: €5. horseback ride between 25 and 35 euros per person according to the chosen 1 h or 2 h... for our part time we had taken 2 hours but it took 3 hours to go and return as the final climb on foot takes more than an hour, but did not pay a supplement, thanks to the owners of the horses.
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  • parking is chargeable from May 01 to October 31, included: €5 for a period of 24 hours, or outside of these dates is free... allow a day to enjoy this green corner and breathtaking! the ride is nice and pleasant... the climb to the falls is pretty rough, but the view is worth the trip! The circus of gavarnie in a nutshell: MAJESTIC!
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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.