Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie

4.8
#1 of 27 in Parks in Hautes-Pyrenees
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Simply amazing, worth without a doubt, the car you have to stop at the entrance (charge you €5), the path is very, very, simple, for all ages and effortless. For the animal lovers, are allowed tied during all the trail provided they are attached but unable to access the waterfall.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Just beautiful. A very well signposted, clean and shaded trail. Predict good shoes and avoid the strollers. Possibility to rent a baby at the village gate.
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  • August 17, 2017
    For fans of the sport of mountain, photography, nature, it is a place of the Pyrenees. A magical place you'll remember. I highly recommend
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  • June 14, 2017
    Breathtaking natural beauty! You cannot miss this, it's really worthwhile. Takes ~1 hour to walk one-way from the car park. Wear sturdy shoes as the path has many small rocks along the way. When you reach, enjoy the view with a drink from Hotel de Cirque.
  • July 31, 2017
    Absolutely stunning scenery. Waterfalls, sheer cliff faces, very pleasant walk up from gavarnie. Very enjoyable.
  • January 12, 2017
    Nice place to take a long walk. The Waterfall ist not very big(amount of water), but it is very tall. Over 400 meters
  • August 5, 2016
    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
  • August 6, 2016
    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!

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