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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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  • Amazing, a true paradise. It takes the backpack and some good hiking shoes or sport of good basketball. Access is easy and the hike is accessible to all.
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  • very nice ride in silence, beautiful place; possibility of Spades fuck in the middle of the hike 2 to cut a little!
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  • Access is easy, but to access the waterfall it is better to anticipate a good pair of shoes, not flip flops or tap! The path that runs along a small stream is really easy, the ascent to the waterfall is a little more difficult, but at a pace slow everyone can get there. Provide a backpack with water and a hat in summer. Parking in the summer.
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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.