The Cirque d'Estaubé is a cirque in the central Pyrenees in the Pyrenees National Park, forming the frontier between France and Spain. The cirque lies 4 km to the east of its better known neighbour, the Cirque de Gavarnie, which is accessible via the Hourquette d'Alans (2,430 m); the Marboré valley is reached via the Brèche de Tuquerouye (Tuca Arroja) (2,666 m), where there is a small CAF hut.The Gave d'Estaubé descends north from the cirque, first flowing into a small reservoir, the Barrage des Gloriettes (1,668 m), then into the main Héas valley.Principal summits Pic Rouge de Pailla (2,780 m/2,779 m) Grand Astazou (3,071 m /3,083 m) Pic de Tuquerouye (Pic de Tuquerouge) (2,819 m) Pic de Pinède (2,860 m/2,861 m) Pic Blanc (2,828 m) Pic de la Canau (2,766 m) Soum de Port Bieil (2,846 m) Pics d'Estaubé (2,810 m)Put Cirque d'Estaube on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Gedre trip itinerary planner.
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Olivier BAugust 16, 2017
La route est un peu longue pour accéder jusqu'au barrage des Gloriettes et si vous voulez de la place il faut arriver avant 10h. La promenade est très agréable, relativement facile. Il faut compter 3 ... more »The road is a bit long for access to the dam of the gazebos and if you place it must arrive before 10: 00. The walk is very nice, relatively easy. It takes 3 hours AR up to the hut of Estaube. The flora is very rich and wildlife also. It is not uncommon to see marmots. Back, feel free to take a foot bath in the torrent that resembles those seen in Corsica, the heat and less... Finally, to end his walk, go to the bar where you will be very well received with a beautiful view of the circus.
KChocoPlayAugust 13, 2017
Nous y sommes allés en plein après-midi. Attention à la route montante, il faut bien s'accrocher! La randonnée est bien balisée, sympa, et accessible par tous. Nous avons été jusqu'à la cabane d'Estau... more »We went there in the afternoon. Pay attention to the road, he must cling! Hiking is well marked, friendly, and accessible by all. We were up in the hut of Estaube. Count 3 h round trip, the back being faster. The +: we were lucky to have been able to observe the marmots!
TimVennerJuly 23, 2017
Having "done" the amazing Cirque de Gavarnie, we thought we'd try the Lac de Gloriette on the Estaube road. OK, it was our fault going on a Saturday immediately after a national holiday. It would be l... more »
Lucas HernandezAugust 25, 2017Very nice hike from the dam of the Lake of the gazebos. Not to do a day hot because there is not a lot of shadows. The circus itself is pleasant but even less impressive than that of Gavarnie.
Anmar42August 31, 2017For us, it's the most magnificent 3 circuses. If you want to Park, plan to arrive early as parking is very fast full forcing to Park much more down and climb the Hill Road which increases quite ride time and exertion of the legs! The gazebo Lake is very nice. The dam is nice and large. With our 2 children (6.5 and 9.5 years), the climb up to the Estaube cabin is rather easily. Of real narrow hiking trails! Sometimes through herds of cows or sheep. There are plenty of small bodies of water... We see a lot of marmots even without binoculars (17 for us!). It runs along the torrent which is beautiful with waterfalls sometimes. We reach the plateau of the hut at the end of 1 h 45 (100 m vertical drop). There are a lot of herds, room for Spades fuck. We then continued on the path that led to the bottom of the circus (45 minutes for us, we stopped shortly before) goes up a little bit anyway (+ 130 m vertical drop) and which takes on a large valley up to the waterfall of the pla of ailhet that we have not seen because we are s stopped before (seemed a little dry by far) our had the chance to see shepherds a flock of sheep. On the other hand, we unfortunately ran into several dead cows and small calves sick... What struck children. The return took us 2 hours branching off on the bridge left for work around the Lake the other way... It goes up a bit for an end of ride! This allows to see the Lake from above. It goes directly through the back of the parking lot. Loved this hike for the beauty of the landscape, for the small footpaths, marmots, animals in pastures, and attendance not too high which allows to move quietly as a family.
Vincent JaguinSeptember 2, 2017Beautiful family walk, predict and arrive early, parking difficulties.
J-A-R- L-UApril 14, 2017Beautiful circus; beautiful ballad from the Lake.
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