Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie

#1 of 69 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. Add Cirque de Gavarnie and other attractions to your Gavarnie trip itinerary using our Gavarnie road trip planning website .
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  • We hiked in the snow in November 2019. During the off-peak season, there was hardly anyone, all shops were closed. So we hiked to the hotel at the bottom of the gavarnie circus. What a pleasure to visit this beautiful place without the horde of tourists who usually go with it! It was just beautiful!
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  • To get to the first plain must take its time because it is quite difficult, the landscape is beautiful. For those who were there qq year ago the gd change is due to the evil of the century... to the warming, the streams are dry, the waterfall gd is greatly diminished. Its still a beautiful place
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  • Stunning, simple stunning!! A nice walk up to the hotel and then a bit of a scramble up to the waterfall which was magnificent. The walk to the waterfall is tricky but most reasonably fit people will make it to the hotel.
  • Great location. Good selection of cold drinks, snacks and ice creams. A bit pricey, but that is to be expected due to its location
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