GR10 week3 hiking in the Haut Pyrenees
This third GR10 week starts in the Bearn (Pyrenees Atlantiques) and ends in the Haut Pyrenees (Pyrenees Centrales). This week consists of real Pyrenean stretches met a lot of difference in altitude. If you do the spectacular stretch from Cauteret to refuge de Baysellance and the Gavarnie then you reach the highest point of the GR10; more than 2700 meters. Highlights of this week are the villages Cauteret, Luz St. Sauveur and also the Cirque de Gavarnie.
Saturday August 21, You arrive in Gabas where you spend the night in an hotel (B&B).
You can fly with Ryanair from London to Biarittz or with Easyjet.
The price will be around 80 euro for a return.
You can also fly with Easyjet from London to Toulouse. Return for about 150 pound.
Pick-up by the Bergtopper Van in Tarbes or Lourdes.
Sunday August 22, after breakfast you start hiking. The Track is about 9h00, 1400 meters up and 1100 meters down. You end in the refuge Gourette where you spend the night (half board).
Monday August 23, You start hiking after breakfast and you walk to gite les Viellette. Today you leave the pyrenees Atlantique and you enter the Haut Pyrenees. This day is about 7h45, 1000 meters difference in altitude and you end in the gite (half board). Today you cross Arrens Marsous a nice place with a baker, butcher etc.
Tuesday August 24, Today another longs day. The track is about 8 hours you climb 1100 meters and you descend 1300 meters. After 5 hours you pass refuge Illheou, a nice refuge at the lake. You end in a gite in Cauteret where you spend the night based on Bed and Breakfast.
Wednesday August 25,
This day You hike to the refuge Baysellance (half board). The track is about 7h35, 1800 meters up and you end in the refuge where you spend the night.
Thursday August 26, From refuge Baysellance you hike to the Gavarnie, 6 hours and descending 1300 meters.
You spend the night in a gite in the Gavarnie based on half board.
Friday August 27, You start hiking after breakfast. The track is about 8 hours and 900 meters difference in altitude. You end in Luz Saint sauveur where you spend the night in a gite based on Bed and Breakfast.
Saturday August 28, You start hiking after breakfast for the last day of week3. The track is about 5 hours and 700 meters difference in altitude. You end in Bareges where the Bergtopper Van will bring you back to Luz Saint sauveur where you spend the night in the gite based on Bed and Breakfast.
Sunday August 29. If your holiday ends here, from Luz you can go by bus to every possible destination.
If your holiday continues then you will be brought to Bareges to continue your hiking holiday.
There are 5 nights based on 1/2 board (breakfast and dinner) and 3 nights includes breakfast.
There are 7 days where you need a packed meal.
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