06 Sep 18
Refuge Larribet and Lakes Batcrabère
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First of all, I think it is important to detail our hike in stages because according to your form of the day, if you are with children or others, you will have to adapt your route. Times are indicated from the parking lot of the Pyrenees park house in Arrens-marsous.
Step 1: Lake Suyen: 30min
Step 2: Cascade Doumblas: 1h
Step 3: The Claou: 1h30
Stage 4: Refuge Larribet: 2h30 to 3h
Step 5: Batcrabères Lakes: 3:15 to 3:45
We left at 8:45 from Arrens-Marsous towards the Tech Dam and then we went to the parking lot of the Pyrenees park house.
At 9:05 we took the direction of Lake Suyen. The path climbs in laces in the fir trees, it is very well traced. It is indicated at 30min but for hikers 20min are enough.
Arrived at Lake Suyen, follow the path that bypasses it.
Arrived at a junction, turn right towards the Larribet refuge.
The path is very accessible and rather flat. You will see on your right Doublas waterfall, this place is ideal for a picnic with the family.
You will cross two small wooden bridges before reaching the Toue de Doublas (A Toue is a shepherd's shelter in the Pyrenees).
Always follow the path, a sign tells you:
-30min to the Claou (1740)
-1h45 to Larribet,
-2h30 to Batcrabères lakes,
Indeed it does not go bad from this place.
I advise families to just go to the nail, 30min walk a bit steep but it's worth it!
I can describe La Claou as an idyllic place, with a breathtaking view of the Pic de Clos Bédout. This place is perfect for children, a real playground in a natural environment.
Go, for the bravest, direction Le Refuge du Larribet !!! We took an hour.First, the setting is once again beautiful, we are on a plateau, so it is relatively flat, the Larribet stream passes, which forms small lacquered, natural pools ... in short the paradise for young and old alike.
Then we will climb in the rocks for about 30min, this is the least cool part of the ride but hey, you have to win the pretty views! ;)
For more info on the Refuge: https://refugedelarribet.ffcam.fr
A little beer and it's repartiiii :)
Go, last step of the hike, towards the lakes of Batcrabère, more than 45min of hiking!
Follow the sign above the Refuge, when you see the spiral made of pebbles, you can either go straight (what we did) or go to the left.
The paths lead to the same place, the only difference is that you arrive at the bottom of the lakes if you go straight.
Passing on the left you arrive on the heights.
We arrived at the lakes of Batcrabères !!!
After a picnic and a swim it's gone again ..
For the return go the same way or like us, follow the way back to the heights.
This one is very well drawn.
The return of the Batcrabères lakes to the car park took us not even 2 hours, well I did not count the Ricard took with local Larribet, which made us probably advance faster hehe;)
I hope you feasted as much as we did,
See you soon,
Cécile and Jeff