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IDÉE RANDONNÉE 6  Val d’Azun Le Lac Nère  Lac plaa de prat

HIKING IDEA 6: Val d'Azun Le Lac Nère / Lac plaa de prat

THE VIDEO WALK

Difficulty :
Medium
Start : Lac d'Estaing
Arrival : Lac Nère 2241m
Elevation : 1344m positive and 1343m negative
Distance : 17.65 km round trip
Walking time : 5 to 6h round trip without breaks
Miscellaneous: Above Lake Estaing, you enter the Pyrenees national park.


Access :

Plan this day for this hike.
We started from Lac d'Estaing which is accessible by car.
It is only 10 minutes drive from Arrens.
To save time and if the barrier is open, go to the other side of the lake and continue on the path until you reach a small parking lot.

Park, put on your hiking shoes, take your backpack and let's go !!!

Description:

It left for 1:30 , see 2 hours (with children) ascent to Plaa de Prat. Follow the path for about thirty minutes, cross the plasi bridge, then follow the path which goes up in laces and then joins the forest.
Leaving the forest, the path joins a stream at the bottom of the valley.
You will walk among cows and sheep, a treat for children!
You will pass near the Toue de la Cétira (typical habitat of the Val d'Azun).
You are at this location in the Pyrenees National Park. Pay attention to the regulations!
A little further, a first lake, the Langle lake then, a little higher is the Plaa De Prat Lake (1656m).
An ideal setting for an afternoon with the family, indeed, this place is relatively flat, a real playground, with a view ^^
For the bravest, like us, okay, we are smart because we had not brought Martin 😉
You can go explore a little higher. Our goal is to climb to Lac Nère (2217).
To get there, go to the cabin, a little further, a sign indicates two directions. Take on the left, the direction of Lac du Pic Arrouy.
A steep path starts in the summer pasture and heads towards the forest.
The path crosses a small stream. A magnificent waterfall borders the very steep path. Follow the path that comes out of the forest.
You will see in the distance a hut "Les Masseys". In summer, do not hesitate to go and visit the shepherd Stéphane Iriberri, well known for making the transhumance of Gironde each year so far, in the Val d'Azun with and its 600 sheep.
Stéphane will show you the path to take to Lake Nère, if not, turn around and continue to climb due east (on your right). You only have 45 minutes left to reach the lake !!Well, I'm not going to hide from you that it climbs a lot, but everyone is capable of doing it, I'm actually not a very big sportswoman!
Continue on the path that follows another stream. It must be crossed on a flat part. The path starts very steep in the rocks, then, in the middle of some trees.
Continue to climb this path through the rocks then follow the switchbacks. Turn around, the view is breathtaking!
Lake Nère is a little higher.
The return will be made by the same way in opposite direction.
We took 3h and made 8.17kms from Lac d'Estaing to Lac Nère, and 2h for the return; which is largely doable during the day.
If you have children, I advise you to simply go to Plaa de Prat.


IDÉE RANDONNÉE 5  Cauterets, Refuge les Oulettes de Gaube

HIKING IDEA 5: Cauterets, Refuge les Oulettes de Gaube

THE VIDEO WALK

Difficulty : Medium
Start : Parking at the Pont d'Espagne in Cauterets
Arrival : Refuge Des Oulettes de Gaube   (2148 m) Breathtaking view of the Vignemale
Elevation : 730m positive and 731m negative
Distance : 15 km round trip
Walking time : 5h30 round trip
Miscellaneous: dogs prohibited, we are in the Pyrenees national park



Access :

In Cauterets (35min drive from the chalets), take the direction of the Pont d'Espagne car park, then park, it's time to put on your hiking shoes, put your picnic in your backpack and off you go!


Description:

Follow the direction of Lac de Gaube, on foot or by cable car if you want to save time.
When you get to the lake follow the sign for the refuge, you will go around the lake on the right, then climb up, stay on the path which climbs quite a bit at times but which is always well marked.
You see in the distance the Vignemale massif, it seems close enough but you will realize that it is not that much, the end of the hike is rather easy, it is quite flat except 2 places that climb not bad but these are quite brief.
Above all don't be discouraged, the view is breathtaking from the refuge, it is really worth it!

Good hike!


IDÉE RANDONNÉE 4  Val d'Azun Refuge du Balaïtous Ledormeur

HIKING IDEA 4: Val d'Azun Refuge du Balaïtous Ledormeur

THE VIDEO WALK

Difficulty : None
Start : Maison du Parc car park (1470 m)
Arrival : Refuge Ledormeur (1960 m)
Elevation : 450 m
Distance : About km round trip
Walking time : 3h00 round trip
(Walking time given for information only, without breaks)
Miscellaneous : dogs prohibited, we are in the Pyrenees National Park.


Access : In Arrens-Marsous, turn left and follow the D 105 towards the Tech dam. Walk along the lake and continue until you reach the plaa d'Aste car park, at the terminus of the Tech route, where the house of the National Park is located, starting point for the hike.


Description : Take a winding path through a pine forest to reach Lake Suyen (1536 m).At the crossroads, two paths after the lake, turn left (due south) towards the Ledormeur refuge. The path is a bit stony but leads to the pretty Labassa plateau. Cross the plateau and the small wooden footbridge, you cross there, the Gave d'Arrens.
Continue on the path which passes at the foot of the "Toue de Labassa" and arrives at the fork for the "Ledormeur" refuge.
The path climbs in laces, it is well marked on the ground, continue for a few minutes, raise your head, you see the solar panels of the refuge.

Good hike!


NEWLETTER REOUVERTURE 15 MAI

NEWLETTER REOPENING MAY 15

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Good morning all,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the reopening of the Chalets d'Arrens from Friday May 15 for all people residing within 100kms of the chalets 📍

Until June 02, we offer you a short stay 1 week with a fresh air basket with a snack basket upon arrival, breakfast and Check-out at 12 noon.

We make every effort to welcome you in compliance with sanitary conditions, by implementing a strict procedure:
- Disinfection of accommodation between each client following procedure.
- The accommodation remains empty for at least 4 hours between departures and arrivals.
- Closure of the SPA until further notice.
- Welcoming customers with wearing a mask and installation in the accommodation without entering it.

- Supply of disposable mask and hydroalcoholic gel in each accommodation for each client.
- Preparation of breakfast baskets and Snacks with masks and disposable gloves.
- Breakfast baskets and Snacks placed in front of the accommodation, without contact with customers.
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All our accommodation is private, so you can enjoy your stay without being in contact with other customers.
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Thank you all for your understanding, we look forward to welcoming you again and we hope that the 100kms barrier will soon be removed! .

Thank you for sharing around you🙏

We remain at your disposal
  
See you soon in the Val d'Azun.

Martin, Cécile and Jeff


IDÉE RANDONNÉE 3  Val d'Azun Lacs de Batcrabère

HIKING IDEA 3: Val d'Azun Batcrabère Lakes

THE VIDEO WALK

Difficulty : Medium
Start : Maison du Parc car park (1470 m)
Arrival : Batcraberes Lakes   (m)
Elevation : 791 m
Distance : About 12km Round trip
Walking time : 5h45 A / R
(Walking time given for information only, without breaks)
Miscellaneous : Dogs are prohibited because we are in the Pyrenees national park



Access: In Arrens-Marsous, follow the D 105 towards the Tech dam. Walk along the lake and continue until you reach the parking lot at plaa d'Aste, where the National Park house is located, the starting point for the hike.


Description:For the start of the hike, refer to our Rando n2: Larribet Refuge,
At the Larribet refuge, a sign indicates the direction for the Batcrabère lakes (45min).
It is necessary to pass the breach of the Garénère located behind the refuge.
This breach is not difficult to cross even if you sometimes have to use your hands.
Once the breach has been made, we quickly discover Lake Batcrabère inferior.
We descend slightly to go up immediately towards the basin of the largest lake of Batcrabère.
At this lake, you can continue on the path that runs along it on your left.
After a short climb, you arrive at the first small lake in Micoulaou located at the foot of the Balaïtous. These small lakes with turquoise water make you want to dive in!


IDÉE RANDONNÉE 2  VAL D'AZUN Refuge du Larribet

HIKING IDEA 2: Val d'Azun Refuge du Larribet

THE VIDEO WALK

Difficulty :
Medium
Start : Maison du Parc car park (1470 m)
Arrival : Refuge de Larribet   (2060 m)
Elevation : 590 m
Distance : About 10 km Round trip
Walking time : 4h30 return trip (Walking time given as an indication, without breaks)
Miscellaneous : Dogs are prohibited because we are in the Pyrenees national park



Access : In Arrens-Marsous, turn left and follow the D 105 towards the Tech dam.Walk along the lake and continue until you reach the parking lot at plaa d'Aste, at the terminus of the Tech route, where the National Park house is located, the starting point for the hike.


Description   : Take a winding path through a pine forest to reach Lake Suyen (1536 m). At the crossroads of paths after the lake, turn right towards the Larribet refuge (sign). Pass in front of the Doumblas waterfall (1589 m), the Doumblas hut (1563 m), then the Doumblas road after crossing the stream by the small bridge. Go up the valley on a path that climbs harder to La Claou (1771 m), a little corner of paradise.
The valley widens. Cross the stream by a footbridge and, along the Larribet stream, continue to the bottom of the valley. An arduous climb then leads to the Larribet refuge. Return by the same route.


Idée Randonnée 1  Val d'Azun Lac de Suyen -  Cascade de Doumblas

HIKING IDEA 1: Val d'Azun Lac de Suyen - Doumblas waterfall

THE VIDEO WALK

Difficulty
: Very easy, accessible with children of all ages.
Start: Plaa d'Aste car park (1,470 m)
Arrival: Doumblas hut (1,563 m)
Elevation: 93 m
Walking time : 1h30 return
(Walking time given for information only, without breaks).
Miscellaneous : Dogs are prohibited because we are in the Pyrenees national park


Access: In Arrens-Marsous, follow the D 105 towards the Tech dam. Walk along the lake and continue until you reach the parking lot at plaa d'Aste, where the National Park house is located, the starting point for the hike.


Description :At the start, the trail climbs in laces through a pine forest and allows you to quickly reach the very pretty Suyen Lake (1,536 m), on a pasture platter. Going a little beyond the body of water, at the crossroads of paths, turn right towards the Larribet refuge (sign), to reach the beautiful Doumblas waterfall (1,589 m), and finally the Doumblas hut (1,563 m ), end of this hike. Do not leave without having found the  Doumblas hut (rock shelter), which is in front of the hut and which once served as a shelter for shepherds.