A picturesque walk to Lac Gaube, followed by a gradual descent to the Pont d’Espagne car park, from where you can catch a Navette (shuttle bus) back to Cauterets.
Having walked to Pont d’Espagne and then been transported by the Telesiege de Gaube you now walk a short way to Lac de Gaube. From here, the path back to the Pont d’Espagne car park passes by beautiful ferns and flora of many sorts. You can then catch one of the two or three afternoon shuttle buses (Navette) back to Cauterets.
The 12 minute long chairlift ride preceding this walk whisks you up the mountainside effortlessly, way above Pont d’Espagne to around 1700 metres above sea level. Then a short walk along a track, with great views of the surrounding mountain peaks, brings you to the picturesque turquoise water of Lac de Gaube. This mountain lake, even in poor weather, is a breathtaking sight. Though a little rocky, the descending path to the Pont d’Espagne car park passes through a wealth of beautiful ferns and flora.
Take care getting on and off the chairlift, being sure to follow the assistants’ instructions.
Be sure to take a waterproof and use walking poles or a stick to deal with the rocky descent.
The café/bar at Lac Gaube is well placed for a moment of to relaxation with some refreshment whilst taking in the beauty of the lake.
For details of the shuttle bus timetable see:
This tour is available on the following itineraries: WFSWIPNP