Discovering in comfort the Pyrenees National Park through the GR10 : East part

Central Pyrenees
GR10 Discovery & comfort
Self-guided Walking
7 Days
6 Nights
6 Activity Days
From 640,00 €

In the heart of the Central Pyrenees, this magnificient section of the Pyrenees crossing offers you to discover outstanding sites in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park. The first day of the hike will take you to the superb Gaube Valley, in the foothills of the Vignemale mountains and its majestic north face - a mecca for Pyreneism. You will then reach Barèges, walking through the Luz Saint Sauveur upper valley and the Riou pass, with an open view over some of the highest Pyrenean summits. Then, from Barèges to Saint Lary Soulan, the Nature is opening up to you. You will cross the Néouvielle Nature Reserve, with its remarkable and various turquoise lakes, in which the Néouvielle Peak granite ridges are plunging. Every evening, you will stop in villages renowned for their beneficial waters, with well-deserved relaxing moments in sight after a whole day hiking !

Dates and Prices


Every days from mid-June to mid-September.

Booking from 2 people (solo travelers : please contact us).


From 15/06/2023 to 30/09/2023


Prices with luggage transfer :


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Prices without luggage transfer :


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Price per person for a group of 4 persons


Price per person for a group of 5 persons


Price per person for a group of 6 persons



Extras :

- Single room extra : 270€/pers
- Transfer back from St Lary Soulan to Cauterets on a week day : 200€/transfer (week)
- Transfer back from St Lary Soulan to Cauterets on a Sunday or Public holiday : 250€/transfer 
- Extra night in Cauterets half board double room : 85€/pers
- Extra night in Cauterets half board single room : 135€/pers
- Extra night in Saint Lary Soulan Bed & Breakfast double room : 75€/pers
- Extra night in Saint Lary Soulan Bed & Breakfast single room : 135€/pers

Price includes

- Half-board accommodation except on Day 6 (bed and breakfast)
- Luggage transport depending on the option chosen
- Transfers mentioned in the program
- Dossier containing maps, route notes (1 for 4 persons) sent at your first accommodation.
- GPS tracks if you ask us + access to the detailed itinerary on the Mhikes GPS mobile application

Price doesn't include:

- Travel insurance
- Booking fees : 15€
- Additional transfers
- Dinner day 6
- Visits
- Drinks and picnics 

Day 1 : Beginning of your holiday in Cauterets

Check-in at your accommodation in Cauterets, a mecca for balneology. Possibility to explore the town and its architectural heritage, the House of the National Park, or to go for a hike.
Turon des Oules and Plateau du Lisey
Hike in a forest habitat, until Turon des Oules, from where you will overlook Cauterets resort, or until Plateau du Lisey, a genuine hanging glacial valley, with the option to carry on until the pass that offers stunning views.
Chemin des Cascades
A very beautiful hike, lit up by the Jéret stream foaming waterfalls, on a path that will lead you from Cauterets to Pont d'Espagne. This section of the GR10 is avoided during your trip by a transfer from Cauterets to Pont d'Espagne. Your arrival day is therefore a great opportunity to hike this part if you have time ahead of you !
Distance : 12km, duration : around 3h45, ascent : +785m, descent : -785m (turon des Oules  and plateau du Lisey). OU Distance : 7,5km, duration : around 2h50, ascent : +785m, descent : -270m.

Day 2 : Gaube Valley and return climb to the Vignemale mountains (3298m)

At 8:00, short transfer to Pont d'Espagne. You will explore the sumptuous Gaube valley and its mountain lake, nestling among landscapes of great pureness. After the Gaube lake, an easy itinerary will lead you to Oulettes de Gaube and its guarded refuge, in the foothills of the impressive and magnificient north face of Vignemale (3298m). The way back to Pont d'Espagne follows the same itinerary, then you return to Cauterets with the public shuttle. Night in Cauterets. Distance : 16,5km, duration : around 5h45, ascent : +700m, descent : -700m

Day 3 : From Cauterets to Grust

Today's hike takes you to Luz Saint Sauveur, a well-known thermal resort, by crossing the Riou pass that separates the Cauterets and Luz valleys. From the pass, the panorama is vast: the Barèges valley, the Néouvielle mountains, the Troumouse cirque, and down your feet, the Luz-Ardiden ski resort. On Cauterets' side, you can catch a glimpse of the Lys Cirque, the Cabaliros Peak and the neighboring summits of the Marcadau Valley. Distance : 15,5km, duration : around 6h15, ascent : +1000m, descent : -900m

Day 4 : From Grust to Barèges

From Grust, the GR10 trail joins the village of Luz Saint Sauveur and then climbs towards the Couret d'Ousset mountains pastures, then through the woods until the Gué de Bolou at 1460m of altitude, before going down to Barèges through the Pla dets Plaas projecting ledge, then the Lumière and Artiguète projecting ledges. You will discover some specimens of the Pyrenean fauna such as izards and marmots, as you walk along the Lumière valley, offering a well-matched series of landscapes. Distance : 16km, duration : around 6h, ascent : +950m, descent : -700m

Day 5 : From Barèges to Orédon Lake

In the morning, transfer to Tournaboup car park. This section starts with the climb to the Madamète Pass, through the Aygue Cluse valley. After walking through the pass, you will enter the gorgeous Néouvielle Nature Reserve and admire charming landscapes meeting your eyes. The hike ends with some of the most beautiful lakes in the Pyrenees : Aumar, Aubert, les Laquettes and finally Orédon lake. Distance : 15,5km, duration : around 6h, ascent : +1065m, descent : -680m

Day 6 : From Oredon lake to Col du Portet

From the lake of Orédon, the itinerary goes up in direction of the pass of Estoudou from where it is possible to realize the ascent in round trip of the summit of the Soum of Montpelat. This one offers a large and magnificent panorama on the lakes and summits of the Néouvielle Reserve. Then you will go to the lake of Oule before going up to the Portet pass, new star of the Tour de France at 2215m of altitude. Transfer (30min) from the Portet pass to your accommodation in Saint Lary Soulan. Distance : 12km, duration : around 5h, ascent : +1000m, descent : -750m

Day 7 : From Col d'Azet to St Lary Soulan

Transfer from St Lary Soulan to Col d'Azet at the start of the hike. The beginning of this hike goes along the ridges of Azet separating two superb valleys of the Central Pyrenees: the Aure valley and the Louron valley. You will reach the Tuc de Labatiadère (1737m) and will enjoy a splendid panorama towards some of the high peaks of the Central Pyrenees. Then you will go down towards Saint Lary Soulan through beautiful mountain villages such as Azet, Estensan... Distance : 13km, duration : around 4h30, ascent : +215m, descent : -970m

This program is an example of the itinerary we aim to adhere to. It may be necessary, if situations arise that are beyond our control, for the itinerary to be modified.


Day 1 at your accommodation in Cauterets, accordind to your arrival time.


Day 7 in in St Lary Soulan (65), after your hike.


Level 3/5
Regular walker, in good physical condition with experience of mountain hiking. Hiking 6h-7h per day on average, altitude difference 700m-1000m on average, on fairly easy trails, with some small technical difficulties. The walking times mentioned are given as an indication, they are average times that only take into account the duration of the actual walking without counting the break times. Depending on the weather conditions, the walking pace can also vary, ranging from +300m to +500m of climb per hour.


Half-board except on day 6 in bed and breakfast)
4 nights in hotel*** on Days 1, 2, 4 and 6
1 night in room on day 3
1 night in chalet/hotel mountain in room (bathroom shared) on day 5



- Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam)

- Evening meals  are often based on local specialites and include a starter, a main course and a dessert. For dinners in St Lary Soulan, many restaurants on spot.

- Picnics are not included. Possibility to buy one on spot.

- Drinks are not included 

Luggage porterage

You will need to carry a day backpack only. Our bag-moving service means you can travel light during your walks. Your main luggage (that should please be easily transportable) will be transported by vehicle between the different night stops, unless you have chosen the version without luggage transport. 


Self-guided hike, without a guide.

Pyrenean travel agency specializing in your hikes and treks in the Pyrenees, the GR10 and more
ARIEGE: 20 chemin de la montagne, 09000 FOIX
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