Vallee de Lutour

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Key information: Vallee de Lutour

    • Another lovely valley above Cauterets, this time to its south. Above the powerful cascades at its foot emerges a valley of visual magic, with lakes and meadows at its floor, forest and on the slopes and harshness in many varieties above.
      • This is a bit of a there-and-back valley walk, up to the Lac d'Estom and then onto the Lac Glacé, one of a number of of lakes and ponds hidden in a particularly rugged cirque gouged into the high ridge near Vignemale.
        • Consider spending the night at the (smallish) Refuge d'Estom. There are a couple of day walks on the valley sides.
          • Consider crossing the Col d'Availle into the gorgeous Vallée de Gaube to the west, whence back to Cauterets in 2 days.
            • This can be tough walking in high mountains with very changeable weather. Come prepared!
            • This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

              For more information and photos, including on wildlife and the landscape and including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our French Pyrenees walk page.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest3
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating86

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,980m (Ref. Russel)
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

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