Marcheurs sur la Voie Verte des Gaves à LourdesVoie Verte Des Gaves Marcheurs Bd©p. Vincent Ot Lourdes 2013
©La voie verte permet de découvrir la vallée du Gave de Pau au départ de Lourdes|Pierre Vincent
Discover the Gaves Valley Startingfrom Lourdes

The Gaves Greenway

Set forth to explore the Gave de Pau Valley, starting from Lourdes. This converted former railway line is an ideal place for a contemplative walk. On the programme: relaxation, unique landscapes and picturesque villages.

Roam the great outdoors

Along the river

In 2000, the Gaves Greenway replaced the former railway that once led to Pierrefitte-Nestalas. Awarded Tourisme&Handicap certification in 2005, it gives everyone a chance to discover the Gave de Pau Valley with the Pyrenees mountain range as a backdrop. Add to that the gentle babbling of the Gave de Pau and you have all the ingredients for a lovely day out.

Activities for all

The Gaves Greenway is enjoyed by a variety of users. Rollerbladers and cyclists will find the road surface very suitable for their pursuits. Families with young children can enjoy a walk or discover the joys of a bike ride in total safety. The Gaves Greenway is also a route for competitive cyclists and cycle tourists to reach the legendary climbs of the Pyrenees from Lourdes.

Lourdes - La Voie Verte des Gaves
Lourdes - La Voie Verte des Gaves
Lourdes - La Voie Verte des Gaves
Did you know ?

From Pierrefitte, the route carries on uphill. This portion, accessible to mountain bikes only, leads to the village of Cauterets and overlooks the river of the same name.

Useful info

Plan your visit

Starting point:

There are several possible starting points in Lourdes:

  • Chemin du Tydos
  • Avenue Foch


Free parking areas at the starting points



Activities for families

Lourdes and the surrounding area are ideal for active family holidays. Enjoy a walk or bike ride on our most scenic itineraries.