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Hiking paths

Walks and hikes

Pays de Lourdes is a wonderful place for hiking. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or more occasional rambler, you’ll find circuits to suit your level in and around Lourdes. Alone, in a group or accompanied by a professional who will be able to reveal all our region’s secrets to you, venture forth on our marked paths!

Pic du Jer Trail

Follow the Pic du Jer botanical trail illustrated with 16 signs describing the shrubs and trees. High up there, you’ll discover a unique view of the Pyrenean peaks. You can take the funicular back down if you like.

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Béout Trail

The Béout Trail takes you to the top of the Béout where you can admire a view of Lourdes and its surroundings along with several unmissable peaks of the Pyrenees: the Pic du Jer, Pic du Pibeste, Pic de Montaigu…

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Pyrenean Piedmont Path

The Piedmont Path (Chemin du Piémont or GR 78) is a pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. From Carcassonne to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port via Lourdes, it leads to L’Estelle-Bétharram in the west along the forest road, or Bagnères-de-Bigorre to the east along a section of the Pic du Jer Trail. Marked in red and white, the Piedmont Path goes through Lourdes, where you can discover the major sites of the town: the Pic du Jer, Fortified Castle and Sanctuary.

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Henry IV Path

Marked in red and white, the Henry IV Path (Chemin Henri IV or GR 782) connects Lourdes with Pau along an old Roman road established centuries ago in the hills that overlook the right bank of the Gave de Pau. The Henry IV Path is a long-distance route of 50 km, on which you will see the Pyrenees mountains, pass by parcels of forest and cross areas of farmland.

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