The Pyrenean lakes
The department of Hautes-Pyrénées has a great many mountain lakes which are accessible to vehicles, or which can be reached by a long or short walk…
Head towards Argelès-Gazost, Arras-en-Lavedan, Bun up to Estaing Lake.
At an altitude of 1 161m, discover the crystal waters of Estaing Lake in a fabulous setting.
This is a starting point for walks in the National Park, the lake’s Nordic trekking sector.
There are places nearby where you can buy refreshments, hire horses, etc.
Take the D935 towards Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Asté, Beaudéan, Campan, Ste Marie de Campan to Payolle.
In its natural setting, Payolle (1120 -1450 m), in the Campan Valley, offers peace and quiet around its 10 ha lake at the heart of a pine forest.
Trekking, climbing, mountain biking, pedal cars, windsurfing, fishing, riding, bobsleighing, canoeing, archery, quad circuit, tennis, cross-country skiing…
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