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LA VOIE VERTE DES GAVES A VELO

LOURDES
Information:
65100 LOURDES
Tel: 05 62 42 64 98
Website: http://www.valleesdesgaves.com
Website: http://www.lourdes-infotourisme.com
Discover one of the most beautiful valleys in the Pyrenees at your own pace, by bike. This route once carried the railway served the spas in Luz Saint-Sauevuir ans Cauterets at the end of the 19th century. The mountain train was a major asset to the economic development of the Vallées des Gaves, and its presence also resulted in the virtual disappearence of motor traffic. Now restored, this former railway track represents an easy ans peaceful route, 100 % natural, ideal for families as for sports enthusiasts, and will allow you to discover the 12 villages of the valley of Argelès-Gazost in complete serenity.
Type of itinerary: Cyclotouriste
Duration: 2h30
Distance: 17,5 km
Level: Facile
Departure: PIERREFITTE-NESTALAS
Arrival: LOURDES
Minimum altitude: 440 m.
Maximum altitude: 465 m.
Markers: Itinéraire dédié.
Parking: Pierrefitte-Nestalas / Argelès-Gazost / Lugagnan / Lourdes
Recommendations: Recommended season : all year
From Lourdes to Pierreffite Nestalas : 18 km.
Ideal for reaching the main passes and for warming-up.
Comments: All along this 18 km route, you will find information about the villages around you and services on offer. Their rich heritage is well worth the visit! Nature fans will constantly be tempted to adventure off the trail on either side to explore the Lavedan paths, mountain-bike and bicycle paths, etc.
The Voie Verte is accessible to everyone : pedestrians, cyclists, hand bikes and disabled persons. This greenway is labelled "Tourism and Handicap" for motor, auditory, mental and visual deficiencies. The adapted equipments offer you a peaceful trip!
  • Stage 1 : Pierrefitte-Nestalas / Adast : 1,6 km A Pierrefitte : Parking, Point d'eau, Toilettes
  • Stage 2 : Adast / Saint Savin : 0,9 km
  • Stage 3 : Saint Savin / Lau Balagnas : 1,1 km
  • Stage 4 : Lau Balagnas / Argelès-Gazost : 1,4 km
  • Stage 5 : Argelès-Gazost / Ayzac-Ost : 1,8 km A Argelès-Gazost : Parking, Point d'eau, Toilettes
  • Stage 6 : Ayzac Ost / Boo Silhen : 1,4 km A Ayzac : Point d'eau
  • Stage 7 : Boo Silhen / Agos-Vidalos : 0,7 km
  • Stage 8 : Agos-Vidalos / Geu : 2,3 km
  • Stage 9 : Geu / Ger : 1,4 km
  • Stage 10 : Ger / Lugagnan : 1,5 km
  • Stage 11 : Lugagnan / Lourdes : 3,9 km Parkings à Lugagnan et à Lourdes