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Bear Bashing in the Béarn

PAU — Somewhere in the snow-capped mountains across from the aptly named Boulevard des Pyrénées, in the southwestern city of Pau, there are bears, though even the most intrepid backwoods adventurer would be hard pressed to ever spot one. 1.330 more words

Anti-ours

Discover La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park

La Garrotxa is a national park, located in Catalonia, equidistant from Mediterranean sea and the Pyrenees. It gathers 40 volcanic cones and over 20 lava flows. 596 more words

Barcelona & Around

Étang de Guzet (and Cascade d'Ars)

Escape the crowds and discover a secluded mountain lake

The triple waterfalls of Cascade d’Ars are deservedly well known, but it’s possible to make a longer round walk that takes in the étang de Guzet. 448 more words

Travel

Ascent of Tuc de la Coume

A long ridge with a stunning panorama

For years I’ve gazed at this summit (image 1), wondering how to get there as there’s no direct path marked on the maps. 417 more words

Travel

Étang d'Areau from Col de Pause

The Col de Pause is a starting point for some wonderful walks, as well as an up-close view of Mont Valier.

This entry describes a walk up to the pastures known by various spellings: Areau, Arreau, Arréou and Areou, and its emerald green lake. 301 more words

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A 360˚ Panorama from Pic de Girantès / Mont Ceint, and an absent reminder of the French Résistance

At 2088m, Mont Ceint (also known as Pic de Girantès) gives a superb 360° panorama over the surrounding ridges and valleys. It’s also a fairly accessible and straightforward hike, although steep on the upper section. 660 more words

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