Vallee d'Estaing

  • Lac d"Estaing - © Flickr user Etienne Valois
  • © Flickr user Etienne Valois
  • Lac d"Estaing - © Flickr user Etienne Valois
  • Lac d"Estaing - © Flickr user Etienne Valois
  • Lac d"Estaing - © Flickr user Etienne Valois
  • Lac d"Estaing - © Flickr user Etienne Valois
  • L"homme de pierre - © Flickr user Etienne Valois
  • Pic de Monn?? - © Flickr user Etienne Valois

Key information: Vallee d'Estaing

    •  The mountains surrounding this particularly lovely valley beg to be explored. Think lakes, meadows and forested slopes below high crags and regular late snow. 

      • A variety of walks will take you to lakes, high(ish) cols and higher refuges to base yourself in. GR10 passes through, so is also a day or longer walking option. Or you can climb Grand Barbat (2,813m).
        • This can be tough walking in high, remote mountains, with unpredictable weather. Come prepared.
        • This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

          For more information and photos, including on wildlife and the landscape and including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our French Pyrenees walk page.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest5
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating86

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,813m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Lac d'Estaing - © Flickr user Etienne Valois
Lac d'Estaing - © Flickr user Etienne Valois

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Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

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