Sarah, Jack and I had a fantastic time visiting Pont d’Espagne and Lac de Gaube in the Pyrenees National Park. We’ve visited a lot of cities, villages and towns on our travels, but we hadn’t explored nature at its best on too many occasions.
Every time we get out of town and into the wilderness we’ve had a blast and promised ourselves we’d do it more often. Whether it be heading into the jungles near Chiang Mai in Thailand, into the desert near Jaisalmer in India, or into the rocky moonscape near Fujairah in the UAE, we’ve always had fun.
The Pyrenees National Park is spectacular, although the Pont d’Espagne (Bridge of Spain) is nothing to get excited about. It’s just a stone bridge over a river, a raging torrent of a river, but just a river. The hike to Lac de Gaube (Lake Gaube) was challenging, but very pretty, and I highly recommend doing the two hour round trip hike instead of the easy route using the cable cars. We had no choice on our visit, the cable cars were out of order, but for me it was a blessing in disguise.
Lac de Gaube is very pretty. I’m sure there’s more spectacular lakes about, but it was worth the hike and visit. The surrounding mountains are spectacular, especially Vignemale, the highest mountain in the Pyrenees at 3,298 metres.
Anyway, take a look at our short video and get an idea for yourself what the hike and views were like. It only goes for less than a minute!
MUSIC: “Diggin’ For Gold” by The Bowmans (http://www.thebowmans.com)