Hike from Gavarnie to Spain
Walk from Gavarnie, in the very bottom of France, through a mountain pass in the Haute Pyrenees, and eventually down into Spain
for an exhilarating day hike. Start on the path behind the church across from the pretty Hotel Vignemale, heading towards the tallest waterfall in Europe. Follow the path up, up, and up some more, past gurgling streams and a stone shepherds' hut, listen to the symphony of cow and sheep bells, and watch for stone cairns to guide the way. Feel the wind whip as you near the top - and finally reach it - a fabulous wide vista of mountains and valleys of Spain (see photo) falls away before you, and then enjoy the walk down into Spain.