Explore 2 sensational locations in the Pyrenees with a trip to the Pic du Midi and Cauterets-Pont d'Espagne. Ride the cable car, enjoy spectacular views from Europe’s highest museum and see romantic waterfalls that evoke a lyrical spirit of the Pyrenees.
What to Expect
No visit to the Pyrenees region would be complete without a trip to the spectacular Pic du Midi de Bigorre. This 8-hour tour includes a visit to the Pic along with a trip to Cauterets-Pont d'Espagne, complete with round-trip hotel transfers from Lourdes.
Start you day by riding the cable car to the top of Pic du Midi. At a height of 9,437 feet (2,877 meters) above sea level at its highest point, the Pic is the very symbol of the Pyrenees Mountains.
The ascent takes a mere 15 minutes thanks to a cable car, and once you’ve reached the celestial viewing terraces you can gaze southwards over the magnificent peaks of the Pyrenees range and northwards across the low-lying plains.
The summit is famous for its exceptional beauty, but it also boasts a splendid observatory, renowned for its scientific significance and for the fascinating museum, where you can learn why the Pic is so precious in the hearts and minds of the locals.
Continue your tour at the charming mountain village of Cauterets, famous for its thermal baths, magnificent ski slopes and delicious “berlingots” bonbons.
Water reigns supreme in Cauterets and you will see many waterfalls tumbling over the rocks and lining the scenic road that winds through pine trees. It is this road that you will take to a natural site known as the Pont d'Espagne, the very gateway to the Pyrenees National Park.
Walk down a short path and you will get a view of the famous bridge that hangs over the gushing water that gave its name to the area.
Admire panoramic views and crystalline waters, praised by the author Victor Hugo and beloved by the Romantics. Heart filled with beauty, it will be time to return to Lourdes for your hotel drop-off.
- Services of a licensed driver/guide
- Pick-up and drop-off from Lourdes
- Guided tour
What's Not Included
- Your entrance fee to the Pic du Midi, to be paid on the spot