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Walking/pedestrian ,  Natural in Saint-Lary-Soulan
10.2 km
5h 30min
  • After a hike in the fresh rioumajou forest this route ride you to a wild and lonely zone where dominate mountain summits. You will discover those open large meadows and shepherd's hut as the beatiful one the Niscoude hut.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
From the Frédancon car park, cross the Neste du Rioumajou on a bridge then continue straight on the wide dirt road path. It climbs steadily for 1.4 km to a bridge.
Cross the stream of Preguere and at the junction follow straight ahead to a fork.
Keep to the right: the path winds and progresses through the fir forest. After 800 m, go up by a trail on the left. It rises in switchbacks in the forest, then after crossing the slope, it emerges on the meadows of the Batoua cortail.
Cross the bed of the stream, then turn left uphill towards the edge of the forest. We find a well-marked path that climbs then, crossing, reaches the cortail de Roncal, a small grassy basin dotted with boulders.
Continue straight on the slope. The trail crosses two streams, then turns right and crosses a small rocky ridge. Continue the progression in swithbacks among the pines, overlooking the stream. The trail heads north, crosses a wide grassy corridor, then reaches a small ridge.
The short passage that follows requires attention and caution: descend with the help of the handrails along the rock face to find the path at its base. Continue crossing through the pines and rhododendrons, crossing streams several times. The path turns north-west and reaches the Niscoude hut (shelter)
Walk along the hut to the right and descend for a long time into the forest; lead to the cortail de Péguère. Descend into the lawns along a hut (shelter) to the bottom of the cortail. At the edge of the border, turn left and find a wide path that reaches the bank of the torrent. Follow it to the right, cross a footbridge and find point 3.
Follow the same trail you already took and reach fredancon parking.