Cauterets-Pont d’Espagne: a return to the mountains in demand for the Ascent
Great weather.a long weekend of Ascension.it was enough to whistle the top start of summer mountain activities, everywhere in the department and notably on the site of Cauterets-Pont d’Espagne.during the week and notably on the occasion of the Ascension Bridge, the Grand Site d’Occitanie welcomed about 4000 visitors, including 1 400 for the day on Friday.Not bad, but fortunately not at the level of a strong summer day.so much the better, as we were able to enjoy the site in complete safety and serenity” This is creating a dynamic with local customers from Bigorre and Béarn,” appreciates Vincent Doutres, sales manager of Espaces Cauterets.He also reminds us that it is obviously important to respect social distancing, even in this open space, and to avoid gatherings.
Some have even made the ascent of the Raillère by the path of the waterfalls, impressive in this season, and at the Pont d’Espagne, extreme kayakers have even rowed down the bubbling waters for the pleasure of hikers who admire their prowess… With family or friends, hikers have surveyed the wide plateau of Cayan from afar, others have pushed towards the Gaube lake, the Marcadau refuge or the Aratille lake. At the Marcadau hut, everyone was able to find a shady place to picnic on the edge of the gave. Most of them soaked their feet to cool off, some got wet again, others were content to sunbathe, while the most enthusiastic spun the fishing rods they bought second-hand to preserve the environment, and caught a few small trout.