Welcome to this section of GR 10 (long-distance trail), Mérens – Vernet-les-Bains, which will take you to from Ariège to the “Catalan Country” through valleys, altiplanos, lakes, rivers, forests and mountain passes full of villages, churches, stone constructions, and other historical places impregnated with Mediterranean fragrances.
A journey without any guide, in total freedom, characterized by the variety of accommodations (huts, cottages and hotels).
A great deal of the route, labelled “Valeur Parc” (Park Value supported by French Regional Park), is inside the Regional Natural Park of the Catalan Pyrenees.
Ecomobility route in total freedom (no guide).
On your arrival the Mérens train station, your luggage will be collected so that you can start ascending Nabre valley, cross Portella de Bésines, descend to the lake and reach Bésines hut comfortably.
The next day, a stream will lead you the highest lake in the Pyrenees, Lanoux, before slightly ascending to the Catalan altiplano of Cerdagne and descending again to the springs of Têt and Bulloses Lake. The following day, amid many trees and mountain villages, will be more relaxing.
The next days will be a combination of ascents of mountain passes and descents to the valleys that will rime with lakes, gorges, villages, panoramic views, stone constructions, forests, natural reserve, …
A trekking route to do on your own, in the heart of the hilly nature of the Pyrenees, that hiking lovers will not feel indifferent about.