Explore the most popular lake trails in France with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
4 days ago

A very good hike with majestic views!! Not ideal for hammock camping so bring a TENT!!!

hiking
8 days ago

A wonderful trail that runs along portions of the TMB. Plenty to see...waterfalls, livestock, and a lake at the summit. beautiful views and places to stop for lunch/beer. The second half of the trek in is above treelike bring sunscreen.

Très beau points de vue !

hiking
9 days ago

Hiked to the lake via the trail starting at the top of l’index ski lift. Fabulous views !

Really tough climb after many days on the TMB.
Views were stunning!!
Keep going up as you’ll see many lakes before the actual Lac Blanc.

3 months ago

A beautiful hike, in particular when there is snow around the lake. It's worth continuing to col d'Anterne for the view of Mont Blanc

hiking
6 months ago

Excellent trail, covers a lot of varied scenery and gives a great sense of the TMB contained within a single day. Beautiful views at the two lakes make the effort to reach there worthwhile but the two refuges the trail passes and the chance to stop for a drink high in the Alps really adds to an already excellent day.

on GR20 Trek: Calenzana to Corte

7 months ago

Did part of the trail from Haut-Asco and north to Punto Gialba. Very beautiful but also very difficult with a lot of climbing. It was therefore difficult to pay attention to the wonderful views.

hiking
7 months ago

My study abroad group took a weekend trip to Annecy, France. Looking for local hikes, I found this one. The view was worth the steep ascent!

Beautiful trail, romantic, not crowded, not difficult, but never boring. Relais des Merveilles was rustic, very quiet, great location. There are nice places to camp as well. Great experience.

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Located on the northern edge of the Upper Chalosse and at the confluence of the Gabas creek and the Adour river, the small village of Toulouzette is the launching point of this hike in the riparian and wetland zone formed by the Adour river. A pond where one can observe mallards, little egrets; then an oxbow lake, then the Adour river. Hikers will then head south and cross the cultivated plateau between the Adour river and the Gabas creek. After crossing the Gabas, the route follows the green path of Chalosse on the hillside of Montaut before joining Toulouzette. Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°4 (Haute Chalosse) édité par le CG40

walking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

From the pond of Massy, the walker start his walk in the pine forest and then meets with the Bellevue airial, an urbanized airial crossed by the highway A65. The trail unveils some traditional houses with their typical canopy (estantat).The loop ends with the Massy airial.

Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°10 (Marsan) édité par le CG40

hiking
Saturday, December 05, 2015

The loop is located on the municipality of Coudures in Chalosse. The country road leads the hiker to the crossing of the Bas creek, stream flowing into the Gabas river (tributary of the Adour). The route runs along ridges and sometimes allows open views on a rural landscape of cultivated fields, fallow meadows and groves. Then, the hike runs along the hill reservoir of Estela and ends its route by the washhouse and the fountain of Brameloup.

walking
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Another trail starting from the Massy pond in Gaillères. The walker discovers a route path in the forest; he may surprise a family of roe deer by morning. The walk encompasses several ponds; the mist, that sometimes hovers over them, moves the visitor into a thoughtful mood. The Long, Bernet and Lamoulasse ponds. And then an "airial", just before returning into the pine forest and to the Penin pond. The Lassus pond completes this visit.

Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°1 (Marsan) édité par le CG40

walking
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Badly equipped and under an heavy sun, details can turn an easy walk into a difficult momen..

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