The Garbet pond is the largest natural lake in the Aulus les Bains valley. Very popular with fishermen, you will reach this magnificent place via a path that is initially easy and then more "brittle". The circus around the Garbet pond offers a magnificent view of the breach from which flows the weir of the blue pond located 300 meters above. It is this waterfall that feeds the Garbet. With a little chauvinism, we can say that this is our little "Breche de Rolland" !!

Road access: From Aulus-les-Bains, take the direction of Port de Lers (D8f), go up to the car park in a hairpin bend (clearly visible hiking signs indicate the start)

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Couserans Pyrenees

On the western part of Ariège, the Couserans and its 18 valleys is a vast territory divided between high mountains, mountains and [...]

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1 - DEPARTURE

Take the path marked in yellow which enters the wood. The climb is gradual until you leave the forest to reach the start of the Cirque de Garbettou.

2 - CIRQUE DE GARBETTOU

The circus of Garbettou is a wetland. Continue on the ledge and cross the small stream (the Garbet). The well-marked path then rises in the woods, then on a more rocky part. Then pass in front of a small waterfall and finish with a last steep path before discovering the Garbet Pond.

3 - POND DU GARBET

Return by the same route to the starting car park.