On the border with Spain, the Pic du Mauberme with its 2880 meters is the highest peak in Couserans. Its 360 ° panorama is simply breathtaking !!

ROAD ACCESS:
From Saint-Girons, take the direction of Castillon en Couserans on the D618. Then continue on the D4 to reach Sentein. Continue for 5 kilometers after Sentein. Do not turn right in the direction of Eylie and continue straight on along the river. Park 350 meters further, in the parking lot of Bocard d'Eylie.

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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 track which passes in front of the buildings of the old factory and crosses the stream. The path continues on the right bank. After crossing the stream again, leave the track when it makes a large right turn and continue straight. Take the track a little further. Continue on this track before arriving at a fork.

2 - BIFURCATION

Leave the track to take a left onto the hiking trail. Cross the stream and pass near old buildings on your left.
The slope suddenly steepens and turns into the forest. Go up the valley along the left bank of the stream to the Haou hut.

3 - CABANE D'HAOU

Continue past the hut to arrive at the foot of a waterfall that you go around by a steep climb on the right. The path starts again due south. Cross two small streams and pass not far from the Coumeda hut, which is left to the left. The climb continues with a series of switchbacks and short crossings, to finally reach the Urets dam hut.

4 - DAM AND URET SHED

Continue in the same direction on the right of the valley. Shortly after, the trail approaches the stream far away. Cross the stream and continue south in order to avoid a rocky bar on the left to reach the GR a little higher and continue climbing in the valley of urest to the port of urets (be careful, a delicate passage just before the collar is equipped with a handrail!)

5 - URETS PORT

Turn right towards the west, on the Spanish side, and continue on an almost flat path to reach the Col de Mauberme after a quarter of an hour's walk. Continue the ascent on the path marked by cairns which goes to the right. The trail goes around the base of the south-west ridge of Mauberme on the left, then climbs up to the right, due north. Finally, go up a scree corridor to the right and join the ridge to the top.

6 - PIC DU MAUBERME

Grandiose 360 ​​° panorama which will allow you to admire the magnificent Couserannais peaks as well as certain Spanish massifs.
The return will be made carefully by the same route to your point of departure.