The pond of Médécourbe is the southernmost pond of the Soulcem valley. Located at the bottom of a circus, at the foot of the peak of the same name, the pond of Médécourbe is characterized by its very rocky environment formed by scree and rocky piles. Snowfields are also present all year round on these heights.

Road access: When leaving Tarascon-sur-Ariège, turn right, direction "Auzat-Vicdessos". Cross the villages of Vicdessos and Auzat, then take the direction of "Soulcem / Arties" and continue the road until you reach the Soulcem dam. Continue the road along the pond to end at the end of the lake, at a place called "Orris du Carla" from where the start will be.

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Ariège Pyrenees

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1 - DEPARTURE

Follow the wide path (it is even more of a track) which goes up along the valley. In a bend, the track splits in two. Take a left to go up by the laces. After having left a beautiful waterfall on your right, you arrive near a small bridge where the pond of Médécourbre is indicated on your right. Do not take this direction and continue straight on this track. Leave a hut on your right and continue hiking on this pleasant trail until the foot of a switchback climb.

2 - EXIT OF THE LACES

At the last bend, do not take the main path that goes to the left. Take a path that is less well marked but still signposted which continues to climb more steadily. Cross a small stream to come to a junction with another trail. Continue the climb for about 2 kilometers to reach the pond of Médécourbe.

3 - POND OF MEDECOURBE

The return is made by retracing your steps to the previous crossing. Take the path that goes to the left and continue downhill, staying on the left bank of the stream. Further down, you will join the GRT62 marked in red and white which will take you to the Labinas waterfall before arriving at the track which will take you back to the starting car park.