A great classic of the Vicdessos valley, the Pic des 3 seigneurs hike via the Arbu Pond is a loop that will delight hikers looking for beautiful viewpoints and calm and relaxing spots.

Access Departure: From Tarascon-sur-Ariège, take the D8 towards Vicdessos (km15). Follow on the right to Port de Lers via the D18 (km28). Port de Lers car park.


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South of Ariège, on the border with Andorra, are the Ariège Pyrenees. Between mountainous landscapes and activities, there are many [...]


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1 - Port de Lers car park

Join the third hairpin bend by the road towards Vicdessos (east).

2 - Start of the trail

Take the path on your left which begins with a slight difference in height and join the small Pont de Ganioule.

3 - Ganioule bridge

Just after the bridge, turn left. The elevation becomes more difficult until the Etang d'Arbu.

4 - Orri of the Three Lords and Arbu pond

It is possible to take a break at the shelter of the Three Lords (Orri). Etang d'Arbu is the ideal spot to eat and relax with a sublime view. Resume the ascent, steep at times, with the possibility of encountering blocks of frozen snow in winter. Cross some very steep passages (easy climbing passages - level 1) and arrive at a junction near the ridge.

5 - Branch, right

Turn right to continue the ascent (steep with occasional patches of frozen snow during winter) until you reach the Pic des Trois Seigneurs.

6 - Peak of the 3 lords

Take advantage of the incredible view from the Pic and turn back to return to the previous junction.

7 - Branch, right

Leave the path of the ascent on your left and walk along the ridge which offers you a spectacular view. Reach the Pic de Barrès.

8 - Peak of Barres

Continue your way on the ridge to a small pass (2005 elevation), an ideal place to rest or enjoy the scenery. Continue to Pic de Fontanette.

9 - Pic de Fontanette

Once at the peak, begin the descent.

10 - Descent towards the Port de Lers car park

It is gentle at first, then really steep until you reach the Port de Lers car park (D/A).