Once you reached the Gîte, you don’t hate to travel much farther. In fact there’a a lot of hikes that start right in front of the door or just a few minutes ride away. Here’s a few suggestions. If you know any other great hikes in the area let us know in the comments below 👇🏽
Hikes around Cirès
Lac de Bordères (Bareilles)
You reach Lac de Bordères from your doorstep in Cirès in about 2h and an ascent of 640m. The path passes first along the Vale d’Oueil through the neighbouring village Bourg-d’Oueil before you enter a light forrest that opens towards Cromlech Du Port De Pierrefite. It is here in fact where you cross the border from Haute-Garonne to Hautes-Pyrénées. From there it’s almost a flat stretch to the lake.
Mont Né can be reached in about 40 mins from the parking area of Port de Balès. You may also combine this hike with Lac de Bordères for scenic views and a refreshing swim in summer. It is also a great destination on snwoshoes or skis in winter and early spring. Here’s another great and detailed description of the hike.
More things to do
The city hall of the neighbouring village Bourg-d’Oueil has created a very informative website with a lots of helpful information about the history of the valley and interesting sites to visit.