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Pound of Rabbassoles

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Mijanès
11.8 km
4h
Medium
  • In the heart of the "Québec ariégeois", in a superb setting, this hike passes through a magnificent forest and allows you to discover the three Rabassoles ponds. You'll also enjoy magnificent meadows surrounded by mountain peaks.

  • Access: On leaving Mijanès, take the straight towards Col de Pailhères/Ax les Thermes and at the first bend, take the forest track straight ahead to the "new" La Restanque parking lot.
  • Guidebook with maps/step-by-step
    (D/A) From the parking lot, take the path at the signposts,
    towards La Restanque. Arrive at a clearing with picnic tables.
    picnic tables, turn right towards Les Rabassoles.

    0h30 - The path leads to the foot of a stream. Turn right
    to cross over the bridge. Continue uphill.
    At Pla d'Artounant, continue straight on towards Les Rabassoles. Follow the stream. At a bend, ford the stream using large stones.
    stones. Continue for 150m, then ford the stream again on stones
    stones at a large coniferous tree, then head uphill.

    1h00 - Arrive at the Rabassoles pond. Turn left to ford the pond. Take the path that climbs up to overlook the lake.
    At the stream, turn left to reach Etang Bleu.

    1h20 - Walk along the lake to the left on the GR7B and follow the path
    which climbs steeply. After crossing a small
    pass, descend to Wareck pond. Continue straight ahead on the path,
    walking along the slope. At the Col de Llausses, leave the GR
    7B down to the left, towards l'Estagnet pond.

    2h40 - Walk alongside l'Estagnet pond, then continue on the path which
    winding downhill. At the bottom of the descent, follow the winding path
    right of the stream to a wetland. Walk alongside it and enter the meadow. Stay on the left-hand edge of the meadow and, at a small ridge, follow the left-hand path downhill to the
    intersection. Return to the path abandoned at the driveway
    back to the parking lot.

    4h. - Restanque parking lot
  • Departure
    Mijanès
  • Difference in height
    717 m
  • Access: On leaving Mijanès, take the straight towards Col de Pailhères/Ax les Thermes and at the first bend, take the forest track straight ahead to the "new" La Restanque parking lot.
  • Environment
    • Forest location
    • Mountain location
    • Pond within 5 km
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
717 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 2118 m
  • Minimum altitude : 1590 m
  • Total positive elevation : 717 m
  • Total negative elevation : -712 m
  • Max positive elevation : 207 m
  • Min positive elevation : -307 m
Services
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Dogs must be kept on a leash due to the presence of herds.
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