Route: Vielha – Gausac – Bassa d’Oles – Plan Batalher – Aubert
CAR TRIP + FAMILY WALK
TYPE OF LANDSCAPE:
LAKE - RESERVOIR
The Varicauba forest is one of the Val d’Aran’s natural treasures: a sprawling fir tree forest, extremely dense in some areas. The Bassa d’Oles is a small reservoir, which in springtime and rainy summers becomes an idyllic mountain lake.
Points of interest:
· Spectacular views across the Val d’Aran.
· Before you arrive you’ll pass the Plan Batalhèr picnic area, ideal for a family day out, where beeches and towering fir trees shade the picnic tables. The area is equipped with barbecues, fifteen tables and source of drinking water.
· At the same location there is an environmental education centre, designed to cater to school groups.
At the Varicauba forest you’ll find a mountain bike circuit designed for expert mountain bikers and fans of the most extreme downhills: Val d’Aran Mountain Bike Park.