A perfect hike for children is a hike where they will meet animals and water points. I know that you already know that kids are crazy when it comes to jumping in puddles for example, so imagine them crossing streams and catching tadpoles in their hands!
Here the hike begins when crossing the Gave of Ansabère and several streams and water points, running around in the water is pure delight!
The setting of the Lescun circus is fabulous, the Ansabère needles in the background are impressive. In the heart of the Lescun circus, you cross pastures guided by the sound of bells on the necks of the cows, enjoying the immensity of these wide open spaces, then you rush into a small forest full of charm whose carpet of green moss plunges you into a magical setting of elves and fairy tales. Leaving the forest, you reach the Ansabère huts where you can fill your water bottles with drinking water directly from the source.
Now is the time to take a break and meet Marcel, the man in charge. Marcel is the shepherd who looks after this summer period from June to October. He watches over his sheep and makes his cheese, which is matured a few meters away in a cave converted into a cellar.Remember to take a little cash along, to buy some good sheep cheese directly from him! After the shepherd's hut, there is still a 45-minute walk before reaching the lake. Alternating small passes and valleys, it starts sharply! Go on, one more effort and the beauty of the Lake will be your reward. Barely arrived at the lake, Leon unpacks his fishing rod, it seems that there are beautiful trout! Meanwhile, Romy doesn't stop grabbing tadpoles in her hands and discreetly slips them into a water bottle in the hope of taking them home! And here is where your stop to picnic.You must go around the lake otherwise you risk missing the magnificent view of the Peak of Ansabère reflecting on to the lake. The bravest can still climb higher to enjoy the view over the lake.
You have gotten into the habit of making your children walk with hiking poles. You have gotten into the habit of making your children walk with hiking poles. Their grandpa was bored during lockdown and he made a walking stick for each of his grandchildren (8 to date). From a hazel tree branch he carved their first names and added a drawing, made a strap and a metal tip.They are very proud of them and it is true that the stick is a huge help on their way up, be careful they don't get it caught up in between their legs on the way down. Ask your children to find a stick on the path and use it throughout the hike.
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