Massif of Sesques
is an important massif at North of Somport and Portalet, with a main summit very far of the deep valleys. The Pic de Sesques or L'Escarpu (2,606m)
is the highest point of the massif but it’s not a very popular climb because the trailheads are below 1,000m high and the routes are long. In this case the summit is presided by an antenna but the routes are prettier than the summit with green valleys and nice lakes. In spite of it the landscape from the summit is very wide.
You have two options to climb Sesques from Bitet and it’s advisable to use one to ascent and the other one to descent. I don’t know that’s better, I think it’s not very important the election because you can visit the nice Lac d’Isabe, in the ascent or in the descent.
The forest track of Bitet
is between Gabas and Eaux-Chaudes in the road D-934 at North of Portalet.
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The forest track is not always in good conditions and it's only open from june.
You have a lot of posibilities in Spanish or French side. I show only a few of it.
Refuges / Lodges:
-Chalet-Refuge du CAF (Gabas)
-Camping des Gaves
-More Campings Laruns/Ossau: list
-Hotels and restaurants in Laruns's area: list
, it's my page in Spanish about the peak.
Nire Mendiak: Sesques
, it's a very interesting description with images (Text in Spanish).
, more pictures, text in Spanish.
petit train d'Artouste
the small train to Lake of Artouste.