Gorges de Kakuetta

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    • In the heart of the Soule, the Kakuetta Gorges were dug by the Gave de Sainte-Engrace. They form an extraordinary landscape, renowned throughout Europe. Its high cliffs offer you breathtaking panoramas and its lush vegetation is particularly exotic. Some call the site "the Basque Amazon" . You can go climbing, hiking and canyoning here. These impressive cliffs have been fitted out with walkways. Passages and stairs were carved into the rock. 8 circuits allow you to discover the canyon. There is no particular difficulty, but hiking nevertheless requires being athletic and not feeling dizzy.

      Find out more : Read our article on the Kakuetta Gorges.(FR)

      Did you know? The "gave" is a Gascon term, which designates a watercourse. Some are mountain streams, others are wide rivers. The gaves take their sources in the Pyrenean massif. They hurtle down the mountains and crisscross the Béarn valleys, Bigorre, Soule in the Basque Country and as far as Chalosse, in the Landes. The main rivers, so named, are the Gaves d'Ossau, Aspe, Pau, Oloron and Mauléon. They all join the Gave de Pau, which then takes the name of Gaves Réunis, before flowing into the Adour.

      Important information: Following an accident, the site is currently closed during security work. Visit the town website to find out more

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Traveller Reviews Gorges de Kakuetta

4.5 sur 5 2930 reviews

  • Glyn Jones

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Glyn Jones on 30/08/2019

    Nice walk through the gorge. Good place to visit on a hot day as the gorge stays nice and cool. Strongly recommend taking a picnic to eat by the river too. The route is a linear walk so the route back is along the same narrow path - which causes some congestion in places. It can also be slippy in places so good shoes recommend and there are numerous rocky and irregular parts which could cause difficulties for less sure footed visitors. Hardest part is first/last short but fairly steep climb from the lake below the restaurant over and into the gorge on wide woodland path. There are two carparks just before the entrance at the Cascades restaurant and limited roadside parking outside the entrance itself with a refreshments cabin. On arrival to the entrance, you first have to pay the entrance fees in the restaurant/shop and tickets are then collected at the cabin by the entrance gate. A short descent on a track then takes you to a picnic area by a lake and a cabin where you borrow a hardhat helmet for your visit (no extra charge) if you want one. Recommended visit. Especially on a hot day.

  • La Laz

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by La Laz on 10/08/2018

    Absolutely loved this walk! I was not bored at one point during this because there are lost of steps and bumps and also the views are stunning! Blows everything I’ve seen in the UK out of the water! Above the waterfall there is a cave which I saw someone go in. BUT it’s very busy most days. It might be just because it is August, but you may end up parking on the verges and we got stuck. Bring some stuff just in case!

  • Julie Hunt

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Julie Hunt on 19/07/2020

    Lovely to visit. Not too difficult, though it was slippery when we were there. When busy is is a nightmare as the passage way is small. But we'll worth a visit!

Traveller Reviews Gorges de Kakuetta

4.5 sur 5 790 reviews

  • "Nice little hike"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by PasMia on 04/07/2020

    It's a nice little hike (3.5 km) along the gorges, which are beautiful. Not as impressive as others I have done in the south of France, but they are worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood. It's...

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  • "It was greate experince and joyful day"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by farizhendi on 26/09/2019

    Me and my husband with our daughter and her husband and her son had gone to Kakuetta valley in August Also I recommended to our friends and family if they go Europe to vist his region...

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  • "Stunning scenery"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Tanmouss (Oslo, Norway) on 03/07/2019

    It must the best 6 euros per person we have spent. It is a 2 hour plus walk in a one of a kind scenery. It is very wet and can be slippery hence the need for appropriate shoes. In the grotto it can...

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Gorges de Kakuetta

Address

Gorges de Kakuetta
64560 Sainte-Engrace

Contacts

Phone : 05 59 28 73 44

GPS coordinates

43° 0'4.07"N, 0° 50'34.16"W

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