We left camping in the morning when it wasn’t raining yet. We left little before our new friends. During the walk, we met an English man who was thru-hiking the GR10 trail. We had some difficulties finding the GR10 signs.
It was raining and the way was slippery. Instead of stepping on a stone, I put my foot on a grass and of course, I slipped! I was wet, from my shoes up to my jacket. I changed myself, and once in a town, I went to a shop to buy a t-shirt. I had nothing dry to wear. We ate a lunch and decided to stay in Loudenvielle for a night. We did our laundry and try to dry our clothes. I took a big nap.
Climbing couret d’Esquierry was nice. The views were amazing. I came across a few trailers who were doing the TransPyreneA. When I got to Granges d’Astau, I decided to take a bus to Banières de Luchon and rest, I didn’t want to go hard on my left foot again. I went to the closest campsite, where I couldn’t even set up my tent properly. But never mind. I was tired and I caught a cold, so it was not helping. It was hard, but the hike gave me some much pleasure! Starting next day, there will be fewer campsites, town, and civilization! I will enter the GR10 in Ariège. I was still doubtful about camping alone in the wild. But I guess I wouldn’t have any choice. I needed to overcome my fears!
Before Loudenvielle, in Azet, there is a gite. In Loudenvielle, you will find a campsite, shops, hotels, and bus stop. Later, in Germ, there is a gite. You can also camp close to the school. Before Bagnères, you can camp next to cabane d’Ourtiga, but there is no water source. At Granges d’Astou, there is a gite, and you can find some spots for a bivouac. The place has some restaurant and there is a bus to Bagnères de Luchon. I took the bus, but if you hike till Bagnères de Luchon, you can camp close to the refuge du lac d’Espino. Bagnères de Luchon is a very tourist city. There are many different accommodation solutions. You can visit the Tourist Office Information for more information.