Pic du Jer
- bd d'Espagne
- funicular adult/child return €9/6
- funicular 10am-6pm Mar-Nov & winter holidays, 9am-8pm mid-Jul–Aug
Lonely Planet review for Pic du Jer
When the crowds of pilgrims get too much, you can take refuge on the rocky 94m-high pinnacle of the Pic du Jer, which offers panoramic views of Lourdes and the central chain of the Pyrenees.
There are two routes to the top: a punishing three-hour slog along a signed trail, or a speedy six-minute ride on the century-old funicular. We'll leave it up to you to decide which is the more rewarding.
Either way, the summit makes a superb spot for a picnic. There's a choice of routes back down: a black-run mountain-bike trail, or a more family-friendly option along the Voie Verte des Gaves, a decommissioned railway that finishes up at the lower funicular station.
Take bus 2 from place Monseigneur Laurence.