Funiculaire du Pic du Jer, Lourde, Midi-Pyrenees, France
Panoramic views of Lourdes and the central Pyrenees are on offer from this rocky outcrop just outside town. There are two routes to the top: a punishing three-hour hike (ideal for penitents) or a speedy six-minute ride on the funicular (ideal for everyone else).
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.
To get to the lower funicular, take bus 2 from place Monseigneur Laurence.
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