After walking through mountainside forests and villages, you cross a gorge, by way of Pont Napoleon, before then winding your way around another mountainside to the arrive at Luz St Sauveur.
Starting at the village church of Viscos, today’s walk takes you through forests to the village of Sazos, with its little church, town hall and gite/restaurant/buvette. Journeying on along the mountainside, you will gain sight of Luz St Sauveur and the Pays Toys valley (with Pic Midi in the far distance). A gradual descent, largely along a winding road, then takes you to Pont Napoleon. After crossing the bridge across the gorge, you make a steep but short ascent to then continue winding around another mountainside (at a low level) before reaching the pretty village of Luz St Saveur.
Though today’s walk involves some ascent and descent, most of the route is along (rather than up and down) mountainsides, affording great views of the valleys below. Both Viscos and Sazos are picturesque villages, perched on the mountainside. A long gradual descent takes you down to Pont Napoleon; a marvelous achievement of 19th century engineering. After crossing the bridge over the deep gorge, the trail takes you up a steep but short ascent before you wind your way around the mountainside to the reach Luz St Saviour. The fortified church of St Andre and its museum, in the centre of town are well worth a visit. In particular, look out for the domed ceiling above the altar.
Though none of the mountainside paths of today's walk are precipitous, care is needed as they are narrow in places. Most of the road walking of today's route is along very quiet roads. However, Pont Napoleon can be a little busy.
A waterproof to deal with summer showers and stout footwear are recommended.
The Gite at Sazos also claims to be a restautrant and buvette (boozer), (see: http://www.gitelamaisonnee.com/anglais/index.php.
Could be a good place to eat and drink.
Other than the Gite at Sazos, there are no other food and drink outlets en route until you get to Luz St Sauveur. The snack bar at Pont Napoleon was closed (mid July 2017).
Look out for the grand hotel, now closed and up for sale at a bargain price (July 2017), just before reaching Pont Napoleon.
Before starting the walk, you may wish to look in the beautiful little church at Viscos.
This tour is available on the following itineraries: WFSWIPNP