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The Col de Lizarrieta

The Col de Lizarrieta

The Col de Lizarrieta border and shared between Sare and Etxalar, at an altitude of 441 m, is a unique place where the sharing of a common culture, scientific observation of migratory species and the centuries-old tradition of hunting come together. the wood pigeon with the net.

Located at an altitude of 441 m, the Col de Lizarrieta borders and is shared between Sare and Etxalar. It is a unique place where the sharing of a common culture, scientific observation of migratory species and the centuries-old tradition of wood pigeon hunting come together with a net.

A very busy but unorganized place, the Basque Country Agglomeration Community (CAPB), the municipality of Sare, local associations and residents wished to develop the pass. The project is structured around two developments, that of the car park with the creation of two buildings and, around this heart, the departures of circuits for themed and interpreted walks and hikes. All this while preserving the natural site.

After the 6-kilometer climb up the pass, its reception platform will include a wide belvedere which will join the sanitary facilities and a building with two reading tables and 17 brochures.

Some will refer to human passages such as smuggling or the migrations of the 60s and 70s. Others, the most numerous, will offer zooms on the different species of birds frequenting the passage.

2 trails will allow you to discover the history of the pass: wood pigeon hunting, a 9 km loop, 2h30 including 7 illustrative markers; the forest and the mines: a round trip of 2,9 km, or 1h15 including 8 terminals. For the little ones, a 45-minute round trip route around an imaginary tale by Koldo Amestoy will be created. New: "Lizarrieta Aventures" application for families / friends.

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