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Hiking around Sare

Hiking around Sare

There are many hikes in the Basque Country. Athletes, with family, with friends… discover different ways of exploring the signposted circuits of Sare.

1, 2, 3! Discover the most beautiful landscapes of the Basque country!

There are many hikes in the Basque Country. Sportsmen, family, friends ... discover different ways of exploring the 10 signposted circuits of Sare.
Departing from Hendaye, at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the GR10, a mythical path that allows you to join the ocean to the sea by following the Pyrenees, stops at Sare.

Sare is a mountainous area obviously suitable for hiking (on foot, on horseback or even by mountain bike), and many routes have been developed. We will be able to personalize yours and provide you with a guidebook according to your choice.

If you've never done it before, we recommend the ascent of the Rhune, from the hotel! Mythical summit which will offer you an incredible 360 ​​° view of the sea and mountains! Depart from the swimming pool car park and descend facing La Rhune. Follow the yellow markings of the PR entitled “from col to col”.
Either choose the pretty loop to visit the Koralhandia star redoubt built by Marshal Soult in 1812, passing through the Altsanga viewpoint and stay on the slopes of the Rhune.
Or, very quickly, you will find the white and red marks of the famous GR10 which will take you to the top, at 905m. Count 2:30.

The Rhune train path:

Another path starting from the hotel: a walk marked out by blue horses which passes through 4 villages and allows you to discover the treasures of each. It is the territory of Xareta.
Sare towards Zugarramurdi, a famous village in the Basque Country. It is known to be the village of witches. Between myth and reality, a visit to the witches' cave will allow you to learn more about this legend.
Urdax is a charming little village with beautiful Basque buildings and old agricultural farms. In the center of the village there is a monastery and an old mill which are worth a detour.
And to finish: Aïnhoa: another village classified among the most beautiful in France, known for its bastide street.

Suhalmendi and the Napoleonic redoubts: a magnificent place to watch the sunset in summer. 3 hour loop from the hotel. It is also a family walk in a privileged environment until Suhalmendi pass (one of the most beautiful panoramas of the Basque Coast) to discover the Basque Pie Noir breed from the Basque Country which leads to the surroundings of four pig pens. A course of 10 playful interpretation panels invites you to discover the secrets of pork.

Have you just arrived and want to stretch your legs after the road? I suggest you the oratories circuit, easy one hour walk from the hotel.
Humble buildings, but always of careful construction, they testify to the devotion and the Basque religious spirit;
According to local tradition, they were built following wishes made by seafarers in danger. Because, according to the beautiful definition of the writer Kurt Tucholski, the Basques are sailors from the mountains ...

Last but not least, the palombières circuit : very close to the Rhune, surrounded by the peaks of Ibanteli and Atxuria, this hike will make you discover mysterious and splendid beech groves. You will follow the border to reach the Lizarrieta pass before crossing the open flanks of the Ibanteli.

To discover even more walks around Sare:

The Sare tourist office organizes a guided hike on Mount Suhalmendi in June and September: discovering Basque pork.

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