France - Basque Country – Hiking on GR10 from Hendaye to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

France - Basque Country – Hiking on GR10 from Hendaye to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Self-guided hiking tour in the Pyrenees following the GR10

A mythical hiking path that crosses from West to East the Pyrenees range, the GR10 that covers over 895 km. The GR10 is one of a number of official long-distance paths, Grandes Randonnées, in France. A real Pyrenean dream  focused on the Atlantic part here in that pretty physical programme crossing the famous colours of the Basque Country : green hills with white and red houses.

Day 1

Hendaye. Hendaye in the extreme South West of France is the last city before Spain. Located on the ocean, Hendaye enjoys a very mild climate. It is surrounded by greens hills, a very large bay and a long sandy beach with a lively harbour.

Day 2

Hendaye – Olhette - 26 km – 6 ½ hour walk The GR trail starts at the ancient Casino. The trails goes up the Osin pass (374 m), the Joncs pass (419m) and leads to the Ibardin Pass where locals buy food and alcohol in the “Ventas” on the border with Spain. Continue to Inzola and Grand Escarga, two passes after which you follow a balcony trail and arrive in Olhette.

Day 3

Olhette - Sare – 6 hour walk Today you leave behind the ocean and the beach heading towards the Pyrenean slopes. Night in the quaint village of Sare. +500m/-400 m

Day 4

Sare-Ainhoa – 6 ½ hour walk Your walk heads to Rhune the highest peak in the Basque Country (900m), on top of which the view over the Ocean is incomparable. The walk ends in Ainhoa where you spend the night. +750/-700

Day 5

Ainhoa - Ferme de San Esteben – 10 km – 3 ½ hour walk The real Pyrenean climbs begin with the Igushiegui and Mehatche passes before reaching San Esteben.

Day 6

Ferme de San Esteben – Bidarray - 17 km – 6 ¾ walk Cross the farm's courtyard and start your day with the climb of the Veaux Pass (540m), then onto the trail “la route des radars de l'Artzamendi” arriving at the summit Méhatché Pass (716m). Walk under the Arpekosaindua grotto before finishing in Bidarray (150m).

Day 7

Bidarray - St Etienne de Baigorry - 22 km - 5 ½ hour walk Climb up to the magnificent red crests of Iparla before starting the descent towards St Etienne de Baïgorry.

Day 8

St Etienne de Baïgorry - St Jean Pied de Port – 6 hour walk Walk the lower flanks of the Pyrenees crossing the Monhoa Pass (1021m) and descend towards St Jean Pied de Port. +800m/-750m You can stay one more night in St Jean Pied de Port.

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Self guided WALKING
Level
Duration :
8 Days
From :
690 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

 2 star hotels and guest houses-  Half board.

Luggage transfer- A road book and a map.

The Assistance of an English-speaking person during the reservation.


Starts in : Hendaye.

Ends in : St Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Access : Hendaye train station.(TGV from Paris)

   Biarritz airport


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Highlights 

.The Pyrenees and the GR10.

.From Ocean to mountains.

.The beauty of the Pays Basque.