La Rhune Nature Reserve in Ascain

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Province : Labourd

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    • La Rhune is the most emblematic natural site in the Basque Country. And for good reason, this mountain is in the image of its inhabitants. Between land and sea, both French and Spanish, straddling Labourd and Lower Navarre, it is a very touristic site but which still retains a wild side in places…

      La Rhune is one of the Pyrenees mountains. The Saint-Ignace pass is located at the end of the Pyrenean chain, not far from the Basque coast. Barely a few kilometers separate it from the ocean. The border with Spain cuts the massif in two. Along the paths, you can make a few forays into Spain ...

      From the top of its 900 meters above sea level, it is rather considered low mountain. The hike is sporty but without difficulty. At the bend of a path or at its summit, its sea view is incredible and well worth its ascent. There are six circuits of different levels, departing from Saint-Ignace, Sare, Ascain, Olhette or the Lizuniaga pass. You therefore have the choice to discover this mountain in all its facets.

      If you are not a hiker, a small tourist train takes you to the top from Saint-Ignace station. This authentic little cogwheel train rides quietly and will give you time to appreciate the landscape and the panorama. You will cross pasture meadows, where you will come across Pottoks, wild horses, and flocks of sheep.

      Find out more: Read our article on the little Rhune train.(FR)

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Traveller Reviews La Rhune

4.7 sur 5 1405 reviews

  • Elena Tozlovanu

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Elena Tozlovanu on 30/10/2023

    Very nice hike. We started in Ascain, the trail is well marked. The views from the top are stunning.

  • Lucia Palmer

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Lucia Palmer on 30/10/2023

    Brillant afternoon out .on a train up we went .for 30 minutes of lovely views .wild horse everywhere .this mountain has been left to nature .

  • Lohb2011 xx

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Lohb2011 xx on 07/07/2022

    Great hike, you'll need pants there are some thorn bushes on the mountain. Also there are some horses near top when I went that blocked trail so I had to wake in thorn bushes to get around them. About a 2 or 3 in difficulty no need to use hands to climb anything although it is up hill the whole way and a little tough on knees coming back down for male in 40s athletic build not at all a game changer though. 3 or 4 creeks to cross about 1 foot wide about 4 path I stayed on main path whole time total time up and back down 3 hrs. I definitely recommend for family , couple or single person

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La Rhune

Address

La Rhune
64310 Ascain

GPS coordinates

43° 18'33.18"N, 1° 38'6.94"W

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