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    • Come and discover a breathtaking view !

      Built in 1924, the train of La Rhune is an authentic cog railway. This train will take you on a 35 minutes ride at a speed of 9km per hour at the Rhune’s summit at 905 meters of altitude. This symbolic cross-border summit offers one the Bask Country’s most beautiful panoramic views: the tops of the Pyrenees and along the Bask coast from San Sebastian to Biarritz up as for as the beaches of the Landes.

      For the bravest who want to climb on foot, there is a marked path linking the station to the summit. The hike takes 2h30 to 3 hours to climb the 736 meter drop and 2 hours for the way back.

      Once at the top, you will gaze at a magnificent view. You will also find Spanish restaurants and bars.

      Also, in June and September every Sunday at 3:20 p.m as well as in July and August every Tuesday at 8:20 a.m a free activity takes place : a bird release.

      Departures/Returns :

      The “Train de La Rhune” is opened from the 17th of March to the 6th of April from Sunday to Wednesday only. From the 7th of April to the 3rd of November it is opened every day.

      In the low season (from the 17/03 to the 07/07 and from the 01/09 to the 03/11) the first departure of the day is at 9:30 a.m then every 40 minutes until midday and from 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. You can choose any train of the day to go back.

      In the high season (from the 08/07 to the 31/08) the first departure is at 8:20 a.m then every 40 minutes until 5:30 p.m. You have to go back after having spent 1:20 at the top.

      Prices :

      Return ticket :

      • Adults: 19€
      • Children from 4 to 12 years old: 12€
      • Family package: 57€ (10,75€ for every additional child)
      • Persons with reduced mobility: 8,50€
      • Dogs: 5€

      One way ticket :

      • Adults: 16€
      • Children from 4 to 12 years old: 9€
      • Dogs: 4€


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Location : Mountain

Province : Labourd

Location : Saint Ignace
64310 Sare


Saint Ignace
64310 Sare


Phone : 05 59 54 20 26

Fax : 05 59 47 50 76

GPS coordinates

43° 19'30.16"N, 1° 36'2.59"W

Traveller Reviews

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  • "Fantastic"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by 437trevors (Kent, United Kingdom) on 26/10/2019

    Heard about this many years ago and on the spur of the moment visited yesterday. Breathtaking, magnificent views, a trip back in time. You need good weather for this to be special as it was for...

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  • "On high in the Pyrenees via the little Rhune train. Basque France"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Seaside752947 on 14/10/2019

    Take in the vistas from over 900 metres at the top of the Rhune Mountain, part of the Pyrenees. See the nearby mountains and the valleys, across the Basque Country of France and Spain. Check out...

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  • "Don’t waste your money!"

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by LucyJ1504 on 07/09/2019

    If you’re travelling with a baby don’t waste your money! We went with our 8 month old son, my partner’s parents and their dog. There was no sign on the ticket board saying you had to get a free...

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