Col d'Ibardin et le lac Xoldokogaina Nature Reserve in Urrugne

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Province : Labourd

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    • In the town of Urrugne, the Col d'Ibardin is part of the Pyrenean mountains of Labourd. Not far from the ocean, some circuits offer you the sensations of the mountain with a view of the sea. The Spanish border crosses the pass. From the top you will enjoy an exceptional panorama of the Spanish and French Pyrenees. Moreover, the routes starting from the pass take the “Sentier des Contrebandiers” ! On the way, you will cross pasture meadows, where you may come across some Pottoks, wild horses, or Betisoak, an ancient breed of Basque cows.

      From the pass, you can reach Lake Xoldokogaina by following a hiking loop of about 3 hours, on a pedestrian path without difficulty. It is a family walk that allows you to reach this beautiful mountain lake, 330 meters above sea level. If swimming is not allowed there, the site is magnificent. It is a peaceful place, ideal for relaxing by the water or having a picnic.

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Traveller Reviews Col d'Ibardin et le lac Xoldokogaina

4.4 sur 5 1240 reviews

  • Christine GINET

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Christine GINET on 23/08/2021

    In the borderlands of France and Spain, this commercial zone is too lively with a lot of goods, special the alcohol. Beside that, there are some interesting circuit of hiking, and the nice beach is not far from here.

  • alipasha can

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by alipasha can on 18/02/2023

    Beautiful place for walking, shopping sleeping, sightseeing, and a lot more easy accès by car , camping-car, motor , bicycle, shoes

  • Julian Smith

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Julian Smith on 16/08/2022

    Fantastic views ! Good for shopping and lunch break.

Traveller Reviews Col d'Ibardin et le lac Xoldokogaina

4.0 sur 5 41 reviews

  • "Easy walk, very nice place to relax with nice view"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by pauld399 on 18/07/2014

    the walk is not challenging, so very easy for children or small dogs. There is a nice field next to the lake where you can have your pick nick. Quiet, nice view... good for a relaxing couple of hours

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  • "Très belle balade"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by sasand10 (Checy, France) on 30/07/2023

    Très belle promenade et très bien indiqué. Il faut compter environ 1h45 à 2h pour faire le tour complet du lac. En été , le lac se devine mais il faut avoir le courage d’aller jusqu’au pont au milieu...

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  • "Petite randonnée"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by tree6669 (Urrugne, France) on 08/07/2023

    Bonne randonnée facile en partant du col d'Ibardin. Traversant les bois et rencontrant parfois des pottok. Le lac avec un barrage donne un belle vue vers la côte. Interdiction de se baigner mais on...

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Col d'Ibardin et le lac Xoldokogaina

Address

Col D'Ibardin
64122 Urrugne

GPS coordinates

43° 18'35.19"N, 1° 41'3.77"W

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