Col d'Ibardin et le lac Xoldokogaina

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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 5 906 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.

  • Eric Charun

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Eric Charun on 16/06/2018

    Great meeting place at the border. Lots of shops. Good stuff when hanging around a bit

  • Imad Halloum

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Imad Halloum on 14/09/2018

    Beautiful place for hiking

Traveller Reviews Col d'Ibardin et le lac Xoldokogaina

4.0 sur 5 36 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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  • "Balade autour"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Guijojo (Lyon, France) on 18/08/2021

    De nombreuses balades permettent de s’y rendre et son très accessible, on peut au dessus croisé des vaches ou des potoks !

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  • "Balade facile avec tour du lac et passage sur le barrage"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Marc4506 (Tours, France) on 18/05/2021

    Balade au départ de la zone frontière avec l'Espagne, le tour du lac se fait en moins de 2 heures dans un cadre forestier agréable

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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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