Walks and hikes

Pass to pass

A long circuit around the mountain sides of the Rhune, enabling you to discover the neglected aspects of this beautiful mountain, such as the gap and pudding stone rocks of Athekaleun or the ancient chapel of Olhain.

Level medium
Duration 3h30 - Distance 11km - Elevation 604m

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The oratories

Short easy hike to explore one of Sare's features : the oratories. Humble but always very carefully built structures, they are the evidence of the devotion and the religious spirit of Basque people. According to the local tradition, they could have been raised from wishes said by sailors in danger.

Level easy
Duration 1h - Distance 4km - Elevation 100m

Download the oratories (in french)

Xareta's route

Different stages:

Sare – Sare Caves: 2h30 (one way)
Sare Caves - Zugarramurdi: 1h (one way)
Zugarramurdi – Urdax: 45min (one way)
Urdax - Ainhoa: 1h45 (one way)
Ainhoa - Sare: 3h30 (one way)

For serious hikers, the circuit can be done in one or two days in 9h30.

Download Xareta's route

Suhalmendi, partez à la découverte du porc basque

Balade familiale dans un environnement privilégié jusqu'au col du Suhalmendi (un des plus beaux panoramas de la Côte Basque) à la découverte du porc basque de race Pie Noir du Pays Basque qui mène aux abords de quatre parcs à porcs. Un parcours de 10 panneaux d'interprétation ludique vous invite à découvrir les secrets du porc. 2 heures de balade à partir du train de la Rhune. 

Level easy
Duration 1h - Distance 7km - Elevation 113m

Suivez le guide...

Download la fiche de la rando de Suhalmendi (in french)

Great hikes : GR10

Hendaye to Arrens (260km) - 17 days

 

Stage from Olhette to Sare

Cet itinéraire vous entraîne au coeur du mythique massif de la Rhune. A travers  un paysage de landes, c’est un panorama saisissant de profondeur et de beauté qui s’offre à vous vers l’infini de l’océan. Spectacle grandiose magnifié par le contraste du sommet qui élève sa masse rocheuse dans un écrin végétal de forêts et de fougères. A mi-parcours le sentier descendant permet de contempler la vallée du si joli village de Sare, terme de cette étape.

Level medium
Duration 3h - Distance 9,2km - Elevation 567m

Download GR 10 Stage Olhette to Sare (in french)

 

Stage from Sare to Ainhoa

Having walked Sare’s ‘galzada’ (an old flagstoned street) from one oratory to another, you will discover some varied and surprising landscapes.You will be enchanted by the plane trees and extraordinary pollarded oaks before you reach the wonderful village of Ainhoa, ranked as one of ‘the most beautiful villages in France’.An easy and very well-signposted route.

Level easy
Duration 3h30 - Distance 12,6km - Elevation 385m

Download GR10 Stage Sare to Ainhoa

Great hikes : GR8

Urt to Sare (66km) - 3 days

 

Stage from Cambo to Sare

Cette traversée des collines du Labourd offre de belles vues sur les montagnes et la côte basque. De la thermale Cambo à la frontalière Sare, de sous – bois en lignes de crêtes, le GR 8® vous surprendra.

Level difficult
Duration 7h10 - Distance 25,7km - Elevation 301m

Download GR8 Stage Cambo to Sare (in french)

Guided hikes

We propose six guided hikes in the Terre & Côte Basques area:

off the beaten track from April to September, our guide will help you discover our land’s hidden treasures.

In Sare 

Ainhoa

Biriatou

Saint Pée sur Nivelle

Urrugne

Nocturnal

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Hiking guides

Different level hiking circuits

Visit the paths around Sare and the neighbouring villages to discover the Basque Country’s beautiful mountains.

 Two guides are available:

Available on order (+ € 4 postage) and at the Tourist Information Centre.

We will send you the hiking guide by mail as soon as we receive your order form and cheque.

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Hiking in Sare

SARE hiking guide

To discover all the village’s marked paths, this guide offers you:

8 hikes, between 3 and 4 hours

3 mountain bike trails

Price: € 6 

From the river to the coast

From the Nive to the Basque Coast Hiking Guide

To find out about all the signposted walks in our area within a radius of 20km, this guide provides:

60 walks and hikes between 1 and 8 hours, including 5 walks in SARE

Price: € 8

Useful recommendations

  • Weather forecast: 32 50
  • European SOS call: 112

Wear good shoes, and don’t forget warm clothing and a raincoat, a hat and water.

Bring a bag to put your waste in.

Respect plant and wildlife.

Be careful! Some circuits are to be avoided at certain times of the year:

  • During the hunting season (October & November)
  • When the fields are burnt (December to March)