Lae De Haut
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Ossau Valley looking towards Spain
Traffic free roads
Lae de Haut offers many circular routes, the route take you out of France over the Col into Spain and returns you via another valley so that you are not repeating the views.
Artouste, Little train is a must.
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Here at La Pierre Ste Martin we took the ski lift to the top, you can walk down or ride your mountain bike down, we took the 3rd option and returned to base on the ski lift.
Pau white water centre
Here you can take part or take a picnic and enjoy the events
There is a Restuarant on site
There are many location for rafting, this one starts in Navarrenx and at the end you have the option of a BBQ along side of the river.
Dancing in the streets, craft & Food stalls and sheep dog trials
Just 1 mile away
3rd weekend in September each year,
Aramits home of the 3 musketeers
Kakuatta gorge just 20 minutes away
Holzarte Gorge on the GR10, 20 minutes drive away.
This route takes you into the Basque country, Col Osquich which has been used by the Tour de France in the past, at this point on a clear day you can see Bayonne on the coast, continue through pretty Basque villages to
St Jean Pied de Port this is on the Camino de santiago Routes (Pilgrims Route) it is worth spending some time here.
Arneguy: here you enter Spain, cheap spirits, cigs and good value meals.
Roncesvalle: Again on the Pilgrims routes. 91km from Lae de Haut.
Larrau: Home ward.
Views 5 Star: Interest 5 Star.
Take directions to La Pierre ste Martin ski station then to Spain, here you will ride on the mountain top with views of Spain on the left and France on the right, drop down into the Roncal Valley passing through beautiful Spanish villages, the road huges the river through gorges.
At the road junction turn left to Jaca, don't take the motorway, at Berdun a village on top of a hill, here we stop for a meal, enjoy the views while you are here.
Jaca: Also you can eat here, castle with the deer in the moat. they say the Spanish civil war started here.
Take directions to France, do stop at the famous train station Canfranc (First read all about it on Google)
Over the Col Somport, now it is all down hill passing villages which are worth looking at maybe on another trip.
Views 5 Star: Interest 5 Star:
This route covers 3 famous Tour de France Cols. Two will feature Stage 19, 27 July 2018
Marie Blanque here horse roam freely, popular with walkers with many picnic tables.
Aubisque, for the cyclist this a must, many cycling tours feed here.
Soular is the last Col on this route and it is all down hill from here.
This is one of out shortist routes, 100 miles
Views 5 Star: Interest 5 Star.
"A" ARTOUSTE, here you can take a ski lift to the restaurant also take the Petit Train
"B" Col Portalet, here you can buy cheap drinks& Cig also we can tell you where to eat
"C" Petrol station where fuel is cheaper also the petrol station has a restaurant, it is very busy so we suggest you arrive at 1.30pm as it isn't so busy.
"D" is the road junction, take a right turn to Jaca.
Lourdes: This route takes you over the Aubisque and the Soulor down to Angeles Gazost then Lourdes
Views 5 Star to Lourdes, return journey more on the flat with views of the Pyrenees all the way.
Day out to Biarritz: Other attractions en-route worth another trip another day.
Gurs: Prisoner of war camp
Navarrenx: Rafting, Salmon fishing, Castle.
Sauveterre de Bearn Spa Town
Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz-St Jean de Luz
Instead of returning from St Jean Pied de Port on the main road, take the D117 or D19. We have travelled the D117 & D19 through the winter months when they quiet, problem in a car is the roads are narrow & it is differcult to pass on coming traffic so I recommend it for motorcyclist and cyclist. The views are well worth the trip.
Cyclist> 3 circular routes from Lae de Haut. Cyclist now can take their cycles on the train to Bedous & ride round the beautiful village of Lescun and other villages in the Aspe Valley