Cyclistes au col de l’Aubisque

The Pyrénées differently: head off on the Route des cols (mountain passes)

The Route des cols (mountain passes) weaves its way through the Pyrénées from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. Crossing over 34 main passes and 17 loops, to do on a one-day trip (by car or motorbike!) it invites us to discover sites chosen to illustrate the richness of the Pyrénées mountain range.

The Route des Cols runs across the Pyrenees from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean. With its 34 cols and 17 daily loops (by car or motorcycle), it invites you to enjoy the sites selected to illustrate the riches of the Pyrenean mountain range.

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine part of this spectacular itinerary goes from Hendaye on the Basque coast to the Col d’Aubisque in Béarn, covering 234 kilometres and 12 cols. It proposes 5 loops per day to discover Basque villages, the Basque mountains, the Musketeers, the Béarn mountains and a tour of the valleys via the Aubisque and the Soulor, with their marvellous panoramic views.

The site www.laroutedescols.com will give you all practical information. The 3D cartography allows you to visualise the itinerary and you can also prepare your trip from one point to the next, with a list of accommodation and sites to see at each stage, or find out the details of the daily loops as well as a host of ideas for trekking.

The Route des cols (mountain passes) is also a favourite for seasoned cyclists. Pages dedicated to cycling in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques help you get off to a good start and offer lots of useful information.

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Camping Le Val du Gave d'Aspe

Log cabin village comprising 16 log cabins scattered in a park planted with trees and equipped with a swimming-pool, in a fenced and safe environment which is perfect for young children. Quiet and homelike atmosphere.

6 rue de Lazères 64400 GURMENCON
Du 08/03/2024 au 13/10/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Ferme de la Porte d'Aspe

At the foot of the Pyrenees, at the confluence of the Ossau, Aspe and Barétous valleys, 5 minutes from Oloron Sainte-Marie, 60 dairy cows of all breeds enjoy the green pastures of Gurmençon.

Farm visits and direct sales of farmhouse cow's milk cheeses: Gourmançon and Henri IV's Crown, and their brothers: Petit Gourmançon and pouquets, plain and with peppers. Faisselle, fromage blanc and crème fraîche complete the raw-milk range. Farm churn butter made with organic raw milk. Organic since May 2019.

Pierre et Christine Foueillassar GAEC du Pas d'Aspe Route d'Agnos 64400 GURMENCON
Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Ferme du Payssas - Olivier MAURIN

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A warm welcome and a wide choice of farm products: cured meats, Gascon pork charcuterie, ewe's milk cheese, greuil, Pyrenean suckling lamb, ready-made meals and fresh meat for your grills.

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Du 15/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
- Communauté de Communes du Haut-Béarn -
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Chambre d'hôtes Amphitryon

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Outside, you will discover a priest's garden and our organic kitchen garden to delight the taste-buds. In the evening, you can enjoy our friendly "table d'hôte" and our local specialties... as well as the chef's surprises!

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Pays d'Art et d'Histoire des Pyrénées béarnaises

The Cities of Art of History are area which are particularly focused on the promotion and development of their heritage and architecture, member of a national network led by the Ministry for Culture and Communication. Each labelled town offers exploration activities: Guided tours, exhibitions, educational services…. As well as the city’s built heritage, there is also the natural, industrial and maritime heritage, and residents’ memories.
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Oloron Sainte-Marie

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Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
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