Peaceful hiking

Discover the Basque mountains with a guide

Accompanied hiking offers a safer and more rewarding experience for hikers wishing to venture into the mountains.

Local guides have in-depth knowledge of the area, its flora and fauna, and its history, complementing the experience with interesting information and anecdotes. The Cambo-les-Bains tourist office is therefore working in collaboration with the Mendi Gaiak guide bureau to offer several different hikes.

Important information

Registration required at the Cambo tourist office or by telephone on +33 (0)5 59 29 70 25

On the trail of the vultures

To observe vultures in their natural habitat, head for Basse-Navarre, to Saint-Martin d’Arrosa, 20 minutes from Cambo-les-Bains.

On a tour rich in discovery and emotion, our guide takes you to meet the king bird of our mountains, and shares with you all the secrets of the Basque mountains, their flora and fauna.

You’ll venture up close to the griffon vultures’ niches to observe them through binoculars, and feel the power of these magnificent gliders that defy the winds with their 2.80 m wingspan as they fly overhead.

Although they are the main protagonists of this excursion, the vultures are not the only point of interest. The summit of Larla and the paths you’ll follow are packed with relics of the area’s industrial past! And yes, this summit does indeed conceal a former mining and metallurgical site, which explains the mine entrances, buildings and installations, as well as the rolling track you’ll see on your hike!

April to September

Distance: 3.8km. Difference in altitude: + 160m

From age 7.

Prices: €18/adult; €14/children under 12; €14/person for 3 people or more.

April: Wednesdays 10/04 – 17/04 – 24/04

June-early July: Wednesdays 5/06 – 12/06 – 19/06 – 26/06 – 3/07

July & August: Monday mornings and Wednesday mornings from 08/07 to 14/08

End of August and September: Wednesdays 21/08 – 28/08 – 4/09 – 11/09 – 18/09 – 25/09

Sunset photo Basque Country

Tales at dusk

It’s a 20-minute drive from the Cambo-les-Bains Tourist Office, the meeting point for this hike, to reach the start and begin your ascent.

Along the way, you’re sure to come across the inhabitants of our mountains: birds of prey, ewes, vultures and pottoks, the little ancestral ponies typical of the region.

The aim here is not to achieve a sporting performance, but to take advantage of this privileged moment to discover the mountains in a different way. So take the time to stop and listen to Vivi, your guide, and enjoy his anecdotes. Immerse yourself in a journey punctuated bylocal stories and legends!

After the effort, the comfort! Once at the summit, share a picnic with the whole group, and at nightfall you’re off for a smuggler’s return!

July 10 to August 21, 2024: every Wednesday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The Errebi hike and its 360° view

A breathtaking view of the Basque peaks!

Take a tour of the Errebi massif and let yourself be enchanted by the panorama of the Basque Country’s emblematic peaks, with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop: this is the new 2024 offer from the Cambo-les-Bains Tourist Office.

A real invitation to discover and escape, this 2h30 guided hike will introduce young and old alike to the Arantzazu chapel, a haven of peace nestled in a green setting. From here, the 360° view over the Basque country and the village ofAinhoa, recognized as one of France’s most beautiful villages, is breathtaking.

Along the way, you’ll enjoy a complete change of scenery and unusual encounters with pottoks, sheep and birds of prey.

A getaway where nature and heritage blend in perfect harmony!

Fridays from July 12 to August 23, 2024

Distance: 6.7 km. Ascent: +250 m.
Prices: €18 / adult; €14 child – 16 years; €14 / pers. More than 3 pers.

Includes: tour guide