You’re a nature enthusiast and love hiking? You’ve booked a trip to the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. It’s time to discover the fauna and flora of the Basque Country during a hike in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle. Explore our top 5 hiking trails not to be missed in the southwest of France, along with all the necessary details before starting your itinerary (starting point, loop or not, elevation gain, distance, duration…).

Lake Hike in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle

The first iconic hike in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle: the lake circuit. This trail is accessible to beginners looking for a refreshing stroll in a bucolic setting in the Basque Country. Starting from the village, you’ll have the opportunity during this itinerary to immerse yourself in the heart of the Lake of Saint-Pée.

  • Starting point: village of Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
  • Duration: 3h30
  • Distance: 10 kilometers
  • Elevation gain: 160 meters

Oratories Hike around Sare

Another hike towards Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle that you must absolutely do during your stay in a campsite in the Basque Country: the Oratories hike. Your starting point is the small village of Sare and it’s a simple route that awaits you for this hike. You can enjoy a health walk by opting for this 4-kilometer route. Finally, once back in Sare, you can stroll through its shops or sit down in a restaurant for a well-deserved meal.

  • Starting point: village of Sare
  • Duration: 1h25
  • Distance: 4 kilometers
  • Elevation gain: 76 meters

Rhune Train Hike

During your vacation in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, numerous hikes are possible. What could be better than discovering the Basque landscape doubly, by combining a hike towards Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle and a ride on the Rhune train? This is what this itinerary offers, with the starting point in Sare and the endpoint at the Rhune train station, which then takes you on an exceptional journey into the heart of nature.

  • Starting point: village of Sare
  • Duration: 1h35
  • Distance: 3 kilometers
  • Elevation gain: 206 meters

Ibarron Heights Hike

Ready for a hike towards Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle of only 8 kilometers? Then, let’s go to the Ibarron Heights! This loop offers you a route in the hills, where the green nature of the Basque Country unfolds before you. You’ll love this bucolic break in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Don’t hesitate to do this hike with your family or friends!

  • Starting point: Fronton parking lot, Ibarron
  • Duration: 3h
  • Distance: 8 kilometers
  • Elevation gain: 215 meters

Santa Barbara Cross Hike from Ibarron

The last hiking trail towards Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle that we propose: the Santa Barbara Cross hike. This path offers you a loop passing by an impressive viewpoint over the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Starting from Ibarron, this hike promises you beautiful discoveries in terms of landscapes and is one of the most beautiful trails to explore.

  • Starting point: Fronton parking lot, Ibarron
  • Duration: 2h55
  • Distance: 8 kilometers
  • Elevation gain: 244 meters

If you’re a hiking enthusiast, explore all the above trails. Between the lake and the green nature, each hiking trail towards Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle offers you a privileged day with family or friends. Go through each trail in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and share your opinion with future hikers looking for incredible routes. Finally, after all this trekking, come and relax in our starred camping Ibarron. Our comfortable accommodations allow you a relaxing night to be in shape for your next hiking adventure!

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