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4 - La Rhune mountain and Sare and Ascain

In this tour, we’d like to give you the opportunity to discover and go up La Rhune, explore the area, and then visit Sare and its prehistoric caves.

We’ll leave your hotel and head towards Ascain taking a detour along the impressive Corniche coastal road. On the way, you will enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the sea and the wild cliffs.

We’ll make a stop in Ascain, where you can see the XIV century Lapurdi church, the Romain bridge and typical houses. Enjoying the friendly atmosphere of this village !

After we will drive to Col de St Ignace, and get on the wooden zipper train to the top Mount La Rhune. After a pleasant train ride of about 35 minutes you’ll reach the top where you have a beautiful view over the French Basque Country, Navarra, Guipuzcoa, the Atlantic coastline from San Sebastian to the rivermouth of the Adour in Bayonne or even to Les Landes.

You can have lunch at the top of La Rhune.

The train was built in honor of Maria Eugenia of Montijo, who was empress between 1912 and 1924. Currently, bringing around 350,000 people up the mountain yearly.

You can also enjoy the wildlife and local plants like pottokas, birds of prey and the black-faced sheep.

It‘s possible to take the train back down or enjoy the 1.5h walk.

Next stop will be Sare. We’ll visit this picturesque village and enter the prehistoric famous caves. During your 45-60 minute visit, you’ll discover the history going back more than 2 million years.

We arrive back at your hotel around 5pm, perhaps making a stop on the way depending on time and energy levels !


Tour info

Duration of the tour 8 hours

The price includes
Always a happy private (English French German and Dutch-speaking) travel guide
Pick up and return at your hotel
Sweet treat or pintxo break
All transport costs

Not included
Lunch
Train la Rhune
Entrance fees

Places you will visit
Ascain
La Rhune mountain
Sare +


Rates/Prices

From 75€ per person
up to 6 persons

All of our tours at Ikusi are flexible and can be customized. We want to offer you the best service – for any queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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the guide

Remco Roos

Hello my name is Remco Roos and I am specialist in guiding that serves you personal assistance to offer unique experiences in the Basque Country. My goal is to take you to the heart of the Basque Contry’s cultural, gastronomical and geographical treasures.

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