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Hiking in Béarn

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It is because it’s our way of life that Camp In Van want to share this kind of travelling. Because we had 3 days off in the schedule, we escaped a bit …

3 ays was enough for getting fresh ideas! Only 500 km return to hike in the mountain. First stop in Pau, with a short visit to our friends who informed us about a nice walk which looks nicer than those on our hikes list.

Here we are ! Gabas, then “la Gave de Bious”.

2 awesome hikes occupied our days … first we went to the Lake of Aule, then the one who’s going along the lakes of Ayous. I can tell you that the place is just magnificent ! With a view of the Peak of  Ossau, majestic and in the sound of bells, between donkeys, sheeps, cows and horses, you can ear “gling gling” in all directions !

To spend the night, the parking lot is welcoming and as walkers leaving on several days leave their vehicles, overnights in campervan (or motor-home but it is not easy to rise there) are tolerated (in spite of signs which announce the opposite at the entrance !). The place was to be a campground but because of the potential risks due to the dam, the activity was not able to remain letting for us an opportunity to spend overnight in a peacefull mountain …

We have to know that horses (which are of use to the walk during days) are free at night time and they come down all on the parking lot and you know what !!! They are thieves : one of them tried to prick us the baguette and a plate (hopefuly it was empty) on the table and he prick on our neighbor table a crust of bread and a lemon ! Phew that was probably acid in the stomach ;)

So we wanted to share with you this small adventure which was so good for the body and for the spirit !

Thank you again to our friends Karine and Thomas to have welcomed and advised us on this great place … hoping that in your turn you can discover the corner quite freely !

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