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Brook Salamanders and Hiking in the Basque Pyrenees

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Bidarray, Basque Country, France

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $402 USD per trip
  • Duration

    4

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Summer and Autumn

  • Starting Location

    Bidarry, France

Highlights

  • Brook Salamanders. Can be done as a series of long day hikes but much better to camp and enjoy the terrain and solitude along and in the streams and brooks. No gaurantees we will see the Salamanders, but usually they gather in very shallow pools above 700m. (Spanish Map MTN50 66/26-05).
  • Wild boar, deer, vultures and eagles are numerous.
  • In Spring wild flowers are abundant and in September it is Mushroom season.

Guide

Trip Info

Brook Salamanders and Hiking in the Basque Pyrenees is a collection of day hikes out of the village of Ixtassou in the green hills of the French Basque Pyrenees. This is a stunning landscape of low cloud and dense woods cut by numerous small gorges and steep green hills.

Wild boar, deer, vultures and eagles are numerous. In Spring wild flowers are abundant and in September it is Mushroom season for those who like to rise at the crack of dawn and forage in the woods. For the more adventurous hiker there can be 4 days of basic camping along the small tributary of the river Nive upstream from Bidarry where we can explore the small ajoining brooks for the elusive Pyreneen Brook Salamander above 700 metres.

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