Best Hiking Trails in France

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on The Gaillères Airial Loop...
5 months ago

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From the pond of Massy, the walker start his walk in the pine forest and then meets with the Bellevue airial, an urbanized airial crossed by the highway A65. The trail unveils some traditional houses with their typical canopy (estantat).The loop ends with the Massy airial.

Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°10 (Marsan) édité par le CG40

on The Geloux Airials Loop T...
5 months ago

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A Sunday walk in the Petites Landes starting from the town of Geloux, the eponymous river crossing it, rightside tributary of the Midouze. Located in the land of Marsan, the loop provides a tour of airials, a typical landscape of the Landes de Gascogne.

Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°10 (Marsan) édité par le CG40

on The Squirrels Loop Trail
8 months ago

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A countryside hike through woods and fields south of Laglorieuse in the pays de Marsan. The hiker may spot a hunting tower camouflaged in the forest.

on The Megnos Loop Trail
8 months ago

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Located on the via Lemovicensis of the Santiago de Compostel pilgrimage, the Romanesque church of St. Candide de Bougue serves as a starting point. A path through woods and fields takes the hiker to the farmhouse of Mégnos as well as its pond. Then the route joins the greenway of Armagnac, popular bike path. Caution during the the wood pigeon hunting season (October-November) and all year for the wild boar hunt.

on The Train Station Loop Tr...
8 months ago

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Another route starting from Notre-Dame de Lussole (or Saint George de Lussole), typical church of Gabardan country. This tour through the pine forest will give the opportunity to observe "maisons landaises" (traditional houses) with their porch roof and wood oven. A section of the route stretches along the old railway line between Bourriot and Gabarret. Hikers can combine this loop with the visit of the sources of Mouncaut or another loop starting from the town of Bergonce.

on The Low Valley and Lake L...
8 months ago

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The loop is located on the municipality of Coudures in Chalosse. The country road leads the hiker to the crossing of the Bas creek, stream flowing into the Gabas river (tributary of the Adour). The route runs along ridges and sometimes allows open views on a rural landscape of cultivated fields, fallow meadows and groves. Then, the hike runs along the hill reservoir of Estela and ends its route by the washhouse and the fountain of Brameloup.

on The Bourriot-Bergonce Loo...
8 months ago

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The hiker starts from the old Bourriot train station and gets into a forest environment punctuated by farms with a traditional architecture specific to the Landes massif. The loop connects with the Bergonce village and then heads eastward toward the station. During the mushroom season, the watchful walker may be able to come away with ceps in his bag.

on The Moncaut Springs Loop ...
8 months ago

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Departure from the Romanesque church of Saint George de Lussole (XIIth) and its bell-gable, style that is found in other municipalities in the province. The forest track accompanies the walker to a sandy track inside the pine forest and winds its way to a small oratory chapel heralding the Mouncaut sources. They recall the old pastoral beliefs and immerse the visitor in a haunted atmosphere of witches and magicians. This setting is accentuated by the presence of cloths hanging on the branches, left by the pilgrims who came to visit the three miraculous sources: Saint-Eutrope (headaches), St. Anthony (stomach ache), Saint-George (rheumatisms). Extreme caution is recommended in October and November, hunting season for common wood pigeons.

on The Lamensans Loop Trail
8 months ago

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From the central arcaded square of this bastide of the fourteenth century, the hiker takes an easy route in the countryside. In the middle of the sedimentary basin of the Adour river, the fields are gently sloping and separated by woods. An alternative departure from the chapel of Lamensans is also possible. Caution during hunting season in October and November is recommended.

on The Clauzet Loop Trail
9 months ago

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Access gate to the Armagnac "pays", the rebellious St. Justin decided to become a "bastide" in the thirteenth century without approval from the English king and duke of Aquitaine, who would attempt to punish the city during the Hundred Years' War. The Place des tilleuls remained the town center until today. From its remarkable belt of arcades and fourteenth century houses, the walker will start a route made of forest, fields and grassland.

on Saint-Gor Loop Trail
9 months ago

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The loop gives an overview of the cultivated Landes forest where the maritime pine (pinus pinaster) is omnipresent. Not a lot of species can settle in this sandy soil. Moorland heath also have their place. The walker will also startle roe deers eating acorns on the forest track. Extreme caution is recommended in October and November, hunting season for common wood pigeons.

on Gailleres' Pond Loop
9 months ago

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Another trail starting from the Massy pond in Gaillères. The walker discovers a route path in the forest; he may surprise a family of roe deer by morning. The walk encompasses several ponds; the mist, that sometimes hovers over them, moves the visitor into a thoughtful mood. The Long, Bernet and Lamoulasse ponds. And then an "airial", just before returning into the pine forest and to the Penin pond. The Lassus pond completes this visit.

Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°1 (Marsan) édité par le CG40

on The Saint-Cricq-Chalosse ...
9 months ago

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The trail takes a rural path from which the visitor can enjoy the Pyrenees on sunny days. After passing by an artificial lake dug for irrigation purposes, the path points to the start. Extreme caution is recommended in October and November, hunting season for common wood pigeons.

Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°2 (Chalosse) édité par le CG40

on The Adour River Loop Trai...
9 months ago

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The starting point is located at the parking lot adjacent to the Convent of the Jacobins who gives shelter to the St James way pilgrims. The walker crosses the arcaded square "Tour de Sol" where stands a Benedictine abbey. From the Cape of Gascony, a breathtaking view of the Adour valley and the Landes forest marks the beginning of the descent to the river. At the foot of the buttress, an old washing, then the trail follows the river on the seawall. It leads to the confluence of the Bahus and the Adour rivers. The climb to the start is smooth thanks to a cultivated plateau.

Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°2 (Chalosse) édité par le CG40

on The Roquefort Loop Trail
9 months ago

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The walk starts at Roquefort, an ancien castelnau of the XIIth century located at the confluence of the Estampon and the Douze rivers. After the wooden arenas classified as historical monuments, the walker enters a wood leading to the mill of Batan and the Gallo-Roman site of Mouneyres in the neighboring town of Sarbazan. The return towards Roquefort takes the walker to a rural area and then along the Estampon river

Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°13 (Petites landes de Roquefort) édité par le CG40

on The Ribarrouy Trail
9 months ago

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The loop starts at a rest area and sinks in a pine forest along a path part of St James way (path of Vézelay). The trail is cut by the A65 motorway, which will have to be crossed twice thanks to two short tunnels. On the way back, the walker meanders along a path overlooking the Ribarrouy creek and might watch a deer drinking from it before reaching the parking lot.

on The Sarbazan Loop Trail
9 months ago

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A loop, south of Sarbazan, crossing the Landes pine forest and the moorland covered with heather and common gorse. A pleasant forest walk.

on The Laborde Loop Trail
9 months ago

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A rural loop for a sunday walk around Mont-de-Marsan

on The Gaillères Airial Loop...
9 months ago

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Badly equipped and under an heavy sun, details can turn an easy walk into a difficult momen..

on The Geloux Airials Loop T...
9 months ago

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Nice walk.Typical 19th century local houses.