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Another route starting from Bougue. A path that connects Bougue and Laglorieuse, first by the east and back by the west, between forest and fields. The hiker will borrow a small portion of the greenway between Mont-de-Marsan and Gabarret. Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°10 (Marsan) édité par le CG40
Located on the northern edge of the Upper Chalosse and at the confluence of the Gabas creek and the Adour river, the small village of Toulouzette is the launching point of this hike in the riparian and wetland zone formed by the Adour river. A pond where one can observe mallards, little egrets; then an oxbow lake, then the Adour river. Hikers will then head south and cross the cultivated plateau between the Adour river and the Gabas creek. After crossing the Gabas, the route follows the green path of Chalosse on the hillside of Montaut before joining Toulouzette. Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°4 (Haute Chalosse) édité par le CG40
Start from the church of Bergonce. The walker sinks into the forest world of the Landes forest. Mainly pine wood (maritime pine); the cultivated forest also offers other species: common or tauzin oak, acacia, hazelnut ...
Topo-Guide: Rando Guide n°13 (Petites landes de Roquefort) édité par le CG40
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.
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.
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.
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.
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