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Harritxarte route

Page Type: Route

Location: Pyrénées - Atlantiques, France, Europe

Object Title: Harritxarte route

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: edouet

Created/Edited: Aug 10, 2005 / Aug 10, 2005

Object ID: 166196

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Approach


Trailhead: In the small village of Behorlegi, drive eastward a little road going down to the Etxeberriborda Farm, at the base of the peak ( 1,230ft ~ 375m ).

Route Description


The trail goes along the right bank of the stream. After 300m, cross the stream ( cairns on the right, painted warning “ cueillette de champignons interdite “ = “ picking mushrooms forbidden “ ) and hike up to the south, into the forest. After a little meadow, walk up a grassy ridge to the south. The trail then heads to the east, to reach a big meadow you bypass by the left ( 1hour or so from the trailhead ). The trail continues near old shepherd huts, and finally joins a bigger trail, heading to the S.O., to the road to Mendive. After 200m, bear half left and go up to the Col d’Egurze ( Egurze Pass, 2,990ft ~ 911m ). Facing the long ridge, you will see an old trail leading in the middle of the rocks, to the Col d’Harritxarte ( Harritxarte Pass ), at the far left of the summit. Climb the steep but easy ridge until the top, in a medley of grassy and rocky slopes.
Descent: go to the Col de Landere ( Landere Pass ), at the N.E. of the peak. Turn around the mountain clockwise, until the Col d’Egurze.

Essential Gear


Map and compass + trekking pole

Miscellaneous Info


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Images

Reaching the col Harritxarte...Under the west ridge of...Forest of BehorlegiIn the summit ridge of...Trail to the summitForest of BehorlegiHauskoa and Pic de Behorlegi,...
From Egurtze to the summit.Forest of Behorlegi from the...