Hiking in the land of adventures

The Ossau valley is a great place for hiking, with 64 routes (some of which are located in the Pyrenees National Park). The magnificent landscapes will delight all walkers, from expert to beginners.

Take up Nordic walking, a form of rhythmic walking with long poles.

Hiking routes Nordic Walk routes

In order to have a successful hike and to cover your kilometres in complete safety, there are a few universal rules to respect, and approaches to adopt.

The website www.reussirmarando.com lists all the good practices.


Before you leave :

  • Check your equipment, the difficulty of the circuit and the weather conditions
  • If you are going alone, communicate your itinerary to friends and family
  • Check the fire map on the website www.jaimelagriculture64.fr

In the mountains / pastoral areas :

  • Follow the marked paths and close gates after passing through
  • Respect nature and bring waste back
  • If accompanied by a dog, make sure that it is allowed on the chosen route and keep it on a lead
  • During the hunting season, avoid hunting areas or turn back
  • Go around herds and do not approach farm dogs (do not feed them or pet them)
National Park :
  • The heart of the National Park is a natural territory and is open to all, but is subject to a code of conduct. Dogs are not allowed, even on a lead. More about the Park : www.pyrenees-parcnational.fr
  • No fires, no mountain bikes, no wild camping, only bivouacs are allowed - a small tent can be set up for the night from 7 pm and taken down in the morning before 9 am. It must be set up more than 1 hour’s walk from any motorised access.

A problem ? Report it !

In the event of problem (lack of markings, maintenance problems, environmental problems...), do not hesitate to signal this problem by using the reporting tool available on the route page, on the website (button under the map) or in the mobile app. You will be able to geolocate the problem and also send a corresponding photo. The Espace manager will be automatically notified of your report and will be able to check and deal with the problem.