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Le Train de La Rhune

Col de Saint-Ignace
64310 SARE (France)
Tel. + 33 559 542 026
Fax. + 33 559 47 50 76
Plan your visit Practical info

Practical info




There are car parks just near the train-station of departure. However this may not suffice during rush hours.Projects to make the car parks bigger are currently under way, in collaboration with the General Council of the Pyrénées Altantiques Department.


Credit Card or cash.


There is a snack bar and restaurant in the station of departure and arrival ( ventas).

- Les 3 fontaines : 0033 5 59 54 20 80 (at the bottom)

- le Pullman : 0033 5 59 54 20 11 (at the bottom)

- Borda,  sandwich : 00 335 59 54 54 87 (at the bottom)

- Udako etxea (ANTXUNE) : 0034 948 631 115 (at the top)

- Larrungo Kailoa (MARITX): 0034 948 631 041 (at the top)

- Larrungain (PENA) : 0034 948 631 100 (at the top)


There is a shop at the departure with all types of souvenirs and local products. At the top there are ventas selling Spanish products.
TOKI ONA : 0033 5 59 54 28 07 (at the bottom)

Weather conditions

The summit culminates at 905 metres of alitude, the weather conditions differs frequently from those of the Basquer Country
Don' t forget to bring war clothing to protect you from the cold, wind and rain.
Weather info provided at the train station of departure. Météo France ( weather station) Dial 0899 71 02 64 or 32 50.

La Rhune Hiking opportunities

A large number of hiking opportunities are available from the summit ( see the map IGN No 1245 OT-TOP 25 ) .
The La Rhune trail, marked with green arrows ( difficult itinerary ) will enable you to go down on foot to the Col de Saint Ignace train-station.
Aproximately 2.30 / 3 hours to go walking to the summit ; and a 2 hours to go down, with a difference in altitude of 736 metres !
The trail is not sheltered and is exposed to the sunlight. It may be slippery in rainy weather.

Equipment to bring : hiking shoes, warm clothing, rain attire, hat, etc. The "Livre Guide de La Rhune"  a guidebook on La Rhune ( on sale at the ticket office )
is designed especially for this trail and will help you to discover the fauna, flora and outstanding history of this mountain.

In the surrounding areas

SARE : The " Petit Train de la Rhune" is located in the town of Sare, 10km from Saint Jean de Luz. You will be able to take the time to discover one of the "most beautiful villages of France"... Sare.
As the proverb goes, "Saran Astia" means : " In Sare we have plenty of time". This village of the Labourd region, situated only 15km from the coast is worthy of a stop for a few moments, just the time needed to breath inthe authentic air,
here where life has a perfectly true flavour

Napoleaon III and Eugenie, Winston Churchill, Pierre Loti, Luis Mariano, etc, all loved the authentic Basque feel of this village.

The red half-timbered, white houses, some of which date from the 16th century, and the so generously green first massif of the Pyrenees, invite you for a stroll to savour the beauty, authenticity and rarity of this site.
Visitors are taken in by the generous gastronomy and array of festivities offered at this location.

To discover Sare and its many activities take a look at the web site.