Let nature do the healing ...

From Les Clarines, you have several walks available in the ivineyards of Jurancon, but above all, the Bearn offers superb walking oppurtunities.

At less than 25 mins away, you have the foothills of the Pyrenees, with sites like the Plateau De Benou, or the Col de Marie Blanc (1035 m). If you want to go a little further, beyond Laruns or Oloron, the Ossau and Aspe valleys lead the way up to the Pyrenean National Park. And there you'll be walking in the footprints of bears and marmottes...

THE LAKES D'AYOUS

Surounded by lakes, the Pic de Midi D'Ossau stands out tall and majestic, making this one of the prettiest regions in the Bearn. The walk up to the Lake Gentau and the refuge d'Ayous is an unforgettable moment on a stay in the Ossau Valley. The circuit, which is a bit longer, permits one to discover other lakes and take a different route home. The path, although accessible for all  levels, requires a good state of fitness. And remember your suncream, hat and good walking shoes.

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LAKE AND REFUGE DE POMBIE

 The refuge is at the foot of the south east face of the Pic du Midi d'Ossau, an imposing wall of rock that has become, thanks to the quality of the rock and the variety of climbs, a  renowned site for climbing. You can wander the shores of the lake, watch the wild Izards graze and take time to soak in the wide panorama of the high peaks of the nearby mountains  Lurien, Palas et Balaitous.  Why not end your day by driving up to the border, only minutes away, to enjoy a beer in the Spanish village of  Sallent de Gállego.

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THE PLATEAU DU BENOU AND STONE CIRCLES

This easy little randonnee is only 25 mins from Les Clarines. Here, you'll discover the ancient site of the Lous Couraus Cromlechs, which literally means 'heart of the hardwood tree',  from where you have fantastic views over the Ossau Valley, and the villages of Bielle and Bilheres en Ossau. This also leads you onto the footpath that traverses the Ossau Valley.

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OTHER FOOTPATHS

For 150 Walks in the Béarn oR Pays Basque 

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Ossau Valley, easy footpaths, some of them near the Clarines (GPS une journée dont certaines proches des Clarines (information GPS)

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