Julien DIOT: Globeblogger in Outdoor Sports
Julien DIOT: Globeblogger in Outdoor Sports

The Holzarte footbridge

Update Nov. 6th 2012: Here is the full Hiking of Holzarte Canyon, by walking the GR10 (but unfortunatly, it is 6 meters wide for the half of the loop…)

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Saturday morning, 8:00 am, the alarm clock strikes. I wash, breakfeast and wear up. I take my car and I pick up a friend. After 1:30 hours and 100 kilometers from Bayonne we are to Larrau, a little village where people is smiling. We ask our direction to a farmer and this one was in a good mood and very happy to help us. Basque country is not as closed as than some people believes!

Once arrived at the Logibar restaurant, we park the car behind it. Here you have the choice between two loops. A short on the left and a long on the right.

We were come to do the long: 15.50 kilometers with 600 meters vertical gain for 5 hours.

But after we had passed many people after only 15 minutes, the hikking has become annoying. Moreover, a friend waited us to Pau less than 5 hours after beggining hikking. So, once time à the Holzarte footbridge, we came back.

However, Holzarte is a beautiful Canyon very impressive and wooded. The Holzarte footbridge was built by two italians in 1920. But from the Xynthia storm, it was renovated in 2010. It does 67 meters long and overthang the canyon from 100 meters!

For people who likes adrenalin, it is a great spot for rope jumping!

The first fall colors make the landscape wonderful.

I encourage you to do the long trail.

I let you discovered the album HERE!



A short video about this hikking

La passerelle d'Holzarte (holzarte footbridge) 2012