Col de St Ignace via Sarre s(u)
The mountain "La Rhune" is a very
recognizable landmark from the Basque Corniche
in France. A nice bike ride loop goes around
this mountain, leading over three very small
passes. Of those, this is the only pass on the
French side. It is also the lowest, and the take
off point for hundreds of tourists to take the
cog railway to the top of their mountain,
looking down on Spain.
2.(03.7km,0169m)Col de St Ingnace
3.(04.3km,0190m)TOP: Col de St Ignace s(u)
4.(07.1km,0070m)START-END SOUTH: just
below Sarre, jct with D4
From North. A short
forested sweep goes up to the top of the pass. On
the top - surprise - a busy little railway
station, surrounded by shops selling souvenirs, as
well as a couple of bars and restaurants, catering
to tourists waiting for the next train.
The actual summit comes after the pass, just
after the commerce. A third road meeting near the
railroad station also crosses a higher point.
From South. The
descend to Sarre is only 120 meters, but there are
ways to get lower in the landscape back towards
the coast from there.
A Dayride with this point as intermediate summit
is on page: Col