Chemin de la Mature

At 7:30a.m. we take French breakfast (bread, cruasan, jam, honey, butter, tea, coffee, juice).

Our itinery today is the famous Chemin de la Mature (means Track of Spars, the track was cut out in a rock in 18th century to drag by the mules down from the mountains the spars). The track looks like a deep groove cut with a giant knife in a absolutely vertical cliffs. We go up by the track to the pass Col de Aras (1280m), then over the pass Redo (955m) back to the car. The trip longs 5 hours in total.

We take a lunch in a center of Etsaut village near the church and drive towards the Spain – almost to the Somport tunnel. Before the entry in the tunnel we turn left by the old road and stop near Peyrenere. There we make a short stroll to the Gentian plato.

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