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Get out into the countryside : it's free !

Just 1 hour from the Basque Coast and the Pyrénées, the Cœur de Béarn is a wooded region with unique views of the mountains. The Béarn hills have more than 400 km of marked trails.

You'll love !


  • pedalling with the breeze in your hair
  • learning while having fun
  • the chain of the Pyrénées in the background

In total : 32 walking routes and 5 mountain bike trails. From the vineyard of Jurançon to Orthez, these walks are aimed at families as well as seasoned hikers (from 1 hour to half a day).

Located on the banks of the Gave de Pau, the Lendresse interpretation trail offers children opportunity to appreciate the richness of the natural environment. This fun and accessible course is dotted with picnic tables. 

In Monein, the History of Monein and the Laring Forest interpretation trails are easy walks with your children. They present not only village heritage but the fauna and flora of our forests.

Attack Orthez on the Medieval Orthez trail. Like knights roaming the roads, dicover the most beautiful monuments of this ancient capital of Béarn with your family.

A bike path, through the countryside promises great safe family rides along the banks of the Gave de Pau.

This path, exclusively reserved for bicyclists and pedestrians offers beautiful views of nature and the Gave de Pau.

What about an original walk ? The Mourenx urban interpretation trail reveals the history of the newest new city in France through 5 information stations with audio-guides.

Download the hikes from the guide : 32 hikes. It is also on sale as a booklet at the Tourist Office.

  • Walks in the Jurançon vineyard
  • Walks with your family in Cœur de Béarn
  • Walks in Cœur de Béarn
  • Viewpoint for the Pyrénées from the walk of Cuqueron
  • Walks with friends in Cœur de Béarn
  • Walks in the woods in Cœur de Béarn

Download the walking loops

NOTICE TO WALKERS : the Community of communes of Lacq-Orthez Tourism Department is carrying out a small revision to these hiking trails.

From 2 topo-guides currently, we will move to a single guidebook covering all of the hikes offered in the Lacq-Orthez region.

This will mean fewer bottlenecks on old paths and new sections being way-marked.

Actualy, some trails will therefore not be practicable including loops No. 1-2-3-8-15-34 (Topo Bassin Lacq) and 58 - VTT OUEST (Topo Béarn des Gaves). We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Release of the new guide on June 2018.