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Le Train de la Rhune

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From the top of its 905 metres, the sacred Basque Country mountain of La Rhune provides one of the best panoramas imaginable (rated *** in the Michelin Guide). As far as the eye can see, it takes in the peaks of the Pyrenees and follows the Basque...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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col de Saint Ignace, Sare, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 June 2011

We went up on the train on a Sunday afternoon in June. It was busy but everyone had seats, I would suggest either: booking, going early, or on a weekday in July/August to avoid queues. Car parking was also a problem. As you drive into...More

7  Thank BiarritzTaxi
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Good things Beautiful views on the ascent/decent (45 mins each way) Chance to see wild Potok horses Charming train Bad things Expensive for what you get Brutal queue to descend (over 1 hour) If it is a cloudy day then you won't see much from...More

3  Thank DarrenOC
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All reviews wild ponies de la spectacular views walk up souvenir shop nice trip gets busy perfect weather taking photos san sebastien sandwiches down the road ticket office pays basque well worth the visit the atlantic ocean trip takes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin and I were part of a Trafalgar bus tour so the guide purchased our tickets. There are two sets of two trains, 2 to up as 2 come down. The coaches have a very high step to get in and the seats are...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Great views from the summit. Allow time for buying tickets or order online ahead. Plan for your return as there’s a 2hr40m mid day gap for the return.

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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Perfect weather for a perfect day! While in Pays basque I brought my family to take this historical train bringing people up to la Rhune. A great train journey through top quality pays basque landscape. Not to be missed if you can for a family...More

Thank JolRoutard
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Spectacular view! Wild Polloks (horses) and sheep. Suggestions: Check the weather forecast. Buy you ticket online, go before noon, parking space limited (park at restaurant or on the street), bring along a picnic to consume in the grass or on the rocks while enjoying the...More

1  Thank ASTE81
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Booked Train de la Rhune online (very efficient compared to other sites) but when we arrived 1.5 hours in advance we arrived into complete and utter chaos. from 1 KM from the coast, cars were packed along all sides of the road in every conceivable...More

Thank paulryan2016
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Booked 2 days in advance online after checking the weather - highly recommended, as we arrived and was really easy to convert our online booking into tickets - no queues. Arrive in plenty of time - our booking time was 14:10 and we had to...More

1  Thank Tina E
Reviewed 9 August 2018

40 mn of beautiful countryside while riding up to this (small) moutain. And then, the view is wonderful, The old train is fantastic, the kids love it, enjoying also horses and sheeps.

Thank FlorentDeS
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful slow ride along nature surrounded by mountains. The train takes you to the summit of the Rhune (905 m) where you can enjoy a wonderful 360 degrees panorama on the ocean and the Pyrénées. 19€ for return ticket. You can hike down or do...More

Thank ju h
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Spectacular view, but they don’t tell you that you will have to wait 1hour and a half standing in the sun to go down again.. with crying kids everywhere.. horror. Go early in the morning or do not go at all!!!

Thank Sybille0676
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This train journey offers breathtaking views over the Mediterranean and start of the Pyrénées. It’s busy, we arrived at 7.00am (office opened 7.45am) most trains were fully booked by 8.15am. It is possible to book in advance but as cloud free days are optimum for...More

1  Thank danfX486WB
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marminiac
12 September 2018|
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Response from Tina E | Reviewed this property |
We purchased online, but weren't able to print off tickets, and just showed our confirmation email on our phone. Was all fine, and were provided with the paper tickets needed to board the train.
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marminiac
12 September 2018|
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Response from jacky h | Reviewed this property |
hello, just use the copy in your iPhone, good holidays in my country
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22 July 2018|
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Response from BreakingBrad | Reviewed this property |
Perceived danger but no real danger given the train's safety record
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