Club Walk – February 14th – Cambo-les-Bains (Limited to the first 25 participants)
We will meet at 10:45 for an 11 am start on the 14th in the parking area . To find the parking area you pass the Office de Tourisme on the left and continue straight on to the avenue Jean Rumeau. The triangular parking area is to be found just after passing the rue Bota Roger Lagisquet on the left. No more than 150 metres from the Tourist Office (easily found on Google Maps – satellite version). Best to have a good breakfast before we start or take some snacks.
Cambo-les-Bains is a very pleasant spa town built on the hills above the river Nive.
This is not a very long walk – about 8 kms – almost all on small roads, except for one kilometre and a half (1km 1/2) section on a not heavily trafficked D road. There is one quarter mile or so of steep hill rising out of lower Cambo.
You will need good walking shoes or boots with some grip as the roads could be slippery.
We start by descending stone steps below the car park to cross the river Nive and then pass through the old “bas quartier” of Cambo, with its typical Basque houses. After the steep hill out of lower Cambo, we are out into the country on a small road and heading for a long ridge, from which, on a clear day, there are stunning views of the hills around Cambo. After a mile or so along the ridge we turn back towards Cambo, descending on a very small road to the bas quartier once more.
Change in arrangements
Unable to make arrangements that made sense with the Auberge Tante Ursule, for lunch after our walk on the 14th February, I have now arranged to eat at the Hotel/Restaurant Laurent Rodriguez. The very good news is that the price is 14 euros per person for 3 courses, wine and coffee. The restaurant can only house 25 so we will have to limit the number of participants on this occasion. (Lots of establishments in and around Cambo are either shut or too small. The Laurent Rodriguez can only accommodate us at 1.30, after their main lunch sitting.)
Event date: Feb 14, 2019
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