Built in 1924, the Petit Train de La Rhune is located in Sare, at the Saint-Ignace pass.
A small rack and pinion train, it allows you to climb the slopes of La Rhune at a speed of 9 km/h to the mythical summit of the Basque country in 35 minutes.
From the top of its 905 metres of altitude, La Rhune, the sacred mountain of the Basque Country, offers one of the most beautiful panoramas one can imagine.
This little train takes you over the peaks of the Pyrenean mountain range and follows the Basque coast, skirting the Atlantic Ocean from San Sebastian to the beaches of the Landes.
All the equipment used today is period equipment.
In May 1996, the Train de La Rhune welcomed two new carriages... manufactured in 1924 by the Soulé company in Bagnères-de-Bigorre.
These wooden carriages, like all those in the park, have been completely restored to their original condition.
Every year, a thorough overhaul is carried out.
The small, typically Basque station on the Col de Saint-Ignace is also repainted.
The Petit Train de la Rhune transports more than 350,000 visitors a year.
It is open every day from 11 February to 11 November.
Tel: 05 59 54 20 26
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