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Worth a visit but don’t let the word get out.

So beautiful. Went with three kids and they had a blast. Beautiful water for swimming, rocks to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KeepGoingGirl
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New York
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Stunning hike along the river

What a beautiful hike with an interesting history. A stroll along this ancient path next to the... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
GoingVanywhereThysa
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Worth a visit but don’t let the word get out.”
May 1, 2019
“Too many cars. Totally ruins it.”
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Route du Pas de Roland, 64250 Itxassou, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So beautiful. Went with three kids and they had a blast. Beautiful water for swimming, rocks to jump off of in a serene setting. There were plenty of people here but we walked a tiny bit upriver and were all alone. Scenic little cut in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

It's a pretty place but totally ruined by the car drivers. No effort is made to limit the number of cars or their speed so you have to walk 1km without pavement on a narrow road with cars tearing past. Walking along with a four...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

What a beautiful hike with an interesting history. A stroll along this ancient path next to the river is the perfect way to digest all of the great food from the basque country.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank GoingVanywhereThysa
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Close to Itxassou (5min by car) you can park your car and walk 10min along the road to join Le Pas de Roland it is not too big so be aware and it is close to a river, you can put your feet in if...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank perribart
Reviewed July 23, 2017

A really worthwhile detour that is on narrow road parallel to a wild torrent if rains have prevaiIed or in Spring after snows have melted! Beware of oncoming traffic although happily coaches are not permitted. Countryside is magical and bird life a treat. The route...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Narrow road to reach the place but worthwhile. Very refreshing. Possibility to sweem. Shadowed place.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

After nice lunch at Itxassou, we did small walk to Pas de Roland. The road is narrow but so romantic and quiet along the river.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We parked our car at the end of the Pas and wandered along the river to see the actual Pas de Roland. We visited in the morning when the sunlight played on the water, and the birds were singing to add atmosphere to the walk....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank WendyF135
Reviewed February 4, 2016

So perhaps best if you walk in. The gorge is lovely; the Step of Roland unexpected; the village beautiful. It was pouring rain the day we went, so we drove, "we" being two French, two Americans, and thank heavens, the French were driving! But it's...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed February 25, 2015

We found this place by accident -- or rather followed the signs. I am glad we did though I am still scratching my head to work out why it is called the 'Pace' of Roland. It is tremendous site -- the river has carved a...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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