Peñas d'Itsusi

Mountain (peak, crater, pass, etc.)

From the car park, we'll take the GR10 towards the Méhatché pass. Buntings, tariers, pipits, and migrating birds of prey are to be looked for according to the season. At the pass, we will leave the GR10 to go down towards the south. We arrive thus on cliff edges not passing 1000m of altitude but not less impressive, opening the view on the valley of the Regata de Aritzacun. It is on these rocky spurs that one of the oldest colonies of griffon vultures in the Pyrenees is installed. Although the Egyptian vulture does not nest here, it is nevertheless observed from time to time. The kites often compete with them for a few thermals, where other birds of prey also migrate during the migration season.
You can climb on Artzamendi to enjoy the view and the passerines that like the low slopes: crab, chocard. The two mounds are to be found here!


Practical information

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  • AnimalsAnimals welcome



Free of charge



Meeting room(s)

Meeting room in bask

Complementary informations

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  • Visiting conditions : Unaccompanied tours



Peñas d'Itsusi
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