Le cirque du Litor

An easy and pleasant walk on a track that goes through the beautiful summer pastures of the Soulor. High-mountain atmosphere, in the heart of a majestic site. Pastoralism is the relationship between farmers, their flocks and herds and the environment. This relationship began with the domestication of certain herbivores living in groups, about 10 000 years ago. One of the particularities of pastoralism is transhumance. The farmers and their herds or flocks follow the growth of grass. In summer, they go towards the mountain, freeing their lowland pastures to make hay in anticipation of winter. When the autumn comes, the snow obliges them to go back down in the valley. This ancestral practice still prevails today in every Pyrenean valley. Each village of the valley has its summer pastures in the mountain.

Course for : Family

Type of itinerary : Return

Departure : ARBEOST

Arrival : ARBEOST

Further information

Travel time : 1h30 (on foot)

Difficulty : Very easy

Distance : 5,3 km

Elevation : 250 m

Warning : Be careful with flocks and dogs - Do not try to touch the animals

Markup colors : Yellow

Emergency number: 112 Protect yourself Protect nature Respect the mountain Basque and béarnais mountains are pasture lands. Try not to take your dog. In all circumstances, keep it on a leash. Thank you!
Download the trail

Download form :

Download your layout in format : .gpx


Pet accepted : Yes

Getting here From the town hall of Nay, cross the bridge and follow the D 936 towards Bénéjacq. At the roundabout take the D 938 towards Lourdes for 1 km. At the crossroads turn right onto the D 937 towards Lourdes. 3 km later turn right on the D35 towards Asson and Louvie-Juzon. On entering Asson, after the bridge and the castle, turn left and follow the D126 towards the Col du Soulor. Above Arbeost, after a steep passage of the road with cliffs, park.