Once upon a time Jean-Pierre




Cow transhumance

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From May 28 to 30, come live the moment of a stay with Jean Pierre and his family. He opens the doors of his farm to discover his life, ancestral customs and the daily work of a shepherd.
It is on the Bénou plateau, in the Ossau Valley, that it is installed. Its herd of cows stays there all year round, it is a mecca of pastoralism in the Ossau Valley, 900 m above sea level, on the road to the Col de Marie Blanque.
Le Bénou is also the barn district of the villages of Bielle and Bilhères, you discover a built and natural heritage.
It is a stay of 3 days/ 2 nights that we offer, stay embellished with hikes, farm work, local meals, stories and songs...

Organization : 
1st day : Meeting at 8am in the Chapel of the Houndas. Transhumance of the herd of cows to the estive of Congles.
Farm meal, Béarnais songs
Night in a mountain barn (dormitories)

2nd day : Hike on the Lakes of Ayous, place of estive of his herd of cows from July. Hike from 5h to 6 h of walk, 700 m of elevation.
In the late afternoon, return to the Bénou plateau.
Farm meal, Béarn songs.
Night in a mountain barn (dormitories)

3rd day : hike: walk around the plateau, lunch 
End of stay scheduled around 3 pm.
In short
  • Category :
    • Stays
    • Duo
    • In tribe
    • Solo
  • Theme :
    • Rando Pédestre
    • Pastoralisme
  • Level of practice :
    • débutant - facile
    • intermédiaire - moyen
  • Duration :
    • 2 jours
    • 3 Jours
  • Recommended age :
    • 16 ans
  • From :
    • 340
    • Complet ! Contactez-nous...
  • Equipment required :
    • Short
    • Chaussures de randonnées
    • Sac à dos avec effets personnels
    • Sac de couchage
    • Coupe-vent
    • Polaire
    • Lunette de soleil
    • Bâtons de marche
    • Pull
  • The price includes :
    • L'activité encadrée par un professionnel diplômé
    • L'hébergement
    • La pension complète
  • The price does not include :
    • Les frais de transport
    • Les tenues, effets personnels
  • Cancellation and/or refund policy :
    • si la sortie est annulée par le prestataire en raison des conditions météorologiques
    • pour des motifs exceptionnels sur présentation de justificatifs comme la maladie, un accident…