June 23. A fairly easy day although it was hot and I took it slowly. The major climb of the day, 500m to the Col des Trois Fontaines, was done in the first hour and 20 minutes. The weather was overcast with some mist at the col, not very hot, but very humid. I was soaked by the time I reached the col.
This is a busy tourist area with many day hikers and trail runners going to the col and beyond to the summit of la Rhune at 900m. Others take the cog railway which was doing a good business today.
From the col it was a pleasant walk down to the pretty little town of Sare on the low plain that lies between the hills and the ocean. The rest of the day was on the plain. Hot and not very scenic on roads, lanes and some muddy trails.
Ainhoa is another pretty and popular tourist town with old houses from the 1600s.