Enjoy The Start Of The X-Pyr 2018 On The Train That Goes Up To The Turn Point Of Larun
The top of Larun, an excellent place to see all the participants of the X-Pyr, which necessarily must pass through this point, here is the first turn point of the race, and if the weather permits, all will take off from here for his first flight.
With its 905 meters height Larrun is the first summit of the Pyrenees on its western end. From its summit you can see a beautiful panorama of the Basque coast, the beaches of the Landes region, Biarritz, San Sebastian or the mountains that extend eastward.
This authentic rack railway was built in different timber trees of the area, its construction dates back to 1924. The journey takes 35 minutes at a speed of 9 kilometers per hour, well suited to observe Pottokas, typical robust Basque ponies living freely grazing in green pastures. Also Manech sheeps, with a robust red head and if you look up you will see griffon vultures gliding majestically in circles as they ascend. Once you arrive to the summit of the mountain you can visit 3 different shops to have something to drink/eat or buy a souvenir.