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nature activities

Walks & hikes

Our territory offers many hiking trails and walks for all levels and all distances through plural landscapes: fields, pine forests, airials, ponds, Landes villages…
Discover this vernacular heritage around the local fauna and flora.
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Walks & hikes

The Marsan and Armagnac greenway

The old railway line linking Gabarret to Mont-de-Marsan, via Cazaubon-Barbotan in the Gers, has been converted into a Greenway, offering lovers of walking and hiking or cycling a discovery area linking the Marsan and Armagnac.

The practice of these leisure activities can be developed in complete safety: the road is closed to motorized traffic.

The exploration of the riches of the natural and cultural heritage of Marsan and Armagnac, from the Voie Verte which serves as a structuring axis, is guided by the tale of Lucien, a young Gabardan from the beginning of the 20th century who takes the train in Gabarret to join the Victor Duruy high school in Mont-de-Marsan.

Along the way, sketches engraved on signs retrace the history of the places and customs of the regions crossed. Jérôme Chibrac the writer, Sylvie Bernadet the watercolourist and Jeanne-Marie Fritz the historian imagined this story based on local testimonies.

Leave the center of Mont-de-Marsan to reach Villeneuve-de-Marsan, by a shaded and pleasant route of 16km.

GR Santiago de Compostela

The territory of Marsan has the particularity of being crossed, by the way of Saint Jacques de Compostela via the way of Vezelay by which the pilgrims flowed in the Middle Ages and in the XVIIIth century.

Nowadays the route is experiencing a revival of activity and it is not uncommon to come across these long-distance travelers on the Marsan paths. Pilgrim friends, take the opportunity to make a restful stopover on our territory (list of accommodation and pilgrim lodges).

Go to the Mont de Marsan Agglo Tourist Office to have your credential stamped or to buy it.

The sites of the Urban Natural Park

Our territory has 5 Urban Natural Parks offering a diversity of landscapes and natural environments, while preserving the architectural and historical heritage of the sites.

Guided hike

The Landes department has created hiking and mountain biking guides allowing you to follow several marked trails to discover the landscapes and local heritage of the Landes.

Each box represents a very specific sector of the department and contains several circuits materialized on IGN maps with, for each sheet, the tourist places not to be missed.

Each box costs 2 euros.

The hike guide n°10, will make you discover the landscapes and the local heritage of Mont de Marsan and its agglomeration.

Go to the Tourist Office to find your hiking guide (and all those of the Landes department) and off you go!

Circuits available on the rando.landes.fr

To the adventure

The Scandibéric

It is the French part of EuroVéloroute n°3, a European cycle route that connects Norway to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. No less than 14 cycle sections will criss-cross the European regions.

In France, it leaves Maubeuge to reach Hendaye. In the moors, the Scandibérique passes through Mont-de-Marsan, Tartas, Dax and finally, Saint-Laurent-de-Gosse.

The sections are marked with a blue panel with the stars of the European Union and the number of the Véloroute in the center.

For your comfort, the “Accueil Vélo” label is a mark that guarantees quality services to cyclists along the Scandibérique.

You will find the list of accommodation and other service providers with the Accueil Vélo” label on the dedicated website:scandiberique.fr

The Accueil Vélo label in the region

Mountain bike and cycle guides

The Landes department has created guides for mountain biking circuits, tourist cycle loops as well as cycle paths and greenways which allow you to travel several marked trails to discover the landscapes and local heritage of Marsan.

Go to the Tourist Office to find these guides and set off to explore Le Marsan.

Each box costs 2 euros.

Circuits available on the rando.landes.fr website