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Distance

19.08 mi

Elevation gain

4,183 ft

Technical difficulty

Difficult

Elevation loss

3,678 ft

Max elevation

1,705 ft

Trailrank

34 5

Min elevation

-366 ft

Trail type

One Way
  • Photo of COMET LINE / COMETE LINE - Socoa (France) - Ergoien (Spain)
  • Photo of COMET LINE / COMETE LINE - Socoa (France) - Ergoien (Spain)
  • Photo of COMET LINE / COMETE LINE - Socoa (France) - Ergoien (Spain)

Moving time

8 hours 23 minutes

Time

one day 3 hours 52 minutes

Coordinates

5128

Uploaded

September 15, 2019

Recorded

September 2019
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1,705 ft
-366 ft
19.08 mi

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near Socoa, Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France)

Comet / Comète Line escape route during the 2nd World War over the Basque Pyrenees from France (Ciboure) to Spain (Erigoien).
The story of the Basque smugglers, their language and code of honor were vital to their work as resistance workers. Florentino Goikoetxea was the most famous of the Comet guides ...and the route documented is one of the routes he would usually take leading Allied pilots to safety from Nazi occupied France into Spain over the Pyrenees. For the first couple of years, Andre de Jongh, a 24 year old nurse and inspiring founder of the Comet line would accompany him on 32 crossing before she was captured in Urrugne 1943. More information on the Comet line here:

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4 comments

  • Photo of akarte24

    akarte24 Sep 17, 2019

    Fantastik!!

  • Photo of ricardohernani

    ricardohernani Nov 5, 2019

    Kaixo, una pregunta: es posible vadear / cruzar a pie fácilmente el río Bidasoa en ese punto?

  • Photo of georgina howard

    georgina howard Nov 5, 2019

    Kaixo! Depende de donde y sobre todo cuando! Solian pasar al nivel de San Miguel (el antiguo estacion del tren ) (donde hoy hay canoes etc.). En settiembre pasamos (llegaba hasta 1 metro solamente) .. ahora despues de la llubia supongo que mucho mas.
    Zortea
    Egun ondo pasa
    Georgina

  • Photo of ricardohernani

    ricardohernani Nov 5, 2019

    Eskerrik asko georgina

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