I walked a more southern route recommended by a local guide through Arudy, Oloron-Sainte-Marie. Mauléon-Licharre and Ordiarp. The countryside is rural and perhaps more pleasant than the route marked in blue on this map. A hiker could also start at Pau where there’s an airport and walk south, south-west. Don’t forget to study up to date topographical maps before setting off on foot.
Recommended Lodging in this region – Jauregia near Saint Etienne de Baigorry
Walking in France – pilgrims start the Camino in Le Puy and walk the GR-65