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// Discover the pays basque

Cultural walks in the Basque country


Biarritz is an excellent starting point to discover Basque Country 

It is a whole world to discover on foot, by car or by 4x4. The Basque Country is verdant and wooded, made of gentle hills and mountains.

It is also a heritage of traditional villages, legends, dances and gastronomy

The Basque Country is an authentic destination that has preserved its beauty and its mysteries.

Hiking will give you the opportunity to cross the path of the pot, this little horse of our mountains that walks freely.

You will also find palm trees in the mountains and many other sights.

The Basque Country is a secret but generous territory.



 Embark aboard Woody and Joe, authentic VW Vans from the 70's, to discover the Basque   Country, its stories and mysteries! Encounter the locals, discover unique spots, and delve    into the traditions that define the region's richness and authenticity, away from typical tourist   destinations. Whether on the mountain or by the ocean, pick the adventure that suits you  — an experience that seamlessly blends nature, authenticity, and culinary delights!

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Adrian and his team invite you to discover the hinterland of the Basque Country by 4×4. A team of enthusiasts and qualified instructors.

Rando-Raid 4×4 in the Basque Country, come and immerse yourself in a pure experience on the tracks of the Basque hinterland.

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 The  RP Tourisme by RP Events agency  can help you organise a day or a stay for individual clients.

 A wide range of turnkey or tailor-made tours to discover Biarritz and the Basque Country.


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Kostaguia, a professional association of tour guides in the Basque Country, organises private tours in Biarritz, the Basque Country and Spain.

Take a tour with a private guide and personalise your visit to suit your wishes: 

Discover the city, take a gastronomic tour of Biarritz and the surrounding area, discover the mountain environment (BEE1, mountaineering) etc.....

Discovery tours of the Basque Country with a private chauffeur holding the VTC card and a tour guide on request.

Whether you're with family or friends, the Kostaguia Association is there to accompany you and adapt to your needs, in French as well as English, Spanish and Italian.

Contact : James LAMOTHE : +33 6 14 98 16 25 /







Climb aboard and discover the charms of the Basque coastline, with your family or friends!

TUK TUK Pays Basque takes you on a journey through the narrow streets of Bayonne and Saint Jean de Luz, via Biarritz, Anglet and the village of Guéthary.

Discover our different tourist packages on the Basque Coast.

Our fleet of 100% silent and original vehicles is an unusual way of getting to know the Basque Country and discovering it in a different way.

Our drivers will be delighted to share their knowledge of the region with you, and will guide you as you discover the various must-see sites and viewpoints on the Basque coast.

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   ANGLET, juste à côté de Biarritz, cité balnéaire avec ses onze plages de sable fin sur 4,5 km.
Anglet les plages  ©Pierre Alex JP


BAYONNE, located only 5 km away, labelled Ville d'Art et d'Histoire (City of Art and History) in 2011: a former Roman castrum in Antiquity, developed in the Middle Ages thanks to trade. 
Discovering Bayonne means being open to surprises and encounters. Let yourself be won over by the unique atmosphere of its three districts, Grand Bayonne, Petit Bayonne and Saint-Esprit, and feel the influence of the Basque, Gascony and Marrano cultures, which have shaped the incomparable soul of the Bayonne people.
From the spires of the Sainte-Marie cathedral to the monumental urban fresco by the artist Deih, embark on a journey through time, between history and modernity! Bayonne is also a city to be savoured. So, enjoy the incomparable flavours of the traditional Bayonne Ham, which has been celebrated here for more than 6 centuries, and don't miss out on the chocolate sweets that have been made here since the 17th century. Bayonne is plural, which is what makes it unique.


  Bayonne © M.Prat


The HERMIONE calls at Bayonne!
This unique ship, an authentic replica of an 18th century three-masted ship 
The Hermione is a tall ship with a great history: in 1992, the Hermione-Lafayette association was created on the initiative of a group of maritime history enthusiasts with the aim of reconstructing an identical frigate from the end of the 18th century in the heart of Rochefort's historic arsenal.
This ship is the only witness to the great era of the sailing navy.
For the first time since the frigate has been sailing, it is open to visitors during this refit.
The Hermione - La Fayette Association, owner of the ship, wishes to share this stage in the life of the Hermione with as many people as possible. This is why an exhibition has been created and installed on the quay, while the ship continues to be accessible to the public during the work.
Mediators and volunteers are present on the deck to answer all visitors' questions.

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Le Basque Bondissant offers you, during the tourist season (from 11.04.23 to 29.09.23), day trips to discover our magnificent heritage.

On both sides of the border, to discover towns and villages such as: Espelette, famous for its chilli pepper, San Sebastian the majestic, Bilbao and its famous Guggenheim Museum, Ainhoa classified as the most beautiful village in France, the Spanish coast and its small fishing ports, or the Col d'Ibardin and its superb viewpoint.

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Only 20 km from Biarritz, LE CHATEAU D URTUBIE in URRUGNE, owned by the same family since its construction in 1341.
The Château d'Urtubie was enlarged in the 16th and 18th centuries and is now a very welcoming, elegantly furnished and decorated historical monument.
The stones of Urtubie tell the story of six centuries of Basque history. It was King Edward III of England, Duke of Aquitaine, who authorised the construction of Urtubie Castle in 1341 to control the route to Spain. 
During your visit to the interiors of Urtubie, you will relive the elegant and refined French way of life.
Outside the castle you can walk through the English park and visit the 17th century chapel, the 18th century orangery and the 19th century herbalist's office. The location of the Château d'Urtubie, 3 kilometres from Saint-Jean-de-Luz and 9 kilometres from Spain, makes it a privileged place whose charm and historical wealth make it an ideal place to visit and stay.

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An authentic cogwheel train dating from 1924 takes you in 35 minutes to the summit of La Rhune, at an altitude of 905 m.
This emblematic cross-border summit offers one of the most beautiful panoramas sweeping across the Pyrenees and the coast from San Sebastian to the beaches of the Landes. La Rhune is a protected site, home to specific flora and fauna such as the griffon vulture and the pottok (Basque pony) living in total freedom on the massif.
Let yourself be seduced by the beauty of nature as you wander around the immense plateau that the summit of La Rhune offers!

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SAINT JEAN DE LUZ, a few kilometers from Biarritz, the seaside resort is one of the must-see towns of the Basque Country. Will you be charmed by its authentic fishing port? its magnificent bay from which the Pointe Sainte-Barbe and Fort de Socoa face each other.

It was in the beautiful church of Saint Jean de Luz that Louis XIV's wedding to Marie-Thérèse was celebrated in 1660.


                                                                                                         Saint-Jean de Luz le port et Maison de l'Infante ©F.Perrot


Many authentic villages in the Basque Country:

AINHOA is a small postcard village: impossible to find more Basque than Ainhoa! Composed of a long and unique main street, its houses seem to have been taken from a Basque museum.

SARE a lovely village located at the foot of the Rhune. It has the charm of Basque mountain villages, with its houses mixing stones and half-timberings, and its pediment in the middle of the village.

Do not miss LA BASTIDE-CLAIRENCE, a typical country house with its arcaded houses, famous for its many craftsmen.

SAINT-JEAN-PIED-DE-PORT,located at the edge of the Nive on the ways of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, of which one finds many reminders in the streets of the village.

ESPELETTE : The pepper capital, charming authentic village full of character.


                                                                                                                                Espelette façade piments ©F.Perrot.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

What's more enjoyable from Biarritz, to visit San Sebastián on a day or an evening just 50 km from Biarritz?
Beyond the beauty of the Bay of La Concha, the city of San Sebastian is one of the most important places to visit: the chic seaside resort of Spain.

Walk the old San Sebastian, and in most small alleys you will find many Pintxos bars.






// Sporting Activities

Fun activities for discovering the Basque Coast Basque Country inside: rafting, canoeing or kayaking, miniraft or hydrospeed, discovering sailing, tree climbing, jet ski rides, towed buoys, hike on foot etc ... accessible to everyone near Biarritz 

//Tourist Offices around Biarritz