All activities listed below are inclusive in the price as well as all transport and airport transfers. Breakfast, Lunch and 2 evening meals are included in your stay as well as soft drinks and snacks throughout the day.
(Flights are to be paid for separately, expect to pay on average around £60 return).
We will collect you from Biarritz airport and bring you back to your cottage, for your 3 course evening meal. The next day you will begin your adventure. This is your adventure and tailored around your needs. We never have more than 8 guests at a time, keeping the holidays bespoke to you, thus ensuring we are able to deliver a highly personal service.
Day 1: Holzart, Gorges Kakuetta
Hike up to Holzart Suspension Bridge, an engineering marvel in the foothills of the Pyrenees National Park, the hike will take around 1 hour but the amazing views and well worth the effort.
After a short break visit Gorges Kakuetta, a unique place in the Basque Country set in the heart of a nature that looks like the Amazon, a true jewel of a natural heritage. Discover waterfall’s and the Grotte du Lac, the walk is relatively flat and will take about 2 hours of walking, around 5km.
Wine tasting. Spend the early evening sample wines from around this famous region. Our selection of wines can be enjoyed around the poolside or in and around the beautiful grounds of Domain Lavie.
Day 2: Biarritz
Exploring the stunning coastal town of Biarritz by bike, however don’t, worry as we have booked electric bikes to make it a more fun and relaxing experience. After a morning of discovery hit the gorgeous beaches for a cool down. Once the sun begins to set its only a small hop along the coast to Bidart where we will sample the local cuisine at a quintessential basque restaurant.
Day 3: Navarrenx & Kayaking
Discover the fortified, medieval town, which dates back to the 13th century. The town was awarded prestigious Plus Beau Village status in 2014.
Kayak along the Gave du Oloron. This is a grade 2 river with some exciting rapids, but still suitable for all novice kayakers. Navigate the 12km rapids from Navarenx to Sauveterre De Bearn, after a picnic lunch feel free to explore the picturesque village or cool off in the fresh mountain waters.
Day 4: Hossegor
Known as “little California”, this place is considered one of the best surfing locations in the world. Hosting the Roxy and Quicksilver Pro events every October. Try surfing or body-boarding on the Atlantic rollers. Relax on the stunning beaches, explore the natural sand dunes or take a short walk into the town and enjoy the laid back feel to this amazing place.
Once the sun begins to set we will head to a traditional Pizzeria to enjoy wood fired pizza and a glass of local wine.
Day 5: Salies De Bearn
This picturesque town takes its name from the Saleys, the small river which meanders through the centre past 17th and 18th century, half timbered buildings. Take some time to stroll through the charming, flower filled back-streets and narrow alleyways, looking up every now and again to really apprecicate the beautiful architecture.
Thermal spa at Salies de Bearn, enjoy an afternoon relaxing in the Salt baths and steam of this historical town.
Day 6: Gavarnie
Firstly, imagine the scenery; you are in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park. There, astride the French-Spanish border, is the massif of Mont-Perdu that rises over 3,000m in altitude. To the south are the extraordinary canyons of Ordesa, Aniscle and Pineta. To their north, the land of cirques with the majestic Gavarnie and Troumouse, the greatest of all, and Estaube, the wildest.
Cirque de Gavarnie is home to the Highest waterfall in Europe with a drop of 427m, this hike takes around 3 hours round trip. After the breathtaking hike, visit the small but stunning town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur for a traditional mountain dinner.
Day 7: Domaine Lavie
Relax by the pool before returning to the airport.