France 2021
Mountains, Beaches, Rivers

Adventures in the South of France
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South West France

Join us for a week of adventure in the South West of France. The Pyrénées-Atlantiques region is ideally located for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The area is renowned for its outdoor lifestyle; world-class beaches, stunning mountains and vast forests right on your doorstep. The region is also steeped in history with traditional basque villages and 16th century fortified towns. You also be pleased to hear the region has a moderate Mediterranean climate.

Adventure

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.

Evening BBQ 

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. 

Luxury Cottages

Nestled in lush countryside close to the picturesque spa town of Salies de Béarn, in the Béarn region of south-west France, Domaine Lavie dates back to the time of Gaston Febus in 1376. The former farm buildings, set in 7 acres of private grounds, have been converted into 4 independent holiday cottages, each with their own private terrace.

From the swimming pool there are stunning views over the surrounding countryside to the Pyrénées beyond. Domaine Lavie has a tranquil and calming atmosphere where it is easy to relax and unwind from the stresses and strains of ‘normal’ life.

At Domaine Lavie there are four delightful cottages, each furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Each cottage has a fully-equipped kitchen with plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses and utensils. There is also a dishwasher and washing machine. Each sitting room has a comfortable sofa and arm chairs, TV, DVD/CD player and a selection of books.

Outside, each private terrace has a table and chairs and a gas BBQ for al-fresco dining.

You will also find a cool box and ice packs for those picnics at the beach or for visiting the lively markets and bringing back your artisan cheeses and charcuterie.

Local Produce

Petit dejeuner: Consisting of fresh croissants or Pain au chocolat, seasonal fruit, cereal, yoghurts, fresh local bread, fruit juice and of course French coffee.

Dejeuner: Normally we will have picnic lunch out on location consisting of: A selection of fresh sandwiches, snacks, fruit, drinks and chocolate and of course French Wine.

Evening Meal. BBQ, Wines & Beers.

£750

11th June to 18th June 2021

Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing.

Included: Accommodation, specified activities, airport transfers, breakfast, lunch and 2 evening meals.

Not included, international flights, non specified activities, restaurant meals

*Single supplement applies

Please note all activities and launch times are subject to change due to local environmental conditions therefore the order in which they are taken may change.

Please contact the team at Scuba Dive Adventures on 0113 4681100 or enquires@scubadiveadventures.co.uk for more information or to book on this fabulous Scuba Adventure.

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