Basque Country, a land of tradition

BASQUE COUNTRY, A LAND OF TRADITION

Departure from Bordeaux


Self-drive motorcycle tour

Length: 3 days


Day 1: BORDEAUX / HENDAYE (235  km)

Short formalities for your bike rental then road to Biarritz.

You will cross the Landes forest.

The Landes de Gascogne forest is a forest with an area of almost one million hectares (2 471 055 acre), is the largest artificial forest of Western Europe.

Just before Bayonne you enter in the Basque country in the province of Labourd.

Arrival in Biarritz, walking along the sea front or on the top of the Biarritz lighthouse.

Biarritz, a sea ... Biarritz, a city ... Biarritz, a world! The city developed over the centuries to become the largest tourist resort of international renown of the XXI century. Tourism is always the highlight of the city. But after an «aristocratic and Hollywood " tourism, the city opened and modernized.

Continuation of the coast road towards Bidart and St Jean de Luz.

Located at the gates of Spain, open to the ocean, Saint-Jean-de-Luz has always had a historical role and has been the domain of fishermen, which it protected the boats. The town has repeatedly experienced the assaults of nature, so that the historic city, there is only a part.

Following to Hendaye.


Day 2: HENDAYE / SALIES DE BEARN (180 km)

Morning discovery of the typical Basque region village. Ascain, Sare, Ainhoa, Espelette.

Yesterday fortress and Lordship attached to the kingdom of Navarre, today town of Labourd, Espelette has earned a worldwide reputation for its famous red chillies drying on house facades.

Then Cambo-les-Bains, Itxassou et Bidarray.

From the perspective of gastronomy, the Basque Country is a tourist destination of the first order.

Road to St Jean Pied-de-Port.

This is the last step on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela and the vital center of the Lower Navarre.

Thousands years of history have shaped the city Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, often called the "little Basque Venice ", giving it a force to maintain and remain authentic.

Beautiful mountain roads to Esterençuby Lecumberry and before ascending to Saint Palais and Salies de Bearn.


Day 3: SALIES DE BEARN / BORDEAUX (245 km)

Youwill  join The Bastide Clairence by scenic country roads.

This fortified village founded in 1314 by the King of Navarre for access to the river system of the Adour, is one of the jewels of the Basque Country.  Around the village, beautiful roads offer bucolic walks to the Abbey of Belloc.

You cross the Adour and leave the Basque country.

Crossing the Landes take you late in the afternoon in Bordeaux and bike drop off.


Starting from: 675 € p/p (2 persons, 1 motorbike & 1 double room)


For detailed itinerary, contact us.

Bikes available for this tour:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
: Electra Glide, Road Glide, Street Glide, Road King, Softail.

BMW: R1200 GS Adventure, K1600 GTL, R1200 RT, R1200 GS.

 

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