Basque Country

Boundless splendour

Between France and Spain, Basque beauty beckons you. Right from the start, Salles-de-Béarn will delight you with its unique panoramic view of the Pyrenees, as will Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, which recently joined the ranks of France’s most beautiful villages. And just wait till you reach Biarritz, the Côte d’Azur of the Atlantic – whose popular Grande Plage is a European surfing paradise You will be equally charmed by San Sebastian and its Old Town, named the European Capital of Culture Capital in 2016, not to mention the lovely small Bay of Lekeitio and the Island of San Nicolás, which is accessible by foot when the tide is low. En route to Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of Basque Country, and Pampelune, famous for its Encierros or Running of the Bulls, you will be captivated by the spectacular configurations of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. 

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September 17 to October 2, 2019
> Price (taxes included) : $4,275
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route: 563 km • Long route: 937 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Bordeaux and transfer to Salies-de-Béarn (2 hrs).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via L’Hôpital d’Orion, Narp, Rivehaute, Sauveterre-de-Béarn, Angus, Mauléon-Licharre, Charre (58 à 86 km).
Day 3 - Salies-de-Béarn, Castagnède, Labastide-Villefranche, St-Palais, Iholdy, Jaxu, St-Jean-Pied-le-Port. Boucle via Méharin, et/ ou St-Jean-le-Vieux (66 à 86 km).
Day 4 - St-Jean-Pied-le-Port, Lespars, St-Martin-d’Arrossa, Itxassou, Espelette, Arcangues, Biarritz. Looped route via Col d’Ispeguy, Bozate, Dantxarinea, Ainhoa (80 to 84 km).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Villefranque, Lahonce, Urt, Bayonne. Looped route via Route impériale des Cîmes (65 to 81 km).
Day 6 - Biarritz, Ahetze, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye/ Irún, Lezo, San Sebastián (69 km).
Day 7 - Free day or roundtrip via Hernani, Goizgueta or looped route via Goizgueta, Leitza, Tolosa, Andoain (70 à 104 km).
Jour 8 - San Sebastian, Zarautz, Getaria, Itziar, Deba, Mutriku, Ondarroa, Lekeitio (69 to 79 km).
Day 9 - Lekeitio, Ea, Zelaieta, Errenteria, Bermeo, Baquio, Erbera, Loiu, Elizalde, Bilbao (84 km).
Day 10 - Free day.
Day 11 - Bilbao, Basauri, Urgao-Mirabelles, Artea, Igorre, Otxandio, Elosu, Etxabarri-Ibiña, Vitoria-Gasteiz (85 km).
Day 12 - Free day or looped route via Mendiola, Gaztelu, Uzquiano, Treviño, Berrostegieta, Baroja, Faido, Samiano (43 à 69 km).
Day 13 - Vitoria-Gasteiz, Ilarratza, Dulantzi, Gereñu, Ilarduia, Olatzi,  Iturmendi, Arbizu, Ihabar, Etxarren, Asiáin, Ororbia (110 km).
Day 14 - Transfert from Pampelune to Bordeaux (3.5 hrs).
Day 15 - Transfer to Bordeaux airport and flight back to Montréal.
Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger, baggage and bicycle with Air Transat;
  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 14 nights in two to four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 14 breakfasts and 4 evening meals;
  • bus transfer on day 14;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge from January 1st, 2019.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Bordeaux> Bordeaux/Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 28 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $3495
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.