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. 

Available in customized package only
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+
Customized Trips
Prefer to travel with your own group - family, friends or colleagues? Want to carry out a project, discover a destination, take up an athletic challenge or collect funds for a cause you hold dear? The obvious choice is the Customized Formula.

Tell us about your project in terms of preferred dates and desired destination, whether for a day, a week or two weeks. We will help you realize your dream of getting away in good company.

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General Conditions

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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.

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