The southern part of the Aquitaine region offers France’s most comprehensive range of outdoor activities available within a day’s drive (there and back). Let us help you explore our region. We can introduce you to the lifestyle, the culture and an incredible range of outdoor activities.
Thermal spa facilities in Dax (40) and Salies-de-Béarn (64)
Fabulous coastal yachting on the Atlantic ocean with berthing possibilities at Cap Breton and Hendaye
Gallop on beaches, or ride scenic mountain trails. There are over 8,500 kilometres of signposted tracks. Horse riding is very popular in the Pyrenees and there are many Equestrian centres.
Road and mountain biking are very popular in the area with the famous "Tour de France" passing through every year.
Top quality rugby is available in Bayonne, Biarritz, Dax, Pau, and Mont de Marsan.
Motor cross and the annual Grand Prix at Pau for classic cars
World class golf at Seignosse, a new course at Tosse (which hopes to welcome the Ryder Cup in 2018), Pau (the oldest course outside the UK and Ireland)
Salmon and coarse fishing in the mountain rivers, the Gaves de Pau and Oloron, the Adour and Saison rivers
Beautiful walks for all ages and capabilities. The famous route of Santiago de Compostela passes through the area.
Skiing - Alpine and Cross Country
Downhill skiing in the mountain resorts of La Pierre Saint Martin, Gourette, and La Mongie, and cross-country skiing in Iraty
World class surfing on the Atlantic coast at Hossegor and Biarritz
Fêtes and Cuisine
See "Salies Paint" and "Salmon Festival" in Navarrenx in July, the "Piperade" in August and "Salt Festival" in September (to name a few!)
Top quality red, white, and rosé wines from the Béarn, Iroulegy, Jurançon and Madiran
The beautiful Spanish cities of San Sebastian, Pamplona, and Bilbao, the latter being home to the famous Gugenheim museum