Hiking the Pyrennes
Biarritz is perfectly located for anyone who loves to escape the hustle and bustle of busy tourist towns – and take their room with a view to the calm and beauty of the hills, mountains and verdant woods of the Pyrenees. This natural border of France and Spain is home to km’s of trails offering some of the most scenic terrain guaranteed to delight even the most novice of ramblers! A hikers dream at your fingertips once you arrive in Biarritz and pick up your ‘home’ ready to explore the Pyrennees.
Extending for 305 miles (491km) its up to you how far you want to delve into this special realm which has always been of a source of legend and superstition – to explore it fully could take a lifetime but in the luxury of your van you could take your time and enjoy the areas that suit you best!
The Pays Basque Ouest and its proximity to the Atlantic coast and San Sebastian means it’s a great area for balancing a break where you get a mix of sea, hustle and bustle and countryside solitude.
Pays Basque Est is home to some classics such as the Iraty forest and gorges of Kakuetta and a go to for those of you seeking quiet and solitude.
Explore the valleys of Cauterets, Luz, Gavarnie to discover the classified Pyreenean heritage sites.
Go on further for the wild, unspoiled landscapes of Ariege, Haute-Ariège and Val d’Aran.
Or if ultimately it’s the Mediterranean climate that you want you are spolit for choice with the Cerdagne, Conflent and Garrotxa regions.