SURFING, PELOTA AND YOGA HOLIDAY IN BIDART
SURFING, PELOTA AND YOGA HOLIDAY IN BIDART
If you’ve dreamt about living like the locals in Bidart, we’ve got everything you need to make your dream holiday come true! Surf in the best spots with the experts, play Basque pelota with world champions, embark on a cycling tour devised by a local, do yoga in the preserved natural sites of the Basque Country and stay in highly original forms of accommodation. Your 100% Basque-style holiday awaits you!
A stone’s throw from Biarritz, Bidart is a small Basque village, much-loved by the locals. You and your friends can experience the very best this charming little seaside resort has to offer, thanks to convivial encounters with the locals.
If you’ve ever dreamt of surfing with professionals, the École de la Glisse surf school at Erretegia beach in Bidart is where your dream can come true. Thomas La Fonta and David le Boulch, two renowned surfing champions, will be your instructors, whether you’re a beginner or advanced, for a one-to-one or group lesson.
Basque pelota is not just a game, it’s an institution in this part of the world. Try your hand at this traditional sport, played against special fronton walls. Patxi and Jon Tambourindeguy, brothers and world Cesta Punta champions, will initiate you to the game which is their passion. They’ll also take you on a tour of their OnaPilota workshop, to show you how chisteras or pelota baskets are made and repaired. An unforgettable journey to the heart of a rare craft.
What could be better than a yoga session to reconnect with yourself and your surroundings? Namastraveler offers yoga lessons adapted to all levels. Special outdoor sessions are organised to reap the benefits of fresh air, with Beach Yoga, Hike Yoga or Paddle Yoga activities. Surrounded by breath-taking landscapes, you’ll not find a better way to truly switch off.
Lastly, you can count on Marty’s tips (Bike & Surf Rental) to head off the beaten track and discover the Basque Country like a true local. Marty offers much more than a standard rental, with surfboards made by renowned shapers, French-made bikes and all the latest equipment that will make the difference. Your rental can even be delivered to your holiday residence at no extra cost! To complete this authentic holiday in the heart of the Basque Country, we recommend three original forms of accommodation in Bidart : a flat in a superb Second Empire mansion, surrounded by the vast gardens of the Domaine de Bassilour and located in the heart of the countryside; the Joyu Surf Shack surf house, just a few steps from the sea, where you can enjoy the conviviality of a house with garden, home-made cuisine and an on-site surfing guide to discover the best spots; or for the even more adventurous, an eco-friendly cabin. At Les gîtes d’Arbolateia, enjoy a stay in an eco-friendly, equipped wood cabin, with access to a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi.
TO GET EVEN MORE OUT OF YOUR HOLIDAY:
- Marty Bike & Surf Rental: Wide range of standard and electric bikes, in addition to numerous accessories (baby seat, surf rack, beach basket, etc.). Special rates for 3 days’ rental and over.
- Terra Aventura in Bidart, ‘Sources, whales and seafarers’: this geocaching application will embark you and your family on a quest for a hidden treasure along a 5km walk around Bidart.
- The coastal trail from Bidart to Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a must. This hike along the coast promises a variety of atmospheres before you arrive at the tip of Sainte-Barbe and its outstanding viewpoint. The 13.3km hike takes average of three and half hours to complete.
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On Erretegia beach in Bidart, alongside the main road, L’Ecole de la Glisse surf school offers lessons for all levels (discovery, initiation, advanced).
Patxi and Jon Tambourindeguy, brothers and world Cesta Punta champions, will initiate you in the game which is their passion.
Count on Marty’s tips (Bike & Surf Rental) to head off the beaten track and discover the Basque Country like a true local. Marty offers a wide range of standard and electric bikes for rental.
Discover the centre of Bidart through a guided walking tour of the central square, the church, the fronton, the Madeleine chapel and more. Learn about the history of the village, its memories, iconic figures, secrets and anecdotes.
Brothers Jon and Patxi Tambourindeguy set up their Ona Pilota (‘the right pelota’) workshop in Bidart in the Basque Country.