SWITCH OFF IN THE SEASIDE RESORT OF BIARRITZ
Treat yourself to a holiday in Biarritz, the most elegant seaside resort in the Basque Country, with its world-famous architecture. Looking for a destination to slow down the pace? We have everything you could hope for in Biarritz, from eco-friendly accommodation to environmentally-friendly leisure activities!
For a slow travel experience, we bring you a selection of characteristic places to stay, recognised for their eco-friendliness.
Three 4-star hotels with sea views, committed to preserving their magnificent setting, with a range of luxury facilities that respect the environment and sustainable development. The Windsor Hotel, on the Grande Plage de Biarritz combines design and sophistication and has obtained the European Ecolabel certification for its commitment to our planet. The Radisson Blu Biarritz Hotel, with ocean views, offers a wide range of facilities including wellness holidays and its Thalgo spa treatments. Closer to the centre of the town, the Silhouette Hotel with its patio and flower garden will make you feel like you’ve stepped out of time.
Or maybe the Casaviel guesthouse is just what you’re looking for. Located near the beaches, this guesthouse is nestled in one of the Basque Country’s oldest farms, surrounded by leafy garden. Stay in a unique setting, renovated with natural and noble materials, and enjoy the breakfast, fresh food buffet and homemade vegan selection.
Come to Biarritz to reconnect body and mind through soft activities in a preserved natural setting in the company of environmentally-engaged hosts. Aqua walking is an ideal way to start. Xavier from Marche Aquatique Côte Basque welcomes young and old all year round for an invigorating activity in the iodine-rich air and a reviving swim in the cool waters of the Atlantic.
This European surfing capital is exactly the place to experience the joys of water sports! Biarritz Eco Surf School offers surfing lessons at Marbella beach, with local qualified instructors who are passionate about the sea and nature. At Miramar beach, discover Biarritz Surf Océan, a surf school which is actively engaged in environmental protection. This school offers surfing lessons with eco-friendly equipment and a focus on protecting the ocean and its coastline.
Climb on an electric bike and enjoy city slow tours. The Velektrix bike rental shop in the town centre of Biarritz has everything you need to set off on a discovery tour of the Basque Country. A whole new world awaits you, between winding roads, charming traditional Basque villages and cliff-side ocean views.
You can also recharge your batteries on foot, in the peaceful atmosphere of the Mouriscot and Marion lakes. The Lake Routes offer three loops: an 8km circuit from the winding paths of the Milady beach to the Cité de l’Océan via the Marion and Mouriscot lakes, and two 5km options within this circuit, depending on whether you prefer lake-side or beach-side.
Travel at your own pace and live the present moment through a new form of caring tourism, ideally suited to our region.
TO GET EVEN MORE OUT OF YOUR HOLIDAY:
- The Radisson Blu Biarritz Hotel offers 2 restaurants, a sky bar, swimming pool, solarium, spa with hammam and sauna, a gym and a games room complete with foosball.
- The Windsor Hotel has obtained European Ecolabel certification and is actively involved in environmental protection with recycling, organic produce, waste and energy management, etc.
Marche Aquatique Côte Basque also offers beach training, aqua training, sports coaching and surf & conditioning.
- The Biarritz Surf Océan quality charter includes the use of locally -made eco-friendly equipment (NOTOX), 100% organic cleaning products and GreenFix wax.
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Biarritz Surf Océan is the only surf school at Miramar beach, an ideal spot to discover water sports in total safety. Jeff Bernard is a surf instructor with over twenty years of experience
Ideally located on Marbella beach in Biarritz, between the Cité de l’Océan and the Beaurivage district, Biarritz Eco Surfschool will initiate you in the joys of surf.
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Located near the beaches, to the south of Biarritz, Casaviel is nestled in one of the Basque Country’s oldest farms, in the heart of leafy garden. Renovated in keeping with its original architecture
An exceptional location in the heart of the town, next to the Grande Plage, and with ocean views, this former mansion has been renovated with sophisticated taste and an eye for design.
With its town centre location overlooking the beaches, the Radisson Blu Biarritz is an elegant contemporary 4-star hotel. Close to the market, nightlife venues and casino, etc.