How about getting back to nature? In Jaxu, in the heart of the Basque Country, Jean-Michel and Maylis invite you on an authentic camping holiday in one of 6 tent-lodges located downhill from their organic farm. These attractive and highly comfortable lodges offer a unique view of the Pyrenees. As a couple or a family, enjoy the simple pleasures of a farm holiday to the soundtrack of birdsong.
Just 10 minutes from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages, the Borda Lodge farm campsite awaits you for a holiday in the great outdoors. Stay in one of 6 tent-lodges on stilts set in a green backdrop at the foot of the Basque mountains.
Fully-equipped tent-lodges accommodating 2 to 5 people, for couples or families, promise you a unique adventure in the Basque countryside.
Twice a week, from June to September, Jean-Michel invites you to discover his life as sheep-herder and to accompany him on a hike to his flock in the summer pastures of the Iraty mountains. On these vast open hillsides, participate in counting his 400 sheep and learn more about how he cares for his livestock. After your efforts, enjoy a delicious, well-deserved snack of local farm produce, such as Irouleguy wine, taloak, AOC Ossau-Iraty cheese and Basque cake.
Take advantage of your stay in Jaxu to immerse yourself in Basque culture and traditions. In Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the last French stop along the Way of Saint James, stroll through paved laneways with their remarkable Medieval architecture and support Basque crafts by buying local in one of the many shops offering woven goods, Basque linen, espadrilles and gourmet specialities.
With the kids? Head to Irissarry, where young and old can take part in a Terra Aventura treasure hunt, ‘The Lamina in search of the Baïgarre’, in front of the huge Ospitalea building, a former commandery of the Knights of the Order of Malta. The ideal way to combine outdoor sport and heritage discovery in the Basque Country.
TO GET EVEN MORE OUT OF YOUR HOLIDAY:
- 6 fully-equipped tent-lodges, for 2 to 5 people.
- Organic farm, sheep rearing and vine-growing
- Discover sheep-herding, from July to September
- Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails departing from the farm
- In the vicinity of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: Iraty, the Irouleguy vineyards and the Aldudes Valley
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THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
In the heart of the Basque mountains, 30 minutes from St Jean Pied de Port, in the Iraty area, discover the life of a sheep-herder. Your guide Jean-Michel comes from a long line of sheep farmers.
In the heart of Basse-Navarre, at the foot of Mont Baigura, close to Saint-Etienne-de-Baïgorry and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, discover the typical village of Irissarry, home to a majestic commandery, a monument to local history.
Guided tours organised by Basque Country Tourist Offices in the villages of Garris, St Palais, St Jean-Pied-de-Port and St-Etienne-de-Baïgorry.