Surrounded by luxurious vegetation, a surprise is waiting around every corner of the trail: airy footbridges, caves, and waterfalls. I’d definitely recommend this outing to Sainte-Engrâce. It’s really wild but very easygoing, even with the kids (around two hours).
In Larrau, you can cross Holzarté suspension bridge, over a 150m drop. We aren’t scared of heights in our family... but it makes you think! Guaranteed to take your breath away.
It’s a Basque Country institution worth repeating year-round. 905m up, you’ll get unbeatable views out over the ocean. There’s a number of ways to the top, and you can even go up (or come back down) by train.
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is my favourite Basque village (my grandparents lived there). If you go for a walk along the coast, take a break on top of Saint-Barbe hill. You’ll find a little chapel and outstanding views, for a moment of real tranquillity.
You see the Basque rivers rolling by, but have ever got in them? That’s just what I’ve got in mind with a fly fishing taster. It’s fun and a great way to relax. Try it out with Glenn Delporte at Made in River.
It’s a really easy hike, just 10km or so, and gets you panoramic views. The best way to do it? Do what we do and pitch your tent up there. It’s a campsite with a unique panorama from dusk til dawn.
There’s so many things to do in this lovely little village... We visited a farm of Kintoa Basque pigs, and Etxola animal park, went for a ride on a pottok (a Basque pony), and explored the caves of Sare.