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Bayonne – Espelette – Helette – Saint Jean de Luz – Ascain – Rhune Train – Cruise on the Adour 

The Pays Basque

3 days / 2 nights

From 299 € per person


The Pays Basque
  • The Pays Basque | Day 1

    Arrival at Bayonne end of the morning and road to Espelette to taste the local specialties through a lunch at the famous restaurant Euzkadi. Free time for chili pepper shopping ! Continuation to Hélette for the visit of the cheese local producer Agour, first producer of basque  AOP cheeses. Discover its and his know-how through the projection of the video but also by visiting his small museum and tasting sheep cheese Ossau-Iraty. Continuing to visit the Isturitz and Oxocelhayae caves where parietal art is omnipresent. Transfer and installation to your 3 star Loreak hotel in Bayonne or similar. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

  • The Pays Basque | Day 2

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Morning drive to St Jean de Luz for a visit of the Louis XIV house. Then drive to Ascain to visit a cider house to discover all the secrets of making Sagorno, apple juice and other drinks made from apple juice. Then lunch in the cellar with generous Txuleta, grilled beef ribs. Continuing to take the Rhune train, this authentic 1924 rack railway will take you to 905 meters above sea level, on the mythical summit of the Basque Country offering an exceptional 360 ° panorama on the French and Spanish Atlantic coast as well as than the Pyrenees. Discover the Pottok, robust little Basque ponies living in total freedom, the Manech ewes and the griffon vultures, emblematic raptors of the Pyrenean chain. Back to the hotel then departure to Biarritz to attend a dinner show at the cabaret mucic hall Le Mirage. Return to your hotel and overnight.

  • The Pays Basque | Day 3

    Breakfast at hotel and check out.

    Morning cruise on the Adour. Enjoy a 2 hour ride on the Gascon Adour River up to Urt. Then lunch in Bayonne at the famous Bajadita meat restaurant. Specializing in quality meat, this grill bistro offers many varieties of meat breeds all cooked on the outdoor brazier. In the afternoon visit the Basque Museum of Bayonne. discover the Basque culture in its most beautiful settings, the Maison Dagourette and the Chateau Neuf. End of services