Days Out: Trips & Tours

Large zoological park with exotic wildlife including birds, wild cats and primates. Boutique, playground and picnic area. Avenue de lOcean, Labenne (40).
Gorges de Kakuetta
In the heart of the Basque mountains, explore this 2km long canyon with its lush vegetation, waterfalls, rocks and natural habitat.
Quad e Nature
Quad tours from one hour to one day in duration. Open throughout the year. 161 rue Belharra, Saint-Jean-de-Luz (64).
La Maison du Parc - Vallee dOssau
National park office in the Ossau Valley. Hiking guidance, organises conferences, temporary and permanent exhibitions. The permanent exhibition is about the park including the geology, animals and flora. Laruns (64).
Grottes dIsturitz & Oxocelhaya
Forming part of the chain of Pyrennean caves and containing pre-historic carvings, these caves also include a rock cathedral with monumental limescale concretions. Of historical and geological interest. Museum, shop and cafeteria.
Les Grottes de Sare
Discover the mythology and origins of the Basque people in the new guided tour of these caves which are thousands of years old. Closed in January.
Chateau de Gaujacq
17th century manor house, built during the rule of Louis XIV by a General of the Army. Reception rooms. 2 route de Brassempouy, Gaujacq (40).
Domaine Etxegaraya
Discover the tiny AOC Irouleguy. Dating back to 1850, this 7 ha vineyard has been in the same family for five generations. Located in a valley at the foot of Jara and open 10:00 to 12:30 and 15:00 to 19:00 for tastings. St Etienne de Baigorry (64)
La Maison Labourdine
Guided visit of a traditional 17th century Basque house. 10km from Bayonne on the Route de Cambo-les-Bains and de Saint Jean Pied de Port.
Tyrolienne Infernale (Giant Skyfler)
Ideal for beginners and experienced. Part of award winning, 25 year old, adventure group offering wave-ski, jump airbag, surfing, segway, jet-ski, quad biking, rafting and skywalks in forests, etc. 9 allee Charles Cami, Saint-Pee-Sur-Nivelle (64)
Jump Airbag, Territoires dAventure
Ideal for beginners and those more experienced. Part of the award winning, 25 year old, adventure group. 120 promenade de la Barre, Foret de Chiberta, Anglet (64).
Musee de la Mer
Museum of the sea and aquarium featuring aquatic creatures including sharks. Facilitites for birthday parties and other events. Plateau de lAtalaye (In front of Rocher de la Vierge), Biarritz (64).
Surf sans frontieres
Surfing holidays and training courses, organised for groups of 8 people.
Over 100 different species of reptile including boa, python, iguana, tortoise, crocodile, anaconda and lizard. Open all year. At RN 10, Labenne (40).
Maison du Miel et de lAbeille
Visit the Bee farm and see different honeys being produced. Ferme Harizkazula, Chemin Harizkazula, Cambo les Bains (64)
Musee Edmond Rostand
The home and gardens of Edmond Rostand, the author of Cyrano de Bergerac. Open from April to October. At route du Docteur Camino, Cambo-les-Bains (64).
La Pinede des Singes
Enter the world of the Java Monkey and walk under the shade of the Landaise forest as the young primates play and the different family groups interact. Believed to be one of the largest colonies of Java Monkeys in Europe.
Zoo dAsson
Animal park and zoo with aviary and exotic gardens, open all year round. See website for special events. Asson (64)
BidA Parc
Various attractions including rides, inflatables, animal park, pony rides and water games. Snacks and picnic area. Open April to November. Free for those under two years of age.
Truite de Banka, Michel Goicoechea
Trout farm located on the site of an ancient 11th century mill. The flow of the river allows the trout to breed in an almost natural environment. Video presentation of the workings of a trout farm. Located at Banka (64).
Biarritz en Petit Train
30 minute trip leaves from in front of the Grande Plage Ouest and Rocher de la Vierge. Open April to October.
BAB Tour
Discover the Basque Coast in an open roof minibus. Audio-guided visit to Bayonne, Anglet and Biarritz. Regular departures.
Ibardin Aventures
Fun for all ages with trampolines, bungee trampolines, adventure bridge, 20 balance courses, tree climbing, treasure hunt, navigation courses and lots more. Urrugne (64)
Etxola Parc Animalier de Sare
Open March to end Oct and housing a wide range of birds, turkeys, ducks, geese, goats, camels, gerbils, cattle, wild board, lamas and deer. Picnic area and pony treks are also provided. Sare (674)
Moulin de Poyaller
Animal park and water mill. Wallabies and bears at Mugron, Landes (40). Open from mid-March to mid-November.
La Villa Arnaga
A dream home created by Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac and inspired by Basque traditions. Theatrical interiors surrounded by 15 hectares of French and English gardens. Various events throughout the year.
Zoo de Labenne
Five hectares are home to 200 animals from five continents. Picnic area, mini farm and aviary.
Ortillopitz, La Maison Basque de Sare
Built in 1660 on the ruins of a dwelling dating back to 1540, this restored house presents the history of the Basques by the Basques.
La Maison du Parc - Vallee dAspe
The national park office in the Aspe Valley offers hiking guidance, organises conferences and films shows, temporary and permanent exhibitions. Pemanent exhibition about bears in the Pyrenees. On the N134, Etsaut (64).
Les Grottes Isturitz and Oxocelhaya
From 1913 through the present day, the prehistoric caves of Isturitz, Oxocelhaya and Erberua have been inexhaustible sources of knowledge about humans from Neanderthals to Homo sapiens as long ago as 80,000 years. Visit the caves and enjoy the museum.
La Petit Train de la Rhune
Train rides on a 1924 train up the prominent Basque mountain, La Rhune which is 905 meters in height. Discover basque ponies and goats in the wild. Open from mid-March to November. At Col de St Ignace, Sare (64).
Day and night boat trips, from 45 to 90 minutes, to exceptional nature spots. Fishing trips are also available with offshore equipment provided. Private trips can also be arranged for family events as well as commercial seminars. (64)
Ideal for beginners and experienced. Part of the award winning, 25 year old, adventure group offering wave-ski, jump airbag, surfing, segway, jet-ski, quad biking, rafting and skywalks in forests, etc. 9 allee Charles Cami, St Pee sur Neville (64)
Ecomusee de la Peche
Museum of the sea and fishing, oceanarium, shells, model boats, fishing equipment and other maritime exhibits. At the Casino Municipal, Capbreton (40).
LAtelier du Piment
Free tastings of oils and much more made from Espelette peppers. Enjoy family fun in the Pepper Maze (Labyrinthe). Chemin de leglise, Espelette (64)
La Feria Andalouse
An Iberian spectacular featuring flamenco dancing and Iberian horse dressage in the covered Zaldi Gorri arena. Every Tuesday evening at 21:30 in July and August and the first two Tuesdays of September.