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A day in Ametza: Top 10 activities in the Basque Country

Let yourself be seduced by our walks, activities and events, between sea and mountains, thought up and designed especially for you, from our Pays Basque campsite.

We would like to share with you the richness of the Basque Country through its gastronomy (Basque cake, Bayonne ham, Espelette pepper and other local produce), its sport activities (surfing, pelota, Basque strength, rafting, excursions and hikes), its visits (grotte d’Isturitz and Oxocelhaya, Biarritz aquarium, Château d’Abbadia, Rocher de la vierge…), and its leisure (thalassotherapy, swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, holidays de Bayonne, …).

That’s why, every year, we take you on a voyage of discovery of marvellous sites, combining culture and heritage with breathtaking panoramas, for a real trip to the Basque Country in the heart of the Atlantic Pyrenees.

To discover at Basque Country

This city is a concentration of life. Take a ride on the “Monte Igueldo” cogwheel train dating from 1912 to admire the view over La Concha Bay. Stroll through its typical streets and soak up its culture. A new horizon opens up for you!

Ring the bell in the chapel at the top of this island, linked to Spain only by its stone bridge. A famous film was shot on this magnificent site. Have you found out which one?

Located in Haute Soule, this 2-hour walk will take you away from it all. You’ll stroll along rivers and waterfalls, where the flora is lush, bathe in its cool waters, picnic and dream of being a new adventurer.

This fortified Spanish village is a feast for the eyes. Strolling along its cobbled streets, where time seems to have stood still, is a must, as is enjoying a few Pintxos in its pretty square, where the bright colors of the houses blend with the flowers.

The 3 peaks of Irumugarrieta, Txurrumurru and Erroilbide are for you!

Just a few minutes from Irun, discover a breathtaking 360° panorama from the coast to Jaizkibel, the most westerly mountain in the Pyrenees.

This path, which stretches for almost 25km between the towns of Hendaye and Bidart, offers an exceptional panorama from start to finish. It can be completed in a single day by the most athletic walkers, but walkers can also stop off along the way to learn more about the exceptional heritage of the towns and villages they pass through.

42,000 ha of desert and solitude! You’ll be blown away by this arid lunar landscape, with its fairy chimneys, sheer cliffs, canyons and tabular hills, a breathtaking spectacle in front of a Game of Thrones movie set.

One of the highlights of the “Semana Grande” is the impressive and highly acclaimed “International Fireworks Competition”, in which countries from all over the world compete against each other!

A beautiful hike! Spectacular panorama!

Starting in Olhette, your steps will lead you along wooded paths to Venta Yasola, where you can enjoy a chilli omelette!

On the border of the Basque Country, in the province of Alava, enjoy an unforgettable experience! Discover the impressive 270-metre-high Nervión waterfall! The most daring will observe this vertiginous landscape from the “balcony” suspended in the void.

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