France

Beautiful mountains, incredible food and plenty of waves

France

Between Bordeaux and Bilabao you have the beautiful Les Landes region of SW France, home to the epicentre of European surfing; Hossegor. Then we enter The Basque Country; an autonomous region in South West France and Northern Spain, proudly known for its picturesque mountains, incredible food, world-class cider and wine and some of the world's best kept secret surfing beaches.

The deep Bay of Biscay funnels Atlantic swells straight onto the sand banks in Bordeaux to the reef break setups around Bilbao, and everywhere in between. A cultural surfing experience not to be missed.

Stunning coastal views and exciting cycle routes through the pine tree forests and challenging mountains sum up this part of the World.

The Basque Country is home to some of world’s most beautiful beaches with a plethora of waves, suitable for all abilities. Tone the legs on the bike, whilst sculpting the torso on the surfboard on our cycle surfari. 9 days - 7 stops - 300 miles.

WAVES

This region is blest with a coastline that faces all directions and is made up of numerous spots breaking over a variety of reef and sand bottom setups.

Lacanau boasts as consistent surf as the famous beaches further south and handles size better due to the man made jetties. 

Biscarosse Plage is another popular break for Bordeaux-based surfers with a variety of waves ranging from barreling high tide shorebreaks to long low tide walls. 

Mimizan Plage is true gem as it can be as good as the breaks in Seignosse and Hossegor but is often overlooked as it is close enough for most people to go surf them instead.

Seignosse has a variety of waves stretching up and down the loosely designated that can be great for beginners on the right tide and swell, yet world class in differing conditions.

Hossegor is the surfing capital of Europe, with a great scene to accompany it's reputation.

San Sebastian, has Playa Zurriola is practically in San Sebastian town centre and picks up all swell going. A surf here, followed by a stroll into town for the world's best pinchos (tapas) is great experience.

Or there is Zarautz close by which is very a consistent, good quality, beachbreak that doesn't need much swell to work.

Playa de Karraspio in Pais Vasco is a spot close to Lekeitio that we will check. It is a sheltered beach break, which is good if you are hiding from large swell, with a variety of different waves breaking into the beautiful bay.

Mundaka is Spain's jewel of the crown, a seriously impressive left hander that is not for the faint hearted. Always worth checking out.

Sopelana is the beach closest to Bilbao and is a very consistent beachbreak with several peaks. 

Trip Stops & Accommodation

For our Bordeaux to Bilbao cycle surfari we will be staying in comfortable camping conditions every night that will be set up for you upon arrival. The trip will have a moving team that will carry all the supplies and make sure your home away from home is always ready after a day of cycling and surfing. Your private tent will be spacious and comfortable, including a reading lamp, belonging box and a decent camp bed to encourage a good night's sleep ready for the next day's adventure.

Other Activities

Courses in France

Bordeaux to Bilbao Cycle Surfari9 days France Catered

2nd September 2017 - 10th September 2017 £1295

A bespoke cycling adventure through the Basque country surfing the best spots along the way.

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