How to camp in Biarritz and the Basque Country?
The Basque Country is perfectly adapted to touring motorhomes or van. Its kilometers of ocean coasts, its typical villages, its Pyrenean mountains and beaches will delight you. To avoid overcrowded campsites, especially during the summer months, you can park your motorhome and spend the night at the HomeCamper’s hosts between the sea and the mountains.
What to visit in Biarritz and the Basque Country?
The Basque Country is a unique territory attached to its Franco-Spanish roots. Biarritz is one of the two major Basque cities. It’s an historic seaside resort that offers many cultural and sporting activities. Sports enthusiasts and fans of extreme sports can try surfing on the Basque coast’s waves or the Grande Plage. The others can stroll on the various beaches or in the shops and restaurants on the historic center streets. The Rock of the Blessed Virgin (Le Rocher de la Vierge), the lighthouse and the Sea Museum are must-see. More into the land, between Adour and Nive, offers itself to you Bayonne. In this typical Basque city, you will discover regional specialties such as the Basque cake, the piperade or the axoa. If you are looking for more privacy, the villages of Guéthary, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Bidart (on the coast), Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port or the Rhune and its small mountains train will make you discover the Basque Country authenticity. One of the most famous specialties of the Basque Country is the Espelette pepper. In the village of Espelette you can admire the peppers drying on the facades of typical houses.
When to visit the Basque Country for camp?
Due to its oceanic climate, it’s better to visit Biarritz and the Basque Country during the summer period. You can then enjoy a swim in the Atlantic Ocean’s waves. In addition, Basque Country’s summer is punctuated by villages festivals called "Feria". Every year, thousands of people, dressed in white with red or blue scarf, depending on the city, gather at the Férias of Bayonne and the Férias of Mont-de-Marsan at the end of July, the Férias of Dax in mid August and in many other villages. Every August month, on the beaches of Lacanau, the Soöruz Lacanau Pro is an inevitable rendezvous for surf enthusiasts.