The Aldudes and Baigorri Valleys
These two valleys are less than 10 minutes drive from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. They are made up of five picturesque villages: Ossès, Saint-Etienne-de-Baïgorry, Les Aldudes, Banca and Urepel. From these villages, you will get superb panoramas over the region, beautiful walks in the heart of villages steeped in history and visits as close as possible to the Basque Country.
The Irati forest
In 45 minutes by car, you will be in the forest of Iraty, in the village of Larrau. On the border between France and Spain, this site represents the largest beech forest in Europe. Wild and protected flora and fauna await you there. You may be lucky enough to come across shepherds who have come with their flocks.
An hour's drive separates you from the seaside and ocean beaches. Go to Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz or Hendaye, to discover their famous fine sandy beaches where you can indulge in idleness and sunbathing, but also water sports such as surfing. Their city center is also full of monuments and history to discover.
In the region, you will not have time to get bored. In less than thirty minutes by car, you will be on exceptional sites, combining nature and activities. Go to the reception to find out all the good addresses. You can practice fishing, cycling, canoeing and white water sports.