Bordeaux to Bilbao Cycle Surfari


8 days France Catered

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Overview

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

This surf and cycle tour starts in the thick of the pine trees in SW France, picking up the spiritual path of the Camino De Santiago, taking you to untouched corners of your own pedalling paradise. The route is challenging, but achievable by anyone with a good level of general fitness. The waves can be the best in Europe. The perfect holiday for the true adventure enthusiast.

What to Expect

Hassle Free Cycling

We will cycle to each spot carrying only daily supplies. The Ticket to Ride support vehicle will carry all camping equipment, surfboards and luggage and will await us at the end of the day's location with cold beers and a warm supper. 

What's included

  • Airport Transfers - From Bordeaux (inbound), Biarritz (outbound)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 5 Lunches
  • 5 Evening Meals
  • Mixture of Camping, and Surf House Accommodation
  • On the ground team delivering meals, surf lessons, camp set up, and assisting with bike maintenance
  • On the ground transportation of all equipment 
  • Cycle guide
  • Surf Hire and equipment available

If there's a group of you and you have set dates in mind, please contact us for a bespoke tour quote.

8
days

TimeLine

Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.

  • Arrival in Bordeaux 2 Days

    After your arrival into Bordeaux you will be transferred to your first camp site in Mimizan to meet the rest of your fellow Riders and get an evening surf in. The following day will be spent surfing and lapping up the SW France vibes.

  • Mimizan to Hossegor 1 Day

    50 miles - Wake up surf, cycle all day, chilled camp vibes in the evening. 50 miles may sound like a long slog but it's a flat route along a cycle path through the start of the beautiful Landes region of SW France and should take around 5 hours including the lunch break.

  • Hossegor to Hendaye 1 Day

    40 miles - Here we will go inland slightly and take on our first inclines of the trip, but you will still be breathing in the fresh sea air mixed in with the pine trees for most of the day. The journey will take a leisurely 4-5 hours. Upon arrival in Hendaye we will surf til sunset.

  • Hendaye to Zarautz 2 Days

    30 miles (hard) - After cycling through some of the most beautiful French and Spanish towns you can ever imagine and a short tapas stop in San Sebastian we arrive into Zarautz. 30 miles may not sound like a lot but climbing the mountain out of San Sebastian alone will take almost an hour. We will have time to surf the waves on the extremely long beach, or just take in the epic views from the camp site. We will spend two night in our temporary basecamp to maximise our surfing on this great beach.

  • Zarautz to Lekeitio 1 Day

    30 miles (hard ride) - we up the ante here as we take on a few more mountains and cruise along some of the most undulating roads in the continent, with the pinnicle being the last mountain on which the campsite sits. If anyone makes it up this without pushing the bike we will be very impressed.

    Make sure you have seconds of the porridge...

  • Lekietio to Bilbao 1 Day

    33 Miles (very hard ride) - The crescendo is grueling but worht the effort. We will take on a 13km incline to the beautiful town of Larrabetzu, a popular spot for Camino De Santiago hikers, where we will stop for lunch. It is around 1-2 hours from here til we arrive into Bilbao where we will enjoy a final night of rich Spanish cuisine and World-class red wine in Bilbao. When in Rome!

  • Final Day 0 Day

    Transfers - Sadly all good things must come to an end, but you will need to stop after this epic surf and cycle adventure. We aim to have a morning surf and will be running transfers to Bilbao airport all day.

FAQs

Got a question about this course? Here's the best place to start. If you don't find your answer here, you can request a callback or get in touch using our contact page.

We advise boxing your bike up and checking in as Sports equipment. Alternatively we can suggest transfer companies.

We will be washing your lycra for you every evening.

France and Spain have some of the best naughty treats in the World, think cheese, bread, croissants, meat. However our in house chef can cater to any dietary requirements.

Surf guiding will be offered daily, but we expect riders to have surfed before. If not we can arrange basic surf lessons.

The support vehicle will have full bike servicing equipment however you are required to bring any cycling clothing and spare inner tubes for your bike. 

A general level of good fitness is required. You don’t have to be a cycle enthusiast, but be able to ride a bike and be up for a challenge.

Yes we will be bringing a selection of boards.

No bicycles aren't included as a cycle of this distance will require the rider to use a bike the ideal size for him/herself. As long as you are comfortable in the saddle we'll get you there.

Bike hire will be available in France upon arrival at an extra cost. Notify your sales agent upon booking and we'll make sure logistics are sorted on the ground. Bike hire will be arranged locally and bikes cost no more than £100 for the trip.

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