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Athletic activities in the Basque Country

If you love cycling, you’ll find a worthy challenge in the first Pyrenean climbs: Saint Ignace, Lizuniaga, Lizarrieta, Otxondo… For mountain bikers, the Basque countryside offers any number of trails to explore. The coastline trail linking Hendaye to Bidart lets you admire the beauty of the Basque Country landscape at your own pace.

You can enjoy aquatic sports on the ocean or the nearby Nivelle river. The Basque Coastline is known as a surfing destination, but it also offers bodyboarding, ocean kayaking, kayak-surfing, paddleboard and other board sports.

And the Nivelle river (also known as the Nive) has several water sports centres where you can learn canoeing/kayaking, rafting, hydrospeeding and other thrilling aquatic sports.

Lastly, a trip to the paragliding school in Baïgura or the Gliding School in Itxassou will give you unforgettable views of the Basque Country from above – if you dare!