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  • Day9

    We venture back into France

    July 6, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today we went for a drive east from San Sebastian into France. The border is only 20km from San Sebastian. It is still Basque country but technically in France. They were all excited about the world cup game being held today against Uruguay (which France ended up winning 2-0).

    We travelled along the coast to a town called Biarritz (Bee a ritz). It is a magnificent coastal town which was the playground of the rich and the destination of royalty during the 20th century. The beach and the promenade are magnificent. There was a walkway constructed around the rocky point and some amazing walking bridges out to promontories in the water. It is a very picturesque town and well worth a visit. There is a huge casino built right next to the beach which probably had a role in attracting rich tourists to the town over the years.Read more

  • Day153


    August 21, 2015 in France ⋅

    Back on the road again! This time a 3 hour drive to Biarritz.. a glitzy beach town in the south of France. We brace ourselves for some more extortionate tolls.. to be pleasantly surprised by the first toll of only 3.30euro... Only to be stung by 4 of those on the way! (fist shake at France tolls)

    We arrive is Biarritz and as we were warned it is chockers... People everywhere and not a parking bay in sight. We finally manage to park the car and head down to the beeeeach! We are rewarded by some great views and treat ourselves to another picnic feast of hams, cheese and other delights. A dip in the ocean, a spot of sunbaking and its time for a beer or 3. Trav heads off for a haircut whilst Deb and Suki proceed to drink many more beers and reminisce of old times.

    Its our last night together and we spend a night in cooking at our airbnb apartment. We load up on food and booze, and once again to Sukis surprise manage to drink all of it.. including 4 beers, a bottle of red and an entire bottle of Armagnac (the local version of cognac, which turns out to be delicious). Its a great last night in France together!
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  • Day13

    Day 13 - Biarritz

    April 28, 2016 in France ⋅

    The sun was out so it was up early to have breakfast on the beach and a wander around. Still pretty chilly with the winds from the north but in true English style it was time for a t-shirt and flip flops even if the locals were still wearing their coats!

    After a wander around town and the beaches I found a great little bar called Eden Rock Bar (which is a must if you ever go to Biarritz) as you can imagine it's perched on a rock face over looking the beach and sea. With it being unseasonably cold and still low/mid season the bar was quiet so spent a couple of hours chatting to the barman getting the lowdown on Biarritz. Rest of the day was pretty chilled but may well return on Sunday to have a surf.

    With great beaches, cool surf bars, posh restaurants and all your high end shops Biarritz is great for a long weekend. Place would be buzzing in high season.
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  • Day16

    Day 16-San Sebastian-Biarritz, 35 miles

    May 1, 2016 in France ⋅

    Feels great to be back on the bike and what a ride! 35 miles along a rocky coastline, two countries, countless beaches and seaside towns, a fair few climbs and some great descents.

    The reverse of the train journey I did a couple of days ago and glad I did it. Best ride so far. Took it easy to watch the knee and could have some without a couple of the climbs but touch wood if I manage it is hopefully going to be ok.

    Some really great towns between San Sebastian and Biarritz including Hendaye on the French/Spanish border, Cibour where a French equivalant of Tough Murder was taking place and already thinking about entering next year as looked a damn site better than a muddy field in Buckinghamshire and Saint-Jean-de-Luz where you could easily pass an afternoon sitting outside one of the harbour restaurants.

    After a great ride it was time to relax in Biarritz for one last time before heading inland to the Pyrenees and across to the Med.
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  • Day2


    August 30, 2017 in France ⋅

    Observations from my wanderings today:
    Mostly white people, mostly French. White clothes seem to be a thing, lace is popular.
    Basque cakes are lovely, basque strawberries from the market were superb.
    There are no fast food, Indian, falafel or Chinese takeaways. Did not see an Irish bar. No seagulls, few pigeons, loads of dogs and like Paris, loads of dog crap on the ground.
    I wish I could speak even a little French.
    I had two swims. The water is clear and warm. The sand is very coarse. I did not go into a restaurant, only a coffee shop.
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  • Day19

    Biarritz - FR

    June 2, 2016 in France ⋅

    Finally summer has arrived in southern France !! Came across a seaside village early in the ride where the dunes are engulfing the dwellings. Must be some serious winds here to move all that sand.

  • Day26


    September 6, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Heute Morgen hat es ziemlich stark geregnet. Dummerweise waren meine beiden Handtücher noch draußen. Tja Camping Leben 🏕
    Meine letzte Surfstunde war nicht so erfolgreich, aber es hat trotzdem Spaß gemacht. Morgen will ich den Tag dann noch mal nutzen, um bei passenden Wellen zu surfen und nicht zur gezwungenen Zeit.
    Am Nachmittag ging es auf einen Ausflug nach Hossegor und Biarritz 😊
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  • Day4


    March 4, 2018 in France ⋅

    Dimanche, 4 mars 2018
    Le ciel est gris ce matin, mais la température extérieure est agréable. Biarritz sera notre prochaine étape. Un trajet par l'autoroute à péage s'impose pour économiser une heure. Nous nous installons vers 13h sur un Aire de CC en compagnie d'une bonne vingtaine d'autres engins. Une marche sportive de deux bons kilomètres, le long de la plage, nous amène au centre-ville. Notre envie de poisson sera comblée au Glouby à la rue du Port-Vieux. Le Rocher de la Vierge, symbole de la ville, et relié à la terre ferme par un ponton, qui nous rappelle le Pier d'Oceanside. Il y a du monde, la foule profite du beau temps printanier pour sa sortie du dimanche. Le retour à notre CC se fait par la route, car le chemin piétonnier, longeant les plages, est submergé par la marée montante.Read more

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