Grande Plage

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  • Day153


    August 21, 2015 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    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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  • Day1


    May 30, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    First stop: Biarritz 🍸🍴

  • Day7


    August 6, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Surfer-Mekka, bekannt aus dem Film Brice de Nice :), wieder massig Leute, aber um Welten schöner, Belle-Epoque-Villen und rote Fachwerkhäuser, mit Bastian&Tine (aus Offenburg) nette Bekanntschaft gemacht, gemeinsam mit dem Rad die Küste entlang, Sprung vom Felsen ins MeerRead more

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