Europe > France > Aquitaine/Dordogne > Hendaye

The beach town Hendaye is situated a few kilometers below Biarritz on the Atlantic Coast where the Pyrenees hit the ocean. It is here that Spain and France meet at the Bay of Txingudi. Through this coastal town, the Trans-pyrenes route from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, as well as the pilgrimage route to Santiago.Bicycle trips, beach walks, swimming and various mountain climbs are possible. In addition there are various thalassotherapy baths in the area around Hendaye (wellness spas).
The coast is famous for water sports such as surfing

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Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Victoria Cathedral and Artrium Museum, San Sebastian (18km) with tapa bars and Chillida Museum, the high plain of Pamplona, Fuenterrabia. San Jean de Luz, Biarritz (20km), San Sebastian (18 km) and Bilbao (100km) these can easily be reached even without a car. The Basque coast with its picturesque places.


Traveling by car:

To hike in the Pyrenees
A car is necessary

Traveling by plane:

Airport Biarritz (20km), Airport Bilbao (100km) from Bilbao with airport bus to San Sebastian and then with Metro to Hendaye.

Traveling by train:

By train to Hendaye train station (Paris – Hendaye).


Leisure activities in the area

  • Golf course
  • Sea/Beach
  • Horseback riding
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Water skiing
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Inline skating
  • Surfing
  • Mountain climbing
  • Restaurants
  • National Historic Sites
  • Theater
  • Galleries / Museum
  • Cinema
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birding

Leisure activities offered a greater distance away

  • Lake/river for swimming
  • White-Water Rafting