Self catering holidays
Rafting, canoeing, down-hilling and even climbing and Pelota are on offer at Arteka. A fun, sporty and original way to make the most of the richness of the Basque Country.
Thrills, sporting and leisure activities are the bywords of Arteka, a organisation with the aim of allowing you to experience trips rich in discovery and emotion.
These ornate caves revealing exquisite concretions remain fascinating. Isturitz cave is a testament to human occupation from 80 000 B.C. There, numerous objects and rock carvings can be found.
Oxocelhaya cave is a sanctuary cave and is a real geological gem.
These two caves can be visited together and invite you to immerse yourself in the richness of a complete part of Prehistory.
Come and relax at the springs of Cambo-les-bains, one of the main spa resorts of the Atlantic Pyrenees.
These springs, rich in sulphur compounds, offer you benefits in the treatment of afflictions associated with the respiratory tract and rheumatology.
Its art deco style and its park with oriental notes is sure to draw you in as much as the treatments on offer.
On the route to Santiago de Compostela, the village of Ainhoa, like its neighbouring village of Sarre, is listed as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France". Its proximity to theAtlantic Ocean, the Rhune mountain and the spa town of Combo les Bains, the crafts and the architectural heritage of this typical bastide all help to make the village of Ainhoa an interesting place to visit.
This region was coveted by England and the Kingdom of Navarre in the 13th and 14th centuries, and the bastide of Ainhoa was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War (1618 - 1648). Only the church and the Machitorénéa House survive from this period.
The typical Basque houses on the village's only street ensure that Ainhoa is full of charm.
Overlooking the Olhadubi gorges, one of the most popular natural sites of the Western Pyrenees, the Passerelle d'Holzarte hangs 180m high. From this monkey bridge, you will enjoy a breathtaking and fascinating view over the canyon.
So it is a special way to be as close as possible to such a clearly beautiful and authentic natural environment.
To access the footbridge, you will need to allow for an hours walking in undergrowth. You can also go for the gorge tour which takes four hours walking.