The Col d’Ibardin Sunêlia site welcomes you to the Basque coast in the foothills of the Rhune mountains, in a forest of ancient oak trees and close to the beaches of Saint-Jean de Luz and Hendaye.
This site invites you to to discover its lands on its natural with a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. With its beaches, fishing ports, footpaths in the heart of the Atlantic Pyrenees and along the ocean and splendid views over the entire the Basque coast, this really is a landscape of contrasts in a country of flavours and traditions.
The highest point on the Basque coast
From a height of 905 m, the Rhune provides a 360 degree view of the Basque Country, the Landes region and the Atlantic Ocean. The mountain, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times, is full of burial mounds, stone circles and dolmens. Here you might come across pottoks (meaning little horse in Basque) or black or red-headed manech sheep. Empress Eugénie made it fashionable to go on trips there. The Rhune can be explored on foot or by train. The Rhune's little rack-railway has been climbing to the top from the Col de Saint-Ignace since 1924. Right at the top are the "ventas", small shops located on the French-Spanish border. Several excursions along paths from the campsite will lead you to this beautiful natural massif that has been shaped by man yet is perfectly preserved.
Activities for all, by the sea or a bit further inland
It is not easy to drag yourself away from the beauty of the Col d’Ibardin site and its soft green meadows in the shade of oak and chestnut trees that are hundreds of years old. But if you finally decide to leave you will be able to indulge in the pleasures of surfing and other wave sports on the beaches of Saint-Jean de Luz. Many other leisure activities await you: walking on the trails and paths around the coastline, whale watching, golf, or day trips to Hondarribia and San Sebastian in Spain.
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