Egun on (good morning) to all lovers of Saint-Jean de Luz and the Basque Coast!
The high season is drawing to a close with the magnificent airshow that lit up the bay of Saint-Jean de Luz/Ciboure this weekend. As the summer crowds gradually withdraw, our beautiful region continues to abound with exciting activities for all tastes. Here are a few suggestions for making the most of autumn in Saint-Jean de Luz and the surrounding area.
1. Visit the vineyards
Autumn is harvest season in our region, providing an ideal opportunity to explore the local vineyards. For wine lovers, it's a magical time to discover oenology and taste Basque wines that are sure to delight your taste buds. These include Irouléguy, Txakoli, Navarra and Rioja Alavesa. A visit to a cider house to taste Sagarnoa, a traditional apple-based drink, can also be a memorable taste experience. Get ready for a unique sensory journey!
2. Hiking in the heart of nature
For nature lovers, our region is a hiking paradise. Hundreds of kilometers of marked trails allow you to venture into spectacular landscapes and discover the richness of our flora and fauna. Whether you prefer coastal walks with breathtaking ocean views or mountain excursions to lose yourself in the natural beauty of the Basque Country, there's something for every level and every taste.
3. Discover Bayonne
Make the most of this season with a trip to Bayonne, a neighboring city steeped in history and charm. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit the majestic cathedral, taste world-renowned Basque chocolate and soak up the unique atmosphere of this town.
4. Stroll around Donostia / San Sebastian
Just a few kilometers from Saint-Jean de Luz, you'll find beautiful Donostia (San Sebastian in Spanish), famous for its Michelin-starred gastronomy, sandy beaches and lively atmosphere. A day or evening in San Sebastian is an unforgettable experience.
5. Culture in Bilbao
If you're in the mood for a cultural outing, don't miss Bilbao, where the Guggenheim Museum awaits you with its world-renowned contemporary art exhibitions. The city itself is a fascinating blend of modern architecture and historic charm.
Golf enthusiasts will be delighted to discover the region's many golf courses. The coastal scenery provides an idyllic setting for a relaxing round of golf.
Whatever activity attracts you most, autumn in Saint-Jean de Luz and the Basque Coast is a magical time to explore the region in a new light. Enjoy the mildness of the off-season, the autumn colors and the tranquility that reigns after the high summer season. We hope these suggestions will inspire you to make the most of this season in our beautiful region.
Eskerrik asko (thank you) for your visit and your love of Saint-Jean de Luz!
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