Tour de France / Cycling

Every year, at least two stages of the Tour pass near to Biarritz. The most grueling, mountain stage of Col du Tourmalet is just an hour away.

Rugby / Beach Rugby

Biarritz is home to one of the top rugby clubs in Europe. Biarritz Olympique are a real force in both the Heineken Cup and the French Top 14. This region is literally rugby mad and its rugby heritage goes back to the origins of the game in France.

Every year the Biarrits Beach Rugby championship draws huge crowds and a host of international stars compete.

Snowboarding and Skiing

The Pyrenees is the most underrated ski domaine in Europe. When it dumps it REALLY dumps, with head high snowfalls not uncommon. The list of resorts on both sides of the border is endless, with Cauterets and La Mongie both truly epic and easily accessible from the house.

Mountain Biking

Un-paralleled, challenging mountain bike routes are all around you, especially up in the Pyrenees themselves.


Nearby harbours and Marinas at Capbreton, Anglet, Port Des Pecheurs (small boats only), St Jean de Luz and Hendaye. You can also sail to San Sebastian which is 25 NM away.


The Pyrenean foothills are right on your doorstep and horses and ponies can be hired for cross country rides in some of the most beautiful countryside.