8 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

8 days in The Pyrenees Itinerary

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Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
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Gavarnie, France
— 1 night
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Alquezar, Spain
— 1 night
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Sort, Spain
— 1 night
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Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
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Biarritz, France

— 2 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Le Mont Artzamendi. Step out of Biarritz with an excursion to Plage d'Hendaye in Hendaye--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du Littoral, and enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Biarritz travel route planner.

London, UK to Biarritz is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Biarritz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Biarritz, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gavarnie.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Gavarnie, France

— 1 night
Gavarnie is a former commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Moulins de Gedre-Dessus, then head outdoors with Cirque d'Estaube, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cirque de Gavarnie.

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You can drive from Biarritz to Gavarnie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alquezar.

Things to do in Gavarnie

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Alquezar, Spain

— 1 night
Alquézar is a municipality in the province of Huesca, in the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): do a tasting at Bodega ENATE, then explore the striking landscape at Abrigos De Mallata, then hike along Pasarelas del Vero, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alquezar online visit planner.

You can drive from Gavarnie to Alquezar in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sort.

Things to do in Alquezar

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Sort, Spain

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): head outdoors with Guies Vall Fosca and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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You can drive from Alquezar to Sort in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Alquezar in August: highs in Sort hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sort

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Carcassonne, France

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, make a trip to La Porte D'aude, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Le Parc Australien, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sort to Carcassonne takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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