If you love the beach and sun, then this is the tour for you!
This motorhome tour starts in La Rochelle, known as La Ville Blanche, and one of France’s most important seaports from the 14th to 17th century. The city’s limestone façade glows in the south French sun. It’s home to arcaded walkways, ghoulish gargoyles and an unmatched collection of lighthouses.
Discover La Rochelle to Biarritz by Motorhome
While you are here try sampling the freshest of seafood or visit the Aquarium La Rochelle. After La Rochelle, the next stop is Ile de Re, an island 30 km long and 10km wide. It is home to 10 small villages, marvellous ports, forests and golden sandy beaches. You will also visit Royan, a seaside resort town on the Atlantic coast. It lies at the mouth of the Gironde estuary. Royan is home to the 2km-long La Grande Conche. This is a south facing sandy beach with safe and sheltered waters. Lacanau is another beach that you will visit. It is famous for being one of France’s best surfing beaches. Lifeguards supervise the most popular areas of the beach.
Bordeaux is also a part of your tour; an exciting and vibrant city of which half is a UNESCO World Heritage site. For those that love architecture and nature, Archachon will be a treasure chest. The unique style of architecture is some of the most beautiful in Gironde. It is home to Europe’s highest sand dune, Dune du Pyla. The dune is a staggering 107m high and offers stunning views of the entire bay. While here make sure to try some of the local wine rated the best in the world.
Biarritz is another place famous for its beaches and booming surf scene. There are high end restaurants next to surf shacks and a laid-back atmosphere.
It is impossible to lay eyes on stunning San Sebastián and not fall in love. This city is charming and well-mannered by day and cool and happening by night. Its pintxo (tapas) culture is almost unmatched anywhere else in Spain. San Sebastián tops lists of the world’s best places to eat.
We recommend finishing this tour by taking a ferry from Bilbao to Plymouth or Portsmouth. The ferry is like a mini cruise ship with plenty to do on board. It feels like a part of your holiday and is much more relaxing than the long drive home through France.
La Rochelle | Ile de Re | Ile d’Oleron | Royan | Lacanau | Bordeaux | Arcachon | Biarritz | San Sebastián | Bilbao
You will begin your tour to Europe via the Eurotunnel or ferry and head towards La Rochelle. From La Rochelle, you will head towards Bordeaux. You will stop off at Ile de Re, Ile d’Oleron, Royan and Lacanau along the way. After Bordeaux, you will head into Spain and towards San Sebastián. From San Sebastián, a short drive will bring you to Bilbao where you will get the ferry back to England. Or you can drive through France
La Rochelle Old Harbour and City | The Golden Beaches of Ile de Re | La Citadel at Ile d’Oleron | Notre Dame de Royan | Lacanau Beach | Bordeaux | La Dune du Pyla | Rocher de la Vierge in Biarritz | Tapas at San Sebastián | The Ferry Home to the UK
14 Nights Accommodation on Pre Booked Campsites (including electrical hook up) – Based on 2 adults only.
Our travel pack includes full itinerary, map, campsite directions, routes, GPS coordinates, suggested sightseeing and tourist activities en route, tips and advice on motorhoming on the continent.
Dogs can be catered for upon request.
Low Season: November to March
Mid Season: April, May, September and October
High Season: June, July and August
What’s Not Included
We have Tour Operator agreements with Eurotunnel, Brittany Ferries, P&O Ferries and DFDS. We can provide a Eurotunnel or ferry booking service to suit your tour.