Tourist vacations in Urrugne
Urrugne, Urruña in Basque, a favorite stopover for lovers of escape and unique landscapes.
Activities from Urrugne
Urrugne is a charming village in the Basque Country. Covering 5000 hectares, it will surprise you with its numerous hiking trails. So, make yourself comfortable and start your walk from the campsite. Start your adventure with the coastal path on the Basque cornice of Urrugne and enjoy the breathtaking view of the ocean. Starting from the Socoa lighthouse and heading south, enjoy the magnificent view of the Pyrenees and the waves breaking on the high wild cliffs, a panorama not to be missed during your vacation in Urrugne.
Offshore, you may have the great privilege to see the “famous” Belharra wave, one of the most beautiful surf spots in the world.
For the amateurs of hikes in mountain, many points of departure exist near the Camping Pays Basque Suhiberry, in particular for the Rhune by the district of Olhette, mythical summit of the Basque Country, of 905m of altitude.
In addition to the exceptional 360° panorama of the Atlantic coast and the Pyrenees mountain range, you will meet manex sheep, griffon vultures and our famous “pottok”, robust little Basque horses that live in total freedom.
And if you prefer cultural visits, Urrugne is rich in Basque traditions that are still alive and well preserved. They speak Euskara, the language of the country. You will also appreciate the evenings of Tuesdays in Urrugne with dances, songs and Basque pelota in the village square as well as the events of Basque strength.
The Urrugne market takes place every Wednesday morning with local craftsmen and producers.
Its heritage : the church of St Vincent and its magnificent organ, the chapel of Mont Calvaire, the castle of Urtubie dating from the XIVth century will enchant you, as well as the chapel of Socorri to which you can access in 15mn by foot from the campsite.
The latter, which dominates the village, offers a breathtaking view of the Pyrenees and the ocean, a haven of peace in the heart of the countryside.
Urrugne is also known for its “venta” (border stores between Urrugne and the Navarrese village of Bera de Bidasoa) at the top of a mountain in the middle of nature, which delight holidaymakers with the low prices of food products, perfumes, drinks… and typical Basque restaurants. You can reach it by car through the pass or on foot, by bike and even on horseback through the trails in the middle of the forests around the Xoldokogaina lake. We can recommend the top 5 ventas, from the best butcher for your barbecues to the best restaurant!
Relaxation, sports and discovery are on the agenda for your vacation in Urrugne, a village as rural as it is coastal.
From your vacations in Urrugne in the Basque Country, you can discover :
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