Join this half-day day trip to explore the famous Bay of Arcachon and climb the highest sand dune in Europe.
Bay of Arachon.
Dune du Pyla.
Oyster farm visit.
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
Appropriate comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
West of Bordeaux lies Arcachon Bay, an area famous for its fine weather. Step aboard your air-conditioned motor coach for a chance to experience the beauty of the region’s pine tree forests, calm ocean waters and wild sand dunes. We will take you on a travel to climb up Europe’s tallest sand dune: the Pyla Sand Dune. After venturing through the Landes de Gascogne forest, arrive in Arcachon Bay, known for pristine waters constantly renewed by the tide and thousands of migratory birds that visit each year. Stopping in Le Pyla, set off for your trek up the highest sand dune in Europe. Wooden stairs allow for easier climbing of the first half of the dune’s 360 feet. Rewards are yours to enjoy at the top as you take in sweeping views of Arcachon Bay, the Landes pine forest and the ocean.
Oyster farm visit and tasting: Continue your way to the little oyster farming port of La Teste-de-Buch and stop for a gourmet break at an oyster farm where a farmer will explain all about the oyster culture and will invite you to taste 6 oysters from his fresh production, with bread & butter, and a glass of Bordeaux dry white wine.
Drive back to Bordeaux.
Language: English and German.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes.