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Les Fêtes de Bayonne 2021
We’re experts at Bayonne festival, we have been partying with the French since our first days in this part of the world.
Les Fêtes de Bayonne 2021
We’re experts at Bayonne Festival, having partied with the French since our first days in this part of the world, waaaaay too many moons ago, and there will be no shortage of Stoke Travel party animals to show you the ropes – we all love this festival from the bottom of our livers.
Includes a beautiful stay in the Stoke Surf House accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, experienced guides, transfers to and from Bayonne and one hell of an experience! Inspired by San Fermin (Running of the Bulls) in Spain, to the extent that they even copied the official outfit…Les Fetes de Bayonne’s party-goers wear all white with a red scarf and a red belt. The bulls even make an appearance during the festival. If you dare, you can jump into the ring with them, although the main aim is to get out alive and get back to the Stoke Travel bar in time for the campsite party!
It all starts on a Wednesday night when the festival’s mascot, King Leon, throws Bayonne’s city keys from the town hall balcony down to the crowds below. This ceremony kicks off the 5 days and nights of non-stop partying, dancing, firework dodging and sangria drinking alongside some of the most delightful creatures France has to offer.
There are carnival-like parades, tamborradas (an impressive parade of noisy drummers), Basque sport competitions, traditional Basque dance and music, as well as nightly concerts and fireworks displays.
Get involved in French culture and join in on the world championship of bell pepper omelets held at the local market!
STOKE SURF HOUSE
Address: Arrutiegia Auzoa, 26, Aia, Gipuzkoa
We provide free transfers from SAN PELAIO station in Zarautz at 9:00am, 1:00 pm and 7:00pm.
It’s important to let us know which one you’d like to jump on ahead of time! Make sure to add on a transfer when booking. If you haven’t booked one yet, please make sure you get in touch with us to do so prior to your arrival. If you are unable to make the last 7 pm free transfer or would like a pick up outside of the free pick up times, please call or email us to arrange to pick up for an extra charge.
Phone: +34 661 713 683
HOW TO GET THERE
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If you fly to Bilbao:
Buses leave hourly from Bilbao Airport to Zarautz (San Pelaio bus station). Or you can catch the Euskotren to San Pelaio Station in Zarautz, and jump in your pre arranged pick up from there!
If you fly into Biarritz:
The best way to get to Surf Camp from Biarritz International Airport is to take a French SNCF train to Hendaye, change to the nearby Euskotren station (located just outside the SNCF station) and take an Euskotren to San Pelaio, Zarautz for your pickup. Each train ride is between 30-40 minutes, with the total train trip costing less than €10.
If you fly into San Sebastián:
The best way to get to camp from San Sebastian airport is to take bus E21 or E23 bus from the airport to San Sebastian which run about every 30 minutes. Get off at the Amara bus stop. From here cross the road and jump on the Euskotren and head to San Pelaio train station. Make sure you let us know at least 24 hours before you arrive when to come and collect you from Zarautz!
RENFE TRAIN – The train station in the centre of San Sebastián, the “Estación del Norte”, offers connections to numerous Spanish cities including Madrid and Barcelona, and to international destinations such as Paris and Lisbon. if you arrive by RENFE Train, jump on the Euskotren to San Pelaio Station for pre arranged pickup from there.
EUSKOTREN – A train with connections to Bilbao and cities along the Basque Coast, such as Zarautz. This service also links to Hendaye (France) and the SNCF, French rail service, with Lasarte passing through Donostia. You can catch this train to San Pelaio, Zarautz from Bilbao.
If you arrive by bus in San Sebastian, simply walk across the road from the bus station to the Euskotren and jump on a train in the direction of Bilbao, to San Pelaio Train station in Zarautz for your pre-arranged pickup.
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I had always wanted to experience Les Fetes de Bayonne in France, however was kinda afraid of doing it myself. Going on this trip was the perfect solution, cause I got transport from Spain and back, got to experience the bulls and best of all- the crazy street parties in, and then had the best time ever on this surfing trip!! For someone who has only ever surfed a couple of times before it was amazing because we had really good guides! It was a perfect amount of time, met the best people on this trip and can’t wait to do another trip with Stoke. There is such a variety! It was nice to go between France and Spain too as you get a mix of cultures. 10/10 trip
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