It's vacation time and time to press pause. This year, the municipality of Bidart is mobilizing a little more to offer you alternatives to the car, because yes, abandoning your car and getting around: it's a vacation!
Do we take the bus?
Bidean-N30, the free summer shuttle
This shuttle runs in Bidart from 9:45 a.m. to 22 p.m.
This year it's very practical, we get on and off the shuttle whenever we want, without having to present anything!
It will run from July 8 to September 3.
The buses of the Txik Txak network
Several lines serve Bidart 3, 4, 38, 44 and 46.
We let you discover the mesh of the municipality on the visual below.
And to know all the information on the stops and movements in real time it goes through HERE.
The TXIK TXAK application offers a route calculator to move around the entire territory simply and without a car. Once the destination and the place of departure have been entered, it offers us the best route according to the time at which we wish to leave. Several modes of travel are available to make the trip, whether by bike, bus or carpooling.
Transport to go “to the other side”
Want to cross the border to discover another atmosphere and be tempted by tapas? We have the solution to make travel easier!
The Euskopass is a 5,50€ ticket that allows you to go back and forth to the city center of San Sebastian/Donostia in emtaking the line 3 bus from Bidart to Hendaye then the Euskotren (also known as the topo) to San Sebastian/Donostia (line E2 Hendaia – Amara).
Schedules are available HERE.
Guided themed outings
The transport company The Leaping Basque also offers day trips, departing from Bidart: visit to San Sebastian/Donostia, access to the Col d'Ibardin, discovery of the most beautiful villages in France, outing to Espelette, visit of the museum Guggenheim in Bilbao...
And guess what? you can even book online HERE or directly at the Tourist Office.
For more unusual visits, get on board Woody to visit the Basque Country in a Volkswagen combi with the team of Txiki Combi. Whether it's ocean side or mountain side, a range of adventures is available to you!
Basque Country Experience also offers outings to explore the Basque Country in 4X4! Try the adventure alone or in a team.
Do we pedal?
So yes, we said for a long time that cycling here was complicated, and well now that's not the case anymore!
Bidart has two secure cycle paths: the Greenway of Uhabia, ideal for families and reach the beach of Uhabia or in the other direction the Bassilour mill, And the Velodyssey for those who choose to drive on the coast to reach Biarritz or Saint Jean de Luz. For the latter, we advise you to sharpen your calves or go out on an electric bike, it's still much more practical!
At the same time, in recent years, many municipal roads have been reopened and adapted for cycling, streets are now shared to leave a little more room for cyclists!
Discover all the routes on the Minuto Metro map of Bidart 👇.
Pony, the new self-service bicycles
From June, 800 electric bikes will be deployed in self-service with more than 150 parking points in 12 municipalities of the Basque Country: Anglet, Bayonne, Biarritz, Bidart, Boucau, Ciboure, Guéthary, Hendaye, Saint-Jean de Luz, Saint- Pierre d'Irube, Tarnos and Urrugne.
The bikes offered are equipped with passenger equipment and powerful electric assistance, they are unlocked through the pony application by scanning the QR code on the bike. Stopping the ride and paying are also done on the app. Among the features:
- Ability to use multiple bikes with one phone
- Test to avoid drunk driving from 22 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- Recognition of wearing a helmet by artificial intelligence
Click -here- for more information
Bicycle rental companies
For a slightly sportier holiday, think about getting around by bike!
Marty Bike Rental, Bidart Bike or the Press House offer you to rent bicycles, classic or electric. If we have a little advice to give you, choose the second option 😅.
As you will have understood, there are a multitude of ways to discover the Basque Country without a car!