Walkers, cyclists, nature lovers and fans of fine wine - head for this mountainside vineyard set in a breath-taking landscape on a unique wine-themed getaway in the heart of the Basque Country with its own distinct character.
To name but three of the many hiking possibilities in Irouléguy, there are the circuits around Etchaine (2 hours) and Arradoy (2 hours 45 min.) that are sure to delight walkers keen on filling their lungs with fresh air. More seasoned hikers, on the other hand, will be thrilled to explore the 11.5 km of the Jara trail.
For a fun, one-of-a-kind adventure, sporty types will go for a ride-cum-tasting on off-road electric scooters so they can explore the vines at close quarters.
The vineyards are open to everyone, and visitors can also opt for a guided outing in an electric car followed by a tasting.
As for families, they can meander along the narrow lanes of the vineyards: they’re fun to explore by bike starting from Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry.
There are so many different ways to get around! Horse riders can trot through the mountain vineyards on an equestrian holiday, leaving the outside world behind on a trek organised by the Latsaga zalditokia farm.
Anyone with a yearn to learn can take the experience a stage further by coming here to find out all about the vines and biodiversity on Domaine Gutizia’s educational trail. More playful visitors will be entranced by the puzzles on the Terraventura treasure hunt - a family adventure you can enjoy in the very heart of the village of Irouléguy.
In a nutshell, a visit to Irouléguy means immersing yourself in a green oasis where the terraces of vines blend into the majestic mountains all around, and where the winemakers, so devoted to and proud of their terroir, are keen to transmit their expertise.
For young and old alike - or with family and friends - happiness is… the vineyards of Irouléguy!
Tourist Office of Saint Etienne de Baigorry
Place de la Mairie
Tel.: +33 (0)5 59 37 47 28