Sport Rafting in the Basque Country

rafting à Bidarray

Sport Rafting

Sport Rafting in the Basque Country

Ur Ederra is the sports rafting specialist in Bidarray (30 min from Biarritz) Live the adventure with the Ur Ederra Rafting team! Your descents will be charged with emotions, sensations and adrenaline...

  • A covered picnic area
  • Photos taken by a pro
  • Right next to the base: the Noblia hotel-bar restaurant will welcome you on their magnificent shaded terrace.
36€/ person

2h30/3h00 depending on water level

36€/ person

2h30/3h00 descent
Discover several sports activities in white water.

26€/ person

2h30/3h00 depending on water level

Rafting down the Nive in Bidarray in the Basque Country (Pyrenees 64).

Rafting is independent of weather conditions…”Rainy day, no worries, we provide you with the wetsuits! "

Rafting is the safest activity on the Nive

Rafting in Bidarray is the safest activity on a sports course. Arrival at our rafting base in Bidarray, you will be on board a foolproof inflatable boat (rafting) with an onboard instructor who will brief you and supervise you throughout the descent. End of the course 40 meters from our base in Bidarray.

Journey " blue rafting », « red rafting » or « black rafting » (very sporty sailing) depending on the period and the water levels. We advise you to come in April/May or just after storms to have high water levels on the Nive at Bidarray.

Do you have any questions about the rafting activity on Bidarray?

Come and discover sports rafting in Bidarray with the Basque Country rafting school, supervised by experienced instructors who are passionate about the thrills of rafting.
Crossing the superb gorges of the Nive de Bidarray (river which rises above Saint Jean Pied de Port and Saint Etienne de Baigorry), this super wild river will take you to the typical village of Bidarray in the Pyrenees 64.

Supervised by experienced instructors

You will navigate in a natural and wild environment where the Basque identity is still very present. This natural space is guarded by herds of ewes, cows and Pottok (a breed of very old stocky Basque small horses, living in semi-freedom in the middle of the mountains).

Open from 09:00 to 19:00 in July and August

All year round by reservation

The Nive has two main sources: one above Saint Jean Pied de Port and the other above Saint Etienne de Baigorri.
It goes through Ossés and joins Bidarray in department 64 (high place of rafting64 in Aquitaine in the western Pyrenees).
In Bidarray, the 14th century hell bridge and its 12th century church are sites classified as national heritage.
The Nive crosses Itxassou (next to Espelette known for its excellent pepper), then Cambo les Bains, Ustaritz to reach Bayonne.

The Nive is not the Nivelle which passes through Saint Pée sur Nivelle.
This place is a canoe route that passes through Ascain and joins Saint Jean de Luz where you can practice wave-rafting in Socoa-Ciboure (giant stand up). Saint Jean de Luz is also known for its fishing port.

the rafter's plate

Find the rafter's plate for 12€ at the Noblia hotel/restaurant