Destinations

Travel diary : the Landes by motorhome

With its wild beaches as far as the eye can see and its maritime pine forest, this region is an ideal destination for nature lovers. The many motorhome parks in the Landes make it easy to organise a road trip. Discover these wide open spaces through the journey of a couple of French van-lovers: Camille and Illiès. They travelled 5 months in a motorhome in France during the lockdown, stopping off in the Landes. Discover the best itinerary to travel the Landes by motorhome.


The Landes by motorhome, day 1: Biscarosse
 

Spread between two lakes and four beaches, Biscarosse promises you the most beautiful sunsets of your stay. Don't forget to bring your picnic basket to enjoy a timeless aperitif!
After parking at the Biscarosse motorhome park, enjoy the moment. The Landes is above all a state of mind. On the edge of the ocean, take a walk, a bike ride or a horse ride to disconnect from your daily routine and let yourself be invaded by this striking nature.

Sleep soundly in your motorhome
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Les Landes by motorhome, day 2: Mimizan


Located 1 hour 20 minutes from Bordeaux, this seaside resort on the north coast of the Landes is an ideal spot for surfing aficionados. For thrill-seekers, simply leave your vehicle at the Mimizan camper van park. Then choose to hire a canoe, a windsurfer or even a catamaran to discover breathtaking landscapes.
Do you want to get some height when discovering the Landes by motorhome? Then try a local activity that is resolutely natural: a tree climbing session in the forest.


The Landes by motorhome, day 3: Hossegor


In the early morning, enjoy a steaming coffee while breathing in the iodine air at the Hossegor motorhome park: a great way to start the day!
Then take advantage of its 7 kilometres of beach to capture its inspiring and positive atmosphere: treat yourself to a meditation session with your feet in the water.
To complete your tour of the Landes by motorhome, take the 7.4 km hiking trail around the lake and admire the typical Basque-Landes villas. As a reward, stop at the oyster huts at the end of the trail to taste the local oysters with a glass of white wine.
 

To find out more about the adventures of Camille and Illiès, watch the highlights of their road trip on their YouTube channel, or via their Instagram story under the heading "France". These images are sure to awaken your traveller's soul in search of freedom and wide open spaces.

Would you like to travel around the Landes in a motorhome like our French van-lovers? Take advantage of our Avis Car Away rental offers to organise your road trip. would you have any questions about the organisation of your trip? Don't hesitate to ask our team before you hit the road!