What to do when leaving home

L'Estancat is located in the heart of Béarn at the foot of the Pyrenees in the plain of Nay, surrounded by slopes facing the mountains.
It is a real base camp for discovering the region, in the quiet living environment of a small village offering a wide variety of activities.
You like to walk,
From the house are accessible hikes between Gave, plain and hillsides.
You are a fan of morning jogging, from the Estancat you just have to leave, it's flat, short or long you will find something to satisfy you.
Fancy wide open spaces and majestic landscapes, major sites such as Pont d'Espagne, the Cirque de Gavarnie, the Soulor and Aubisque passes, the Val d'Azun, the Aspe valley etc. are accessible by day. condition of leaving early., We will be able to advise you on the best hikes or walks to do.

You prefer to ride,
This is paradise for cyclists! There is something for every taste.
For the more athletic, face the passes of Soulor, Marie Blanque, Pourtalet etc ...
From the bicycle-route 81 which passes in front of the house, you will go either to Lourdes or to Pau by paths or small roads with little traffic, without difficulty.
As for mountain biking enthusiasts, it is between Gave and hills that you will find your happiness;

For bikers
Nothing is missing. You will reach the big passes quickly, Spain via Pourtalet, the Basque Country via the interior by taking small roads that cross magnificent landscapes.
But the must is to book a Trail outing with the in-house guide, Fred, who will help you discover the slopes of Béarn, the Basque Country.and by the way. More info on www.transpymototrail.com

Whitewater enthusiasts will also find something to do at theat the Baudreix leisure center, rafting or kayaking in Montaut, or at the white water stadium in Pau etc ...

If you are missing the ocean, a day trip is feasible 1 hour and 15 minutes by car to go to Saint Jean de Luz.

For your relaxation, rest in the garden in the shade of the catalpas with a good book that you will have bought at the Librairie Peyrrucq de Nay
Or visit the Château de Pau, Coarraze, the Beret museum, the Flour mill, the Cowbells, Des Chaussures du Soulor ...

You will have to reserve your Tuesdays and Saturdays to go for a stroll at the Nay market where you will find local producers of vegetables, meats, cheeses, honey, spices, bread ... or you can also have a drink in the square, and enjoy the instant.