General travel information:
Basic info about your arrival time:
It is maybe handy to know that we advice you to be there at around 17:00 o’clock the latest. Then we can still check you in comfortably and you will have a moment to settle and organize dinner. In the evening the crew will organize a welcome drink at the bar and around the fire and explain some things about the garden and the lodge and you will get to know everyone else that is staying with us that week. Therefore it would be a shame if you come later and miss it all! The next morning after breakfast we start handing out all the (surf)material for the week and you are ready to enjoy your holiday with us!
Where ever you come from, make sure to check out train options as well. You will be surprised to find how quickly you can make it and that it is not always more expensive then, for example flying. Just look for trains to Bordeaux, from there you can switch trains and move on to Labouheyre, the closest train station to the lodge.
If you are traveling from the Netherland or Belgium you could consider booking a bustrip via Directliner, our partner. Costs for a return trip are €140. The bus leaves Friday afternoon/evening, arriving in Mimizan Saturday morning. You will be hoping on the bus again a week later on Saturday late afternoon/evening to arrive back home on Sunday morning. This way you can make every minute with us worth it and will have the benefit of spending the full 8 days with us. If you are interested check out their site and have a look at the spots where you can hop on and how to book.
Note: Only possible between 01.07 and 17.09. (last return)
For everyone coming from other countries check options like flixbus or eurolines. Just be aware that you might have to swap busses a lot when traveling with them and you will also only get to Bordeaux St Jean and will have to take a train from there or book one of our pick-ups.
The airports in Bordeaux and Biarritz are closest to us.
Depending on where you come from make sure to check airlines like easyjet, ryanair or HOP. All of them offer cheap flights at reasonable times.
Below you can find all the options of how you can best travel to our lodge from there.
Pick-up Service BOD or public transport:
Public Transport / carpool:
*Take the airport shuttle (Navette) to Bordeaux Saint Jean Train Station. The shuttle leaves every 30 mins and costs € 7.20 for one way (€ 6.20 with discount). More information under: http://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en/info/bordeaux-airport-shuttle-service
*From Bordeaux Saint Jean Train Station you take the train to Labouheyre (which is the closest stop to the lodge) It takes about 50 min and will cost you about € 16 one way. More info: http://en.voyages-sncf.com/en/
*At Labouheyre you can take the local bus line # 13 to Mimizan (July & August only!) (www.rdtl.fr / www.mimizan-tourisme.com – on Saturday it leaves at 11:20, 16:20 and 18:45) or we will be happy to pick you up if you let us know in advance when you are arriving. One way pick-up costs € 20 per person. You will pay this on arrival straight to our chauffeur.
*Check BLABLACAR for a carpool option
Our pick-up and drop-off service:
You can book different pick-up options with us. Please read below information carefully to understand how it works.
From Bordeaux/Labouheyre on Saturday between 6:30 (departure Lodge) and 19:00 (arrival Bordeaux):
You can sign up for a pick-up on Saturday from either Bordeaux Airport or trainstations St. Jean or Labouheyre until Monday before your arrival.
Every week we will collect all the departure and arrival times from these locations and make an individual planning. So there are no fixed times and we will try our best to make everyone wait as little as possible. This works out very well most of the times, however, sometimes people do have to wait. We only have one van (9 persons) that drives up and down between the Lodge and Bordeaux. Sometimes there will be an extra car going to Labouheyre. Usually we drive to and from Bordeaux twice a day and we will make sure that everyone is at their departure location on time. From experience we can say this approach works out very well most of the times and that people usually do not have to wait very long, but ever so often someone does end up waiting a little longer. Popular flight/arrival times are between 9:00 and 11:05 in the morning with easyjet or AirFrance for instance.
Fixed price of € 50 per person and drive from Bordeaux, € 20 from Labouheyre payable on location. So return for € 100 / € 40. Of course you can also only book a one way.
Times other than these or from Biarritz:
Do you arrive outside of these times or on a different location? This might be possible on request.
Bordeaux for € 100 per person and drive.
Biarritz for € 150 per person and drive.
Labouheyre for € 40 per person and drive.
HOW TO BOOK:
In order to book a pick-up go through your online check-in page and put in your arrival location and time and we will add the pick-up. Of course you can also mail us. Drop-offs can still be arranged on location.