Beyond the city of Bayonne and its Tourist Office, the whole Basque Country Community is fully committed. Awareness raising, actions … all the cities of the Basque Country are working together for a sustainable region.
Below are some examples of the measures being taken and actions to adopt :
Throughout the region, you can enjoy a complete transport network that lets you find an alternative to the private car. Carpooling, bus, train, “topo” train, bike, shuttles … it’s all set up so you can completely do without the car, or simply park up on arrival and only use it again when you leave. For more information
In the Basque Country, you can find lots of eco-certified activities. Lovers of nature, water sports or land-based sports are well served by a range of visits to natural sites. With rafting in Bidarray, electric scooters on the Basque coast, or a walk in Izadia Park, you have plenty to keep yourself responsibly occupied during your stay. For more information
To act together, let's adopt all year round, and especially in summer, certain essential actions to spend a great holiday in a preserved environment, limiting the impact we have on it.
Some reminders of eco-actions to adopt :
Take medicines and batteries back to stores
Throw your cigarette butts in the bin
Turn off taps
Completely fill dishwashers and washing machines to avoid waste
Ideally, take showers
Use products with an eco-label in your sinks where possible...
Turn off lights and other electronic devices
Make the most of natural light
Don’t heat unnecessarily
Close shutters to reduce the temperature in summer
Buy organic or eco-labelled products
Buy local, seasonal products at our many markets, or directly from the farm
Find out where products come from
Use public transport
Use carpooling where possible
Use “soft transport” where you can: on foot, by bike...
Buy eco :
Many brands in the Basque Country are aware of environmental issues. Local brands, using short circuits, combat the harmful effects of consumption, and encourage us to consume better, and responsibly. From organic cosmetics to protect the ocean with Laboratoires de Biarritz, to recycled clothes with Hopaal, in the Basque Country you can consume locally, and responsibly ! For more information