5 Days
Duration
France
Destination

France is a beautiful and culturally rich country. It is also a great place to go if you are looking for a reasonable level of rugby, football and tennis. A short flight, ferry, Eurostar or Eurotunnel crossing away, France is an ideal “hop” from the UK. Aside from the iconic sights of Paris, this country offers a diverse range of cities showcasing dfferent sporting and cultural experiences. Consider visiting northern France, taking advantage of the Eurotunnel or various ferry crossings, or travel south towards Bordeaux, Lyon and Marseille by plane or train.

BEST TIME TO TOUR:

We recommend late August to June as the best time for sports tours. French school holidays follow a similar pattern to UK school holidays, however, the half term and Easter break dates vary by region.

STANDARD OF FIXTURES:

With regard to rugby, you can expect a competition rating of 4 out of 5.

INCLUDED:

  • 4 Nights / 5 Days
  • Departure: London Stansted Airport to Biarritz Pays Basque Airport Return: Biarritz Pays Basque Airport to London Stansted Airport
  • Coach transfers with a driver to follow the itinerary as shown
  • 4 x Nights in Biarritz at Le Domaine Du Pignada Resort * or similar. Please note we are not holding any accommodation or services until the booking has been confirmed.
  • Breakfast 4 Lunch 4 Packed Lunch 0 Dinner 4 Post-match reception 2 Other 0
  • 2 x Fixtures vs. local school / club (with post-match refreshments) 1 x Professionally-led training session (including ground charges)
  • Guided city tour of Biarritz with English speaking guide (1.5 hours) – Ten Pin Bowling (1 game & 1 soft drink per person and return transfer) – Welcome dinner at a local restaurant – 1 x Half day Bidart Beach Excursion – Tickets and return transfer for Pro 14 or Division 2 professional rugby match – Half day excursion to Camp Adventure Ruisseau
  • Full liaison between the group and TEAM Sports for the duration of the tour. (Services of a TEAM Sports representative to stay with the group throughout) French speaking guide to accompany group at key parts of the tour

EXCLUDED:

  • Airport taxes. Travel Insurance. Passports and visas if applicable. Admission fees into sights of interest not included in the tour cost/ itinerary. Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything else of a person nature. Any other services not mentioned.
1

Day 1

Meet at London Stansted Airport a minimum of 2 hours before departure for flight to Biarritz Pays Basque Airport flight at 13:55

On arrival at Biarritz Pays Basque Airport you will be met by a TEAM Sports representative and transferred by coach (approx. 20 minutes) to your accommodation at Le Domaine Du Pignada (or similar) and check-in for a 4-night stay on a full board basis
Group to board coach for guided city tour of Biarritz (approx. 1.5 hours)

Biarritz, an elegant seaside town on southwestern France’s Basque coast. It’s also a major surfing destination, with long sandy beaches and surf schools. A symbol of Biarritz, the Rocher de la Vierge is a rocky outcrop topped with a statue of the Virgin Mary. Reached via footbridge, it offers sweeping views of the Bay of Biscay.

Transfer by coach to local Ten pin bowling alley, (Included). Includes 1 x game and 1 soft drink per person

An excellent opportunity for the boys to split up into smaller teams and enjoy a bit of internal competition & team bonding, ahead of their tour.

Welcome dinner at local restaurant (included)

Coach transfer back to accommodation

2

Day 2

Breakfast at accommodation

Return transfer by coach to Bidart beach
For time at leisure on the beach or for teacher led activities
Bidart beach offers a wide range of leisure activities ranging from surfing to horseback riding, tennis, hiking along the coastal path or relaxing on the beach
OR
Optional activity (at additional cost) Surf lesson (approx. 1.5 hours long)
Learn how to catch a wave with guidance from a qualified instructor. Hopefully by the end of your session you will be able to stand on your board and catch a wave with no assistance needed. (All equipment included)

Transfer by coach back to accommodation

Time to freshen up

Lunch at leisure (included)

Transfer by coach to local rugby pitch for 1st fixture against local school / club

1st fixture against local school / club

Post-match reception

Transfer by coach back to accommodation

Dinner at accommodation (included)

3

Day 3

Breakfast at accommodation

Transfer by coach to professionally-led training session in Bayonne area (approx. 5km from accommodation)

Professionally-led training 1 (2 hours)

Transfer by coach back to accommodation to freshen up

Lunch at leisure (included)

Transfer to Pro14 or Division 2 professional rugby match with tickets (included)

After the match transfer back to accommodation

Dinner at accommodation (included)

Remainder of the evening at leisure

4

Day 4

Breakfast at accommodation

Transfer by coach to Camp’Aventure le Ruisseau an adventure park for where you will partake in team building activities while tackling the obstacle courses

2 obstacle courses at different heights. Course 1 is 4 meters high from the ground and Course 2 is 10 meters high from the ground. Both obstacle courses have activities such as zip lining, rope bridges and many more. You will be equipped with harnesses and helmets for your safety while you enjoy the various activities

Lunch to be had at Hotel or at local restaurant (Included)

Transfer by coach to local rugby pitch for 2nd fixture against local school / club

2nd fixture against local school / club

Post-match reception

Transfer by coach back to accommodation to freshen up

Dinner at accommodation (included)

Remainder of the evening at leisure

5

Day 5

Breakfast at accommodation and check out

Morning and afternoon at leisure for you to make the most of the facilities at your accommodation or for teacher led activities
OR
Return transfer to Bidart beach, where you will have a final opportunity to soak up some sun, play a game of touch rugby or enjoy a quick dip in the ocean

Transfer back to Hotel for a final team lunch before departing to the airport

Lunch at Hotel (Included)

Transfer to Biarritz Pays Basque Airport for your flight to London Stansted Airport flight at 17:30

You will be sent a copy of our ‘Safety Management System’ (SMS) with any proposal / quote that we send to you.  This will provide you with all the information you require to understand how we prepare for and plan your tour, to ensure health and safety at the forefront of our planning and a systematic approach is followed. If you would like a copy of this document in advance of this, please call our team on + 44 207 402 3708.

It is our responsibility to ensure that you are up to date with the health and safety advice for any destination that we feature on our website.  We feel the best way to do this to ensure that all information is the most up to date, is to provide you with the following web links:

Health, Safety & Entry Requirements: FCO France

Health Advice: Travel Health France

Fit for Travel France

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