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Souraïde - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Souraïde is a charming town of about 1300 inhabitants (the Zuraidars) on the departmental D918 between Espelette and Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle.

In the province of Labourd, 2.5 km from Espelette, a few minutes from the Basque coast (Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Biarritz) and 8 km from the Spanish border, Souraïde is a nice little pastoral village in the heart of Nature in the hinterland, which will welcome you with its hilly landscape and a relaxed atmosphere. You are surrounded by nature on the hills stand white dots flocks of sheep and off the first Pyrenean peaks. This is a good starting point for long hikes or discover the beautiful traditional villages in the area...

The town lies on the path of Baztan route of the pilgrimage to Saint-Jacques de Compostela that crosses the Pyrenees to the west and by the collar of Belate, 847 m.

Souraïde is part of the AOC production area of ​​Espelette pepper and the cheese Ossau-Iraty. The activity is mainly agricultural and a serpentine career (compact igneous rock) is active.

Its current name is Basque Zuraide.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.3412300 (N 43° 20’ 28”)
Longitude-1.4735890 (W 1° 28’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 40m to 363m
Surface area16.86 km²
Population1318 inhabitants
Density78 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePau (132 km, 1h28)
Insee code64527
IntercommunalityCC Errobi
TerritoryAquitaine, Béarn-Basque Country, Pyrenees

Nearest cities & towns

Espelette2.6 km (4 min)
Ainhoa6.6 km (9 min)
Larressore7.3 km (9 min)
Cambo-les-Bains8.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle8.2 km (9 min)
Itxassou8.3 km (12 min)
Ustaritz8.4 km (12 min)
Jatxou9.5 km (14 min)
Halsou10.1 km (12 min)
Louhossoa14 km (14 min)
Sare14.7 km (17 min)
Villefranque14.9 km (17 min)
Ascain16.3 km (20 min)
Bassussarry16.8 km (18 min)
Ahetze16.9 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Three days of celebrations at the end of July.


City Souraïde
City Souraïde
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The quiet life in the countryside
The quiet life in the countryside
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Saturday 23 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 26°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 26°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 15°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Rafting or hydrospeed in Basque Country
Sports sensations30 € to 51 € Bidarray (13.7 km)
Golf break or lessons between the sea and Pyrenees
Nature and the great outdoors160 € to 575 € Bidart (15.3 km)
Taste wines from the Irouléguy and Jurançon region
Local flavours35 € Saint-Jean-de-Luz (16 km)
Excursion with Olivier, driver and tour guide
Culture and education55 € to 70 € Anglet (16.1 km)
Hawaiian pirogue trip in Basque Country
Sports sensations30 € Bayonne (16.5 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Occostey with a donkey
HikeEasy3h00Irouléguy (22 km)
La Bidouze educational trail
HikeEasy3h00Guiche (29 km)
Tour of Orx Marsh
HikeEasy2h30Orx (30 km)
HikeAthletic5h00Barcus (59 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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