Rafting Basque Country

In the arms of the Nive, discover the Bidarray Rafting

Your rafting activity in the Basque Country Arteka

When we say Rafting Basque Country, we obviously think of nature, its green mountains, its sheep and other pottoks, its identity, its taste for parties, its beaches and surfers... But that's without counting on its tumultuous waters, which are ideal for rafting!

Welcome to our favourite playground, which we are delighted to share with you and show you through the 64 rafting descent .

Both fun and sporty, Bidarray rafting at Arteka will appeal to all ages, fitness levels and experience. However, you will need to be a team player when rafting in the Pyrenees!

Our qualified and experienced Arteka Bidarray Rafting instructors are at home here and know the river Nive like the back of their hand. They will know how to adapt the activity to give you the sensations your group/family is looking for.

rafting in the Basque Country
Are you ready?

You are now on board, with the instructor at the back of the raft. The instructor will take care of the steering and will explain the manoeuvres to be carried out in order to experience an unforgettable rafting trip. The idea is to anticipate and foresee the trajectories, and to coordinate between team members.

Your Arteka Bidarray rafting instructor will be happy to help you have a great time in a friendly and recreational atmosphere in the heart of a natural environment, while adapting to your expectations and guaranteeing your safety.

Team spirit, self-transcendence and outdoor activity...


2h30 of care
1h30 of activity


Neoprene suit, helmet, waistcoat
shuttle to the start

not included

closed shoes / Basket

on site

possibility to rent neoprene boots (3€) &
glasses cord (1€)

a question
Your rafting trip in the Pyrenees

Your rafting activity in the Basque Country Arteka

The portion we operate is positioned in class 2 Raftiguement speaking, with Class 3 passages (out of 6 categories).

The Nive is one of the prettiest rivers in the region, guaranteeing you to take your eyes full during the Bidarray rafting activity!

The 1h30 descent will be punctuated by animations planned by the instructor, such as rock jumping, jousts, speed challenges, etc...

Between discovery routes and turbulent passages for the most adventurous, each one will find themselves in this activity rafting 64.

If you are looking for rafting in Bayonne or Biarritz, 30 minutes from the Basque coast, we guarantee that this white water rafting trip will leave extraordinary memories for all!

when is RAFTING 64 practiced?

Generally speaking, in our region, Bidarray rafting is practiced from mid-March to the end of October, when the temperatures allow it.

The activity takes into account many factors that must be met for its feasibility. Rafting in the Atlantic Pyrenees is independent of climatic conditions: river level, weather, accessibility of sites etc.

In Bidarray, the water level is sufficient for the practice most of the time, throughout the year. The water temperature allows to start Bidarray rafting sessions as early as March.

Adventurer at heart?

For more autonomy on the river and more sensations,
discover the miniraft bidarray or bidarray canoe (also called hot dog)!

The mini-raft and hot dog rafting are 3 to 5 person boats for one and 2 person boats for the other, without the instructor.

Smaller and more manageable, the mini-raft and hot dog kayak or canoe are more fun and playful. You will discover the art and the way to steer a mini-raft or hot dog, under the watchful eye of your instructor who will stay close by.

The mini-raft or hot dog river outings are accessible from 12 years old, provided you can swim.