Get out and about
In addition to surfing, we offer the following choice of activities on top of any package if you want to mix up your week away or really want to see the best our corner of France has to offer.
STAND UP PADDLE-BOARDING (SUP)
Try SUP on France’s largest freshwater lake. Surrounded by dunes and pines.
Now included in All Retreat Packages
TOURS & EXCURSIONS
Bordeaux City Tour
Bordeaux has something for everyone and is perfect for a day trip. Lonely planet City of 2017 and UNESCO world heritage city, Bordeaux is known as ‘Le Petit Paris’. Get lost in the old quarter's winding streets, chill out quayside and practise your French at one of hundreds of bistros, bars and cafés.
Château visits Am/PM • 3 hrs
Le Médoc is the holiest of any wine pilgrimage to France. Being down the road from the "Route des vins", a visit to a Château to learn a thing or two and enjoy a tasting is a must. Having grown up in the area, James has winemaker friends who are more than happy to share their secrets and a few glasses.
EVERY DAY • 1-4 hrs
We’re proud to announce our partnership with the local Médoc Polo club owned by Jerome who happens to be half-English. The stables are located a short drive away (15 minutes) and are ideal for your riding fix as we can organise a trot through pine forests or sunset gallop on the beach.
EVERY DAY @ 8AM + 5.30PM •
Our qualified fluent english-speaking instructor at the campsite caters to every level of yogi, from complete beginner to expert. Whether you just want to stretch off after the surf and improve flexibility, or are seeking to perfect your downward dog, book some yoga sessions during your holiday.
EVERY DAY @ 6PM • 2hrs
Take back something home something a little different to a bottle of wine. Learn a new recipe to impress friends straight from the source with James in the Sanctuary Surf kitchen. Shadow the chef in action as he goes through the process of making a classic French inspired dish.
Sports / Extras
Of course in addition to this we have a selection of bikes that are free for you to use at your leisure. The Médoc is home to hundreds of KM’s of cycle trails and is renowned for its flatness, meaning you don’t have to be a Lycra warrior to enjoy. We also provide tennis rackets and footballs.
4 day weekend getaways from £360/€400
SAt-sat full-week retreats from £780/€890
Got questions about what could be the best Sanctuary Surf experience for you?