jacobean wrote:Not a bad route overall.
Avoid the town of Mimizan Plage. Awful town!
Contis-Plage just a few kms down the road with spectacular beach is much nicer.
Road from Cap Breton down to Hendaye is not very pleasant - way too much traffic and in some parts begins to feel like one giant suburb of Biaritz. Heavy traffic from French border into Spain makes the trip to the lovely town of San Sebastian a challenging cycle.
Once in Basque country proper - great cycling with verdant rolling hills.
Intrigued to know what made you dislike Mimizan Plage so much. I'll make sure I don't plan a rest day there, but will pass through with interest. I'm headed inland towards the hills from Moura(?) so should miss out the messy bits around Biaritz. Might change to go through S Sebastian if I can't resist the call of a sculpture museum, but will have to balance that against the traffic etc. But I must admit I quite enjoyed cycling through Naples a couple of years ago...