Kilometres of forest bordering the Atlantic Ocean, dozens of spots accessible by car or van, a warm and outgoing population … you guessed it, a roadtrip in an electric campervan in the Landes is the perfect place to experience the van life.
The opinion of experts who love their region
The promised land for electric converted van travel in the south-west, this is where The Family Van, an electric van rental company, has decided to set down its luggage to begin the adventure: welcome to the Landes!
The Landes region is made up of coastal towns with an unrivalled reputation, as well as lesser-known villages whose culture is second to none.
We’re here to help you discover the gems of our region.
Our electric vans are perfect for this environment. In fact, our vehicles are specially equipped to satisfy your desire for water-based and city activities.
Travelling in an electric campervan in the Landes
Departure point: meet at our agency, 1 minute’s walk from Dax TGV station, where we will welcome you to hand over the van and brief you on the trip.
Biscarrosse, temple of surfing
The journey begins in Biscarrosse, a resort renowned for hosting one of the best surf spots in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. Here, you can recharge your batteries in the heart of nature with a range of walks along the shores of Lac de Sanguinet and Parentis, or in the Landes de Gascogne forest. If you’re a keen cyclist, there are plenty of cycle paths to take you to the south of the region.
On a practical note, there are plenty of recharging points available, which you can find on the Chargemap application.
Mimizan, the vitamin cocktail
Day two, head for Mimizan to discover the vitamin cocktail: ⅓ ocean, ⅓ lake, ⅓ forest! Here you’ll discover a clever mix of sport and culture offered by the diversity of the terrain and landscapes. After the effort, the comfort: go to the restaurant The Meltin’pot, to sustenance within an establishment with soft and positive energies.
Vieux Boucau, out of time
Next, head to Vieux-Boucau les Bains. Here you can stay at Camping Les Sablères, where you can recharge your vehicle on site while enjoying the facilities. What’s more, imagine a beach hemmed in fine sand swept by the rollers of the Atlantic, imagine a marine lake with a view as breathtaking as it is sublime. Got it? You can take advantage of this excursion in an electrically-powered van to experience slow-travel to the full.
Capbreton & Hossegor, what else ?
How can you travel by electric van in the Landes without passing through Capbreton and Hossegor? Their reputations precede them, but let us convince you to go there by electric van. Kilometres of fine sandy beach, public or naturist, there’s something for everyone.
This Swiss Army knife landscape is sure to delight everyone.
Our advisors invite you to stop off by the beach at the Surfing restaurant in Seignosse. A real HQ for water sports enthusiasts, you’ll be warmly welcomed with a few tapas and why not, if you’re lucky, a little concert.
Hossegor remains THE star destination of this leg. With its lake and its many water-based activities (stand-up paddle, sailing, catamaran, etc.), its oyster-farming port and its seafront, you’re sure to find something to occupy your days.
If you’re looking for something tasty, there’s a market and covered market, and don’t forget to try the oysters around the lake!
If you want to spend the night, we’re particularly fond of La Civelle campsite in Capbreton. Their facilities mean you can enjoy a hot shower while recharging your electric van.
Tarnos, the last bastion of the Landes region
Finally, one last stop to round off this trip in style: the town of Tarnos, the last bastion before the Basque Country. The town has a particularly well-preserved natural heritage. The Barthes district (wetlands on the banks of the Adour) stands out from the typically Landes coastal area (ocean, dune, pine forest…). The footpaths and cycle path make it easy to get out and about, so there’s plenty to keep young and old alike busy.
The Family Van, the specialist of electric campervan in the Landes
If you haven’t had enough, why not extend your roadtrip in an electric van in the Landes to the Basque Country?
See you soon !