Are you planning a stay in the Landes to explore the sublime landscapes of this department?
Visit the territory in an original way.
All-terrain vehicle, the quad can be homologated or not.
Approved, it allows you to travel wherever you want, while a machine without approval is not allowed to drive on public roads.
Driving an approved quad requires respecting a few rules. You must therefore wear a helmet and have a specific license (AM license from 14 years old or BSR license for those under 50 cm3 and B1, A or A1 license for those over 16 years old, for quads over 50 cm3). On the practical side, driving cannot be improvised.
If you ride in a straight line, handling is easy. On winding roads, negotiate bends with caution, as all the wheels turn at the same time.
Adapt your speed, turn the handlebars in the direction of the hairpin and lean your chest towards the inside of the turn. Note that the outer wheels spin faster than the inner ones. On paved roads, the grip is such that it is difficult to maneuver to be able to change direction. It is then necessary to slow down and turn gradually.
Be careful never to apply the brakes in the middle of a bend so as not to unbalance your vehicle.
To brake, it all depends on the model of your quad: the brake can control either 4 wheels or the 2 rear wheels, where the brake is generally operated by a handle.
Quad du Gaillou
In Capbreton, enjoy supervised hikes in the heart of the pine forest, in the country of Saignanx, an aperitif walk or even an oenological discovery at the Domaine de la Pointe, between forest and ocean. The youngest can sit as passengers in the quad from the age of 6.
Prices: quad ride in the pine forest 1h30, €65 to €85; 2 hours, €79 to €99.
Saignanx country ride or quad aperitif: 2 hours, €89 to €109 in tandem. Wine tourism walk: €109 to €129.
Quad du Gaillou is located about 86 km from the 4-star campsite in the Landes.
47 km from the campsite in Saint-Michel-Escalus, this service provider offers quad rides in 30 hectares of forest.
After checking your riding level, set off on a 1.5 hour guided hike. Quad driving is authorized from the age of 14 and children from the age of 7 can ride as a passenger.
Prices: €65 for 1h30; €26 per passenger. Preferential rates for groups.
Cap Rando Quad
In Dax, route du Plateau, around 71 km from the Landes Bleues campsite, take advantage of quad rides all year round to explore the Landes forest.
The course is supervised by a qualified instructor.
Several options: 1, 2 or 3 hour hikes, or day trips and outings for quad owners. Cap Rando Quad allows you to personalize your circuit for a discovery of the cultural riches of the region, especially for seniors.
By reservation. Prices on request.
Very close to the seaside resort of Labenne Océan, in the Landes, is Robinson Park. It is renowned for its size and is considered the largest tree climbing park in all of Aquitaine. Thousands of worlds move to live unique experiences in this place whether with family, friends, solo or lovers.
The Robinson Park tree climbing is famous for its different courses. A multitude of routes are actually offered to interested parties so that they do not get bored easily. This would then allow them to live unique experiences on each route. Some courses remain delicate and require more courage, such as the one with a 150-meter zip line.
For children who have reached the age of 6, the green runs are made especially for them. They can vary their attractions among the four courses offered by the park. As for people who are easily frightened, they can then enjoy the five courses of the blue runs. The two red runs, on the other hand, are much more serious. They are only accessible at the age of 14. For 16 years and over, they can then enjoy the last two black runs, which are quite daring, as it can reach up to 12 meters in height.
The practice of tree climbing in the park of Robinson is, however, not without security. It is for this reason that the park provides those concerned with adequate equipment such as harnesses, carabiners, helmets, lanyards and pulleys. Each of the routes is also closely monitored. The monitors remain present throughout the circuit. They are the ones who help the apprentices with the initiation. They advise and explain in detail how the game works. It is also their duty to intervene if necessary.