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Hike the Dune du Pilat from Arcachon in southwestern France (1/2 day)

Dune du Pilat

Join one of our certified guides for an amazing half-day hike in the sensational Dune du Pilat from Arcachon in southwest France.


1/2 Day

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • Enjoy a half-day hike through the amazing Dune du Pilat in France.
  • Marvel at amazing views of the Bassin d’Arcachon tidal bay and more.
  • Located just 45 minutes away from Bordeaux.


Are you looking for an incredible adventure in southwestern France? If so, you’ll love this half-day hiking trip in the amazing Dune du Pilat.

Located just 45 minutes away from Bordeaux is the beautiful beach resort of Arcachon. Positioned on the Atlantic Coast of France, Arcachon is home to a number of great sights and viewpoints. However, the crown jewel is definitely the Dune du Pilat. The largest sand dune in all of Europe, the Dune du Pilat is over 100 meters high and 3 kilometers long. And, on this half-day expedition, you will get to explore it in its entirety. You will get to enjoy magnificent views of the Bassin d’Arcachon tidal bay as well as the gorgeous inland pine forests.

When it comes to climbing the great dune, there is a rope banister that will help ease the ascent. Thus providing visitors with an easy means to reach the top of the great dune and provide you with all of the great views you can handle.

In order to participate on this trip, you should be in good physical condition.

Climbing a giant sand dune in the south of France is the kind of adventure you will never forget. To enjoy it for yourself, all you have to do is send a request. We look forward to hearing from you and guiding you.

Would you like to do some exciting rafting in the Pyrenees Atlantiques? If so, come and join us on this half-day trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Meeting point


About the guide

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion



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