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Introducing Basque Country

The dramatic coastal features and jagged peaks of Basque Country are as free-spirited as the culture of this region that stretches about a hundred miles from Spain to France.

When is the best time to visit?
Basque Country has a new version of beauty to offer during each of the four seasons, making it a year-round destination.

Where to go in Basque Country?
Experience the passionate culture of the Basque natives in the traditional small towns of Lekeitio and Hondarribia, the breathtaking beauty of the San Sebastián resort community, the architecture of the Guggenheim Bilbao modern-art museum, the impressive Pyrenees Mountains, and the quaint chalet-style homes that Basque is known for.

How many days do I need?
We recommend to spend at least a week, if not two, touring this culturally rich and naturally beautiful region.

Basque Country Travel Insights

Bay of Biscay
Essential Basque Country - 5 Days

Discover the most emblematic spots of this gentle corner of Spain. Ancient history, culture, and language, but a modern way of life with amazing gastronomy and wines. For nature lovers, you also have a selection of great outdoor activities and lovely cities with fantastic beaches at the foothills of the Pyrenees. This 5-day itinerary was designed to help you discover these great places, and learn about the Basque Country and its people.

MONTE DE GOZO
Camino de Santiago - 7-Day Itinerary

Make your way along a legendary 1,100-year-old trail and trace the footsteps of ancient pilgrims like St. Francis of Assisi and Louis VII. It's a pilgrimage through the centuries, full of miracles, legends, and apparitions at every turn of the road to Santiago. History, nature, gastronomy, adventure and walking mixed together on this journey crossing the north of the Iberian peninsula. You'll become part of the history that surrounds you.

Landscape of the Basque Country
Hiking In The Basque Country - 5 Days

Discover the amazing landscapes and diversity of the Basque Country. Enjoy five days of walking through diverse nature and local culture along the famous St. James Way — a combination of inland routes with spectacular coastal ones. From the glamorous city of San Sebastian to small towns rich in Basque history, you'll meet locals and learn how the Basque heritage has survived for thousands of years. Combined with fantastic gastronomy and charming hotels, this will be an experience that you won't easily forget.

Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Basque Country
Travel specialist Karin Eckhard
active 2 hours ago

Karin Eckhard

Although born and raised in New Hampshire, USA, I have had the fortune to live in places as diverse as Vail, Colorado; Salzburg, Austria; London, a small village in England and Madrid has been my...

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Travel specialist James Monro
active 5 hours ago

James Monro

As great as they are, there is so much more to Spain than paella, sangría and beachside resorts!! So often the stereotypical images of a country remain just at that and bear little resemblance to...

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Travel specialist Patricia Marques
active 1 hour ago

Patricia Marques

I was born and raised in Barcelona (Spain). I started travelling at a young age, and I acquired the passion for traveling from my parents. My passion for traveling made me make the decision to...

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Travel specialist Silvia Martin
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Silvia Martin

I was born in Madrid, Spain, in a large family of hard workers and food lovers. My passion for traveling was started when I was 16 years old, when I made a friends trip to Rome, Italy. From that...

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Trip Reviews for Basque Country

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Far out trip · Basque Country - May 3 - May 8, 2019

Traveler: Diana S. - Local specialist: Alfonso Nuñez

The local guide team designed a program that suits us - a group of 3 couples. From our arrival until we depart there was not a dull moment. The hotel rooms are comfortable, the places they took us are fun, and most of all the fresh and top notch foods we tasted were just heavenly! Highly recommended for all who wants to experience Basque Country.

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Alfonso Nuñez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Diana. Yes, it was a very complete trip and we all had a great time sharing our culture with all of you.
See you again...

Krystal

From Bilboa to San Sabastian on to Bourdeaux. · Basque Country - Apr 15 - Apr 18, 2019

Traveler: Krystal R. - Local specialist: Alfonso Nuñez

I worked with Alfonso from Basque Lands Way Company to curate a custom 3 day experience for a group traveling in Basque country. We had a limited amount of time and wanted to visit Bilbao, La Rioja and San Sebastian with activities throughout and Alfonso made it happen. He was great to chat with online and he captured everything I wanted in the itinerary he created for our group. Ivan (a.k.a. the most interesting man in Spain) was our group's tour guide during the three days. He picked us... read more

I worked with Alfonso from Basque Lands Way Company to curate a custom 3 day experience for a group traveling in Basque country. We had a limited amount of time and wanted to visit Bilbao, La Rioja and San Sebastian with activities throughout and Alfonso made it happen. He was great to chat with online and he captured everything I wanted in the itinerary he created for our group. Ivan (a.k.a. the most interesting man in Spain) was our group's tour guide during the three days. He picked us up from the airport in Bilbao and from their the fun began! Over the course of three days Ivan brought us on city tours, pintxos experiences, wineries, mountain bike riding, and hiking. With having a local guide, we avoided any tourist traps and 90% of the time we were the only tourists around. It was an ideal way to experience a new country, truly getting to experience the local culture. Ivan was full of knowledge and had a great chill energy that is ideal for managing groups of people. I cannot express how much of a luxury it was to have someone familiar with the local culture and language handling all the ins-and-outs of your trip experience for you. From ordering food, drinks, dealing with bike rentals, having water bottles and snacks for the hike, whatever it was, Ivan thought of it and was always prepared every step of the way. It allowed myself and the rest of my group to not have to think at all and just relax and enjoy experience. Ivan is a super fun and nice guy who's company was a highlight of the trip. I hope to visit Basque country again and would not hesitate to book with Basque Lands Way.

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Alfonso Nuñez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Krystal.
Ivan, me, or other members of our Basquelands Way team, will be really happy having you travelling with us again in a future. Meanwhile, enjoy wherever you go!
Warm regards.
Alfonso

Essential Basque Country - 5-Day Itinerary · Basque Country - May 2 - May 2, 2018

Traveler: Mary W. - Local specialist: Iñaki Rubio

Inaki was really wonderful. He was very good at giving us a full experience on all the many facets of the Basque country. He is very enthusiastic about his country and is extremely knowledgeable. I had a great time and he was very, very good. Was attentive to our needs and gave up choices. The Cooking Lesson and the Pintos tour was a lot of fun. He also did a video of our trip for us. What a nice touch!

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Iñaki Rubio, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Mary for your words. It was great to meet you here in the Basque Country. I enjoyed it too.

All the best.

Inaki