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.
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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.
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.
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.
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We would like to spend 8 days on our trip. Hopefully in extended the time we could have a tour of a little of France coast line (Biarrita San Jean de Luz. Also like to Maybe go to Fuenterrabia and Pamplona and then swing back to to Balbao to sleep and fly...
Group of 4 friends looking to visit Basque Country in May 2018
We would like to fly into Barcelona and spend a few days there. Then, we would like to walk a couple of days on the Camino de Santiago. Finally, we would like to end in a coastal town in the north such as Bilbao.
Family of 1 adult and 1 child visited Basque Country in June 2017
We would like to experience the history and culture of the region of El Camino, wine country and walk into Compostela. We traveled El Camino many years ago in very different ways: my husband by bike and I walked from Roncevalle to Pamplona. We are...
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