Since long time ago I have been travelling around the world discovering the different ways humans have organized their lifes. I was able to finish my communication studies in St. Louis, Missouri, and therefore had the chance to learn a different way of thinking from the european one: The "Why not?" mentality instead of the "Are you sure you want to do that?"
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Northern Spain Territory: Basque Country, Pyrenees, and The Way of Saint James (all of them)
We design active trips for travellers, not tourists. Taylor-made programs close to our mother land and local traditions."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Going to America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania. Sometimes walking, sometimes cycling, sometimes with local transports, sometimes alone, sometimes with company. Always with my senses open. After being so connected with going abroad, I decided to show others in my homeland, the same things I was looking for when going outside; emotions. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"15 years ago discovering Cuba cycling from Santiago to Habana during one month using their local currency (not very legal at that time) and sharing experiences with locals. On new years eve we arrived to a very poor village by the north coast, and were invited to three different dinners on the same night. There was no way to say "no" to any of them, so we made our best eating and sharing like on a Groundhog Day."
Featured trips & expertise
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.
Recent trip reviews for Alfonso
Far out trip · Spain - May 3 - May 8, 2019
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.
From Bilboa to San Sabastian on to Bourdeaux. · Spain - Apr 15 - Apr 18, 2019
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
Basque country · Spain - Sep 8 - Sep 15, 2018
This turned into a fabulous solo trip to Basque Country!!!
Alfonso created a well organized itinerary for me, just the way I wanted it.
I had plenty of time to see Bilbao and San Sebastian. Part guided and part on my own. I had a private tour of the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum that was incredibly in depth.
All the hotels, bus tickets, taxis were well taken care of. No stress at all.
He took me on an amazing food tour in San Sebastian to taste pintxos for the first time in the Old Town. A very... read more