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Iñaki Rubio

Born and raise in San Sebastian, Iñaki majored in English at Deusto University but soon realized he preferred the outdoors over the classroom and switched to providing outdoor experiences all over Spain and Portugal.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in the north of Spain in general and even the south of France and the Pyrenees. Hiking and biking tours on the Camino de Santiago and the Basque Country, apart from Culinary tours in San Sebastian and Bilbao, and Wine Tours in the most famous regions in the north of Spain such as La Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and Bierzo."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I entered the world of luxury travel through some American luxury active travel companies where I conducted private hiking and biking tours all over Spain."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Walking over the Cebreiro mountain under a big storm I met Marcelo, a Brazilian pilgrim who was doing the Camino de Santiago from Saint Jean de Pied de Port in barefoot. His smile and happiness helped me to face the situation with a positive attitude. Now in the hard situations, I remember Marcelo and he pushes me."

Featured trips & expertise

Bay of Biscay

Essential Basque Country - 5-Day Itinerary

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.

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.

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.

Recent trip reviews for Iñaki

Spain, Basque Country - Jun 30 - Jul 11, 2017

Traveler: Amelia B. - Local specialist: Iñaki Rubio

We toured a vineyard with the ninth generation winemaker, hiked along the Camino de Santiago, learned local favorites at a cooking school, saw the Running of the Bulls, and had a Pintxos tour with a native. I could not have planned this trip on my own, and there are no travel companies who sell a tour that happened to be exactly what I wanted. I loved being able to customize the trip on KimKim!

Inaki's recommendations were fantastic! I so much appreciate his guidance in planning a trip that included so many highlights that could not have been arranged with out the expertise of a local guide.

Iñaki Rubio, local specialist, responded to this review:

Great to hear Amelia. Thank you for your feedback. All the best. Inaki