From Bilboa to San Sabastian on to Bourdeaux. - 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 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.