Basque Country Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

From $5,599 - $6,049 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Basque Country Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Jun 2025: Jun-Aug

From $5,599 - $6,049 /person

Bilbao to San Sebastián & Biarritz

A region that's Spanish, but not exactly. French, but somehow different. Bask on a Basque beach. Nibble on pintxos. Learn to surf with the pros. Bike from Spanish ports to French pastures. And every night, a grand hotel to call home. Basque Country was made for family adventures.

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Walk/Hike
Kayak
Surf

Highlights

  • Bike, hike and experience the glorious landscapes, vibrant traditions, and unique culture of Basque Country with your family
  • Explore a range of water-based activities like kayaking and surfing off some of the region's most stunning beaches
  • Journey back in time on a hand-picked section of the renowned Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, a World Heritage site
  • Vacation in the gorgeous seaside town of St-Jean-de-Luz, whose scenic waterfront is a perfect backdrop for a memorable meal
Spain Basque Country Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Spain & France

Start Bilbao

End Biarritz

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Hike in the colossal Basque Coast Geopark • More than 60 million years old, the spectacular Flysch cliffs tower like giants above the sea • Walk along the beach to an enchanting fishing village • Share the path with pilgrims walking the St. James Trail en route to Santiago de Compostela • Spend family time exploring San Sebastián, hanging out on the beach or taking in views of the bay and nearby mountains as you paddle a sea kayak to a tiny island • Taste delicious pintxos, the popular local snacks • Soak up some rays by the pool at our palatial hideaway.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Hotel Maria Cristina
San Sebastián
Premiere Hotel

Set in the city center, surrounded by gardens and overlooking the Urumea River, this elegant century-old hotel is just a short walk from sandy beaches.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Learn to ride the waves in one of Europe's top surf spots • Take a peaceful ride into France and the seaside resort town of St-Jean-de-Luz • Hike trails through France's beautiful Basque landscape • Bike by sheep-dotted hills and quaint farmhouses • Enjoy views of the sea from our hotel's lovely terrace or opt to visit the spa • Wander St-Jean-de-Luz's narrow streets and savor a family dinner along the town's picturesque waterfront.

Accommodations

Night 3

Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa
St-Jean-de-Luz
Premiere Hotel

Built in 1901, this hotel has retained the charm of the belle epoque while seamlessly incorporating modern luxury. (spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Discover the many charms of the French Basque Country • Bike along the coast and through colorful fishing communities • Welcome to the lavish seaside town of Biarritz, dubbed the "queen of beaches and the beach of kings" ever since Empress Eugénie de Montijo and her husband Emperor Napoleon III made Biarritz the favorite resort of the European aristocracy • Explore the old port and covered marketplace, Les Halles de Biarritz, where locals gather to eat, drink and shoot the breeze • Linger over a family breakfast at our chic clifftop retreat.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Le Régina Biarritz Hôtel & Spa
Biarritz
Premiere Hotel

Seafront luxury and art deco elegance await at this historic hotel, with sweeping bay views and located just across from the iconic Biarritz lighthouse. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Limited & Fixed Menus

On many nights, the gourmet restaurants where we dine offer specially prepared limited or fixed menus featuring a delicious selection of authentic regional cuisine.

Terrain & Shuttles

Amid Basque country and the Pyrenees foothills, you can look forward to some great climbs and steep descents on our hike and bike rides. If you want a boost, e-bikes are available and we can flatten some of the more challenging portions of the routes with strategic shuttles, but you should be comfortable handling hilly terrain or hopping in the van for a lift.

Summer in Basque Country

While we always aim to get off the beaten path, this region is a popular coastal vacation spot for European tourists. You'll be among locals and fellow travelers when we visit towns, and there can be moderate car traffic on some of the country roads we bike on (cars in this area are very respectful of bikers).

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Hotel Maria Cristina
San Sebastián

Premiere Hotel

Set in the city center, surrounded by gardens and overlooking the Urumea River, this elegant century-old hotel is just a short walk from sandy beaches.

Night 3

Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa
St-Jean-de-Luz

Premiere Hotel

Built in 1901, this hotel has retained the charm of the belle epoque while seamlessly incorporating modern luxury. (spa)

Nights 4-5

Le Régina Biarritz Hôtel & Spa
Biarritz

Premiere Hotel

Seafront luxury and art deco elegance await at this historic hotel, with sweeping bay views and located just across from the iconic Biarritz lighthouse. (pool, spa)

From $5,599 - $6,049 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $5,599 - $6,049 /person

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