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 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

From $5,499 - $5,899 /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 20+ required (siblings 17+ 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-Aug 2025: Jun-Sep

From $5,499 - $5,899 /person

Bilbao to San Sebastián & Biarritz

Welcome to Basque Country. A region that's Spanish, but somehow different. French, but not exactly. Where you can bask on a Basque beach or learn to surf with the pros and ride the waves. And end each day with superb family meals and siestas at grand hotels. From Spain's ports to pastures in France, these are landscapes meant for exploring.

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Bike
Walk/Hike
Kayak
Surf

Highlights

  • Bike, hike and experience the glorious landscapes, colorful traditions, and unique language and culture of Basque Country
  • Enjoy a variety of water-based activities like kayaking and surfing off some of the region's most beautiful beaches
  • Step back in time on a select section of the renowned Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, a World Heritage site
  • Relax in the sweet seaside town of St-Jean-de-Luz, whose scenic waterfront is a perfect backdrop for a memorable family meal
Spain Basque Country Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Spain & France

Start Bilbao, Spain

End Biarritz, France

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

Follow hiking routes through the vast Basque Coast Geopark • Discover the spectacular Flysch cliffs, more than 60 million years old, towering above the sea • Walk along the beach to an enchanting fishing village • As you hike, meet pilgrims walking the St. James Trail to Santiago de Compostela • Spend time exploring San Sebastián, hanging out on its beaches or kayaking to a little island for great views of the bay and mountains • Taste delicious pintxos, the popular local snacks • Unwind at our palatial retreat.

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

Catch a wave! You're in one of Europe's top surfing spots • Ride a leisurely route into France and seaside St-Jean-de-Luz • Hike France's beautiful Basque landscape • Bike past sheep-dotted hills and quaint farmhouses • Linger over an aperitif with your family and take in views of the sea from our hotel's inviting terrace • Explore St-Jean-de-Luz's narrow streets and dine 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 countless charms of French Basque Country • Ride along the coast and through vibrant fishing communities • Wander around 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 it the favorite resort of the European aristocracy • Gather with locals to eat, drink and shoot the breeze in the old port and covered marketplace, Les Halles de Biarritz • Our chic clifftop hideaway provides an idyllic setting to celebrate a wonderful family vacation.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Hôtel du Palais
Biarritz
Premiere Hotel

Rich in history and charm, this 19th-century oceanfront hotel has a grand design, spectacular views and an exceptional restaurant. (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.

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From $5,499 - $5,899 /person

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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

Hôtel du Palais
Biarritz

Premiere Hotel

Rich in history and charm, this 19th-century oceanfront hotel has a grand design, spectacular views and an exceptional restaurant. (pool, spa)

From $5,499 - $5,899 /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 $5,499 - $5,899 /person

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