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)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

From $5,799 - $6,149 /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)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

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: Jun-Aug 2025: Jun-Aug

From $5,799 - $6,149 /person

Bilbao to San Sebastián & Biarritz

Ever basked on a Basque beach? Nibbled on pintxos? Biked along the sea from ports to pastures? Surfed on Spanish waves? Never say never. Because you'll do all this and more in Basque Country, a region that's Spanish, but not exactly. French, but somehow different. You've enjoyed family adventures, but none quite like this.

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Walk/Hike
Bike
Kayak
Surf

Highlights

  • Hike, bike and experience the gorgeous landscapes of the Basque Country while learning about its rich cultural traditions
  • Discover the glamorous beaches and old port of dazzling Biarritz, once a vacation destination of the European aristocracy
  • Surf with the pros in a fun-filled beginner's lesson at Pukas Surf Skola, one of the oldest surfing schools in Spain
  • Explore the rugged Basque coastline and ancient border watch towers along the magnificent Jaizkibel coastal mountain range
Spain Basque Country Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

France & Spain

Start Biarritz

End Bilbao

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-3

Description

Get to know the coastal city of Biarritz, dubbed the “queen of beaches and the beach of kings” Follow quiet trails up to the summits overlooking Ascain, taking in panoramic views of the coast and mountains Linger over breakfast at our beachfront hotel, originally an estate gifted from Napoleon III to his wife, Eugénie Bike as a family past sheep-dotted hills, quaint farmhouses and bucolic pastures Kids learn about the depths of the ocean at an immersive multi-sensory museum while parents cycle through emerald-colored hills Dive into the royal history of Biarritz on a guided walking tour with an engaging expert • Kayak together through the sparkling waters of Saint Jean-de-Luz Bay Try your hand at pelote basque, a favorite regional pastime.

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

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.

Days 4-6

Description

Take a scenic ride to Basque Country’s Spanish side Soak up views of the surrounding waters as you walk through the Jaizkibel coastal mountains Hike past 19th-century watchtowers, vestiges of the Carlist Civil Wars Kids embark on an exciting nature adventure in a nearby forest Sample local pintxos in San Sebastián, a city known for its vibrant culinary scene and high concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants You’re in one of Europe’s top surfing spots—care to give it a try? • Savor views of the sea from our hotel’s lovely terrace or pamper yourself at the spa Walk a coastal portion of the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrim’s route Learn how to cook Spanish tapas on our final day together.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

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.

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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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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 1-3

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)

Nights 4-5

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.

From $5,799 - $6,149 /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+

Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

  • Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture it's own line of kid's bikes.
  • Features smaller wheels -- the perfect choice for kids.
  • On our Family Trips, you'll find 20"" and 24"" bikes.
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Backroads Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

  • For children up to 85 pounds
  • Attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort!
  • Ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring.
  • Cannot be pulled by an e-bike.

From $5,799 - $6,149 /person

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