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Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+ | Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+
Family — Teens & Kids
6 days 5 nights
Activity Level: 1-3
From: $5,699 - $6,099 pp dbl occ
($2,150 for sgl occ)
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.
Start Biarritz / End Bilbao
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
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.
Rich in history and charm, this 19th-century oceanfront hotel has a grand design, spectacular views and an exceptional restaurant. (pool, spa)
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.
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.
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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.
The hiking terrain on this trip includes a mix of level in-town walks, hilly coastal paths and rugged mountain trails. The biking routes range from level to rolling with challenging climbs for those who opt for longer options.
The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.
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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
On many nights, the gourmet restaurants where we dine offer specially prepared limited or fixed menus featuring a delicious selection of authentic regional cuisine.