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Basque Country Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

Bilbao to San Sebastián & Biarritz

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

Premiere Hotels

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.

Spain Basque Country Family Multi-Adventure Tour map
Spain Basque Country Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

France & Spain

Start Biarritz / End Bilbao

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


  • 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


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3

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.

Exterior view of Hotel du Palais
Hôtel du Palais
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 4-6

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.

Exterior view of Hotel Maria Cristina
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.

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Activity Level: 1-3

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.

Route notes

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.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 1 | 13 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 25 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Day 2
Just For Kids
Ocean Museum (2 hours)
Level 1 | 22 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 37 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 44 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Biarritz Walking Tour (2 hours)
Day 3
Saint-Jean-de-Luz Bay (2 hours) | min. age: 6+
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 5 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 500 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles | 700 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Forest Adventure Park (2 hours)
Guided Culinary Tour (2 hours)
Day 5
Surfing Lesson (2 hours) | min. age 5+
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 6
Tapas Cooking Class (2 hours)

What's Included

Available Bike 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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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, 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! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

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.

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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