Ever basked on a Basque beach? Nibbled on pintxos? Surfed on Spanish waves? Biked along the sea from ports to pastures? 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.
1-2 Hike in the vast Basque Coast Geopark, one of the world's most unique environments | Towering like giants above the sea, the spectacular Flysch cliffs are more than 60 million years old and tell a fascinating geologic story | Walk along the beach to an atmospheric fishing village, sharing the path with pilgrims hiking the St. James Trail to Santiago de Compostela | In San Sebastián, spend time exploring town, hanging out on the beach or paddling a sea kayak.
3-4 You're in one of Europe's top surfing spots—care to give it a try? | Professional surfers from the world champion Pukas Team take you out in beginner's waves | Savor a last slice of tortilla española before heading from Spain to France.
5-6 From St-Jean-de-Luz, set out along rolling hills toward Ahetze, Ustaritz and the Nive River | Learn to play pelote basque, a favorite regional pastime | Get to know the lavish town of Biarritz, favorite resort of the European aristocracy.