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

Bilbao to San Sebastián & Biarritz

Family — Teens & Kids

Activity Levels 1-3

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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.

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

Spain & France

Start Bilbao / End Biarritz

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
  • 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 witness its fascinating geologic formations, including the magnificent Flysch cliffs
  • Discover the glamorous beaches and old port of dazzling Biarritz, once a vacation destination of the European aristocracy
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 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 mesmerizing 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 | Play around or relax at our welcoming retreat.

Hotel Maria Christina
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.

Days 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 | Discover the beautiful French seaside town of St-Jean-de-Luz | Kids enjoy a festive meal while grown-ups enjoy regional cuisine | Hike quiet trails through a picturesque Basque landscape dotted with sheep, goats and Pottok ponies | Youngsters learn to make a traditional gâteau Basque (Basque cake).

Grand Hotel Thalasso & Spa, France
Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa
| Premiere Hotel

Built in 1901, this hotel has retained the charm of the belle epoque while seamlessly incorporating modern luxury. (spa)

Days 5-6

From St-Jean-de-Luz, set out by bike along rolling hills toward Ahetze, Ustaritz and the Nive River | Learn to play pelote basque, a favorite regional pastime | Ride through enchanting Bayonne | Get to know the lavish town of Biarritz, favorite resort of the European aristocracy | Rest and relax at our regal oceanfront hotel | Complete your journey with a walking tour and a visit to Les Halles marketplace.

Le Régina Biarritz Hôtel & Spa
Le Régina Biarritz Hôtel & Spa
| Premiere Hotel

Seafront luxury and art deco elegance await at this historic hotel, with sweeping bay views and located just across from the iconic Biarritz lighthouse. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.


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* | 200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 900 ft. gain
around San Sebastián (1.5 hours) | min. age: 6+
Day 3
Level 1 | 7 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 14 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 21 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Surfing Lesson (2 hours) | min. age: 7+
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Basque Cake-Making Class (1 hour) | min. age 7+
Day 5
Level 1 | 13 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 40 miles | 2200 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 200 ft. gain

What's 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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