Explore the mountainous landscape of northern Spain, from the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria to the ancient stone walls surrounding Laguardia | Take in the vibrant reds, yellows and greens of Rioja vineyards | Stop for pintxos (tapas) along the way
||Hotel Marques De Riscal||Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
||Hotel Marques De Riscal||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Tour the underground cellars of a Laguardia winery, one of only a few wine caves still operating within the village walls | A gentle descent brings us to our exquisite hotel for two nights.
||Auberge Ostape||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Pedal across the Spanish border into the grandeur of the French Pyrenees | Indulge in rich chocolate in beautiful St-Étienne-de-Baïgorry
||Auberge Ostape||Breakfast, Lunch, Snack||
Ride through the idyllic French countryside | Local flavors come alive at our tasting of Irouléguy AOC wines and Ossau-Iraty AOC cheese
||Grand Hotel Thalasso & Spa||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Breathe in the fresh sea air as mountains give way to coast | Spin through charming towns festooned with garlands of bright red piment d'Espelette (sun-dried peppers), a cornerstone of the region's cuisine | Enjoy lunch in Bayonne, the fascinating capital of the French Basque Country
The quaint seaside village of St-Jean-de-Luz invites you to bask on a sandy beach or wander its shop-lined cobblestone streets | If you're up for a few more miles, enjoy a final ride along the coast
- Walking & Biking
- Wildlife & Nature
A unique corner of Europe unlike any other. Part French, part Spanish, a warm and proud people with a history and identity all their own. Tranquil mountain villages, the capital of the French Basque Country, bold Rioja wines and world-class biking from the majestic Pyrenees to the sun-drenched Atlantic coast
Backroads offers deluxe biking, walking & hiking, multi-adventure and family vacations around the globe PLUS active river & ocean cruising, culinary tours, and snow adventures. All Backroads trips are fully escorted by 3 - 4 trip leaders and 2 support vans while guests travel at their own pace, enjoying exhilarating activities, cultural encounters, scenery, camaraderie and fun.
Insider TipAt any pace, in any style, traveling with Backroads is not just about the bike or the boots. It’s a rich experience as we peel back the layers that make each destination unique.
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