Hike in the vast Basque Coast Geopark |Towering above the sea, the spectacular Flysch cliffs are more than 60 million years old | Stroll along the beach to an atmospheric fishing village |Share the path with pilgrims walking the St. James Trail to Santiago de Compostela
||Hotel Maria Cristina||Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Donostia-san Sebastián, Spain
||Hotel Maria Cristina||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
In San Sebastián, spend time exploring the town, hanging out on the beach or kayaking to a little island that offers views of the bay and mountains | Try delicious pintxos, the popular local snacks
||Grand Hotel Thalasso & Spa||Breakfast, Lunch, Snack||
You're in one of Europe's top surfing spots—care to give it a try? | Enjoy a leisurely ride into France and the seaside town of St-Jean-de-Luz
||Grand Hotel Thalasso & Spa||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Hike France's beautiful Basque landscape | Pedal by sheep-dotted hills and quaint farmhouses | Savor views of the sea from our hotel's lovely terrace or pamper yourself at the spa | Wander St-Jean-de-Luz's narrow streets and dine along the town's picturesque waterfront
||Hotel Du Palais||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Explore the countless charms of the French Basque Country | Pedal along the coast and through colorful fishing communities | Get to know the lavish seaside town of Biarritz, dubbed the queen of beaches and the beach of kings ever since Empress Eugénie de Montijo and her husband, Emperor Napoleon III, made Biarritz the favorite resort of the European aristocracy
Visit the old port and covered marketplace, Les Halles de Biarritz, where locals gather to eat, drink and shoot the breeze
- Family Vacations
- Walking & Biking
- Wildlife & Nature
Ever basked on a Basque beach? Nibbled on pintxos? Learned to surf with the pros? Biked from Spanish ports to French 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 adventure, but nothing quite like this
* Family departures are also available. Please contact our office for more details.
* Some departures may stay at alternate hotels. Please contact our office for more details.
Established in 1979, Backroads is devoted to creating and hosting the finest bicycling, walking, hiking, multisport, family and Insider (cultural exploration) vacations year-round and worldwide. Guests are treated to the region's most distinguished lodgings, unique cultural experiences, unforgettable fun and exceptional service provided by our professional Trip Leaders and local experts. Every aspect of a Backroads vacation, from the custom-designed equipment to gourmet cuisine created by acclaimed chefs, reflects our years of care and expertise in active travel.
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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