Hills of legend. Hiking, food & wine. North of Spain
The mountains, the see, tasty food, charming cities and good wines. Five elements that make this trip a once in a lifetime experience. There are just a few places in the world that makes it possible to enjoy all these things in such a unique way than in the triangle formed by the Basque Country, La Rioja and Navarra.A trip to enjoy from the rolling hills of the Basque Country to the high summits of the Pyrenees in Navarra. An opportunity to try yourself with the waves of the Cantabrian Sea and to visit a traditional “caserio” where to taste a local cheese from the surrounding mountains. A trip to stroll along the picturesque little streets of cities like San Sebastian, Vitoria or Pamplona. A chance to amaze your eyes with the endless vineyards of La Rioja and, since you are there, you can taste one of the locally produced wines.In every stage of the trip, you have a new opportunity to savour some of the most famous dishes from Spain. Welcome to the north of Spain, land of legends, vineyards, waves and mountains.PROGRAMMEDay 1. Flight to Spain. Bilbao airport (BIO). Day 2. Visit to Zarautz. Optional surf lesson, trawler paddle and visit to Txaboli cellar.Day 3. Hike in Murrumendi, Mandubia Pass, in Astigarreta-Beasáin (Gipuzkoa). Afternoon in Tolosa.Day 4. Hike in Txindoki, Larraitz. In the afternoon we will visit a traditional “caserío” where we will se the elaboration of the Idiazabal cheese.Day 5. La Rioja´s vineyards and cellars. Day trip to Montes Obarenes and visit to Bodega Muga´s vineyards.Day 6. Hike in Urbasa Natural ParkDay 7. Hike in Valle de Hecho. Circular route of Ibón del Acherito.Day 8. Day trip to the surroundings of la Mesa de los Tres Reyes and visit to Kortariko Gasna cheese factory.Day 9. Transfer to the airport. Outbound flight.