Basque Coast Family Adventure

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Experience northern Spain at its unspoilt best...

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... On a family holiday with a difference

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Explore from Bilbao to the golden sands of San Sebastián...

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With lovely places to stay...

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Memorable guided activities you'll all enjoy...

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Plenty of treats for the adults...

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The independence to explore with our guidance...

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... And the treasures of the coast spread out before you

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For active families in the know, northern Spain is a haven of golden beaches, vibrant cities, fishing towns and green hills away from the heat and crowds. Blend cultural discovery with varied activities and the independence to explore as you wish.

  • Unspoilt northern Spain
  • Quiet golden beaches
  • Laugh-out-loud activities
  • Mingle with locals
  • Great for food & culture
  • Time to relax
  • Welcoming hosts
  • Lovely places to stay
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What's Included

Key Inclusions

4 nights in first-class hotels

4 nights in self-catering aparthotels

Family-sized hire vehicle

4 x breakfasts

1 x dinner

Guided activities as described

GPS tracks for self-guided walks

Guided Activities

Shared Bilbao pintxos tour

Shared Bilbao bike tour

Guggenheim entrances

Half-day forest adventure park

Shared surfing or canoeing

5* Service

We have personally experienced & loved every aspect of this trip

Travel Guide App with advice, background information and recommendations

ABTOT / ATOL Financial protection

Local support throughout

24/7 emergency support

Industry-leading 160% carbon capture

Please note: International travel not included.


Day 1

Meet your guide to explore Bilbao

You begin in Bilbao, reached by train, plane or ferry. Bilbao is the Basque Country's biggest city and home to Frank Gehry's famous titanium-clad Guggenheim. The best way to get to know the city, and to set you up for your travels, is to explore the pintxos bars of the old town with our lovely local guide. Pintxos are small works of bread-based culinary art, a Basque version of tapas if you will.

Day 2

Discover Bilbao by bike and on foot

Day 3

Peek at cave art and walk in a painted forest

Day 4

Slow down in a typical Basque fishing town

Day 5

Fly through the forest canopy

Day 6

Surf, canoe and paddle in the sea

Day 7

Hike on the way to San Sebastián

Day 8

Choose how to explore

Day 9

Say goodbye to Spain

Memorable moments you can look forward to...

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Sit back...

With some pintxos in the sun

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The flowers on Bilbao's puppy

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Hear the stories...

Of your local guides

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To Bilbao's hidden treasures

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Gorgeous stained-glass windows

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Soak in...

Views over the city

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Along Camino trails

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Make footprints...

In quiet golden beaches

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Breathe in...

Fresh sea air

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Potter around...

In traditional fishing towns

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Learn to surf...

The warm Cantabrian waves

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Giggle & holler...

On a forest zip line

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Watch the kids...

Make it look easy!

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Go for a walk...

In the painted forest

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Mingle with locals...

At weekly produce markets

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Find a quiet moment...

To watch the sun set

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Gaze out...

Over San Sebastián's bay

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Stroll out...

In golden evening light

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Wine the Basque way

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