Spanish Pyrenees & Basque Coast Family Adventure

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Combine the magic of the mountains...

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With the relaxed beauty of an unspoilt coastline...

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And two of northern Spain's most iconic cities...

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... On a varied and vibrant family adventure

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Stay in four memorable hotels...

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Enjoy relaxed family hikes in remarkable scenery...

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Try out a variety of activities you'll all love...

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Visit traditional towns and villages...

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... And get your fill of local food, culture and people

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Combine the green peaks of the Pyrenees with the golden beaches of the Basque coast into the ultimate northern Spain family adventure. It's a trip packed with culture, stories, nature and lots of special "do you remember when...?" moments.

  • Unspoilt northern Spain
  • Spanish culture & food
  • Epic mountain scenery
  • Quiet golden beaches
  • Hike, ebike, surf & swim
  • Mingle with locals
  • Welcoming hosts
  • Lovely places to stay
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What's Included

Key Inclusions

8 nights in first-class hotels

5 nights in self-catering aparthotels

Family-sized hire vehicle

8 x breakfasts

2 x lunches

2 x dinners

Guided activities as described

GPS tracks for self-guided walks

Guided Activities

Shared half-day canyoning

Private eBiking in the Pyrenees

Private walking tour in San Sebastián with pintxos

Half-day forest adventure park

Shared surfing or canoeing

Shared bike tour in Bilbao

Guggenheim entrances

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

Arrive in the Pyrenees

Your travels take you into the heart of the Pyrenees, three hours or so from Bilbao. Your base for the week sits by the Ara River, 5 minutes from the medieval town of Aínsa. It has a lovely pool, an excellent restaurant, spacious and comfy rooms and views to the mountains. Later your local host will come and go over the plans for the next few days. Dinner is included tonight.

Day 2

Giggle down a mountain stream

Day 3

Walk in the Ordesa Valley

Day 4

Pedal in the Pyrenees by eBike

Day 5

Pop into Pamplona en route to San Sebastián

Day 6

Eat pintxos in San Sebastián

Day 7

Relax and explore at your pace

Day 8

Peek at cave art and walk in a painted forest

Day 9

Slow down in a typical Basque fishing town

Day 10

Fly through the forest canopy

Memorable moments you can look forward to...

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Keep up with the kids...

On idyllic mountain walks

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In stunning glacial valleys

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Get close...

To rare Bearded vultures

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To an eery flooded church

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Kick back...

In a pretty medieval town

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Enjoy stellar views...

On memorably scenic drives

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Fill your camera...

With epic mountain snaps

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Feel tiny...

Next to the Horsetail falls

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Keep your eyes peeled...

For the local wildlife

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The fresh air & grand views

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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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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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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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