The Basque Country is the ideal destination to live and feel the experience of connecting with nature.
You will be captivated by this land of ancient beech and oak woods, lagoons and marshes, its nine nature parks, the Urdaibai biosphere reserve, the Basque Coast Geopark and a culture of which our landscape forms part: green or blue, but always intense.
Find out how to get the most out of your next holiday in a natural setting, whether active or relaxed.
The wide variety of natural resources allows you to try a range of activities and experiences that make the Basque Country a great ecotourism destination.
You'll find countless ecoutourist activities: nature photography, watching different species of birds, land mammals and whales, routes to discover the natural environment, geological trails or discovering and enjoying the traditions of an ancient people, among others.
The Basque Country has been a signatory to the Daimiel Ecotourism Declaration since 2016 and it is part of the Spanish Ecotourism Association through the Basque Coast Geopark.
Ecotourism means travel in a natural area to get to know it, understand it, enjoy it and visit it, at the same time appreciating and making a practical contribution to its conservation, without generating impacts on the environment and with a positive impact on the local population.
2016 Damiel Declaration.
The Basque Country is an excellent place for walking the many footpaths that criss-cross the natural areas concentrated in its small land area.
From long-distance routes like the Camino de Santiago (St. James' Way) and the Camino Ignaciano (Ignatian Way), both with their spiritual component, or the Idiazabal cheese trail and the wine and seafood trail with their dazzling natural landscapes, to rambles with the family, in the Basque Country you'll find thousands of places to go walking whatever your state of fitness.
From cities like Vitoria-Gasteiz, which is a paradise for cyclists, and the Green Ways all round the country, to the cycle routes suggested at the MTB centres, the Basque Country is the perfect place to visit on two wheels.
Discover the wide variety of cycling routes you can do in the Basque Country: green ways along the routes of former railway likes with practically no hills and dotted with places of tourist and cultural interest to stop at, city routes to discover Bilbao, San SebastiÃ¡n and Vitoria-Gasteiz by bike... Enjoy a wide range of options to suit all tastes and profiles.