Euskadi Basque Country
 
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Routes

The charming villages tour

General information

  • Start: Balmaseda
  • Finish: Leintz-Gatzaga
  • Maximum distance: 396.00 Km
  • Length: 7 days
  • Means of transport: by car

Suitable for:

Friends
Friends
Children
Children
Couple
Couple

Theme:

nature
nature
If you are looking for historic and charming villages, you mustn't miss out on this picturesque adventure in the interior of the Basque Country. You will explore a land rich in tradition, in which Basque culture can be seen in its rawest form and where time gently ticks by. We will take a trip back in time to the Middle Ages, visiting towns which, sheltered by the inland mountains and valleys, have preserved their historic legacy intact.

Stages of the route

General information

  • Start: Balmaseda
  • Finish: Leintz-Gatzaga
  • Maximum distance: 396.00 Km
  • Length: 7 days
  • Means of transport: by car

Suitable for:

Friends
Friends
Children
Children
Couple
Couple

Theme:

nature
nature
If you are looking for historic and charming villages, you mustn't miss out on this picturesque adventure in the interior of the Basque Country. You will explore a land rich in tradition, in which Basque culture can be seen in its rawest form and where time gently ticks by. We will take a trip back in time to the Middle Ages, visiting towns which, sheltered by the inland mountains and valleys, have preserved their historic legacy intact.

Things you will remember

  • · Oñati, known as the 'Basque Toledo', and the Arantzazu sanctuary.
  • · Hear people speaking in Euskera, the Basque Country's native tongue.
  • · Centuries of history contained in walled towns.
  • · Charming villages that fuse with valleys and mountains.
  • · Small hermitages which add character to the Basque rural landscape.
  • · The Salt Valley, where thousands of years of tradition live on.
  • · Bicycle and walking treks along the Basque mountains and valleys.
  • · Taste the Basque Country's most traditional cuisine.

Recommendations

  • · Choose a place to stay from the wide range of rural hotels and guesthouses.
  • · Go on a bicycle trail at the MBT Debabarrena centre or on one of the greenways.
  • · Stroll along the paths in the Basque natural parks.
  • · Visit the Tolosa market, which is held every Saturday.
  • · The Corpus Christi party in Oñati at the end of spring.
  • · Check out Durango's buzzing cultural programme.
  • · The fiesta de la Putxera in Balmaseda which is held on 23rd October.