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Sailing with us along the Basque Coast!

Basque Coast Sailing

Come join us sailing for a fantastic perspective on our beautiful country. Rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, fishing villages, flysch and the odd film set…   Game of Thrones style

Basque Experiences and their partner arrange superb, tailored sailing trips from the port of Santurtzi, one of the historic fishing towns on the Bilbao estuary. Fully insured and using expert skippers and the best vessels you are in safe hands! Whether you are experiences sailors or beginners, the trips are special.

Bilbao and the River

Embarking from Santurtzi we can cruise inland towards Bilbao. Past the UNESCO Industrial Heritage Site of the Hanging Bridge. Incidentally the first of its kind in the world and the only such listed site in Spain. Up-river and past old steel-works and shipyards, upto San Mames stadium and the incredible Guggenheim Museum. Or cruise around the Abra, the entry to Bilbao. See Getxo Algorta, Las Arenas and Portugalete on a morning cruise.

Weekends on the Coast

Alternatively take a weekend trip along this gorgeous and rarely seen coast. Head towards Castro Urdiales for lunch or east past Plentzia, Bermeo, Lekeitio and onto the fishing villages of Zumaia and finally San Sebastián. The French coast is also close,with gorgeous harbours at Hendaye and St Jean de Luz. Want to learn? Well we can arrange courses for you with a fully qualified sail school, skippers and instructors. Is fishing your thing? Well we can put lines out for Tuna, feather for Mackerel and jig for squid... depends on your taste! Combine a morning onboard a yacht with a cycling tour on electric bikes with our friends at… Just drop Basque Experiences a line!!

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Private Basque Tours

Private Basque Tours are the best fun!!

A private 7 -day tour with some friends from Los Angeles…. Its simply the best way to see our marvellous Basque Country!

This made-to-measure 7-day tour took in the French Basque Country; the countryside villages of Espelette, and Saint Jean Pied de Port, the glamorous town of Biarritz and historical Bayonne and Saint Jean de Luz. The excellent boutique hotels in Biarritz make for a perfect base to discover this rarely-explored corner of the Basque Country… It was made all the more special for us as our guests were with us in 2015 too!! They loved it so much they just had to come back and see what they missed last year and this time with their friends!!

Having a private tour, designed by us here at Basque Experiences, with your vital input of course,  means that you can concentrate on the things that you really fancy seeing.  This private tour saw our friends stay in the hills in a small guesthouse in Garai, as well as the best hotel in Bilbao. We adapt it to suit you.

Hopping back over the border and we were hiking in the Urkiola Natural Park, strolling around picturesque and laid-back fishing villages, biking in Bilbao (cigars included!), discovering cheese-makers and sampling home-cooked food rustled up by the owner of a Txakoli winery, learning about the flavours of our indigenous plants on a unique farm and finally eating in a members-only dining club. These can all form part of what we can do for you. Your Private Basque Tour with Basque Experiences, is exactly that!! We are waiting for you….


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