Hidden Basque Valley Tour

Hidden Basque Valley Tour

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Hidden Basque Valley Tour, Grape Harvest and Txakoli experiments.

Hidden and forgotten by most Basques and locals, there lies a most spectacular valley only a short hop from Bilbao. Verdant, green and carved by waters flowing from the Sierra, this beautiful picturesque valley has a long history. The passes through the mountains dividing the Basque Country from Castille have been used for millennia by travellers, stocksmen, traders and soldiers. Today this sparsely populated vale is dotted with farms, vineyards, baserris, mediaeval tower houses, mills and forests.

Our trip will take you to the agricultural heart of the valley starting with a visit to a remarkable, award-winning cheese-maker and apiarist. After sampling these most ancient of foods, we come back to the 21st Century and a visit to a remarkable Bodega. Awarded for its wines and its innovation, we will sample, taste and learn about the third Txakoli that can be found in Euskadi; Arabako Txakoli. Lunch here is prepared in an old farmhouse and on sunny days served overlooking the magnificent scenery of the valley. If you come during the vendimia or grape harvest, usually in September- November, bring a pair of old clothes as you may be able to participate in the picking of the ripened Hondarribi Zuri grapes!!


The Details

610€ based on 2 people, 770€ based on 4. Larger groups on request.

8 hours.
Private Transport, Bilingual guide, all food sampling, wine tasting and meals. Pick up and collection from your hotel in Bilbao. Public liability insurance from AXA.

Any purchases made at the bodega or at the cheese-makers. Private Insurance, visas or tips.

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