Walk­ing in the Basque Coun­try

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This itin­er­ary com­bines the very best of the Basque coun­try in one hol­i­day – de­li­cious cui­sine, ex­cel­lent lo­cal wines, spec­tac­u­lar moun­tain scenery and cut­ting-edge art and ar­chi­tec­ture. Start­ing with two nights at the 4* su­pe­rior Ho­tel de Seze in Bordeaux, you will then travel by rail to Biar­ritz, where you join lo­cal ex­pert James Tam­lyn and Minette Con­stant, Mas­ter of Wine for an eight night itin­er­ary cross­ing the Pyre­nean foothills into Spain.The walks can be hilly but dis­tances not too long and you will travel an av­er­age of ap­prox­i­mately 9km per day. High­lights in­clude the gas­tro­nomic re­sort of San Se­bas­tian, the Frank Gehry-de­signed Guggen­heim Mu­seum in Bil­bao, tu­tored wine and cham­pagne tast­ings with Minette, and de­li­cious lo­cal food in­clud­ing the fa­mous Basque ham – not to men­tion an op­por­tu­nity to meet some of the free-roam­ing pigs. Price from £3,956 per per­son for a ten night hol­i­day in­clud­ing flights and trans­fers, a two night in­de­pen­dent stay in Bordeaux, rail from Bordeaux to Biar­ritz, an eight night walk­ing hol­i­day with all meals and wine and en­trance tick­ets to the Guggen­heim in Bil­bao.

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