FLAVOURS OF THE BASQUE COUNTRYSIDE TOUR

DETAILS

  • START TIME: 9:30 AM
  • DURATION: 8 HOURS
  • THE TOUR WILL START AND FINISH IN YOUR HOTEL
  • AN EXTRA FEE IS APPLIED FOR TOURS FROM BILBAO

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Private Group
  • Basque Local Driver/Guide
  • All transportation costs (fuel, parking and tolls)
  • TICKETS FOR CIDER TASTING
  • 5 COURSE FULL LUNCH IN A PRIVATE HAM PRODUCING FARM, including wine

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Any other not specified items

Hand picked local producers , passionate about their products!

Learn how the region's famous cider is made, in a up close and personal visit in a traditional cider house, including a tasting.

Later on, we will drive you inland, through green rolling hills to a farmhouse, where the endangered indigenous Basque Pig is reared in the traditional way, out in the woods!. You could imagine how the artisan Ham coming from them is...yummy!! We will have a full lunch in this private farmhouse based only in home products.

We will approach you to world of "Sagardoa", the Basque Cider.While on this tour you will enjoy a walk around the apple orchards and you will learn about polination, fermentation process , presses, etc. by watching an audiovisual documentary which illustrates how natural Petritegi cider has evolved from 18 century to the present day.

After the short tour, you will taste the cider with some chorizo!

Visit a Basque farmhouse run by the same family since the 16th Century. By the hand of a member of the family,devoted to recovering the indigenous Basque pig, you will learn how those pigs are reared and understand the traditional role of these self-sufficient traditional Basque farms.

These happy pigs are feed in green raigrass pasture, full of white and purple clover, hay and mountain herbs, nettle and Rumex roots and the fruits of our centuries-old native hardwoods

Then enjoy a very special home-made meal at the family’s dining room. The meal is preapred using only home made products including their ham and charcuterie, beef meat, wild mushroom etc. accompanied with plenty of Rioja wines or Cider

ADAPTING TO YOU:

  • Our tours are private, so we could add / remove / change anything on them to meet your preferences