Local delicacies tastings and stunning view

Biarritz:Afternoon Trip to Beautiful Basques Villages

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Key Details
5 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Live Guide
English, French

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What You'll Do
  • Travel through the fascinating back-roads of the Basque countryside
  • Walk around the most beautiful villages Espelette, Sare and Ainhoa, known as the “Plus beaux villages de France”
  • Visit of a local producer of red peppers (Piment d’Espelette)
  • Play pelota with the locals
Discover the Basque inland valley and its typical villages, local delicacies and traditional charm.
What to Expect
Explore ‘the most beautiful villages of France’: Espelette, Aihnoa, Sare... During this afternoon tour you will feel the strong identity of this land of traditions and be charmed by the typical village squares and churches, half-timbered houses and pelota outdoor courts. You will meet farm producers along the way and stop to taste their home-made food specialties: famous piment d’Espelette (a hot pepper produced around Espelette village), Basque charcuterie and cheese...

It takes local insider knowledge to fully grasp Basque culture, so join this tour for a spicy, guided journey! While driving you to different places, your guide will share with you his passion and explain what makes Basque identity so unique. Along the way, you will discover a nature of stunning beauty and walk around four local villages, deeply rooted in their traditions. You will make three stops at the most interesting villages and drive through many others.

Discover the old thick-walled houses which are so representative of the Basque culture. Enjoy the nice gourmet break that a local producer will have prepared for your group with delicious home-made products. Your friendly guide, a true local, will show you the most charming side of those typical villages: the church, the narrow streets lined with red or green Basque houses and most of all the fronton (Pelota outdoor court). So be ready to have a go! This local sport has been played by all  among family and friends for generations. Learn the basics firsthand from your guide, turn into a true local, and have fun!

The last stop of this tour will be at a farm producing famous piment d’Espelette, the hot pepper that makes Espelette chili powder. Through this journey into local terroir and timeless values, you will discover everything about this product and the way it is made, from the fields to your kitchen. The producer you will meet is unique. You will be truly moved by his passion and the way he talks about his land, his work and the precious spice his family has grown for generations. The visit will end with a friendly and very tasty aperitif. After this tour, Basque food specialties will have no secrets for you!
What's Included
  • Visit and tastings at a local producer
  • Aperitif with wines and local delicacies
  • Friendly and professional local guide
  • Semi-private tour in English and French (max. of 8 participants)
  • Transportation in minivan
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips and gratuities
Meeting Point

Biarritz Tourism Office

What to Remember
Cancellation policy:
• Up to 7 days before tour = 100% refund
• Less than 7 days before tour = 50% refund
• Less than 48 hours before tour = no refund

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