Basque Country Adventure Sports

We invite you to discover, explore and enjoy the Basque Country, in a healthy sporting way, by practicing recreational and sporting activities in the natural environment and open air. To help you, we suggest “Hundreds of ways to enjoy the Natural Environment”. Original ideas which are constantly being developed, designed to meet everyone’s needs, from the youngest up to the most athletic or even including groups from work. All in the hands of professionals using the latest sports equipment to guarantee gratifying experiences.

Did you know that the Basque Coast has 252 km of coastline with sandy beaches, estuaries, marshes, cliff-tops, fishing villages, lighthouses, marinas and a deep blue sea?

  • From among the large range of activities available along the Basque Coast, you may choose to try sailing or kayaking and gain a unique insight to the coast as well as discovering the special coastal formations such as the Flysh.
    If you come, you are bound to want to try Surfing, different styles of Body boarding, Kayak Surfing or Stand Up Paddle at any of the many surfing centres along the coast.
    Discover the cliffs between the fishing villages and sample the pintxos, cider houses or delicious food at the port in between activities.
    Or canoe down the estuaries, one of which passes through the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve.

Did you know that in just one day you can combine a visit to one of our modern capital cities with other activities along the coast or in the mountain valleys inland?/strong>

  • Everything is so close that you can easily sample many interesting experiences accompanied by a good cider, Txakoli wine or Rioja from Alava.

Did you know that 22% of the natural countryside is protected (natural parks, biotopes, and biosphere reserve), that there are peaks of up to 1551 metres high, caves and chasms, numerous paths and oak and ash forests where you can find total calm?

  • Not far from the coast, the Basque interior offers mountainous valleys and ideal farmhouses with green routes for exploring by bike, on foot, on Segway or on horseback and discovering a history and age-old traditions which remain alive.
    The more adventurous can try climbing limestone walls, descending into underground caverns, the home of mythological beings, or canyoning.
    What’s more, other activities include paintball, adventure parks or bridge bungee jumping.
    Or why not use the facilities made available by the Network of Basque Country Mountain Bike Centres.

All our activities are carried out with absolute respect for the environment and aim to give your mind a rest, providing a tonic for your muscles and an environment for you to enjoy with your friends and family or make new friends.

Discovering the Basque Country is getting to know the Basque people. A way of life, of being and of understanding, combining historic and contemporary styles, daring and nobility, artying with hard work. Basque people with an open and all-embracing nature, welcoming travellers with open minds and hearts.

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