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Spain Adventure Tours
Our handcrafted adventure tours are designed for the youth traveller to explore, discover and experience the best and most memorable parts of northern and southern Spain.
On the northern coast, we visit white sand beaches, national parks and experience a unique Basque Country identity. Barcelona and Madrid and Seville are sultry cities filled with vibrant artistic expressions while in the south we visit incredible hilltop fortresses and sandstone cities infused with Moroccan architecture.
Sherry tasting, tapa eating, flamenco dancing, hiking, sightseeing, exploring, kayaking, surfing, meandering through museums and just plain relaxing on beaches – Spain will delight you every step of your journey
Bilbao, what an interesting mix of urban culture, history, arts and gastronomy. It's hard to pinpoint a single awesome thing about Bilbao, so it’s with some degree of certainty that we say - there is much to see, do and experience here.
Probably the most visual attraction is the famed Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry with its curving contemporary titanium-clad exterior which draws the eye the most. But take time to wander around the town and enjoy the expansive offerings of tapas, the local museums and a personal favourite of ours, the Ribera Market.
Known as Donostia in Basque, San Sebastián is a vibrant seaside resort town that hums with vitality from the incredible cobblestones roads that wind through the old town to the sometimes rustic, but always delicious tapa bars generously scattered across the city, and down beyond to the golden sands and gentle surf swells of Playa de la Concha and Playa de Ondarreta.
This is a town, by design or by evolution, that is absolutely made for beachside promenading! The cuisine has been described as innovative and creative, combining the traditional local Pintxos, with a more broad international flare.
Picos de Europa National Park
This incredible National Park was awarded UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status in 2003 alongside several others which, when combined, make up the "Gran Cantábrica” super-sized reserve spanning across the Canabrica Mountains of Northern Spain. They rise quite majestically over 2500mts above sea level between the autonomous communities of Asturias, Cantabria and Castile and León
Visiting here is a unique experience reflected in the continued occupation of humans in balanced cohabitation with these mountains for centuries, and of course, the sheer beauty of the towering mountains. It has been said that the Picos de Europa, or the Peaks of Europe in English, were so named because ships returning or arriving in Europe would sight these mountain peaks first.
What we do know, is that these mountains are celebrated Brown Bear territory… so pack your bear spray and enjoy the extensive hiking routes on offer!
Ruta del Cares
Ruta Del Cares is a unique and beautiful 14km one day walk between Puente Poncebos, through Cain to Posada de Valdeon - within the Picos de Europa National Park.
Developed in the early 20th century as a trade and supply route, the towering canyons, flower-covered plains, sweeping vistas and incredible rock formations have since made this one of the best 1-day walks in Spain!
Ah Barcelona, the capitol of Catalonia,…… te amò….mucho! It’s a passionately breathing coastal city of intense emotions - sultry evenings blur into vibrant nights which surrender to spectacular sunrises and done so against the hustle and bustle of a major cosmopolitan city.
There is much to see (think Gaudí, the fantastical Sagrada Familia and other Art Nouveau architecture) and much to do (think courtyard cafes sipping traditional Sangria and munching on a vast array of tapas, or champagne based sangria for a fun modern variation). Barcelona is a mix of old-world charm and modern amenities, with just the right touch of cultural flare!
Valladolid, the ‘valley of waters’, sits on the confluence of the Pisuerga and Esgueva rivers in northwest Spain. Most famous for its abundance of historical religious sites such as the San Pablo Church, and the college ‘Colegio de San Gregorio’ (now the National Sculpture Museum ), it was also home to the Royal Palace of the Kings of Spain during the 1600s. Time to stop and enjoy the surrounds, as Valladolid draws from 5 local wine-growing regions (Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Toro, Tierra de León, and Cigales), which means relaxing in a street sidebar or cafe and enjoying the local wines!
Did you know that this vibrant capital city was originally founded by the emir Muhammad at the end of the 9th century during the height of the Arab occupation of the Iberian Peninsula? Originally called Mayrit, today’s Madrid is a bustling metropolitan city of incredibly beautiful architecture, great markets, generous green spaces and wide sweeping boulevards. It's a city where people gravitate to enjoy the art scene, the theatres and the eclectic but sumptuous myriad of tapa bars and restaurants featuring fantastical local cuisine. From the historical centre of Hapsburg Madrid to the baroque Royal Palace, Madrid is a travellers' short stay delight!