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Gastronomical Trip through Northern Spain

9 days of incredible flavours you've never experienced before.

Description

Get to know the gastronomy of Northern Spain by visiting places, each with its own charm that will leave you speechless.

Enjoy Laguardia and its ancient walls, which surround this villa with splendor and history along with other hidden treasures that will surprise you. One of these precious treasures has developed as a result of its geographical location, climate and hard-working people: Wine.

Breathe in the fresh air in this quiet village of León, near Astorga, where you can visit El Bierzo and its surroundings, walk along the Camino de Santiago Francés and taste its exquisite cuisine.

Discover Llanes from another perspective that will leave you speechless. There you can relax on its quiet beaches and for the more active traveler, there's a wide variety of adventure activities that you shouldn't miss out on.

To end this gastronomic route, what better way than to visit the culinary mecca of the north of Spain: San Sebastián. Its pintxos, its monuments, its beaches and, of course, its restaurants will provide you with an unforgettable experience all in one trip.

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  • Price
    From 550 Euros/pers.
  • Days
    9 days / 8 nights
Detailed itinerary
Detailed itinerary (view all days )
Day 1: Arrive in Laguardia

You will arrive by car to the magnificent village of Laguardia.

During the next two nights you will sleep in a hotel equipped with everything you have always dreamed of, relax, enjoy delicious cuisine, wine, spa sessions, history, nature ... all in a unique environment.

Day 2: Laguardia

This Villa was designated the "Guard of Navarre" as a result of its strategic situation against Castile and its military importance.

During the nineteenth century the walls of Laguardia suffered great destruction due to the Independence and Carlist wars. Its medieval layout and a good part of the walls erected in the XIII century are still preserved.

The wine culture is closely tied with the villa under whose houses the "caves" or bodegas have been excavated. Around the villa you can see wineries of more modern architecture as well.

You will find more information about the area in the Spain is More Guidebook that we send you a few days before your departure.

Day 3: Astorga

You will leave Laguardia to go to Astorga. Along the way you will pass through Burgos and other key cities along the Camino de Santiago, such as León.

León is a city of great charm that has one of the most beautiful old quarters in all of Spain, called Barrio Humid. In this area you'll find lots of bars where you can taste wine, 'go for shorts' (small beers) or have some other night drink.

The gastronomy of León is very varied, complete and consistent. Undoubtedly, the emphasis is on the meat, sausage and the legumes due to its climate. It is also a land recognized for its wines, where we highlight two zones in particular, the area of ​​the wines known as 'Lands of Leon' - which has gradually carved a name for itself in the immense Spanish wine world - and the popular wines of the Bierzo.

From there you head to a village near Astorga where you spend two nights in a relaxing and exquisite country house. Depending on your arrival time you can plan something for the afternoon of this first day in land of Leon.

At night, we recommend that you reach Astorga and enjoy the variety of tapas that always accompanied a glass of good wine from this area.

Day 4: Astorga and more

Today we advise you to visit the Médulas. From the scenic viewpoint they provide you can enjoy magnificent views and breathe the pure air offered by this natural and historical marvel.

You can have lunch and taste a magnificent "botillo" in Ponferrada, where you'll also see this city's amazing castle of the Templars.

Other options might be to further visit León, to hike Mount Teleno or even to walk a part of the Camino de Santiago Francés.

Day 5 & 6: Llanes

Today you will go to Llanes where you will spend two nights.

This is a magnificent place to enjoy Asturian cuisine with dishes as copious as the fabada or the famous cachopo, not forgetting a good cider to top it off. It is a town full of atmosphere that will pleasantly surprise you.

For the more adventurous, Llanes is its ideal place. It has a great offering of activities such as surfing, canoeing, golfing, hiking ... And if you are looking for rest, you can visit some of the beaches that are in the surroundings and relax with the sound of the sea in the background.

You will sleep in a quiet and central hotel near Sablon Beach.

Day 7: Arrive in San Sebastián

Today you leave Llanes to visit San Sebastian.

Along the way you will pass by beautiful places such as San Vicente de la Barquera, Santander (although you will have to deviate a little), Laredo, Bilbao...

Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque Country.

Compared to the elegant San Sebastián, Bilbao has always been considered the ugly sister. Things changed, however, when the American architect Frank Gehry chose Bilbao as the headquarters of the Guggenheim Museum, which gave this city a magnificent, modern and futuristic atmosphere. Besides the museum there is another thing in Bilbao with which you can't go wrong, the food. Basque cuisine has created the culinary mecca of Spain, and here you'll find the greatest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world.

After Bilbao, you will arrive to San Sebastián. The following two nights will be spent in a modern and charming accommodation in the center of the city.

Day 8: San Sebastián

San Sebastian is an incredible city; a successful mix of tradition with a modern and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The beautiful sandy beaches and the exquisite gastronomy dazzle tourists from all over the world. Here you will sleep in a small accommodation that enjoys a central location and is within walking distance of the beach, promenade, pintxos bars in the Old Town and the lively city center.

Considered the gastronomic capital of the world and rightly so, there are a variety of restaurants, all of them of high quality, to choose from. Of course, we can't forget their miniature masterpieces, the pintxos, as well.

 
What is included in this trip?

From 550 Euros/pers. Per person in a double room

Single room supplement:170 Euros

It includes
  1. 8 x nights in double room in stunning hoteles selected for their quality, location and authentical charme.
  2. 8 x breakfasts
  3. Rented car all days. Category: Ford Fiesta or similar (inclusive unlimited mileage, taxes and basic insurance). Upgrade when more that 3 pax.
  4. The price includes one Spain-is-More-Travel Guidebook per every 4 travellers. More copies can be purchased when booking for 20€ per copy, or 30€ per copy if the request is less than 6 weeks prior to departure.
  5. Garmin Trekking GPS rental with typographical map of Picos de Europa with route marking.
  6. 24/7 emergency telephone number.
  7. Taxes.
Optional
  1. Personalise your trip: Extended stays, transportation to starting point from anywhere in the world and back, add interesting and authentic experiences etc. Please ask us, we will be happy to assist you. 
  2. The price include one Spain-is-More-Travel Guidebook per every 4 travellers. More copies can be purchased when booking (20€/copy).
  3. Cancellation insurence: 6% of total price (can be added when ordering).

Experiences from our guests

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ATV / Quads

ATV / Quads

From 65 Euros/pers.

Canyoning

Canyoning

From 34 Euros/pers.

Surf Course

Surf Course

From 40 Euros/pers.

Mountain Climbing

Mountain Climbing

From 40 Euros/pers.

Kayak

Kayak

From 40 Euros/pers.

Canoeing

Canoeing

From 30 Euros/pers.

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