In Spain, la vida buena—the good life—is many things. Richly layered cultures thrive here among sweeping landscapes that inspired Cervantes, Dalí, and Hemingway. The jagged cliffs of Costa Brava spill into the Mediterranean. Sun-kissed white villages and Moorish castles shimmer under Andalusian skies. Lively traditions and cuisines embody the robust beauty of Basque country. On a VBT biking tour or walking trip, you’ll find that the good life is the best life as you slow down and experience Spain to its fullest.
Few Spain bike tours enrich the spirit like VBT’s. We’ve selected magnificent routes that get you to the heart of the nation. Cycle under the gaze of the mighty Pyrenees and past the craggy coves of the Costa Brava. Visit Castle Pubol, which Salvador Dalí presented his wife as a gift, or look to the treetops in search of hundreds of bird species in a nature preserve. Pause to explore Andalusia’s charming pueblos blancos (white villages) and witness the monumental architecture of Granada and Cordoba. From Roman ruins to verdant vineyards, you’ll pedal timeless routes at a pace perfect for discovery.
A VBT walking vacation immerses you in the singular and passionate Spanish culture. In Basque country, experience a unique language, cuisine, and tradition. Strolling San Sebastian’s spectacular promenade alongside the glittering Bay of Biscay or ambling through a rural village, you’ll begin to understand the fervent pride of the Basque people. And of course, you’ll take to Spain’s most famous footpath, the Camino de Santiago, for a taste of the pilgrim route, and even cross in to France to sample the Pays Basque life.
From the heart of a nation to the soul of its people, VBT’s Spain provides enriching opportunities to pause along the trail and participate in the rhythms of daily life. Picnic at a farmhouse with a local family, learn to play the centuries-old sport of pelota, and enjoy a vegetarian cooking lesson in a uniquely Spanish “slow food” tradition. You’ll revel, too, in locally-grown wines, fresh-pressed olive oil, and savory tapas.
At the close of each rewarding day, you’ll bask in the pleasures of luxurious accommodations. Settle in to a fourth-century castle hotel on 29 acres of olive and oak trees. Pamper yourself at a spa hotel surrounded by lovely gardens. Delight in the elegance of a 17th-century palace with its own private art collection. In VBT’s Spain, you’ll be living the best life indeed.
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