YOUR STAY IN BASQUE COUNTRY
The Queheillechipy Tour
Created by Agence RP TOURISME, this getaway is unique and original. Departing from Biarritz, climb aboard a helicopter to discover, from the sky, the 3 Basque provinces before landing in Haute-Soule at Sainte-Engrâce. After a welcome coffee, you’re transferred to the La Verna site in the heart of the Pierre Saint-Martin chasm. An artificial tunnel 660m long provides access to La Verna, the largest underground hall in the world accessible to the public with its extraordinary volume. Continue your day with a 100% “Souletin” lunch before returning by helicopter. A sensational day of guaranteed thrills. Let us be your guide, we’ll take care of everything.
On request, option of replacing the helicopter flight with a return trip by minibus.
A day with Pierre Oteiza
In the Aldudes valley, Pierre Oteiza, breeder and cured ham maker, invites you to discover Basque pork. The pork, of Iberian stock, produces a dark red flesh, marbled and tender to perfection; its taste in the mouth is powerful and inimitable. Its subtle flavours of hazelnut, fresh butter and the forest characterise KINTOA AOP dry ham.You’re invited to stroll on the educational trail and enjoy the local fauna and flora, observe the vultures and meet the black-headed Manech sheep.
An hour of total freedom, on foot or on the back of a donkey, to enjoy the fresh air, admire the landscape and breathe in the calm. And to better understand the influence of such a setting on the quality of the products, what could be better than an enlightened tasting? For the biggest food lovers, “discovery” dishes with KINTOA ham, different jésus and other sausages and pork products are available to satisfy your gourmet curiosity.
Take to the sky
With its partner PROCOPTERE AVIATION, board a helicopter for another panoramic discovery of the Basque Country.
Different tourist circuit options (from 10 min to 1hr or even complete private hire) are available. Also, flight/restaurant packages are specially designed for food lovers.
Unusual Event Basque Country
Spanish basque country
Guipúzcoa, Biscay, Navarre and Alava are the 4 provinces of the Spanish Basque Country. By crossing the Bidasoa River, you’re in the Spanish Basque Country. Some 20 kilometres further, San Sebastian, capital of Guipúzcoa, welcomes you at the foot of La Concha (central beach) and invites you to discover the best “pintxos” in the Parte Vieja (old quarter). It’s also the region of cider houses where you can enjoy tasting grilled meat and fish such as Galician prime rib or cod, and discover Basque cider straight from the “Txotx” barrel.
West of San Sebastian is one of the most avantgarde cities in the country: Bilbao, capital of Biscay. A must-see, the Guggenheim Museum is a true architectural masterpiece and invites us to discover its permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Discover the unusual Bizkaia Bridge in Bilbao.
The magical islet of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is one of the essential sites of the Spanish Basque coast.