The Basque Country has a reputation for being a welcoming and open place for people who come to enjoy its many charms. We are people who enjoy life and a large part of this vital and collective enjoyment is due to the wide range of experiences provided by our gastronomy, our landscape and our culture.
We are, therefore, good hosts and not only because we like to show and share what we have. All visitors are welcome, without exception. In terms of accessibility, the Basque Country is at the forefront in Spain, with a cross-cutting accessibility plan that also reaches the field of tourism. In the Tourism 2020 Strategic Plan, quality tourism management, accessibility and sustainability are considered together, since without the sum of the three, there cannot be a truly satisfactory tourism experience.
The first thing we can highlight about the Basque Country is the great diversity of landscapes and tourist experiences that we can enjoy in a territory of just 7,234 km². Distances are short and thanks to the good road and public transport network the territory can be easily covered. And, therefore, it is possible to enjoy the full range of possibilities and combine them.
The three Basque capitals have their own personality and are very different. San Sebastian has been adding to its personality marked by its intrinsic beauty the different layers that have been shaping it over the years. To the bourgeois air that has been preserved since the times of the Belle Époque, is added today the sporting profile with the numerous surfers who snake the waves of the Zurriola beach, the bonvivantism of the streets with bars full of exquisite pintxos or the cultural mark with the great variety of festivals, especially during the summer. There are Donostias for all tastes but the grace, surely, is to enjoy it by combining all its possibilities.
And what can we say about Bilbao? Its impressive transformation is the subject of study in the best schools of urban planning and architecture in the world. It is enough to take a ride on the boat, which takes us from the center of Bilbao along the estuary to a little ahead of the Puente Colgante in Portugalete, to see the enormous transformation of the capital of Biscay. Since the construction of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has become a great walkway of contemporary architecture, with wonders such as the Ria de Bilbao Maritime Museum, the Azkuna Zentroa Alhóndiga or the Euskalduna Conference and Music Palace. Buildings, bridges and squares that surprise locals and visitors alike, designed by internationally renowned architects such as Frank Gehry, César Pelli, Arata Isozaki, Rafael Moneo and Álvaro Siza.
As for Vitoria-Gasteiz, the administrative capital of the Basque Country is known for its commitment to sustainability and the environment. Proof of this are the recognitions as European Green Capital 2012, Global Green City 2019 and the Biosphere Responsible Tourism certification. It has more than 115,000 trees to which we have to add those existing in the parks of the Green Ring, 833 hectares in the surroundings of the capital of Alava, such as Salburua Park, which delight locals and tourists. It also has one of the most beautiful old quarters of the Basque Country, where the well-known Medieval Almond of Vitoria is located, a set of guild streets that make up the oldest part of the city.
The Basque Country looks towards the Cantabrian Sea, with beautiful fishing villages that wind along its 176 km of coastline. One of the most spectacular places is undoubtedly the Flysch Route that covers the towns of Zumaia, Deba and Mutriku, and where geology is the main protagonist as 60 million years look at us through the coastline. For those who enjoy the sea in its sporting aspect there are many places to enjoy. One of the best known is undoubtedly Mundaka, in the Biosphere Reserve of Urdaibai, 40 km from Bilbao. Surf lovers are hooked on its well-known left wave. The wave arises in the bar of Mundaka and ends at the beach of Laida, with winds from the south-southwest, and can reach 4 meters high and 400 meters long. Its tube shape gives it an added value.
For those who prefer the calm of inland landscapes, the Basque Country has a unique place: the Rioja Alavesa. A territory of vineyards and charming villages such as Laguardia, Elciego or Bastida where you can taste the wines of the land in the many wineries that organize guided tours: savor the landscape, savor the life of the villages and savor the wines.
That’s what it’s all about when we decide to take a trip. To enjoy and learn. For this, in Bask for All we have a wide range of routes and adapted experiences as well as hotel establishments throughout the Basque Country for visitors with special needs. Because we like to be good hosts, we show our customers the accessible Basque Country that we have built together and that we continue to build.
Amazing time had by all We could not be more pleased with the services provided by Bask for All and specifically Blanca, from the planning stages to our arrival in San Sebastián. My husband is disabled and uses a mobility scooter. Not only did they arrange a wonderful accessible tour from Bilbao to San Sebastián (thanks Ernes) but we also had a great Cider tour - not to be missed. San Sebastián is the most accessible city we have ever visited, from the restaurants and bars, to access to the beach, as well as getting the bus to Fuenterrabía.Blanca was always available and very responsive to any questions we had and she made great recommendations for restaurants and pintxos bars. She was very warm and welcoming and could not do enough for us. We will definitely be returning and will use their services again without question. Thanks Bask for All and Blanca for helping us make some great memories - a very professional company and great staff!
Great support for wonderfully trip I am recently disabled and was very anxious about traveling. Bask for All was incredible from helping with equipment rentals, arranging transfers and tours, and quickly responding to questions before and during trip. Highly recommended - they allowed us to enjoy our trip without stressing about logistics. Mikel as the guide for the wine tour was great with leading tour and conversation.
We spent 4 nights and 3 days in the wonderful Basque Country of Spain and France during September 2019. Our touring was arranged by Asier Landa Lopez of Bask For All. We could not have asked for better service and a more attentive guide than Asier. He had arranged for my mobility scooter to be at our hotel on the day of arrival, came to meet and review our itinerary that day and give us directions to the fabulous restaurant he had booked for us for that first night. We spent the next three days touring beautiful San Sebastián, Bilbao and Biarritz. Asier and his assistants were superb guides and companions throughout, knowledgeable of the areas sites, history and gastronomic delights. He even accompanied me to my hairdresser and walked us back to the hotel after my appointment. Asier also came to our hotel on the morning that we were scheduled to depart and gave us a delightful momento of our all too brief stay.
I have no hesitation in recommending Asier to anybody intending to visit this spectacular part of Spain, particularly if, like me, they have mobility restrictions.
Yveline Quinn, Melbourne, Australia
We used Bask For All in 2019 when we decided to stop in San Sebastian for a few days as part of a road rrip through parts of Europe. I am parapegic and a full time manual wheelchair user. BFA were able to provide a range of very wheelchair accessible hotels for us to stay in at different price points and all within easy pushing distance to the city centre. Our 4 star hotel was excellent, it had a large bedroom and bathroom with roll-in showere and a track hoist for those who need it. We also booked a gastronomy tour with Asier and were not disappointed in the Pinxos bars selected. It was a fabulous day, great food and wine and accompanied by a very knowledgable guide who told us about the history of the Basque people and area. Our view was that using a local company really helped with our whole experience in San Sebastian and made it thoroughly enjoyable.
Must do!!! This was amazing!!! If you like white wine must do. The driver picks you up from your hotel/Airbnb, drives you to this beautiful fishing village Getaria. The vineyard is family owned, small and quaint, very friendly owners. They make two types of crisp white wine, which I would have shipped home but it’s too expensive to America. After the wine tasting we went to a restaurant on the water. I’m not a fish person, but this was literally the freshest fish ever!! And lunch is paid for as part of your tour. This was one of my favorite things I did on my two week trip to Europe.
Tour guide was Andoni, very friendly and personable. Office staff reached out to me before and after tour on WhatsApp to confirm details and to make sure everything was good. Highly recommend this tour!!
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