Flavors of the Basque Countryside

One day culinary and culinary excursion from San Sebastian
Paces visited: Goierri region, Tolosa

Basque Country
  • Visit a colorful farmers’ market and learn about the extraordinary local produce
  • Meet a family running a Century-old Basque farm devoted to producing Slow Food protected local ham & charcuterie
  • Savor a delicious home-made meal at the farmhouse, including a mouth-watering Tolosa black bean stew
  • Relax and enjoy it all on a comfortable, chauffeured ride through rural Basque Countryside
If you are in San Sebastian, we suggest a private guided day excursion to the surrounding countryside, for a revealing encounter with the ancient Basque culture and its traditional food.

Enjoy the beautiful landscape of mountain ranges that sourround green valleys dotted with caserios, the self-sufficient traditional Basque farms that were central to the local rural economy.

Learn all about it visiting a traditional farmers’ market, showcasing an exceptional variety of local seasonal produce, and then be welcomed at a family-run caserío devoted to recovering the indigenous Euskal Txerria-Basque pig, a Slow Food Presidium. You won’t forget the lunch that this family will cook for you.

A true inmersion in the roots of Basque food and traditions!

 

Itinerary

Meet your guide for a private chauffeured excursion to the Goierri region, a beautiful rural area, at just 45 minute drive South of San Sebastian.

Take a stroll through a traditional farmers’ market showcasing great local products, including vegetables, charcuterie, breads… and the delicious Idiazabal cheese, made with whole – raw milk from the Latxa and Carranzana local sheep breeds.

Visit a Basque farmhouse run by the same family since the 16th Century. By the hand of a member of the family, you will learn how Basque pigs are reared and understand the traditional role of these self-sufficient traditional Basque farms.

Then enjoy a very special home-made meal at the family’s Txoko – Basque dining room – including their ham and charcuterie, and other products from the farm such as the delicious local Tolosa black beans.

On the way back to San Sebastian, time allowing, stop in Tolosa, the town giving name to the local bean, also home of the Chocolate Museum and of one of the most famous Frontones – Jai Alai – a traditional Basque game exported by Basque emigrants to places such as Miami and the Philippines.

Enjoy it all in a laid-back atmosphere where you set the pace. When you’re ready, your driver will take you back to San Sebastian, where the journey ends.

The program includes:

  • Local English-speaking guide, specialized in gastronomy
  • Private chauffeured transportation throughout the itinerary
  • Guided visit to a traditional farmers’ market
  • Private visit to a Basque farm rearing Basque pigs, including tasting of their ham and charcuterie
  • Lunch featuring the famous local Tolosa black bean, including selection of wines
  • Stroll through the charming town of Tolosa
  • All local taxes

Tour Dates:

Available upon request year round

 

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