Explore Basque Country's rugged coastlines and verdant hills with Ori as your guide. Nestled between the Pyrenees Mountains and the Bay of Biscay, this autonomous region of northern Spain thrives off a unique blend of ancient traditions and modern vibrancy.

Discover the charm of San Sebastian, Bilbao, and the region's hidden villages through the lens of local chefs, artisans, and guides, uncovering Basque Country's natural beauty and delighting your tastebuds with world-class cuisine.

Planning Details

Arrive: Saturday May 25th Depart: Friday May 31st
Airport: Bilbao Airport, Spain (BIO) *airfare not included
Accommodations: Moana Eco Surf House *included

  • Pablo Perez

    Pablo is a Basque tour operator and environmentalist born and bred in the coastal village of Getxo. He has led groups to Patagonia, Alaska, and New Zealand, but the road always leads back to Basque Country. The certified guide has modeled a life around sustainable eco-tourism in his home region, focusing primarily on wildlife and geology with an affinity towards heritage and local gastronomy.

  • Kade Krichko | Ori Magazine

    Kade Krichko

    Kade is an international journalist and world wanderer but considers Basque Country his second home. Once a Bilbao resident, he fell in love with the dramatic natural contrasts of the region and was captivated by a culinary culture so closely tied to land and history. He met Pablo in the surf off Sopelana a half decade ago, and the two have been masterminding trips and regional adventures ever since.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is this trip guaranteed to run?

There is a minimum of 6 people required to run this trip. Please wait to make travel arrangements until you received confirmation from Ori.

What are the accommodations like?

Much more than just a place to rest your head, Moana Eco Surf House is a place where you can enjoy natural beauty without sacrificing comfort. Located along the picturesque Basque Coast, in Sopela (Bizkaia), 400 meters (less than ¼ mile) from the beach, 300 meters (10 min. walk) to the subway station and surrounded by some of the most beautiful coastline in Europe. Take advantage of Moana’s spa, yoga classes, gardens, multi-use geodesic dome, large indoor and outdoor terraces and modern, tasteful rooms (23 total) with private bathrooms. Moana’s spacious and modern surf bar has a dining room specializing in healthy, locally sourced food.

Can I book a private room?

All rooms are single rooms with a double sized bed, which can be double or single occupancy based on traveler’s preferences.

What is the food like?

Meals at Moana are healthy and
locally based fare. Vegetarian, vegan and other preferences welcome. All meals on the trip prioritize local, organic ingredients (including meat, dairy and gluten), but all dietary restrictions can be accommodated with proper advanced notice.

Are all activities mandatory?

Absolutely not. All of our
activities are optional and guests are free to pick and choose as they feel. Hiking itineraries are often combined with gastronomical experiences, so guides will work with guests to make sure no one misses out on meals.

What kind of skill/fitness isrequired for the trip?

This trip is built with the active
traveler in mind and guests should expect to walk/hike between 5-7 miles a day (with some longer days). There is no technical terrain or knowledge requirements, and all physical activities will be led by a guide.

When and how do I meet up with the group upon my arrival?

You’ll be met at the arrivals hall
in Bilbao International Airport and transferred to Moana Eco Surf House in Sopelana (approximately 10 minutes away)

What is the maximum number of guests on the trip?

In order to keep the experience
personal and curated, we are capping the trip at 12 guests.

Should I purchase travel insurance?

Yes. While it is not required, we
highly recommend purchasing insurance every time you travel. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement if you are forced to cancel your trip for unforeseen reasons, or if you need medical help, emergency transport, theft
protection and/or coverage for accidental damage while traveling. We recommend Spot Insurance.

What if I need to change or cancel my trip? What's your Policy?

We understand the need for flexibility, so if you cannot or no longer wish to join your scheduled trip, we are offering the option to forward your deposit to a future Ori trip _(at no cost)_ up to 65 days prior to the departure date. However, if you need to cancel, the deposit for the trip is non-refundable and cancellations will be subject to a cancellation fee (see policy below). For this reason, we recommend purchasing travel insurance, which will cover the cost of your trip in extenuating circumstances.

All cancellations must be submitted to Ori in writing, are effective as of the date we receive them according to our internal records and will be subject to a cancellation fee as follows (amounts are per person and only apply to the amount paid after the non-refundable deposit amount):

  • Cancellation 60 days or more prior to trip departure: Non-Refundable Deposit.
  • Cancellation between 30 and 59 days prior to trip departur: 50% of total booking cost.
  • Cancellation less than 30 days prior to departure: 100% of total booking cost.

    No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. The same applies if you leave a trip or cannot fully participate in a trip due to injury or illness. Refunds will be at the discretion of Ori if you are involuntarily forced to leave a trip for any reason. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals, or services not utilized.

Something we didn't cover? Contact trips@ori-mag.com with any other questions you have.