Visitors to the Basque Country, Spain’s gastronomic capital, can now explore the flavours of the compact region on a new route from Pura Adventure finishing in San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture for 2016.

Exclusive to the operator, the route takes visitors to all four corners of the region. Highlights include walking with the shepherds who produce Idiazabal cheese, meeting the harvesters at millennia-old saltpans, learning how to create Basque tapas dishes in a hands-on class in Pamplona and helping to bottle a couple of vintages with visits to two local and contrasting wineries.

The finale in San Sebastian enables diners to become the chef in an urban kitchen as they learn some of the secrets of Basque cooking, before tucking into the fruits of their labour. The ‘Basque Foodie Adventure’ costs from £1,995 per person based on two sharing.

It includes ten nights’ breakfast accommodation, two dinners, three lunches, guided activities and excursions, plus detailed notes and maps. Flights are extra.

Visit or call 0127-367 6712 for more information.

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