A Gourmet Road Trip in Basque Country

The beauty of a self-drive trip is that you are in full control of your destiny, and we've crafted a route through the beautiful Basque country that takes in all the gastronomic delights on offer. You’ll begin your journey through the region in the beautiful Bilbao which boasts the famous Guggenheim Museum and striking modern architectural innovation. Driving on along the scenic coastline, stop off at the seaside metropolis of San Sebastian where you will get lost in the colourful web of the old town pintxos bars and coastline views. Your final stop will be the Basque countryside, the perfect place to enjoy local delicacies and wonderful valley views. We are always on hand if you would like a world-class guide for a day and have a little black book full of recommendations.

Trip Highlights
Discover artistic Bilbao
Drive through dramatic coastal scenery
Taste pintxos in San Sebastian
When To Go
May - Oct
Ideal Length
A few days in San Sebastian makes for a great weekend but 2 weeks does the region justice

Why choose nemo?

Connect with a personal travel expert who will tailor your itinerary to match your travel goals, offering a fully bespoke service. Once we’ve curated the perfect trip, our concierge team will help plan those finer details, from visa applications to suggesting the best restaurants in town. You’ll also have access to our app, which holds all your essential information alongside an interactive map loaded with our handpicked local recommendations for your trip. Enjoy all this, plus nemo treats and VIP treatment every step of the way.

 "It was a special trip filled with authenticity, great culture and lots of food!"
nemo traveller - Ed

What to expect

The home of the pintxos and a delight to visit
San Sebastian
Getting Around: We'll take care of everything, from the hire car to private transfers and local guides. Our team on the ground are on hand to help every step of the way.
The Guggenheim is a must-visit
Weather Watch: May, September and October are great months to visit. Temperatures are ideal, the streets are quieter and hotels are cheaper!
There is a huge amount to explore
Gaztelugatxe (we won't ask you to say it)
Our carbon flight calculator


The carbon footprint for this trip is approximately 0.3 tonnes, which is equivalent to 5590 cups of coffee! This is based on a direct return flight from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bilbao (BIO). Chat to us to learn about the great offset options that we offer. 


Ethical travel 


1% of every trip's value is donated to our charity partner, Hello World, giving you a trip to be proud of! By building solar-powered internet hubs in marginalised communities, they are changing lives through connectivity and education. Read more about our ethical values and partners here

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Bonjour, Mholweni, Hola, Hello. We’re world travellers with a passion to bring you unique holidays on the fly. Connect with us below:

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What is included

Transfers, activities, hotels and our special nemo treats along the way. International flights not included.