The best tours of northern Spain: The EATour Specialist selection.
For a while now, the northern part of Spain has been getting increasingly popular. A range of features, including its contrasting landscapes, food, wine and cultural diversity makes this an extraordinary place to visit. That´s why we want to provide you with a summary of the best tours of northern Spain, so you can enjoy these amazing characteristics too.
Andalusia, a large and beautiful area in southern Spain, has long been a popular destination for tourists. Now, the north is becoming equally popular, along with parts of central Spain such as Segovia and Salamanca.
The north features a range of landscapes and a cultural diversity that includes different languages such as Basque and Galician. But the area also has one great thing in common: some of the best quality wine and food in the country. With such an extensive offering, we can´t wait to show you some of the best tours of northern Spain.
The best tours of northern Spain: the best places to visitAs mentioned, it´s not easy to narrow the area down into just a few locations. Ideally, you should get to know the whole of northern Spain on foot through its food and wine as you visit its many beautiful villages and cities. We will try, however, to recommend 4 particular areas you can visit on some of the best tours of northern Spain.
1. The Basque CountryThe Basque Country is one of the most diverse areas in northern Spain. From the amazing natural landscapes that can be viewed from its natural parks, to fantastic beaches, modern cities such as Bilbao and some more traditional destinations, you can get a little of everything out of your visit to this part of northern Spain.
Famous for its food and drink, the Basque Country is the home of some of the best chefs in Spain. One example of Basque culinary excellence is pintxos (pronounced ´pinchos´): small but extremely tasty morsels that will make your mouth water from the moment you see them.
One of the best ways of discovering the Basque Country is via a walking tour around San Sebastián tasting wines and pintxos. And as we know you´ll love these delicious morsels, you can also learn to make some on a cooking class for small groups, so you can surprise your guests with your cooking skills! If you have a few days to spare take a culinary short break tour in San Sebastian.
2. CantabriaIf you are not yet familiar with the Cantabrian mountain range, we recommend a visit! Cantabria is full of green fields and mountains, along with beautiful beaches and seaside or inland villages. All of this makes the area the perfect place for some of the best tours of northern Spain.
With these amazing and unforgettable landscapes, walking in Cantabria is pure pleasure. As in the rest of northern Spain, the food and drink is simply sensational and you can enjoy a wide range of traditional dishes and wines from the region, all of an exceptional quality.
One of the most famous locations in Cantabria is Santander. However, the best way to visit the area is on foot, discovering villages surrounded by either the mountains or the sea, all of which makes for an unforgettable experience!
3. AsturiasAsturias provides the landscape for some of the best tours of northern Spain. Full of green fields and mountains, the area offers a range of possibilities and tastes for you to discover.
One of the local delicacies is cider (or sidra), an apple-based drink loved by all those who try it. And the way it is served - poured from a height into a glass - is worth the experience in itself! Another local treat is a blue cheese called cabrales. Discovering these delicacies on a tour around the Picos de Europa tasting cider and cabrales cheese will give you a real taste for the area.
Fabada is another typical Asturian dish. Made with locally grown beans and pork-based products, this dish will help you gather strength for a day out walking.
4. GaliciaThe north western region of Galicia is, without a doubt, a pleasure for the senses. Full of tastes, aromas, views and sounds that will enchant visitors, it is the ideal place for enjoying the best tours of northern Spain.
Southern Galicia coastal and wine country walking trails are the ideal option if you want to try out the region´s wines and seafood while enjoying its spectacular coastal scenery. Another of the best tours of northern Spain provides the contrast of the area´s inland locations, as you visit the wine country and river trails of southern Galicia.
But it´s not only the amazing landscapes that are on offer in Galicia. The region´s cities, with their astounding culture, history and monuments will also make a strong impression - and whet your appetite for some of the region´s dishes.
Octopus is one of the particularly special ingredients used in Galician cooking, and especially in the dish known locally as polbo á feira. While simple to prepare, served with sea salt, paprika and olive oil, we´re sure you´ll love the amazing taste of this surprising delicacy.
These are just some examples of the best tours of northern Spain, because if we really started talking about each one of these areas, this post would never end! Don´t believe us? Why not find out for yourself with our Galicia tours 2020 with eatourspecialist.com? Once you start, we´re sure you´ll want to explore more and more of northern Spain.
Here is a teaser of the food & wine experiences included on our tours in Galicia...