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DISCOVER THE ARTISAN MOUNTAIN PRODUCERS

San Sebastián, Spain

Experience hosted by Julen

10 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Collect the best mountain products, visiting artisan producers and cooking lunch in my father's "gastronomic society".
We will drive 50 minutes from San Sebastian, to go deep into the mountains, in the heart of the Basque Country, where I was lucky to be born and grow. While we enjoy a very easy and beautiful walk, we will visit two rural farm-houses that are dedicated to the artisanal elaboration of food and drinks. We will get to know their lifestyle closely and throughout the morning we will not stop tasting homemade products such as cheeses, bread, sausages, eggs, vegetables, fruits, honey, flowers, wine and cider among others. Having collected the best food, we will descend to my hometown, to enjoy the atmosphere of the street while having a wine. And finally, we will go back up the mountain, to cook and enjoy a good meal together, in a "gastronomic society", without missing good wines.
* Gastronomic societies : They are the paradise of the local gastronomy, where you will feel like at home and where you can experience the region’s gastronomy from first hand. The love of food and social dining is what brings together family groups and friends to cook, top quality ingredients with loving care. To be able to access the societies you have to be friend of a member.
Other things to note
Bring appropriate shoes for walking.
Collect the best mountain products, visiting artisan producers and cooking lunch in my father's "gastronomic society".
We will drive 50 minutes from San Sebastian, to go deep into the mountains, in the heart of the Basque Country, where I was lucky to be born and grow. While we enjoy a very easy and beautiful walk, we will visit two rural farm-houses that are dedicated to the artisanal elaboration of food and drinks. We will get to know the…

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What's included

  • Food
    Non-stop tasting of the best artisanal foods of the Basque mountains on the...
  • Drinks
    Non-stop tasting of the best Basque mountain drinks and wines in the farmho...
  • Transportation
    All transportation fees (driver, fuel, parking and tolls).
  • Equipment
    Local Basque driver, guide, chef, friend and accident and liability insuran...
From $252
/ person
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Meet your host, Julen

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 11 Reviews
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I am a Basque native, in love with my country, culture and gastronomy. And after be working with travelers 7 years, in 2015 I started offering artisan, unique and authentic experiences in my own. Aiming to offer the possibility to enjoy feeling and living, the true essence of the Basque Country, out of the commercial and away from the tourist masses.
And eating is the need and the greatest pleasure, but what hapens before the product hits the table, it is vital and very beautiful. So I love to go where the product is born and grows to learn and enjoy in contact with the producer, tasting the products to select the best ones. But I am aware that it is not easy to access their facilities, even being local. So I have decided to offer this experience.
I am a Basque native, in love with my country, culture and gastronomy. And after be working with travelers 7 years, in 2015 I started offering artisan, unique and authentic experiences in my own. Aiming to offer the possibility to enjoy feeling and living, the true essence of the Basque Country, out of the commercial and away from the tourist masses.
And eating is the need and the greatest pleasure, but what hapens before the product hits the table, it is vital and very beautiful. So I lo…
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Where you'll be

1- You will discover the heart of the Basque country, located deep in the mountains of the country side.
2- We will collect and taste food, in 2 different artisan farmhouses.
3- The lunch we will enjoy in a private gastronomic club, located in the mountains.
Amanda
October 2019
This experience was completely amazing! A whole day in the Basque Country as a welcome guest, learning about food and traditions- it was an amazing experience and I can’t wait for more trips with Julen.
Elise
September 2019
Vi hade en fantastisk dag på den Baskiska landsbygden, Julen var jättetrevlig och en väldigt engagerad guide
Jonas
September 2019
Vi var ett sällskap på 6 personer som alla kände att vi hade en fantastisk dag med unika upplevelser. Julen bjöd verkligen på sig själv och guidade oss igenom denna Baskiska mat och kulturupplevelse. Rekommenderas starkt!!! / Jonas, Malou, Susanne, Tony, Johan & Elise från Sverige
Vi var ett sällskap på 6 personer som alla kände att vi hade en fantastisk dag med unika upplevelser. Julen bjöd verkligen på sig själv och guidade oss igenom denna Baskiska mat oc…
Tomonori
September 2019
This is a really good experience. He brought us 2 farmers' places and we cooked together. Along the way, we saw how the local culture and I felt I dived in the local community. I absolutely recommend this tour.
Nancy
September 2019
Amazing day out! This was so much more than we expected and we loved every moment. Julen is passionate about his culture and about sharing it with others.
Alison
September 2019
This was one of the best travel experiences of my life. It’s really a special experience where you get to experience and learn about a different way of life. Julen is one of those rare people whose enthusiasm for what he does is truly infectious. He took us to the village he grew up in and brought us to family farms, to the town, and his fathers gastronomy club. This is not an experience you could have without a local guide to access it. We had two amazing meals of the freshest food. Saw beautiful country side and had an amazing warm knowledgeable host. This experience is way under priced for what is provided. I would recommend signing up for any experience Julen offers but especially this one.
This was one of the best travel experiences of my life. It’s really a special experience where you get to experience and learn about a different way of life. Julen is one of those…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Appropriate shoes for walking in the farm houses