The Basque Country, stretching down into Navarra and the western Pyrenees, offers some of the best mountain biking in Europe.
The trails are marked by their variety, from big mountain adventures in the Pyrenees down to technical coastal singletrack in the Basque Country.
The area also offers its rich culture, gastronomy and beautiful landscapes, making it a perfect place to explore by bike and Doug McDonald, who runs basqueMTB, gives you the inside track...
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Doug McDonald runs basqueMTB, a mountain bike holiday company which specialises in high quality, uplift assisted trips through the Pyrenees and on the Basque coast near San Sebastian. With a strong focus on the local culture, food and drink, basqueMTB´s holidays seek out the most spectacular trails to share with visitors from all over the world.
Follow the Camino del Norte from San Sebastain towards Deba, passing through the Tkaxoli vineyards and the amazing Flysch.
Take the very gentle Via Verde which follows the Bidasoa Valley from Irun towards Doneztebe.
Follow the Camino de Santiago from Roncevalles to Pamplona, starting in the mountains and finishing in the old town of Pamplona for pintxos.
Starting in Canfranc follow the Camino Aragonés to Jaca as you head from the mountains to the valley.
Check out these dedicated tracks and take in stunning views in the Western Pyrenees.
Best times to go:
The southern region of the Pyrenees can get hot in summer. The best months to go are from March to June and then again from September to November.
In the Basque Country the winters can be wet but the summers don't get too hot, the best times of the year to go are from April to October.
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