Basque villages - Afternoon


Discover the Basque inland valley and its typical villages, some boasting the official title of the most beautiful villages of France: Arcangues, Espelette, Ainhoa... You will feel the strong identity of this land of traditions and be charmed by the typical village squares and churches, half-timbered houses, pelota outdoor courts. You will meet farm producers all along the way and stop over to taste their home-made food specialties: famous piment d’Espelette (a hot pepper produced around Espelette village), Basque charcuterie and cheese...

The program

1.30pm: Start you tour in front of Biarritz tourist office.


It takes local insider knowledge to fully grab Basque culture, so come with us for this spicy journey! While driving you to different places, our guide will share with you his passion and explain what makes Basque identity so unique. Along the way, you will discover a nature of stunning beauty and walk around 4 true local villages (Arcangues, Espelette, Ainhoa...) deeply rooted in their traditions.

We will make three stops at the most interesting villages and drive through many others. Discover the old thick-walled houses which are so representative of the Basque culture.


Enjoy the nice gourmet break that a local producer will have prepared for your group with delicious home-made products. Your friendly guide, a true local, will show you the most charming side of those typical villages: the church, the narrow streets lined with red or green Basque houses and most of all the fronton in Arcangues (Pelota outdoor court). So be ready to have a go! There is no way round! This local sport has been played by all among family and friends for generations. Learn the basics firsthand from your guide, turn into a true local, and have fun!


The last stop of this tour will be at a farm producing famous piment d’Espelette, the hot pepper that makes Espelette chili powder. Through this journey into local terroir and timeless values, you will discover everything about this Appellation product and the way it is made, from the fields to your kitchen. The producer you will meet is unique. You will be truly moved by his passion and the way he talks about his land, his work and the precious spice his family has grown for generations. The visit will end with a friendly and very tasty aperitif together. After this tour, Basque food specialties will have no secret for you!


6:30 pm: Back to Biarritz tourist office.


LANGUAGEFrench English


  • • Up to 7 days before tour = 100% refund
  • • Less than 7 days before tour = no refund
  • Modification of the date possible (according to availability).
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, Bascovivo will contact the customer (phone or email) to reschedule or refund the total amount.

Meeting point

Biarritz Tourism Office
Square d'Ixelles
64200 Biarritz

Question about this tour?

Contact us!

Other tours available

Our family is growing!
Same tours around French Art de Vivre, same passionate and local team!


Join our small group tours in the Basque Country. Discover the must-see of the Basque Coast, and our typical Basque city tours as Bayonne, Biarritz, and Saint-Jean de Luz during a full day or half day tour. Taste the delicious Basque gastronomy, admire the wonderful Basque landscapes and unique architecture of the traditional Basque villages. Experience or small group tours with a local and passionate guide born and raised in the Basque Country. Try our private tours for personalized and flexible day with you own guide.

our tours

Immatriculation agent de voyage IM033100028 - R.C.P. Allianz - code APE 7911