A Virtual Bike Ride
Take a bike ride while immersing yourself in Basque culture and language:
Road bike with Tasio – a young, energetic cyclist who grew up in the Basque country and was educated in the Basque language. He will teach you some Basque words as you cycle with him through this gorgeous region of Northern Spain. We will ride through the Valley of Lizoain and up to the summit of Mount Erro. Along the way Tasio will introduce you to the differences between Basque and Spanish names of the villages we ride through.
Learn a bit of Basque before you arrive…
Have fun learning a bit of the language from the part of the world you are traveling in. Immerse yourself in the Basque language!
Traveling is one of the greatest joys in life. Explore the world and have fun learning a bit of the language you are traveling in. It is said that the best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it. Unfortunately, not all of us can afford to spend months in a country where a different language is spoken. Don’t get discouraged, though. It’s still fun and easy to learn a little bit of the local language as part of the experience of travel.
There are multitudes of reasons for learning to speak a few words in the language of the country you are traveling to. The most significant benefits include:
- You learn the cultural context of the language and its everyday use in ways not available through a textbook.
- The more you learn about the language and its use, the more you are able to immerse yourself in the culture that surrounds you, thus expanding your understanding of the people and their customs.
- You can meet new people.
- You can instantly reap the benefits of learning, as you will be able to communicate more easily with the people around you.
- Studies show that learning a new language produces a memory boost resulting from growth in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, the areas in the brain responsible for memory.
Cycling Northern Spain
Cycling through northern Spain is one of the most rewarding trips you could experience. Here are some of our suggestions for exploring this amazing region:
Flowing over with medieval beauty and transcendent history , the north of Spain is unlike anywhere else in the world. Following the Camino de Santiago on your bike is pure magic, a challenge, and total joy.
The perfect combination of the best of cycling, gastronomy, culture, and refinement. Northern Spain Travel takes you road biking through Navarra and into the Basque Country with a final day on the coast in the elegant city of San Sebastian.