SAGARDOA TOUR - Basque Cider Route
Sagardoa Tour - a great idea for this summer, finding out about our roots!
Visit the authentic Basque cider house, its farmhouse and its rural surroundings, and meet the family and sample the Basque natural cider! Learn the secrets of this drink with a history going back a thousand years and closely linked to the Basque territory, its culture and famous gastronomy. You will visit the apple orchards, the farmhouse cider presses, the production areas, the cellars and, of course, you will taste the natural cider of the house as the Basques do: from the bottle and also through the "Txotx" ritual, directly from the casks.
And while you try cider from different casks, you will also enjoy the traditional cider house menu: cod omelet, fried cod with peppers, grilled t-bone steak and Idiazabal cheese with quince and walnuts. Enjoy the Txotx Experience, taste the Basque natural cider and take a journey back to our roots!
And in order to complete the discovery of our roots, we propose four experiences to learn more about the history and day-to-day lives of the Basque people:
- LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET
We propose the route that takes you to see one of the best known markets in the Basque Country: the Tinglado Market in Tolosa. You can taste and buy, meet and talk with local producers while visiting the historic quarter of the old capital of the region of San Sebastian.
- IDIAZABAL CHEESE FACTORY
Javier Muñoa, a shepherd from Basazabal, will open the doors of his house and his cheese factory so that you can find out about how this precious product is made, its secrets and its history.
- ALBAOLA MARITIME FACTORY
Visit the reconstruction of the old ship, the whaler San Juan, in the same port where it was originally built. Its sinking and discovery left a lasting mark on the hearts of the Basque people. You are also sure to be surprised to discover a little more about the link between cider and the sea.
- FLYSCH ROUTE
Located between the Cantabrian Sea and the vast Basque mountains is the Geopark of the Basque Coast. You will enjoy the unique landscape with its characteristic geological outcrops, cliffs and sandy beaches. An incomparable place for photography, at once both historic and modern, and also a setting for the famous "Game of Thrones" saga.
- Adults 59.00€
- Children (4-14 years old) 29.00€
- Children (0-4 years old) 10.00 €
- Transport service
- Guide service
- Food: traditional cider house menu or children's menu
- Departure 11.15h / Return16.15h
- From June 23 to September 8
- On Saturdays
- Guaranteed departure
- Donostia-San Sebastian
- República Argentina Street, 2 (Victoria Eugenia Theater)
Get to know San Sebastian and its surroundings through these authentic and unforgettable experiences!
You will be redirected to the official booking center of San Sebastian Region
Price (Tax Included): Adults 59.00€, Young People (4-14) 29.00€, Children (0-3) free€
Duration: 5 hours
SAGARDOA TOUR - Basque Cider Route
Enjoy the unforgettable Txotx Experience and visit an emblematic place in the San Sebastian area!
Txoootx! is the call that invites you to taste natural cider directly from the cask while you enjoy the traditional cider house menu. Let the cider maker show you round the cellar, the farmhouse and introduce you to his or her family. The production of cider is a trade with close ties to the land, and for that reason we offer you the opportunity to get to know one of the most emblematic places in the Basque Country in person: a Local Produce Market, an Idiazabal Cheese Factory, the Albaola Maritime Factory or the impressive Flysch Route.
Choose your authentic gastronomic experience!