Imagine a charming locale with majestic mountains overlooking a spirited sea, where locals skilfully navigate their traditional boats through the vast natural beauty of the place. All of a sudden you see a group of rowers come hurtling towards you and you hear the vague echo of the captain’s voice giving instructions and cheering them on to row as hard as they can.
Today you will join the rowers during one of their regular practice sessions. This is a unique opportunity; no other rowing clubs allow visitors to observe and join in with their practise sessions!
Your friendly local guide will pick you up from your accommodation early in the evening and escort you to the picturesque town of Pasai Donibane via private transfer. The port here is steeped in maritime history. It is very close to the French border and has played a crucial role in the development of industry, commerce and tourism of the region.
After an introduction to everything you need to know about Pasaia and the local identity, we will pass through the medieval town and you’ll see why the famous French author Victor Hugo fell in love with it.
Next up, the main event! We will visit the Pasai Donibane Koxtape Rowing Association. After meeting the team, we will spend some time talking about their profession and learning about the club’s history. You will even get to see how the team gets ready for action! See how easily the rowers carry their enormous boat onto the water while you jump onto the catamaran with a professional coach and guide by your side. We’ll follow the rowers and watch how precise and harmonic their movements are from only a 10 metre distance!
Your tour will end once rowing practise is over. We’ll take a private return to your accommodation back in San Sebastian Before you go, don’t forget to ask your guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your time in Basque country.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, private transfers.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Casual dress, please wear warm and waterproof clothing
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 6 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: Due to the exclusive nature of this tour, groups are limited to 1-6 people. This tour is not recommended for anyone who suffers from seasickness. It is not essential to know how to swim to join this tour but it is always an advantage in the highly unlikely event of falling overboard. Life jackets will be provided. You will be required to sign a safety disclaimer before the tour starts.
Closure of sites: In the event of extremely bad weather conditions, the tour will be cancelled and you will either be offered an alternative date or a refund.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour. Parents will be asked to sign a safety disclaimer form giving permission for their child to take part in the activity.
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