I am scheduled for the RS Basque tour for June 2022. I originally was thinking of heading over to Italy (specifically, Lake Como) after the tour for several days to sit and relax while enjoying a lovely lake view, but have decided against that given that this will be our first international trip since the pandemic started and I do not want the added travel time/stress of getting over there from Bilbao. In any case, I’d love to replicate that same sit-around-and-do-nothing idea in Spain.
We’ve been to Madrid before, and likely would fly back to the US from there as there are more options, but I’d like to find a relaxing place to spend several days before heading to Madrid. Should I look for such a place in Bilbao? Or head back to San Sebastián even though the tour will have already gone through there? Or Santander? We will not have a car, so wherever we go needs to be accessible preferably by train or by bus.