I am planning a trip for September 2021 to Dordogne/Basque areas/Picos de Europa/La Rioja. Thank you to those who responded to my post under France. Now that I've nailed down this trip more, I'm starting a separate post under Spain with more specific questions related to Spain.
We are very interested in the Basque Culture. There are 3 museums of Basque culture that I'm seeing. Bayone, France, and San Sebastian and Bilboa. I'm not sure I have time for all 3.
Looking for recommendations for winery visits in LaRioja.
We would like to drive from San Sebastian to Bilboa in one day thru and stopping at points of interest in Getaria, Lekeito and Gernika. Doable? Recommendations?
We stay at local, modest, well located, friendly and clean inns/hotels. Any recommendations for San Sebastian which is expensive especially given the weak dollar. Also, we will need to park our rental car. Additionally, other inns along my route that you'd like to recommend?
We are wanting to spend a couple days in Picos de Europa. We will probably visit the more western parts on another trip. I read of Hermida Gorge. Is this the highway route between Panes and Potes? There are chair lifts in Fuente De and Tres Mares, probably can only do one of them. Opinions?
We'd like to stop for Comillas (modernista archetecture), Santillana Del Mar (picturesque), Laredo (maybe) and Castro Urdiales (pink, gothic cathedral, castle built by Templar now a lighthouse). Wondering if people have visited any of these and amount of time spent.
Recommendations for spots for picnic lunches along the route.
I watched the movie "Aerial Spain", which was excellent BTW, on Amazon which is not available at present. There was footage of a place by Bilboa or San Sebastian or Hondarribia, where a path runs on a ridge extended way out into the ocean. It looks spectacular. Anyone know what I'm talking about?