Northern Spain Real Food Adventure

09/20/2022 through 10/07/2023
09/20/2022 through 10/19/2023
Intrepid Travel

Northern Spain Real Food Adventure

Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Northern Spain on this food-focused adventure. Immerse yourself in local history and culture as you sample produce at La Boqueria Market, whip up Catalan specialties in a cooking class, enjoy myriad tapas bars in Logrono, discover the medieval streets and underground wine caves of Laguardia, and venture north to San Sebastian where beaches and a thriving food and arts scene bask together under a beaming sun. Experience a traditional Asturian sidreria (cider house) near Oviedo, attend a centuries’ old farmers market in the Potes and taste fresh seafood on the coast in Galicia. With Santiago de Compostela in your sights, your Spanish food pilgrimage is a path worth taking.

Activities

  • Barcelona – Cava or Vermouth tasting
  • Barcelona – Market visit with tastings
  • Barcelona – Cooking class
  • Logrono – Tapas Crawl
  • Laguardia – Wine cellar visit and tasting
  • San Sebastian – Basque cooking class
  • San Sebastian – Market tour
  • Picos de Europa – Cocido Lebaniego cooking demonstration and dinner
  • Potes – Market visit and brunch
  • Arenas de Cabrales – Cheese tasting
  • Oviedo – Asturian cider house visit and tasting
  • Picos de Europa – National Park Visit
  • Oviedo – Guided walk and market tour
  • A Coruna – Fish market visit and seafood lunch
  • Santiago de Compostela – City night walk
  • Santiago de Compostela – Market visit and tasting tour

Highlights

  • Uncover the local specialties of Asturia and Galicia, sampling true Asturian cider poured in the traditional style, and eating fresh Galician mussels straight from the sea in A Coruna.
  • Few places know how to do a farmer’s market better than Potes, so lap up all of the food traditions with an included market brunch of delicious regional offerings.
  • Learn the difference between pinxtos and tapas with a number of opportunities to crawl around town, tasting the local fare – Logrono’s Old Town has some of the best in the country.
  • In between market visits and tapas tastings, discover the medieval history and charming cobbled laneways of Northern Spain, stopping off for a glass of the local drop to soak up your surroundings.
  • Learn from local experts with cooking demonstrations and classes, highlighting regional specialities like Cocido Lebaniego.

Itinerary

Day 1 Barcelona
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Day 2 Barcelona
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Day 3 Logrono
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Day 4 San Sebastian
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Day 5 San Sebastian
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Day 6 Bilbao / Picos de Europa National Park
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Day 7 Oviedo
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Day 8 Oviedo
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Day 9 La Coruna / Santiago de Compostela
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Day 10 Santiago de Compostela
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