7 Northern Spain Walks

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The Basque region is a walker paradise. Several short rides away from the city landed us in some extraordinary places for our 7 Northern Spain Walks

Bilbao to Elciego

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A short hour and a half bus ride took us from Bilbao to Elciego. Every minute of the day was an amazing and highly recommended experience.

Our stay at Troy’s Barn

Playground Earth Stay at Troy's Barn

Staying in a barn may not be everybody’s cup of tea. Even if it is in England.

However, staying in a renovated sheep barn that has been converted into a cozy studio with a large, comfortable bed, full kitchen, bathroom with a shower and tub might just change your mind.

Victoria the Umbrella Lady

Playground Earth | Spain | Virginia the Umbrella Lady

Victoria, an energetic, passionate woman nearing her 80?s runs a small market kiosk in Santiago de Compostela keeping an old world craft alive.

Spain’s Cies Islands

Playground Earth | Cies Islands, Spain

Spain’s Cies Islands are the Vigo estuary’s greatest treasure and an amazing national marine-terrestrial park. They are also one of the country’s most beautiful places for hiking, camping, sailing, diving, and swimming.

San Francisco Hotel Monumento

Playground Earth Travel | Hotels | San Francisco Hotel Monumento

Among the many, and varied, lodgings available in Santiago de Compostela staying in an 18th. Century monastery surely ranks as one of the more unique experiences.


Playground Earth | Bilbao

Our time spent in Bilbao and the surrounding region was just the prolonged stay we had been looking for. It allowed us to fully experience this beautiful land with its mix of natural wonders, culture, and culinary traditions, along with the gregarious and friendly people of Bilbao and the Basque countryside.