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THE BASQUE COUNTRY

C U LT U R E

TRAINERAS

Herri Kirolak (rural sports) are a reflection of work in the countryside Sport is also part of Basque traditions. It is only necessary to see how the people fill the pelota mano, pala and cesta punta courts (played respectively with the hand, a paddle and a basket sling). Bets are placed and the atmosphere at the courts is thrilling.

AIZKOLARAK

The "traineras" (regattas) or the championships of "aizkolaris" (axeman), "tronzalaris" (cross-cut saw), "harrijasotzailes" (stone lifters), "sokatira" (tug-o-war), "segalaris" (mowers) or "idi-demak" (draft oxen) take place in many Basque towns and villages.

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Basque pelota and the sea

EXPE RIEN CE

In Bermeo you can experience the world of Basque pelota at an ancient court. A professional pelotari (player) will introduce you to the varieties of the game and you will be invited to practice with two of them. The culinary side will be taken care of by an aperitif of local canned products and a glass of txacoli. And the maritime side by a boat trip from Gaztelugatxe to Bermeo.

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Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...

Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...