Why Not Wine And Waves

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Why Not Wine And Waves

£635
Duration: 10 days
Countries: Spain
Who doesn’t like to get a bit wet and wild? This tour combines the best of both with Barcelona nightlife, the biggest wine fight in the world, and the surf of Zarautz.
Summary

Why Not Wine And Waves

 This one of a kind tour will have you experiencing all the wonderful things that Spain has to offer. This trip starts off in Barcelona where you will spend your days taking in all of the intriguing Spanish culture while your nights will be nothing less than incredible. Stoke will have to partying at all the best beach clubs and they even take you on an epic boat party ! Why not throw a wine fight in for good measure? You will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in the biggest wine fight in the world in the little village of Haro, Spain. End your trip in the best way possible at the Stoke San Sebastian Surf Camp which is truly a slice of paradise. If you're looking to get a little wet and wild than this road trip is right for you!

 

 

Itinerary 

Saturday 24th June: Barcelona

Check in to your central Barcelona hostel and meet the Stokies. Explore the city, hit the beach, bask in the nakedness, eat the tapas and drink the sangria before jumping on  one of Stoke’s flagship boat parties. Rage on the Mediterranean while we cruise along Barcelona’s coastline. The unlimited drinks on board will properly prepare you for a night of exploring Barcelona’s nightlife – we’ll provide free entry to the Mediterranean city’s famous beach clubs.

Sunday 25th June: Barcelona

Recovery mode with a hearty hostel breakfast, before discovering Barcelona on foot with a walking tour. See the sights and learn the secrets of this ancient city. Eat. Drink. Love life. Prepare yourself for another Barcelona party night. 

Monday 26th June: Barcelona

Why stop now? Spend the day seeing the sights not included on your walking tour. Visit some of our favourite bars. Sit on terraces in the sun drinking world-class Spanish wines. Head up to the Bunkers with your Stokie best friends to watch the sunset with uninterrupted 360˚ views of the greater Barcelona area, from the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees. Come and party again, we’ve got the hook-ups so you’d be crazy not to.

Tuesday 27th June: San Vino
Check out and jump on the bus – we’re going to wine country. Haro, our destination, is located in La Rioja, which is Spain, and maybe the world’s, number one red-wine making region. Arrive at the campsite and find your tents ready to rock and the BBQ preparation underway. Our San Vino parties are legendary and when our open bar closes you might want to head into town to get loose with the locals.

Wednesday 28th June: San Vino
At Stoke we have a tendency to drink whatever’s in front of us — and that’s a sound tactic every other day of the year – but today we’re going classy. The best winemakers in the region have supplied local vino for us to taste, and we’re going to pretend we know what we’re talking about while we drink as much as we can (and never spit out even one drop). And what would world-class wine be without cheese? Still world-class wine, but cheese is delicious so we’re going to make mice of ourselves and indulge. In the night we’ll go into the town square where bands and DJs play all night, and the locals party with them. Can you last the distance? Tomorrow is a very big day, after all.

Thursday 29th June: San Vino
After an early hot breakfast, we head up to the vineyard on the hill where the wine fight takes place. This party is very straight forward, we throw wine on each other and the locals all morning, until we’re stained purple and we’re a little drunk again (it seems to get in through the skin). After the wine fight the locals BBQ local meats and snails (snails!) and eat cheese and drink more wine, before heading into town, where the locals throw themselves in front of young bulls just for fun. You’ll probably be asleep by now (that’s a challenge).

Friday 30th June: Zarautz
Through your purple-stained eyelids awake to a hot breakfast before jumping on the bus to Zarautz, on the other side of the mountains and by the sea, where the view will make your eyes weep and the beer is always cold (we have wine, too, if you still want wine, you purple little legends). Afternoon surf? 100% And our professional and professionally fun surf guides will make sure you get the lessons you need for your level, as well as guide you into the best waves. Boards and lessons are included in the price, and once you’ve filled your face with salt water and your hair with sand we’ll retreat back to the campsite for a kickass camp party.

Saturday 1st July: Zarautz
Rise with the sun coming over the Basque Pyrenees and check the surf. The morning wind still hasn’t come up, and the air is warm. Breakfast is consumed with talk of the day’s conditions and your guides are working out the best spot for you. Hit the beach with your lunch packed and settle in for a day of surfing, sunning and beach gaming, a day where your eyes will be assaulted by the naked and semi-naked sun worshippers in a positive and negative way. That night you can see the locals with clothes on when we head down into town to drink the local drinks and dance the local dances.

Sunday 2nd July: Zarautz
Surf’s up, again… So let’s hit the sand and shred. Or perhaps you want to go into San Sebastian and take selfies from all the vantage points and eat all the delicious tapas. Back at camp, after today’s session(s), we’ll retreat to the hillside where we can watch the sun dip her fiery toes into the Bay of Biscay. Millions of beers and sangrias optional and included (if you want to part with the €10 a day surcharge aka the best deal in the universe).

Monday 3rd July: Finale
Check out is at 11, but first you can eat a delicious hot breakfast to get you up and about. After that you can hang a bit in San Sebastian or be on your way. Whatever you like, the world is at your feet. You can always stay some more nights in Zarautz or jump on our bus (€15) to go stay at Stoke’s Pamplona Running of the Bulls camp.


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Price details:

£635

Where:

Spain - Barcelona, San Vino, San Sebastian

When:

June 24th - July 3rd 2017

Price:

€720

Inclusions:

Accommodation in beautiful beach hostel and festival campsite
9 breakfasts, 8 dinners
Barcelona walking tour
Original Barcelona Boat Party
Guest list club entry to Barcelona’s best beach clubs
Transportation from Barcelona to Haro for San Vino
Welcome BBQ at San VIno
Cheese and wine day
Transport to the Wine Fight + red wine for throwing
Post fight pool-party
Transportation from Haro to San Sebastian
Daily surf lessons at Zarautz beach camp with equipment provided
Local excursions in San Sebastian + party nights

Add-On's

Unlimited beer and sangria at San Vino and Zarautz campsites (10€/day)
Traditional San Vino outfits for €30
Glamping upgrade available for San Vino for €130/night

FAQ"s

Where in Barcelona is the the hostel?
It’s in central Barcelona right on the beach, in an area called Poblenou just a few minutes walk from one of the nicer of the city beaches.

What is the breakfast like at the campsites?
Breakfast is bacony and eggy and delicious. Sometimes there’a pancake or two thrown in for good measure. Our chefs are pretty fricking good at food.

It said on the website that it is a twin tent. Can it fit two people?
Yes, the twin tents are two-man tents. We have two-man tents, so if you are in a group of three, one of you will be tented with a new friend of the same sex. Tents are allocated on arrival, so just let us know your preferences when you arrive. We also have an option to have a private tent for a small additional fee – just in case you don’t want to share…. or if you want to leave space for the hottie you’re going to meet at our campsite… You never know…

Are there lockers where we can put our passports or other important items?
The San Vino & Zarautz campsites have no lockers, but we a campervan which gets locked every night and we can put small valuables in there during the festival and when we’re away from the campsite.

Are there hot showers to wash off my wine-stained body parts?
Sí, there are showers at the campsite and we highly encourage a rinse off at the end of the day, before you climb in your tent and turn everything you touch purple. You’ll also smell like vinegar at this point which greatly decreases your chance of having someone join you in said purple tent.

What do I wear? Do I need goggles?
We sell white clothing for San Vino so your fave tee doesn’t turn permanently purple and goggles are also available for those who want to be able to see for the rest of their lives, but sunnies can do the job.

If we are camping does that mean we’ll be attacked by wild animals?
We serve unlimited alcohol at our camps. You, my friend, will be the wild animal.

And what amenities are offered at the Beach Camp?
We’ve got it all – hot showers, internet, a restaurant, a sidreria (ciderhouse), wine tasting within walking distance, a shop, flushing toilets, chillout area, great views, and the beach a 10 minute downhill walk.

Do I need to be a gnarly shredder to come to surf camp?
Zarautz is the perfect break for beginners and advanced a like. Our surf guides will have you standing on a wave in no time.

Two of us are vegans, do you cater for this?
We cater for vegetarians, so we can always just remove the animal products and stuff you
to the brim with fruits and veggies and starches…..whatever we do, we’ll make a plan for you.

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