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Steve and Evie on the Spanish Tapas Trail

Steve from our sales team and his daughter Evie, age 10, embarked on an unforgettable Spanish adventure last year. Bursting with exciting activities, ... Read more
Steve and Evie on the Spanish Tapas Trail
Steve from our sales team and his daughter Evie, age 10, embarked on an unforgettable Spanish adventure last year. Bursting with exciting activities, plenty of sunshine and delicious food, Steve shares their incredible holiday below.


In early August 2023, I was lucky enough to go on the KE Family Adventure On The Tapas Trail with my daughter Evie. It was our first experience of a family group adventure trip together, but also our first trip away together as just dad and daughter, rather than as a family holiday with mum – would we cope, or rather would I!!??

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We were both really excited about the trip and Evie had a few nerves about getting on with the other kids, but there was nothing to worry about at all – all the kids got on brilliantly and had so much fun together – laughing, chatting, running around, cycling together, swimming in the pool, playing cards (the lack of screen time was a real bonus)!

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This fantastic multi active trip is based in Northern Spain in and around the Picos Mountains and it really is a stunning part of the country but also being a much less touristy part of Spain, which is a big tick in itself – it’s a much more laid back region and fits perfectly for a family adventure.

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Arriving into Bilbao, we transferred to our comfortable hotel, dropped the bags and went out to explore. The lovely sunny weather felt great while we had a relaxed lunch and then the first (of many) ice creams that week!
We stayed in 2 hotels during the week (as well as a night in the mountain refuge!), both were very comfortable and one had a pool which was lovely! I did have my reservations about the dormitory night but it was very comfortable and we all slept much better than expected!

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Once we had met with the rest of the group and our amazing and knowledgeable group leader Rosanna, we all had dinner together which set us up perfectly for the next day of activities.

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The activities for this family adventure include kayaking, trekking up to the mountain refuge, cycling and canyoning – with a free day with options of a surf lesson, horse riding (which is what we chose) or independent exploring of the local area of San Vicente. All of the activities are well organised and for the canoeing and canyoning, all safety kit is provided and led by a trained professional as well as the group leader.

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The emphasis on this trip is FUN and we both had lots of it! Sure, we got a bit wet kayaking & canyoning, a bit sore from horse riding (mostly me) and then a bit more sore from cycling the next day (again, mostly me) we had a blast – this was a perfect "doing stuff with your kids holiday" where we made some pretty awesome memories together. Evie gave it a 10 out of 10 – high praise indeed!
I can’t wait to do another KE family adventure together in the near future…maybe we’ll bring mum next time!! 

If this sounds perfect for your family too, tap here to learn more about Steve and Evie's adventure.

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 If you would like to find out more about this adventure or any of KE's holidays, then give us a call on 01768 773966 or USA/Canada toll-free 1888 630 4415. You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can also organise a face-to-face zoom meeting on request. We offer trusted holidays with financial protection and flexible booking conditions.

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