Would greatly appreciate your input on the best itinerary for a 10 days eating trip in Basque and Rioja.
My husband and I will arrive in Bilbao on Jan 27 and we need to fly out of Barcelona on Feb 06. Our current plan is to go from Bilbao to San Sebastian to Hondarribia to Rioja, then drive back to Barcelona. Travel wise, does the order make sense and if not what's the best order to visit these cities/towns/restaurants?
What are some of the out of way restaurants that we should try? We have booked Etxebarri, Elkano (travel wise, is it better to go from Bilbao or San Sebastian?), Asador Bedua (is it worth going for a traditional grill house experience after Etxebarri), a cider house (suggestions?).
Thanks for your travel suggestions.