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The Running of the Bulls 2016

Pamplona, Spain | 6th - 14th July

Feeling brave are ya?! The Running of the Bulls 2016

Are you ready to have an exhilarating and crazy time in Spain at The Running of the Bulls 2016? The Running of the Bulls festival officially starts on the 6th July 2016 and runs through until the 14th of July with daily bull runs and nightly street parties. San Fermin is so much more than just the wonderful terror that is the Pamplona Bull Run… It is one of the world’s biggest street parties – day and night you can drink and dance and smooch in the Spanish streets. There are cultural events every day, so you can do something nice, and really justify going on a massive drunk rampage during the night.

Camp with Stoke Travel at Running of the Bulls

And we haven’t even mentioned Stoke Travel’s Bulls Campsite yet! This is where your dreams come to fruity fruition. Meet hundreds of new open-minded international friends, take part in our live radio show, and get frisky in Stoke Travel’s very own festival, also known as ‘Tentertainment’. In true Stoke Travel fashion, we’ll have the biggest party outside of The Running of the Bulls 2016. We’ll also have your tent already erected within our campsite, your mattress rolled out and your sleeping bag at the ready. Our chef will be serving hot and tasty breakfasts each morning and hearty dinners each evening, so you’ll be set to dance your socks off through the night, all before heading off to run screaming from ten-tonne-testosterone-tanked toros in the morning. And, as always, we have unlimted beer and sangria on offer for only €10 per day. Boosh!

Roll wit’ us to running of the Bulls!

How you gettin’ there thrill seekers? Why not take one of Stoke Travel’s buses? We roll in from Barcelona, Spain or London,England, man. One way trips and full weekend packages available, check out our trip options below.

Surf and Turf

Once the running is done spend a night or six at our Zarautz Beach Camp. It’s an hour away from our Pamplona, Spain campsite and it’s our little slice of paradise.  It’s a combination of the landscape (mountains and beaches), the intriguing Basque culture, great food, crazy parties (more bars per square metre than anywhere else in the universe), insane waves and beautiful weather in which to enjoy it all.

Bulls and BBK

Why not combine thrill seeking with a music festival… Bilbao BBK Live is taking over the mountains with Rock & Pop from the 7th to 9th July 2016. An awesome Spanish festival that takes place on top of Kobetamendi Hill, you get to experience breathtaking views, good music and a brilliant atmosphere. Its well-known for its live performances and cool line-up; last year’s included bands Muse, Mumford and Sons and The Jesus & Mary Chain, making the perfect mix of rock and pop music.

Whether it be meeting us there any time of your choosing at our amazing festival base camp, traveling there with us from Barcelona, London or San Sebastian, adding a surfing experience at our Zarautz beach camp, a Bilbao BBK Live 2016 music festival experience.. or better still… all of the above! Book now to avoid missing out…

PRICE: €60 | US$ 70 | £50 | AU$ 95 per night all-inclusive

Stoke Travel Passport holders:

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Stoke Travel Passport holders are eligible for a 3-night all-inclusive stay with unlimited beer and sangria included.

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Key Features

  • Where: Our legendary Running of the Bulls festival campsite is only 10 minutes from Pamplona at Camping Ezcaba
  • When: 4th - 15th July
  • How: Meet us there and stay as long as you like or see our other trip options below
  • Age: Young at heart traveler 18+. Free trip if you bring your grandma
  • Sleep: Camping accommodation (pre-erected twin share tent, mattress & sleeping bag)
  • Eat: Tasty breakfasts each morning and hearty, delicious dinners each evening

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  • Includes:

    • Accommodation in twin share, pre-erected tents with a mattress and sleeping bag provided
    • A hot, hearty breakfast each morning and a delicious dinner each evening
    • Stoke chillout campsite to escape from the madness
    • Bar in centre of town with unlimited beer and sangria from 8am-11pm for only €10 per day
    • Awesome guides to make your running with the bulls experience superb
    • Huge open-minded international crowd
    • Guides to take you to the festival on camp transport for €5 return

    Extras:

    • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
    • Bilbao BBK Live 2016 music festival tickets
    • Traditional San Fermin outfits (white and red)
    • Campsite bus for the 10 minute drive into the centre for €5 return
    • Bus transfers available from and back to Barcelona for 40€ one way (specific dates available)
    • 4th of July beach fest in San Sebastian  for €30 – includes BBQ, hour of power with beer and sangria, transport and a festival on the beach!
    • Bulls balconies – see the action from aerial view
  • 4th July
    Stoke hold a massive party in San Sebastian, an hour away from Pamplona, it includes a BBQ and boozy bash on the beach. Independence day for Americans and booze dependence day for everyone else.

    5th July
    8:00 – 12:00 Hot breakfast (Lots of guests arrive today)
    12:00 Free time to do optional activities. Stoke Suggestion: Chill by the pool with a brewskie because things are about to get hectic
    20:00 Dinner and campsite party

    6th July
    8:00 – 12:00 Hot breakfast
    9:00 Head with our guides to the centre of Pamplona on the campsite bus for the opening ceremony
    We have Booze stations set up in the park for unlimited beer and sangria in the sun after the run
    20:00 Dinner at campsite

    7th – 14th July
    8:00 – 12:00 Hot breakfast
    9:00 Head with our guides to the centre of Pamplona on the campsite bus for the bull run
    Free time to hang out in our bar in Pamplona centre downing unlimited beer and sangria, making new friends, playing the best drinking games and dancing your socks off
    20:00 Dinner at campsite

    Stoke Suggestions for Optional activities (not included):

    • Unlimited beer and sangria at our bar in the centre of Pamplona
    • Wine tasting
    • Fail at chatting up locals
    • Fail at trying out the local lingo
    • Suntan and chill at camp
    • Walking tour of Pamplona
    • Pamplona Running of the Bulls
    • Pamplona’s San Fermin Festival events are as follows:

    6th July
    This day is different from the rest of the festival
    12:00 The opening ceremony which is also known as the Chupinazo
    23:00 Fireworks and partying – these are the constants of the festival

    7th – 14th July
    Every day has the same schedule:
    8:00 The Running of the Bulls happens.
    18:30 Bullfights happen in the city’s arena with the bulls that were running that morning
    23:00 The party continues!

  • Pamplona Campsite

    We camp just 10 minutes from the Running of The Bulls festivities in Pamplona. The Campsite Bus Service will take you to the centre and back for €5.
    Our Bulls Camp is located within the grounds of Camping Ezcaba and is exclusively for the “cool kids” joining Stoke Travel’s Running of the Bulls Trip. Our Exclusive area is complete with kitchen, chill out area, hammocks, DJ booth and stage and Stoke’s infamous entertainment and Crew. Within the campsite grounds there’s also a swimming pool, wifi, laundry and other facilities.

    Campsite Address:

    Camping Ezcaba
    Carretera Pamplona-Irún,
    KM 7, 31194
    Orikain, Spain

    Zarautz Beach Camp

    If you would like a little surf and turf, head to our Zarautz Beach Camp – an hour away from Pamplona and 20 mins from the famous San Sebastian. We have a beautiful setup there on a hill overlooking the bay of Zarautz and we are offering transfers to the camp for €15. So if you want to fit in some surfing before or after the bulls, let us know and we’ll book you in!

  •  Ride With Us!

    Come with us on our Private Stoke Bus from Barcelona!

    We have an opening ceremony trip leaving Barcelona on 5th and returning on 7th July. Buses leave on Tuesday at 10:00 from central Barcelona and arrive at camp by 17:00. Departs camp on Thursday at 10:00 and Pamplona* at 11:00 arriving back in Barcelona around 17:00.

    We have a weekend trip leaving Barcelona on 8th and returning on 10th July. Buses leave on Friday at 10:00 from central Barcelona and arrive at camp by 17:00. Departs camp on Sunday at 10:00 and Pamplona* at 11:00 arriving back in Barcelona around 17:00.
    Barcelona pick up location: Hard Rock Cafe, Plaza Catalunya.

    *You will need to drop your luggage at the guru tent before you head into the bull run at 6:00 and then catch the bus to Barcelona directly from Pamplona bus station, or you can sleep in and climb on the bus at 10:00.

    Barcelona Day trips

    We have a day trip leaving Barcelona on 6th and returning on 7th July. Buses leave on Wednesday at 18:00 from central Barcelona and arrive at camp by 01:00. Departs camp on Thursday at 10:00 and Pamplona* at 11:00 arriving back in Barcelona around 17:00.

    We have a day trip leaving Barcelona on 9th and returning on 10th July. Buses leave on Wednesday at 18:00 from central Barcelona and arrive at camp by 01:00. Departs camp on Thursday at 10:00 and Pamplona* at 11:00 arriving back in Barcelona around 17:00.
    Barcelona pick up location: Hard Rock Cafe, Plaza Catalunya.

    Come with us on our Private Stoke Bus from London:

    We have a opening ceremony trip leaving London on 3rd and returning on 8th July. Buses leave on Sunday at 18:00 from a central London location and arrive at camp by noon on Monday. Departs camp on Thursday at 13:00, arriving back in London on Friday around 05:30.

    We have a weekend trip leaving London on 8th and returning on 12th July. Buses leave on Friday at 18:00 from a central London location and arrive at camp by noon on Saturday. Departs camp on Monday at 13:00, arriving back in London on Tuesday around 05:30.
    London pick-up location: St Christopher’s Village – 161-165 Borough High Street, City of London

    Come with us on our Private Stoke Bus from Madrid:

    We have a weekend trip leaving Madrid on 8th and returning on 10th July. Buses leave on Friday at 10:00 from central Madrid and arrive at camp by 16:00. Departs camp on 10th at 12:00 arriving in Madrid around 18:00.

    Meet us there

    Come fly to us…

    You want to fly to Pamplona, although if that’s pricey you can check out Biarritz and Bilbao too. Check Ryanair, Easyjet and Vueling for cheap deals… there’s always plenty of cheap deals.

    Come on ride the choo choo train

    You can catch the Spanish national railway from most cities to Pamplona. Check Renfe for details. If you arrive by local train via Hendaye from Biarritz, the Euskotren is the way to go (see maps for directions).

    Buses are for legends

    You can get to Pamplona by bus from all over Europe and within Spain. Eurolines deal with international bookings and Vibasa within Spain.

    The Campsite:

    Camping Ezcaba
    Carretera Pamplona-Irún,
    KM 7, 31194
    Orikain, Spain

    From the centre of Pamplona, jump on bus no. 4 in the direction of Oricáin, Polígono industrial Ezcabarte. Get off at Oricain and walk to the campsite. Ask the bus driver for help if you’re unsure. Buses run from: 7:00 – 19:00.

  • Hola! Chuck your thoughts and questions in the Ask a Question Tab and we’ll put up a helpful answer here…

    Are the shuttles to and from the Bulls included in the price?
    The camp is only 10 minutes from town, so the campsite is providing shuttles into the bull run for 5€ return. This is not included in the price, but we will send guides in with you to make sure get the best spot in the run or the stadium. The buses will be running frequently all day.

    Do you provide transport to Zarautz for the beach camp?
    Yes, we are doing buses to the beach camp if you would like to stay there for a few days. The cost is €15 one way for the transfer. You can add this to your booking or book it at the Guru tent.

    What is the breakfast like?
    Brekkie varies according to our chefs’ whims. It usually involves egg and bacon in some form. Pancakes, french toast, poached, fried, scrambled… Yum!

    Do we have the option of flying into Barcelona and taking one of your buses to the campsite?
    Yes, you absolutely do. You can fly into Barcelona in time for the Weekend trip. You can also do the 24hr Bus trip to Bulls from Barcelona or just go one way on this bus and stay a few days and then do one way back. Have it your way.

    It says on the website that it is a twin tent. Can it fit two people?
    Yes, the twin tents are two-person tents. We have two-person tents and 8 person teepees. If you are a group of three, one of you will be tented with a new friend of the same sex. You get allocated your tent on arrival so you can make tent requests then. 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 leave space for the hottie you’re going to meet at our campsite… just saying…

    And what amenities are offered at the camp site?
    The campsite is awesome! It is right near Pamplona but still in nature, there is a cafe/restaurant, a little shop, hot showers, laundry area, parking, drinkable water, wifi, a swimming pool and our own Stoke chill zone.

    Are there lockers where we can put our passports or other important items?
    The campsite has lockers, and we also have a giant container which gets locked every night and we can put small valuables in there during the festival and when we’re away from the campsite.

    2 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.

    What is the name of the camp site we are staying at?
    The campsite is called Camping Ezcaba. Carretera Pamplona-Irún, KM 7, 31194 Orikain

     

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  • Had the best time of my life - Damian, USA

  • One word. Awesome!!!! - Karl, Germany

  • The camp was amazing and extremely well organised. The staff were fantastic, really funny and loved partying with us - Johnny, UK

  • I was absolutely scared sh*tless, but man, it was worth the adrenaline rush - Bernie, UK

  • Stoke Travel you did it again, what an intense and insanely fun weekend. Thanks! - Becca, England

>>> Trip Options <<<

4th – 15th July

Meet Us There

per night

Stoke Travel

€ 60

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Trip option: Meet Us There

Includes:

  • Camping accommodation, with pre-erected tents, mattresses and sleeping bags, plus all amenities
  • Hot and hearty breakfasts each morning (vegetarian options available)
  • A delicious dinner each evening (vegetarian options available)
  • Guides to take you to the festival via Stoke Travel transport (€5 return)
  • The Stoke Travel festival within a festival

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
  • Bilbao BBK Live 2016 Music festival tickets
  • Accommodation at our Zarautz Beach Camp for €60 per night
  • Transfer to our Zarautz Beach Camp for €15 one way
  • Traditional San Fermin outfits (white and red)
  • Campsite bus for the 10 minute drive into the centre for €5 return
  • Bus transfers available from and back to Barcelona for €40 one way (specific dates available)
  • 4th of July beach festival in San Sebastian for €30 – includes BBQ, hour of power with beer and sangria, transport and a festival on the beach!
  • Bulls balconies – see the action from an aerial view
3rd-8th July

London to Bulls

Stoke Travel

€ 400

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Trip option: London to Bulls

Includes:

  • Return comfortable overnight private coach from London
  • 2 nights all-inclusive camping accommodation by the beach at our Zarautz Beach Camp in pre-erected twin share tents with a mattress and sleeping bag
  • 2 surf lessons with experienced instructors and 2 days surfboard hire
  • Massive 4th July party in San Sebastian with entry and coaches from campsite included
  • Beautiful sunsets from our hillside campsite overlooking Zarautz Bay
  • Transfer to Pamplona campsite on the morning of the 6th in time for the opening ceremony
  • 1-night all-inclusive camping accommodation at our Pamplona Bullbite basecamp in pre-erected twin share tents with a mattress and sleeping bag provided
  • First bull run on the morning of the 7th
  • Fun and experienced guides into the festival on campsite bus for €5 return
  • Massive campsite parties, onsite pool, bars and cafe
  • 3 chef-prepared dinners
  • 3 hot breakfasts

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for €10 per day

Buses leave from London Bridge at 6pm on Sunday 3rd July, arriving at Beach camp by noon on Monday 4th July. Transfer to Pamplona Bulls camp on Wednesday 6th July at 9am. It departs from the bulls camp at 1pm on Thursday 7th July, arriving around 5.30am in London on Friday 8th July.

6th July & 9th July

Bus it to the bulls

24 hours Madness

Stoke Travel

€ 75

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Trip option: Bus it to the bulls

It is hard to put this into words…

You know that feeling when all hell has broken loose, all around seems to have descended into absolute anarchy, and there is no perceivable end in sight to all this insanity…

And then suddenly, it stops – the sun comes out, the birds sing again, and a sense of calm sets in and is made that much stranger by the madness which came before. You know, that moment when you hold on to something solid and take a few deep breaths…

That’ll be the moment you get back to Barcelona – everything that comes before, where the very foundations of society are quivering and shaking, that’ll be our 24 Hours of Madness Bus it to the Bulls Trip.

Includes:

  • Private return coaches from Barcelona
  • 1 litre of sangria on arrival
  • Experienced guides to show you around

Buses depart at 6pm from in front of Hard Rock Cafe in Plaza Catalunya. Returning the next day at 11am from Pamplona, arriving around 5pm in Barcelona.

5th - 7th July | 8th - 10th July

Barcelona to Bulls

Stoke Travel

€ 180

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Trip option: Barcelona to Bulls

So, you think you’ve had some wild ones? You’ve ended up in a few weird and shifty places, you’ve pulled a couple of maddies on nights out in Barcelona, you’ve done at least 3 things you should probably definitely be in trouble with the authorities for…

You’ve just begun. And it is our privilege to take you on to that next level if you come with us to The Running of the Bulls for a coupla days. Basically, you get up, you pour a few litres of beer or sangria into you, or both. Then hop on the bus and decant yourself into the street with a few hundred kilos of angry bull. Then the world goes kinda fuzzy and weird.

Then you find yourself on the bus arriving back to Barcelona with a buncha surreal memories of near misses, having reached unprecedented levels of shenaniganry, and a marked sensation of having had altogether too much fun and a need to watch paint dry for a few days to compensate*.

*Paint not included in package.

Includes:

  • 2 nights all-inclusive camping accommodation in pre-erected twinshare tents with mattress and sleeping bag provided
  • Return private coach from Barcelona
  • 2 dinners
  • 2 hot breakfasts
  • Guides into the festival on campsite bus for €5 return
  • Bull runs in the mornings
  • Buses leave 10am from Plaza Catalunya in front of Hard Rock Cafe
    Return: Departs camp at 10am (via Pamps at 11am) arriving in Barcelona around 7pm

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer & sangria for €10 per day
  • Bilbao BBK Live 2016 Music festival tickets
  • Stays at our Zarautz beach camp €60 per night
  • Transfer to our beach camp at Zarautz for €15 one way
  • Traditional San Fermin outfits (white and red)
  • Campsite bus for the 10 minute drive into the centre (5€ return)

4th of July beach fest in San Seb for €30 – includes BBQ, hour of power with beer and sangria, transport and a festival on the beach!
Bulls balconies – see the action from aerial view

4th – 9th July

Bulls & Surf 5 Night Package

Stoke Travel

€ 299

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Trip option: Bulls & Surf 5 Night Package

Includes:

  • 5 nights all-inclusive camping accommodation in pre-erected twinshare tents with a mattress and sleeping bag provided
  • 2 days surfing with board and lessons provided
  • Transfer from beach camp to bulls camp at 9am on 6th July in time for opening party
  • 3 days running with the bulls
  • Awesome international crowd
  • Breakfast and dinner ever day
  • Bulls opening ceremony
  • Live music at the campsite and a chillout zone
  • Guides to take you on the campsite shuttles to the festival for €5 return

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
  • Bilbao BBK Live 2016 Music festival tickets
  • Traditional San Fermin outfits (white and red)
  • Campsite bus for the 10 minute drive into the centre for €5 return
  • Bus transfers available from and back to Barcelona for 40€ one way (specific dates available)
  • 4th of July beach fest in San Sebastian  for €30 – includes BBQ, hour of power with beer and sangria, transport and a festival on the beach!
  • Bulls balconies – see the action from aerial view
5th - 10th July | 7th - 12th July

Bulls & BBK

Mix culture & Music in Spain

Stoke Travel

€ 300

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Trip option: Bulls & BBK

Includes:

  • 2 nights all-inclusive camping accommodation in pre-erected twin share tents with a mattress and sleeping bag provided
  • 2 breakfasts at Bulls camp
  • 2 dinners at Bulls camp
  • Guides into the festival on the Stoke Travel bus for €5 return
  • Opening ceremony on the 6th
  • Bull run on the morning of the 7th
  • Return private coach from Bulls camp to BBK
  • BBK Tickets
  • Tent, sleeping bag and mattress to setup at BBK (€100 deposit, returned once back at Bulls camp)

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
  • Bilbao BBK Live 2016 music festival tickets
  • Traditional San Fermin outfits (white and red)
  • Campsite bus for the 10 minute drive into the centre for €5 return
  • Bus transfers available from and back to Barcelona for 40€ one way (specific dates available)
  • 4th of July beach fest in San Sebastian  for €30 – includes BBQ, hour of power with beer and sangria, transport and a festival on the beach!
  • Bulls balconies – see the action from aerial view
8th - 10th July

Madrid or San Sebastián to Bulls

Stoke Travel

€ 180

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Trip option: Madrid or San Sebastián to Bulls

Includes:

  • 2 nights all-inclusive camping accommodation in pre-erected twinshare tents with mattress and sleeping bag provided
  • Return private coach from Madrid or San Sebastián
  • 2 dinners
  • 2 hot breakfasts
  • Guides into the festival on campsite bus for €5 return
  • Bull runs in the mornings
  • Buses leave 10am from Plaza Catalunya in front of Hard Rock Cafe
    Return: Departs camp at 10am (via Pamps at 11am) arriving in Barcelona around 7pm

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer & sangria for €10 per day
  • Bilbao BBK Live 2016 Music festival tickets
  • Stays at our Zarautz beach camp €60 per night
  • Transfer to our beach camp at Zarautz for €15 one way
  • Traditional San Fermin outfits (white and red)
  • Campsite bus for the 10-minute drive into the centre (€5 return)
  • 4th of July beach fest in San Seb for €30 – includes BBQ, hour of power with beer and sangria, transport and a festival on the beach!
  • Bulls balconies – see the action from aerial view
5-12 July

Bulls, BBK & Surf

The best of all three worlds!

Stoke Travel

€ 420

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Trip option: Bulls, BBK & Surf

Trip option: Bulls, BBK & Surf

Includes:

  • 2 nights all-inclusive camping accommodation in pre-erected twinshare tents with mattress and sleeping bag provided
  • 2 breakfasts at Bulls camp
  • 2 dinners at Bulls camp
  • Guides into the festival on campsite bus for €5 return
  • Opening ceremony on the 6th
  • Bull run on the morning of the 7th
  • Return private coach from Bulls camp to BBK camp
  • BBK Tickets
  • Tent, sleeping bag & mattress to setup at BBK (€100 deposit, returned once back at Surf camp)
  • 2 nights all-inclusive camping accommodation in pre-erected twinshare tents with mattress and sleeping bag provided
  • 2 breakfasts at Surf camp
  • 2 dinners at Surf camp
  • Surf lesson
  • Surf equipment hire
  • Awesome Stoke surf instructors
  • Private coach from BBK camp to Surf camp

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
  • Bilbao BBK Live 2016 music festival tickets
  • Traditional San Fermin outfits (white and red)
  • Campsite bus for the 10 minute drive into the centre for €5 return
  • Bus transfers available from and back to Barcelona for 40€ one way (specific dates available)
  • 4th of July beach fest in San Sebastian  for €30 – includes BBQ, hour of power with beer and sangria, transport and a festival on the beach!
  • Bulls balconies – see the action from aerial view

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