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Barcelona City Break | San Vino | San Sebastian Surf Camp | Bilbao BBK Live | Running of the Bulls

24th June - 12th July

¡Viva La Fiesta 2017!

We’re of the (expert, we think) opinion that Spain is the world’s best country for partying, and this road trip takes in the best of a fantastic bunch. From the city delights of Barcelona, the traditional and local wine fight of Haro, La Rioja, surfing and soirees at our San Sebastian surf camp, the world’s best musical acts at Bilbao BBK Live, and winding down(?) while running with bulls and/or street drinking sangria at San Fermin — ride with us on this road trip and discover what living the fiesta really means. We guarantee that at the end of it you’ll be as in love with Spain as we are.

PRICE: €720 | US$ 1320 | £1075 | AU $1825

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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 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. That afternoon set sail 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 another 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).

3rd – 5th July: Zarautz
Surf, shred, sangria, San Sebastian, sunbake, swim, sloth, cider, cerveza, repeat.

Thursday 6th July: Bilbao BBK Music Festival
Here we go. If you’re a mad-dog surf-frother extraordinaire you may want to sneak in a sunrise session before breakfast, because once we’re done chowing down we’ll be on the buses to Pamplona for the (in)famous San Fermin opening ceremony (don’t worry, no bulls yet – just sangria-soaked revelry). Once the Chupinazo is done, we’ll pile back onto buses and burn down to Bilbao – Basque Country’s main city – where you’re going to cut loose at one of Europe’s best music festivals: Bilbao BBK Live. Your Stoke guide will help you set up camp and provide you with all your camping gear, and then it’s time to get down to the serious business of rocking out.

Friday 7th July: Bilbao BBK Live
There’s a reason why Bilbao BBK Live was voted the world’s “Best Medium-Sized Music Festival”. So far the lineup includes Depeche Mode, Die Antwoord, Fleet Foxes, and Phoenix. Three wild nights of music and few inhibitions awaits, it’s music festival time.

Saturday 8th July: Bilbao BBK Live
You’re tired, we know, but there’s no time to rest yet. Pace yourself through the early acts so you’ve got plenty in the tank in the evening. Trust us – just when you think you’ve got nothing left in the tank the music will pull you out of your funk.

Sunday 9th July: Pamplona
Leave BBK and sleep on the bus on your way to Pamplona. You won’t make this day’s bull run – don’t worry – but you will check into the Stoke Camp, get your unlimited beer and sangria wristband, have some unlimited beer and sangria, join the day’s runners in Stoke Travel’s own central Pamplona bar, check out the city’s sights, and join us for dinner, drinks and dancing at the Stoke Camp at the end of the day. Tomorrow’s a big one for you.

Monday 10th July: Pamplona
Up early and into town for the bull run. Whether you’re taking place or not, whether you’re morally opposed to it or not, you’ve got to check it out while you’re here. Our campsite buses will take you into town (for €5 return), and our guides will bring you to the bull run, if you’re in it for a thrill, or to the bullfight arena if you just want to see juvenile bulls take down drunks (nobody gets hurt except for the drunks and their ego). There are no bullfights until the evening, so don’t worry – you won’t see death unless you really want to. That night party at camp, again, or in town, or in your own pants.

Tuesday 11th July: Pamplona
Did you run yesterday and want to run again today? Do it! Did you not run yesterday, but everyone said that you totalllly should have, so now you’re going to run today? How cool! Maybe you ran yesterday and realised that it’s incredibly stupid and never want to do anything like that again.. You’re not alone. The point is, the Tuesday is a day to do the crazy San Fermin dance all over again. Run, don’t run; party, don’t party — Pamplona is your oyster, and with all your great new friends from Stoke you’re guaranteed to find that oyster to be delicious.

Wednesday 12th July: Finale
That’s it, you’re done… or are you? Want to play with more cows? Stay on in Pamplona. Want to return to the beach? Our buses will return you to the Zarautz surf camp. Want to get the hell out of there and never see our stinking faces again? Of course you don’t, by now you’re a Stokie through and through.

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Key Features

  • Where: Barcelona City Break | San Vino | San Sebastian Surf Camp |
    Bilbao BBK Live | Running of the Bulls
  • When: 24th June - 12th July
  • How: Pinball your way from one fun-soaked shindig to the next, from festival to party to getaway, a rollicking and rolling stumble around Europe, grinning like a fool while you repeatedly have the time of your life.
  • Age: Young at heart traveller 18+. Free trip if you bring your grandma
  • Sleep: Mix of funky hostel and all-inclusive festival camping
  • Eat: 15 x Hearty Breakfasts and 15 x Lip Smacking Dinners

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  • Inclusions:

    • 3 nights beach hostel accommodation in Barcelona
    • Breakfast and dinner daily
    • Barcelona Boat Party
    • Free guest list club entry every night to either Opium, Pacha, Shoko or Catwalk
    • 3 nights camping accommodation at our Haro campsite (pre-erected, twin share tent w/ mattress and sleeping bag)
    • Breakfast and dinner daily at our Haro campsite
    • Barcelona to Haro Stoke bus
    • Cheese & wine day
    • Post-fight pool party
    • Red wine for throwing at the wine fight
    • Awesome campsite parties
    • Haro to Zarautz bus
    • 6 nights camping accommodation at our San Sebastian Surf Camp
    • Breakfast and dinner daily at Zarautz campsite
    • Transfer from San Sebastian Surf Camp to Pamplona Bulls Camp on morning of July 6 for the Opening Ceremony
    • Transfer from Pamplona camp to Bilbao BBK Live on the 6th and from Bilbao BBK Live to Bulls camp on the 9th
    • Bilbao BBK Live ticket  (festival is from the 6th – 8th July)
    • Tent, sleeping bag and mattress for self set up at Bilbao BBK Live (100€ deposit – returned once you return the camping gear back to
    • our Bulls camp)
    • 3 nights camping accommodation at our Bulls camp in Pamplona (pre-erected, twin share tent w/ mattress and sleeping bag)
    • Breakfast and dinner at Bulls camp
    • Stoke guides
    • 4th of July party in San Sebastian

    Add Ons:

    • €10/night Unlimited Beer and Sangria
  • 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 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. That afternoon set sail 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 another 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).

    3rd – 5th July: Zarautz
    Surf, shred, sangria, San Sebastian, sunbake, swim, sloth, cider, cerveza, repeat.

    Thursday 6th July: Bilbao BBK Music Festival
    Here we go. If you’re a mad-dog surf-frother extraordinaire you may want to sneak in a sunrise session before breakfast, because once we’re done chowing down we’ll be on the buses to Pamplona for the (in)famous San Fermin opening ceremony (don’t worry, no bulls yet – just sangria-soaked revelry). Once the Chupinazo is done, we’ll pile back onto buses and burn down to Bilbao – Basque Country’s main city – where you’re going to cut loose at one of Europe’s best music festivals: Bilbao BBK Live. Your Stoke guide will help you set up camp and provide you with all your camping gear, and then it’s time to get down to the serious business of rocking out.

    Friday 7th July: Bilbao BBK Live
    There’s a reason why Bilbao BBK Live was voted the world’s “Best Medium-Sized Music Festival”. So far the lineup includes Depeche Mode, Die Antwoord, Fleet Foxes, and Phoenix. Three wild nights of music and few inhibitions awaits, it’s music festival time.

    Saturday 8th July: Bilbao BBK Live
    You’re tired, we know, but there’s no time to rest yet. Pace yourself through the early acts so you’ve got plenty in the tank in the evening. Trust us – just when you think you’ve got nothing left in the tank the music will pull you out of your funk.

    Sunday 9th July: Pamplona
    Leave BBK and sleep on the bus on your way to Pamplona. You won’t make this day’s bull run – don’t worry – but you will check into the Stoke Camp, get your unlimited beer and sangria wristband, have some unlimited beer and sangria, join the day’s runners in Stoke Travel’s own central Pamplona bar, check out the city’s sights, and join us for dinner, drinks and dancing at the Stoke Camp at the end of the day. Tomorrow’s a big one for you.

    Monday 10th July: Pamplona
    Up early and into town for the bull run. Whether you’re taking place or not, whether you’re morally opposed to it or not, you’ve got to check it out while you’re here. Our campsite buses will take you into town (for €5 return), and our guides will bring you to the bull run, if you’re in it for a thrill, or to the bullfight arena if you just want to see juvenile bulls take down drunks (nobody gets hurt except for the drunks and their ego). There are no bullfights until the evening, so don’t worry – you won’t see death unless you really want to. That night party at camp, again, or in town, or in your own pants.

    Tuesday 11th July: Pamplona
    Did you run yesterday and want to run again today? Do it! Did you not run yesterday, but everyone said that you totalllly should have, so now you’re going to run today? How cool! Maybe you ran yesterday and realised that it’s incredibly stupid and never want to do anything like that again.. You’re not alone. The point is, the Tuesday is a day to do the crazy San Fermin dance all over again. Run, don’t run; party, don’t party — Pamplona is your oyster, and with all your great new friends from Stoke you’re guaranteed to find that oyster to be delicious.

    Wednesday 12th July: Finale
    That’s it, you’re done… or are you? Want to play with more cows? Stay on in Pamplona. Want to return to the beach? Our buses will return you to the Zarautz surf camp. Want to get the hell out of there and never see our stinking faces again? Of course you don’t, by now you’re a Stokie through and through.

  • Brilliant Barcelona.

    The home of Gaudi, Dali, the 1992 Olympics, FCB and the French Bulldog.

    It’s a tourist Mecca. Thousands upon millions upon billions of sun-seeking, fun-loving revellers flock here every year and there’s a bloody good reason for it. It’s because Barcelona is awesome. It has a bit of everything, but still retains a small city vibe. The nightlife is nothing less than hectic and intense, the day life is a myriad of colours, sites, sounds, smells, street performers and sangria.

    It’s a place you’ve just gotta see. And we’re pretty much experts… if we do say so ourselves… so we’ll show you Barcelona from the Stoke point of view.

    Haro, La Rioja

    La Rioja is the número uno wine making district of Spain, it has over 500 wineries and is only a short distance from Bilbao. If you’ve been lucky enough to find a bottle of La Rioja in your hands you’ll know what we’re talking about! La Batalla del Vino 2017 takes place on a hillside vineyard just outside the village of Haro, a walk up the hill from our campsite.

    Zarautz

    We stay 20 minutes outside of San Sebastian at a beautiful clifftop campsite overlooking the surf beach of Zarautz.
    As far as surf goes, well we’re only a hop skip and a jump away from the finest surf beaches in Europe. And if National Geographic says we’re located in one of the World’s Top 20 Surf Towns, well who are we to dispute it!

    Bilbao, Spain

    Pais Vasco, Pays Basque, the Basque Country. The elbow of the French and Spanish Atlantic coastline is an area filled with culture and natural beauty. Home to Europe’s oldest language, it’s most sturdy people, and some of the most incredible vistas your eyes have ever had the pleasure of taking in.

    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.

  • COME FLY TO US…

    Wherever you are in the world you can fly to Barcelona. Ryanair and Easyjet are budget favourites that fly to Barcelona regularly. Once you’re at the airport just hop on the Aerobus and it frops you off in the centre of Barcelona in just 30 minutes! One thing to remember is that Girona Airport which is sometimes the cheapest option is an hour by bus from downtown Barcelona.

    CHOO CHOO TRAIN

    A great option if you’re coming to Barcelona from elsewhere in Spain, or from France. Check out Renfe for trains from within Spain and snfc for those departing within France.

    BUSES ARE FOR LEGENDS

    Check Eurolines for international buses to Barcelona, or Vibasa for buses from within Spain.

  • What should I bring? 
    Sunglasses and sunscreen as it gets pretty hot, a pillow and torch for your tent, goggles, condoms, a waterproof camera, swimmers to have a dip in the pool afterwards, old shoes that can be thrown out after the madness, and shampoo if you don’t want your hair stained red for the next month. Oh and don’t forget a towel.

    What is the breakfast like?

    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 campsite itself has 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.

    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.

    Are these questions really the most frequently asked?
    No, but if you have any specific questions you must email info@stoketravel.com – the guys in the office know absolutely everything about anything.

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Inclusions:

BARCELONA CITY BREAK
3 nights beach hostel accommodation in Barcelona
Breakfast and dinner daily
Barcelona Boat Party
Free guest list club entry every night to either Opium, Pacha, Shoko or Catwalk
Barcelona to Haro Stoke bus
SAN VINO
3 nights camping accommodation at our Haro campsite (pre-erected, twin share tent w/ mattress and sleeping bag)
Breakfast and dinner daily at our Haro campsite
Cheese & wine day
Post-fight pool party
Red wine for throwing at the wine fight
Awesome campsite parties
Haro to Zarautz bus
ZARAUTZ CAMP
3 nights camping accommodation at our Zarautz Beach Camp
Breakfast and dinner daily at Zarautz campsite
Transfer from Zarautz beach camp to Pamplona on morning of July 6 for the Opening Ceremony
BBK LIVE
Transfer from Pamplona to Bilbao BBK Live on the 6th and from Bilbao BBK Live to Bulls camp on the 9th
Bilbao BBK Live ticket (festival is from the 6th – 8th July)
Tent, sleeping bag and mattress for self set up at Bilbao BBK Live (100€ deposit – returned once you return the camping gear back to our Bulls camp)

BULLS CAMP
3 nights camping accommodation at our Bulls camp in Pamplona (pre-erected, twin share tent w/ mattress and sleeping bag)
Breakfast and dinner at Bulls camp
Stoke guides to lead you through the mayhem
4th of July party in San Sebastian

Add-ons
Unlimited beer and sangria at San Vino, Zarautz and Bulls campsite (10€/day)

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