What a week we chose to launch our Discover The Basque Country tours!
Everyone involved in travel only had, quite rightly, one thing on their minds for the last few days: the closure of European airspace due to the volcanic ash. Our hearts went out to so many people stranded abroad, or unable to travel to weddings, funerals or long-awaited holidays.
However, the events forced us to think again, and remember that there are very good options to travel to the Basque Country apart from flying, at least from other parts of Europe. The region is exceptionally well served both by the European rail network and by ferries. We must all hope that the volcano has now done its worst, but we are also reorganising our own arrangements for July, to pick up from train stations and ferry ports as well as airports.