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Bulls, Barrels and Vino
Bulls, Barrels and Vino
This road trip takes you through the north of Spain on an adrenaline infused mad dash,
that begins in San Vino Wine Fight, at the biggest wine fight possible.
After this we head to San Sebastian surf camp, for some days spent either lazing under the sun, or shredding in the surf. And finally Pamplona and witness and perhaps participate in the world’s most (in)famous Spanish fiesta, San Fermines, or the running of the bulls. And go out with a bang at the one and only Stoked in the Park.
Haro, is located in La Rioja, which is Spain, and maybe the world’s, number one red-wine making region. If you’ve opted to meet us at our San Vino campsite, check in and find your tents ready to rock and our welcome BBQ preparation underway. We’ll spend our day chilling by the pool, lazing under the trees and enjoying the unlimited beer and sangria on offer for just €10 per day. Our San Vino campsite parties are legendary and when our open bar closes you might want to head into town to get loose with the locals.
June 28Barcelona & Haro
If you’ve opted to jump on our private coach to Haro from Barcelona, meet us centrally in the AM, check in and hop aboard, we’re going to wine country baby!
We’ll spend the day max-chillin’ in the Spanish sunshine, working on our tans and working out our livers. In the night we’ll go into the town square where live bands and DJs play all night, and the locals party with them. This is going to be a belter. Can you last the distance? Tomorrow is a very big day, after all.
June 29Haro - 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 straightforward, 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).
June 30Haro - San Sebastián
Through your purple-stained eyelids awake to a hot breakfast before jumping on the bus to our San Sebastian Surf Camp, 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 our Surf Casa for a kickass dance party.
July 1San Sebastián
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.
July 2 & 3San Sebastián
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 the house, 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).
July 4San Sebastián - 4th of July
We’ll be toasting our red, white and freedom flavoured friend’s from across the Atlantic in central San Sebastian. Join an international crowd of bassline junkies, lunatic Australian travellers, European surfers and Basque party animals. We’ll be celebrating ‘Merica all night long, with more bars per square metre than anywhere else in the world, San Sebastian is the spot.
July 5San Sebastián - Pamplona
Enjoy your final morning in the surf house, devouring a delicious breakfast before jumping on our bus to Pamplona for your stay at Stoke’s Running of the Bulls campsite. Arrive at camp, and head straight to the pool, top up your tan or take some time to relax floating down the river nearby.
July 6Pamplona - The Chupinazo (Running of the Bulls Opening Ceremony)
You’ll head to the Chupinazo for it’s official midday start. A rocket is launched over Pamplona’s main square, where you’ll be partying with thousands of locals and tourists alike, singing, dancing & drinking in the street. There’s a giant red wine fight, that outbreaks throughout the city, with the fiesta continuing well into the early hours of the morning and well the entirety of the San Fermin festival. You may choose to stay in town, getting friendly with some locals, or head back to camp for dinner and an early night ready for tomorrow’s first bull run.
July 7Pamplona - The First Bull Run & Stoked in the Park
Up early and into town for the bull run. Whether you’re taking part 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, and our guides will bring you to the bull run, and give you some well needed tips and tricks. You can watch from anywhere along the Encierro (bull run) or if you just want to see juvenile bulls take down drunks (nobody gets hurt except for the drunks and their ego) they’ll point you in the direction of the Plaza de Toros.
When the last of the all-nighters have packed up in Pamplona and the excitement from the bull run is winding down or bulls campsite is winding up! With our own miniature 2-day “festival within a festival,” ‘Stoked in the Park’. In our own little nod to the Patron Saint of Pamplona (Saint Fermin) at our Bulls campsite in a culmination of live music, food, drink, sports and games. Take advantage of our unlimited beer and sangria for €10 per day and dance up a storm into the early hours of the morning.
July 8Pamplona - Stoked in the Park
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. Maybe you partied a little too hard last night and the thought of getting up before dawn is daunting? The point is, Pamplona is your oyster, and with Stoke you’re guaranteed to find that oyster to be delicious.
That night party at camp with Stoked in the Park round #2 kicking off, featuring with more live music, more unlimited booze and more bulls-beating babes.
Now’s the time for your Bulls, Barrels and Vino adventure to end, check out and move to your next destination (Is Ibiza Beach Camp or Barcelona City Break calling your name?)If you’ve only just ignited your thirst for adrenaline you can choose to stay on longer in Pamplona, join us at the Bilbao BBK Live music festival or say see you later to Stoke and meet us later in the summer at La Tomatina or Oktoberfest, por que no los dos?
San Vino Campsite
Avenida de Miranda 1
26200 Haro, La Rioja
San Sebastian Surf House
Arrutiegia Auzoa, 26
20809 Aia, Gipuzkoa
Camping El Molino
31150 Mendigorría, Navarra,
How to get there
Take the Stoke bus from Barcelona on the June 28, or make your own way to Haro. Check GoEuro for the best deals on flights, buses and trains.
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Had an epic time hitting up some of the best festivals in Spain, with the hassle of transportation and accommodation all taken care of. Best group of staff who were always there to help out and sling me a beer when I needed it (unlimited for €10 a day!!!!). Hopefully make it back to another one of your festivals soon!
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