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[10 days] Sustainable Family Trip to Spain Madrid, Toledo, Valencian Community, Ebro Delta, Barcelona

  • Trip Type: Private (Guided)
  • Group Size: Min 2, Max 12
  • Departure Date: Flexible
  • Bookable From: All year round
  • Duration: Extended (10+ days)
  • Physical Rating: Very Easy

Create new memories to last a lifetime on this sustainable family trip to Spain! Enjoy the major cities of Madrid and Barcelona as well as rural areas and natural spaces in between. Relax and enjoy unique experiences in the city and countryside.

A thrilling journey awaits, offering an opportunity to explore the great outdoors, experience cosmopolitan flair, immerse yourself in Spanish culture, and observe local wildlife.

What ages is this trip suitable for?
If you are a family traveling with younger kids or teenagers, eager to discover a different side of Spain away from all-inclusive resorts, this trip is definitely for you. The itinerary can be adapted for your family based on the age(s) of your kid(s), so we will make sure that everyone can do each activity planned for you.


  • Discover Madrid from its rooftops
  • Walking tour of the Tajo River
  • Cycling tour in Madrid
  • Walking tour admiring Las Palmas Desert
  • Visit the millenary olive trees
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Cycling and kayaking through the Ebro Delta (all participants must be able to swim to do the kayaking activity)
  • Artistic workshop in Barcelona
  • Discover the green side of Barcelona

As soon as you arrive in Madrid, the adventure begins with a guided rooftop tour at dusk to bask in the spectacular views of the metropolis. Experience the natural surroundings by walking along the Tajo River, taking a moment to rest in iconic green spaces, learning about biodiversity, and hiking through the hills in Benicassim.

Spanish food will be prominent as well: your palate will rejoice in an olive-tasting session and multiple picnics! This sustainable family trip will also have kids and adults alike delving into experiences unique to Spain. Learn local traditions through an art workshop where Gaudi-style mosaic or urban art techniques will be taught, visit ancient olive oil trees and do an olive oil tasting, and spend quality time in nature away from the big cities.
On your walking tour through the Las Palmas Desert, you will be struck by the stunning natural beauty of the place. Enjoy an ample stroll amid a landscape of rocky terrain and sandy plains with unique flora and fauna. The beauty of the desert will surely awaken all your senses.
Fun fact: The desert is a famous filming location for many Western Movies!

Related Trips:
[11 days] Highlights of Spain
[8 days] Barcelona & its Surroundings

Seasonal Notes:
The best time for a family with young children to visit Barcelona would be in the spring (April to June) or fall (September to November), as the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds. During these seasons, the city is pleasant and easier to navigate, with many outdoor activities and parks to enjoy. This is also a great time for outdoor activities such as hiking, visiting national parks, and enjoying festivals and events. Traveling during these shoulder seasons also helps curb overtourism.

Summer (July and August) can be quite hot and crowded, making it challenging for families with young children to enjoy their time in the city. Winter (December to February) can also be chilly and damp, with limited outdoor activities available.

📋 Itinerary

This itinerary is customizable. Contact Yugen Earthside for more information.

Day 1: Madrid [Spain] (arrival day)
Day 2: Madrid to Toledo
Day 3: Madrid
Day 4: Madrid to Benicassim (Castellón)
Day 5: Benicassim (Castellón)
Day 6: Benicassim to Catalonia - River Ebro
Day 7: Delta of the River Ebro
Day 8: Barcelona
Day 9: Barcelona
Day 10: Barcelona (departure day)

🌱 Sustainability

We are a travel agency specializing in sustainable tourism and ecotourism in Spain. With almost ten years of experience, we offer authentic travel experiences in all regions of the country and activities of all kinds. Our goal is to design tailor-made travel itineraries that put on the spotlight our varied cultural and natural heritage, connecting travelers with local realities, but also with unknown destinations and with our carefully selected local hosts that work towards creating a better industry. We support and rely on small and local businesses, hire local guides, and support businesses in rural areas outside of big cities.

The travelers will meet and stay in contact with local residents and local producers. They will experience and understand which resources the local economy is based on.
Our commitment for this trip is to make families discover not only the culture of the cities, but above all experience the nature rural areas offer. We will bring you off the beaten paths, diving and getting in contact with local people, supporting their businesses and economy.

Transportation: We use public transport (trains) except for transfers from and to airports. We ensure that during the visits to natural spaces, such as the one in Ebro Delta, animals are respected. Wild animals will not be fed and they will be observed from afar, respecting their habitats.

Accommodation: We are committed to finding the best accommodations possible in each area, supporting small businesses and hotels that are implementing sustainable practices. Our accommodations are small and locally run and serve organic/local food.

  • Tourism Dispersal
  • Conserve Ecosystems/Preserve Biodiversity
  • No Animal-Harming Tourism
  • Green Transportation
  • No In-Destination Flights
  • Local/Organic Restaurants
  • Focused on Minimizing Waste
  • Use 100% Renewable Energy
  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
  • Energy-Saving Lights
  • Provide Local Employment
  • Supports Local Businesses
  • Tours Benefit Local Community
  • Connect Travelers to Local Products
  • Engage with Local Communities
  • Inclusive & Non-discriminatory Hiring
  • Provide Authentic Experiences

📌 Location

Use the Google map to orient yourself about where in the world this trip is. The location indicates the starting point for this trip.

A specific route map is included in the downloadable detailed itinerary.

🏷️ Pricing

Prices exclude flights to/from the destination.
See the full list of price inclusions and exclusions in the downloadable detailed itinerary.
If you have a group or family size larger than 4, contact us for pricing.

  • Deposit per person

    30% of the trip price

  • Group of 2 Travelers

    Price per person

    $ 3900
  • Group of 4 Travelers

    Price per person

    $ 2280

ℹ️ Other Info

If you're ready to book this trip, or if you still have some questions, contact us to let us know!

In case of cancellation on your part, the cancellation fee will be kept as followed:

  • $110 per person of cancellation fee
  • A penalty, consisting of 5% of the total amount of the trip if the cancellation occurs more than ten days but less than fifteen days before the departure date
  • 15% between days 3 and 10
  • 25% within forty-eight hours prior to departure
  • If you cancel the last 24 hours you may lose 100%, although we will try to recover the maximum possible.

This trip has a variable start date, so you can plan a departure date that suits you.

Be sure you have traveler's insurance.

Please be fully vaccinated and boosted before traveling. You may also need proof of a negative Covid test before arrival to the country. Keep a mask and hand sanitizer with you at all times.

Q: What does the Physical Rating of "Very Easy" mean?
A: It means that physical preparation is not required.

Q: Can I get around on my own, if I don't speak Spanish?

A: Of course, since tourism is an important industry for the country, you'll find that locals speak English at all major hotels and most restaurants throughout the country, especially in the cities. Although, some basic Spanish could be helpful in rural areas or the countryside

Q: How do I get from one place to another?
A: This trip includes private transfers and public transport (trains) to travel from one place to another.

Q: What are the hotels of the trip like?
A: The accommodations we selected for this trip are an eco-boutique hostel, a modern, elegant hostel with a private room and bathroom in the heart of Madrid, a rural house (Barraca), and a 4-star hotel. For families of 4, we opt for a shared quadruple room.

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