Rugby Tours to Spain
Our rugby tours to Spain offer a variety of locations. Bespoke to your fit, each trip incorporates exploring the culture, playing competitively in local tournaments/fixtures or utilising the region for a pre-season training camp.
With the opening of our European HQ in the Basque Country, Bilbao and San Sebastian are extremely popular for our rugby players. Perfect for the summer months to take a trip abroad and attend pre-season fixtures and practise training, relaxing on the sunny beach and embracing the Spanish culture. A further opportunity is available to extend the trip and step over the French border to Bayonne and Biarritz for a full Basque region benefit en route home.
.@WarwickRugby Good luck in your tournament this weekend. We hope that the training on the beach of San Sebastián has got the boys ready! 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/1o7xiGHKaY
— MSG Tours (@msgtours) 21 October 2017
The Costa Brava’s beach resorts present an affordable beach-front option that features a day trip to Perpignan, France as standard to incorporate a twin-country tour. Mallorca will bowl you over for beauty and tradition whilst Valencia is gaining a reputation as a city hosting an exciting array of rugby talent through its club scene. Regional flights from across the UK make this an affordable and simplistic option for your forthcoming rugby tour.
Where to stay in Spain?
Here is flavour of our hand-picked accommodations audited to UK regulatory standards in Barcelona and San Sebastian.
Barcelona Sports Hostel
Located in the heart of the city, the Barcelona Sports Hostel specialises in accommodating sports and study groups. Prepare for matches in the onsite fitness centre, pavilion or swimming pool ahead of taking in the local sights on foot. Guest facilities include free WIFI, common room with movies, books, cable TV and comfy couches, computers with 24 hours free internet access, lockers, restaurant, bar and a variety of board basis’ – twin, triple and quadruple.
Located 5 minutes’ walk to the excellent Playa de La Concha, and adjacent to San Sebastian’s Antiguo district, the uber-modern and wonderfully friending Koisi awaits your group. Rooms range from twin through to 8-bed, each complete with spacious luggage storage and en-suite facilities. Meals are served in private areas subject to group sizes with outside catering handling our school group meal requests where menus are varied according to taste. Facilities include; WiFi, laundry, a bar and café.
Activities on your rugby tour to Spain?
There is plenty to do before and after rugby matches to make your Spain rugby tour a memorable and culturally vibrant occasion for you and your students.
- Surfing in San Sebastian
- Nou Camp Stadium tour, Barcelona
- Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
- Day trip to Perpignan, France
- Live Pro2 rugby action across the border in Biarritz and Bayonne
When to visit Spain?
Enjoy a school rugby tour to Spain between October and May. August rugby tours are available for those clubs and schools seeking a pre-season tour or training camp.
“The Basque Country has proved ideal as a pre season destination, meeting all our requirements and exceeding expectations. As well as being a fantastic part of the world with glorious beaches it is a region that lives and breathes rugby. Having Stuart and MSG Tours on the ground has allowed us to take a flexible approach to our itinerary, adapting to the variety of uncontrollable factors that seem crop up on overseas tours. An all-round amazing experience.”
A beautiful setting for @TonbridgeSport as they finish their 2017 #rugbytour in blue skies and sunshine. pic.twitter.com/pWVNOY7Cwa — MSG Tours (@msgtours) 26 August 2017
Chris Morgan, Director of Sport at Tonbridge School
Biarritz Pre-Season Rugby Tour, August 2017
“Suffice to say the trip that was laid on was excellent with exactly the right balance between free time, activities and rugby. All transport was excellent and on time; the Koisi was ideally situated for our group and perfect for the numbers and age of the boys, and the boys will all remember their pelota experience.”
Superb performances by @WarwickRugby in their two tour games this afternoon in Santander. A spot of surfing tomorrow in Bilbao to recover. pic.twitter.com/eqkUSI1Fhd
— MSG Tours (@msgtours) 22 October 2017
Warwick School Rugby, October 2017
When it comes to Spain it’s most certainly no stranger to most of us here at MSG Tours. Check out our blog below for our personal recommendations.
The Basque Country from a Local (in a nutshell!)
Get in touch with us to chat about how Spain would make the perfect destination for your next school rugby trip or rugby team tour.