Esprit Basque,
Our values to serve your projects since 2014

To bring together authenticity, conviviality and professionalism is our motto at Esprit Basque, your incoming and event travel agency.
As each project must be unique and unforgettable, we’ll always do our utmost to offer you a service that best suits your needs.
Our aim: To please you because your smiles will always be our best reward.

Former professional rugby players and team mates in Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque, Shaun Hegarty and Federico-Martin Aramburú (selected 25 times for Argentina) created Esprit Basque in 2014.
We rely on the core values of this sport (respect, solidarity, performance) in the design or conception of your projects.
With a native of Biarritz whose origins are Irish-New Zealander and an Argentinian at its head, discovery and sharing are inevitably in the DNA of our structure.

Your Esprit Basque team

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Shaun Hegarty
The local of the team! With a French-Basque mother and an Irish-New Zealander father, Shaun has travel and exploration in his blood. That’s what brought him to tour the world for a year at the end of his career as a professional rugby player. On his return, he couldn’t see himself living anywhere else but in his beloved Basque Country. Naturally enthusiastic and jovial, he’ll make every effort to ensure that your business, leisure or sporting trip, will be unique, friendly and full of encounters!
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Aude Ryser
Project Manager
Born in Bayonne and after 10 years living in Argentina, Aude returns to her origins to find her native Basque country, while keeping in touch with her adopted country. Thanks to her experience in a travel agency, she will be able to help you with your projects.
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Antoine Viudes
Assistant project manager
The youngest member of the team! Passionate about sports, he joined Esprit Basque in September 2021. He brings a breath of fresh air and provides technical and and logistical support for Esprit Basque.

Learn more about our expertise


To make your business event unique, unconventional and friendly Incentive, seminar, team-building, work meeting, colloquium, gala dinner…Esprit Basque, your incoming and event travel agency, assists you in the Basque Country, in France and abroad. Whether it’s to strengthen cohesion within your teams, gather your staff together for an evening event or reward your sales force…

Cultural or sporting group tours

Cultural or sporting group tours From the Atlantic ocean coast, from the other side of the Pyrenees, horseback riding in France and Spain, the Basque Country has a broad range of landscapes that we’d love to help you discover. Its history, its culture, its gastronomy, let yourself be charmed by the strong identity of this…

Esprit Rugby

Rugby Tours Combine cultural discoveries and sporting encounters with local teams, is the principle of our rugby tours based on authenticity and originality. In the Basque Country, in France or abroad, we organise your trip from A to Z (transport, accommodation, meals, visits, training, matches). A lovely opportunity for your players to experience unique moments…

Esprit Argentin

For over 5 years, Esprit Argentin has been creating exchanges between Europe and Argentina. Whether it is with your near and dear ones or with your colleagues, Federico-Martin Aramburú will be delighted to organise and to accompany you during your bespoke group tour to help you discover the magnificent landscapes, culture and folklore of his…

Winning Collaborations

Philippe – Peugeot ABCIS

Bespoke and original team building, a trust-based business relationship with a professional team who knows how to respond to our expectations and also knows how to surprise us.

Kristophe – Consultant at Etxeconseils

Quality of the organisation and professionalism.

Maëlle – Manager at Acticall Sitel Group (Pau site)

In advance, careful attention to the needs expressed by customers for a tailor-made trip and adjusted when the time came, particularly in light of the bad weather. Recommended, for all those who want to please their team while remaining care free.

Nadège – Management Assistant at Terideal

All the TERIDEAL company executives (over 300 individuals) experienced a great spirit of solidarity, joy and of raising their own level of performance during their huge team building organised by Esprit Basque in the streets of Biarritz. Very fond memories. Professional assistance to be recommended!

Laurie – Founder of Good Light

We work with clients located throughout France and Europe and have very few opportunities to meet up. Esprit Basque created a turnkey programme, from hospitality to accommodation, avoiding a didactic approach and spotlighting the human. Everyone was really impressed by this day and, as proof of that success, everyone is impatient for the 2020 session! Once again, thanks to all the team.”

Céline – Human Ressources Manager at AFC Promotion

The digital scavenger hunt as part of our team-building got unanimous approval, the teams really appreciated the activities offered, in particular, the 3 workshops. There was good cohesion in each team as the questions posed allowed for moments of sharing and laughter but yet everyone had a strong urge to win!

Françoise T. –

The 1st very successful trip to the Basque Country thanks to Esprit Basque. Beautiful discoveries, unusual places, everything was perfect. Thanks!

Christian R. –

The programme devised by the Esprit Basque team helped us get the most out of our trip in a hassle-free way in the Basque Country.

Nicole H. –

How pleasurable to discover the Basque Country in these conditions! The Esprit Basque team knew how to respond to our expectations and we’re already impatient to make a return trip. Once again, THANKS!

Stirling County RFC (Scotalnd) –

As lovers of rugby, Federico & Shaun organised high-quality matches with opposing local teams, training sessions with famous players such as Thomas Lièvremont and a really interesting introduction to the Haka. Their passion and their knowledge of the region allowed the team to learn about Basque culture. We had nothing left to do other than spur on the players during the encounters.

Ulric – Blackrock RFC –

Thanks for the excellent tour you organised for our club. Your choice of locations and venues and attention paid to detail were excellent. Your hospitality and the immersion into Basque rugby made the experience truly special. It was an extraordinary trip for us, both players and parents, that will remain in our memories for a long time.

Bryan Robertson – Stirling Country RFC (Scotland) –

Esprit Basque organised a superb week for our U15s, including a training session with professional players, high-quality matches, exceptional hospitality and a very enriching exploration of the Basque Country. Their passion for the oval ball and their region made this a fantastic trip. If you have to plan a rugby tour, I strongly recommend this agency.

Pascal O. –

For several years now we have asked Esprit Argentin to organise our trips to Argentina and there are nice surprises each time. Authentic places, breathtaking landscapes, enriching encounters with the locals, etc. Roll on the next trip!

Serge L. –

A wonderful trip! We treasure lasting memories of it. Throughout the trip, Federico was at our side to share the culture and traditions of his native country with us.

Laurent M. –

Esprit Argentin devised a bespoke trip for us that went well beyond our expectations. Besides the magnificent landscapes that Argentina has to offer, we were able to get into places only the locals know about. Many thanks Federico for opening the doors and the secrets of your country.

AMIGOS de PURA MALTA (Veteranos Comercial Rugby Club- Mar del Plata) –

I travelled to Europe with my rugby club by going through the Esprit Basque agency and I can highly recommend it. There were constant surprises. We can’t imagine travelling again without contacting them, thanks again.