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26 Apr

Basque trilogy

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Basque trilogy

The MICE sector seems to grow year after year. We, as the companies committed to this niche market try to develop proposals that, while being original, serve to complete the objectives established in each one of the events that we organise or take part in.

On the other hand, our clients look for experiences, unique and unparalleled sensations. This means that, as providers of this type of experience, we must always be one step ahead, thinking, developing and giving form to new proposals adapted to the taste and needs of each client.

The ‘Basque trilogy’, is in part, outcome of this effort and in part, the result of the passion we feel for our tradition and culture. On many occasions looking back is eye opening and the outcomes always equally unexpected and surprising.

This is how the proposal came into existence; consisting of three different experiences that are rooted in the traditions of our ancestors and in the work and labour that they carried out in the field and at sea.

With time and modernisation much of the processes were discontinued. Some fell by the wayside, others have lasted until now and become challenges initiated amongst ’baserritarras’ or farmers, on many occasions, be means of betting. Cutting logs with axes, dragging and lifting weights, collecting corn cobs, tilling a field or rowing a ’trainera’or fishing boat tasks; no longer associated with farmers and fishermen. Now, they have been converted into expressions of a culture and a tradition reflected in the different forms of Basque rural sports or Herri Kirolak as they are known in the Basque Country.

From here on, at Troka Abentura, we have managed to give form to the proposals that bring participants closer to our culture and at the same time puts them in the shoes of a ‘baserritarra’(farmer) or a rower from long ago.

Exihibición de deporte rural vasco-herri kirolak

The first experience to which we titled Herri Kirolak Exhibición is exactly about that, an exhibition of the most representative types of Basque Rural Sports, stone lifting, wood chopping, Basque pelota (handball), cesta punta (basket tip pelota) amongst others. For this purpose and led by professional sportspersons; the participants discover the origins of the different sports disciplines, their principal characteristics and particularities so that later on they can be witnesses to a live demonstration of a few of them.

Actividad de herri kirolak participación para empresas

The second proposal of this trilogy we have called ‘Herri Kirolak Participation’. It’s an experience based on the work carried out by baserritarras (farmers) in the fields consisting of different challenges whereby participants must compete in teams to see who can get the most points. Hay bale lifting, weight or stone dragging, tug-of-war or the cob gathering race are some of the challenges that we propose in this activity. An experience that tests the muscles, intelligence and coordination of each team.

Actividad de traineras para grupos de empresas

The third activity that we propose, and not less interesting, is named Traineras (rowers) and will submerge the participants in the waters of the Cantabrian sea. Once converted into rowers they need to follow the orders of the skipper (an experienced rower) and all row a fishing boat to follow a marked-out course in the least possible time. Team work, coordination, collaboration and effort always carried out in a fun way.

We adapt to your needs

In Troka Abentura we contemplate these experiences not as monolithic and closed activities. We aim for our proposals can be adapted to the needs and objectives of those agencies and organisations that put their trust in us.

For example, there are agencies that want to combine the three activities into one or simply only two of them. We also have requests from companies or agencies that prefer not to commute to our activity base and prefer that we move the chosen activity to another location. Provided it is possible, at Troka Abentura we will do it.

Ask us for information and step into our culture in a fun and original way!


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Original Company Events

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Aizkolari golpeando un tronco con su acha. Eventos originales para empresas en el País Vasco.

The MICE industry is growing. More and more national and international companies and agencies wish to organise company events.

For events agencies, innovation and originality are key, in order to offer different activities and experiences to their clients. Organisations, as well as people that will participate to the events, should end up satisfied and planned targets should be met.

Here at Troka Abentura, we’ve dedicated ourselves to active adventure tourism for 20 years, working with a large scope of clients. We’ve gained a wide experience of the MICE industry, and many agencies trust our professionalism one year after another to organise a company event full of experiences and emotions.

Original company experiences in natural environments

We create original company experiences in natural environments. Our activity platform is located in an exceptional environment. It benefits from more than 2000 square metres of outdoor space, next to the Gorliz and Plentzia beach, 25 kilometres away from Bilbao.

On top of that, we love our culture and traditions and think that they can inspire a lot of fun, exciting and original propositions, connected to our history, which brings extra value to each experience.

One of our innovative proposals is named ‘the Basque trilogy’. It consists in three experiences, deeply rooted into our culture, which are acclaimed by the agencies and companies with which we usually collaborate.

Actividad de traineras para empresas. Participantes saludando. Eventos originales para empresas en el País Vasco.

The first of them is called ‘Herri Kirolak Exhibition’. This experience offers the discovery of the main rural sports performed in the Basque Country. During them, professional athletes will explain the origin of those sports, the equipment used and the main characteristics, ending by an exhibition.

This way, participants will be able to discover sports such as stone raising, wood chopping, pelota mano, pala, or cesta punta.

The second experience from the ‘Basque trilogy’ is called ‘Basque Rural Sports Participation’. This fun and dynamic activity, just like the first one, is intimately connected to the traditions from Basque Country. In it, we have adapted and converted in challenges different Basque rural sports. This activity is ideal for groups which want to work on group dynamics, team building and leadership.

During Basque Rural Sports Participation, the different teams will compete to obtain more points by playing different Basque rural sports. Soka tira (tug-of-war), raising a straw bale, ‘stone’ dragging, or corn-cob race are among the different challenges that participants will have to overcome.

Last, but not least, the third experience from the ‘Basque trilogy’ is the ‘Traineras’ (row boats) activity. Traineras are typical row boats from the Cantabrian coast, that used to be for fishing but are now involved into regattas.

This is for sure one of our most popular activities, very connected to the Basque tradition and culture. Various teams, various row boats, people serving as captain and participants experiencing by themselves how it feels to row in a trainera. They will traverse places such as Plentzia, Barrika, Getxo, Bilbao … competing against each other. A great experience based on team work.

This Basque trilogy can’t be complete without the possibility to enjoy some pintxos (Basque tapas) as well as wine and txakoli (Basque white wine), which are an essential part of the Basque gastronomy.

Original company experiences in urban environments

Troka Abentura designs original company experiences in urban environments as well. Traditions and technology go hand in hand on these, combining in the same activity culture, history and technology.

Ginkana Ipad. Eventos originales para empresas en entornos rurales.

Discovery, a destination through the iPad is an activity for companies designed to take place in an urban environment, enabling us to discover the culture, history, gastronomy and particularities of cities such as Bilbao, San Sebastian or Vitoria.

Through challenges, questions and riddles, the different teams will get to know the experienced destination. The whole activity is moderated thanks to an iPad, carried by each team.

With the Ginkana Cuadrilla iPad, we discover how it feels to be a Basque ‘cuadrilla’ (typical large group of friends) in the streets of Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria or any other Basque city, while learning about the culture and traditions of the place through fun challenges.

Each group will take with itself an iPad and a basket with diverse goods, which will help to overcome the challenges. This very fun team-building experience is adaptable to any environment.

When organising an event, it is important to count with ideas, activities and experiences we can use to build the event that the company is looking for. We need to adapt the offer to this specific project, looking for customisation and exclusivity. That’s why more propositions to build events are available in our MICE section. If you wish to organise an original company event, please make sure to contact us. Tell us about your idea, and we’ll convert it into reality.


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