We will be flying in and out of San Sebastian, spending 2 weeks there in late June/early July. We have never been to the region and are interested in the food, wine, natural beauty and culture. We are spending a week in san sebastian as a base and will see Bilbao. We are looking for trips, excursions from san sebastian and other areas to visit within a 3 hour drive based upon experiences others have had. We are thinking about spending a day or 2 in Rioja (or less likely Bordeaux) for a bit of wine education. We have recently done the hill towns of Provence and had a lovely time, following the markets and exploring new towns. Is there a good area for doing something similar in Northern spain? There was so much written about Provence it was easy to research but so little written about Northern spain that goes beyond the major sites. Thanks for your help!