Basque Country Guided Walking Holiday
Explore Pyrenean foothills and the picturesque French and Spanish coasts
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Hills & moorland
Choosing the level of your walks
Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.
Discover the rich and unique culture of the Basque Country and the varied landscapes on both sides of the border with our Guided Walking multi-centre holiday. In France, explore the local area on foot, spot the local Pottok horses and walk to the summit of Mount Esnaur. A train ride to the summit of La Rhune is bound to be a highlight of the trip. In Spain, walk along the coast to San Sebastien and further explore coastal paths and inland trails that pass through vineyards.
- Experience the diverse Basque Country culture in both France and Spain
- Explore the coast along old pilgrim trails and through Spanish vineyards
- Take a train to the summit of La Rhune for spectacular views out to the ocean
- A full programme of guided walks and sightseeing, including a free day to explore at your own leisure
- All transport to and from walks
- The services of a knowledgeable local leader
- ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
- 7 nights' half-board accommodation in en-suite rooms
Hotel de la Rhune, Ascain - 3 nights
A delightful 3* family-run hotel close to the centre of the peaceful town of Ascain, the Hotel de la Rhune offers comfort and tranquility in the heart of the French Basque Country. With 27 ensuite rooms, offering views either of the surrounding countryside, hotel garden or the town itself. You can relax in the terrace garden and watch the locals play Basque pelota after your day's exploration.
Hotel Saiaz, Getaria - 4 nights
Housed in a Gothic building in the old town, this wonderful 3* hotel offers intriguing historic details with all the modern comforts. Many of the 17 ensuite rooms offer sea views and the breakfast room has panoramic views across the Bay of Biscay. All rooms have WiFi, a minibar, safe and television.
Our holidays in the Basque Country are on a half board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.
The friendly atmosphere of our Multi-centre holidays continues into the evening. Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before hearing about the next day's walks.
Basque Country Guided Walking & Sightseeing Holiday
This walking and touring programme offers one walk each day and various sightseeing opportunities:
Walks are up to 8 miles with up to 1,550ft of ascent and up to 2,800ft of descent. Many walks are on trails that are rocky and uneven underfoot.
Days 1-3: Ascain, France
Arrive in Bilbao and transfer to Ascain in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Explore the local area on foot, spot the local Pottok horses and walk to the summit of Mount Esnaur.
Travel by bus to Saint Ignace and take a train to the summit of La Rhune for breathtaking views. Walk across the French/Spanish boarder before descending to return to Saint Ignace.
Day 4: to Getaria, Spain
Hike sections of old pilgrim trail through forests and along the coast, finishing in San Sebastian. Transfer to Getaria.
Days 5-7: around Getaria
Enjoy a free day to explore the local area. The local leader will be able to tell you some of the best places to explore, or just see where your feet take you!
The following day, enjoy a coastal walk from Zumaia, following the Compostela trail and GR-121.
On our final walking day, we hike from the beach at Zarautz to Getaria via coastal paths before heading inland to trails, passing by vineyards.
Return to the UK
Dates & Prices
|7 Sep 2019||
PBLCL - Multi Centre Basque Country
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)
Flight - Outbound
Flight - Return
|7 Sep 2019||PBLCL - Multi Centre Basque Country - Without Flights||7||£1,549.00||Book Now|
Prices are per person
- Double room for sole occupancy: £43 per night
- Non-member associate fee: £10 per person