Basque Country Guided Walking Holiday

Explore Pyrenean foothills and the pretty French and Spanish coasts

Code: PBLCL

Print page

Activity types:

  • Coastal
  • Food & drink
  • Hills & moorland
  • Meadows & hills

Level

  • 3
More information

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.

More about difficulty levels

From £1,449.00 - 7 nights

Book

Prices are per person

Room 1:
Room 2:
Room 3:

Holiday overview

New at HF Holidays

Basque Country Trip Notes will be available to download soon

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.

Holiday highlights

  • 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

Price includes

  • 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

In pictures...

Accommodation

In France

Hotel de la Rhune, Ascain - 3nts

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.

In Spain

Hotel Saiaz, Getaria - 4nts

Stay in the Hotel de la Rhune during your trip in the Basque CountryHoused 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.

Dining

Our holidays in the Basque Country are on a half board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.

Your evenings

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. 

Itinerary

Basque Country Guided Walking & Sightseeing Holiday

This walking and touring programme offers one walk each day and various sightseeing opportunities:

HF Holidays walks level 3 mediumWalks 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.

Day 8: 

Return to the UK

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
11 May 2019 PBLCL - Multi Centre Basque Country
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 11 May 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 11 May 2019, 11:25 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Bilbao

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 18 May 2019, 12:25 p.m.
  • Arrive: 18 May 2019, 1:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: Bilbao
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £1,599.00 Book Now
11 May 2019 PBLCL - Multi Centre Basque Country - Without Flights 7 £1,449.00 Book Now
22 Jun 2019 PBLCL - Multi Centre Basque Country
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 22 Jun 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 22 Jun 2019, 11:25 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Bilbao

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 29 Jun 2019, 12:25 p.m.
  • Arrive: 29 Jun 2019, 1:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: Bilbao
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £1,599.00 Book Now
22 Jun 2019 PBLCL - Multi Centre Basque Country - Without Flights 7 £1,449.00 Book Now
7 Sep 2019 PBLCL - Multi Centre Basque Country
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 7 Sep 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 7 Sep 2019, 11:25 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Bilbao

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 14 Sep 2019, 12:25 p.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Sep 2019, 1:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: Bilbao
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £1,699.00 Book Now
7 Sep 2019 PBLCL - Multi Centre Basque Country - Without Flights 7 £1,549.00 Book Now

Prices are per person

Information

  • Double room for sole occupancy: £43 per night
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

Sign up for our newsletter

Our newsletters are a great way to receive special offers, inspiring articles, stories and news from HF Holidays.

To subscribe, please enter your email address below and click 'submit'.

We won't pass your details on to any third party unless we have your express permission, you are free to unsubscribe at any time.