Walking the Basque Country: Journey to San Sabastian
Exploring the Basque country on foot is the best way to truly get under the skin of a distinctive region, full of spectacular landscapes, stories, traditions and a strong sense of heritage. Experience the flavour of Basque living at a leisurely place, where you can unwind at walk through the winding trails of the Baztan Valley, surrounded by the impressive peaks of the Pyrenees. Out among the Pyrenees, you’ll find a landscape abundant with wildlife and flowers, native to this wild, conservation area. Just as memorable as the peaks and valleys of the Basque Country are the people, culture and cuisine of this distinctive region. Basque culture is one of the oldest in Europe, and the people of the region take great pride in their national identity, language and traditions – all of which are perfect for discovering at a leisurely pace, where you can really immerse yourself in the landscape and culture of this fascinating region.
- Explore Incredible Mountain Scenery
- San Sebastien: The Culinary Capital of the Basque Country
- Taste Basque Cuisine and Local Produce
- Discover the Traditions and Legends of the Basque Region
- Scenic Walking in the Spectacular Basque Pyrenees
- Visit the picturesque fishing town of Fuenterrabia
|Duration||7 nights/6 days walking|
|Length||48 to 72 mi|
|Availability||March - July, Sep - Oct|
Why Choose This Walk?
From the peaks of valleys of the beautiful Baztan Valley to the beaches of the Bay of Biscay at San Sebastian, this route is an ideal introduction to the intense and vibrant culture of the Basque region; a culture unique to Spain and a language of which some say is the oldest in Europe. Beginning in the remote and rural hills and valleys, a mainly agricultural landscape, here you’ll stay in the quaint villages and lively towns of the area. From there your route makes its way towards the coast, a great way to end your journey with gentle coastal walking and the beautiful seaside resort of San Sebastian and the charming fishing harbour of Fuenterrabia.