Basque Pyrenees to San Sebastian Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £779 per person
Walking Tour Highlights
- San Sebastian is one of the top international gastronomic cities.
– Charming villages that retain their traditions
– Beautiful mountains, and spectacular views of both the Pyrenees and the sea.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1. Arrival in Ziga:
Ziga, is a pretty village with nice stone houses and great views of the Baztan valley, that you can enjoy from the garden of Hotel Etxezuria. NOTE: THIS HOLIDAY CAN ALSO START IN ELIZONDO, SO THE FIRST STAGE COULD BE ELIZONDO TO ERRATZU.
DAY 2: Ziga to Elizondo (13.2 km / 415 m uphill):
Today´s walk starts with brilliant views of peaks and the Baztan valley, descending to Irurita, the perfect place to have a coffee and taste some chocolate at the local atelier. The route continues to pretty Gartzain and Aristegui, and the day´s walk ends in Elizondo. Overnight at Hotel Antxitonea.
DAY 3: Elizondo to Zugarramurdi (18 km / 950 m or 13.5 km / 500 m).
After a short lift, today you walk from Baztan valley to Lapurdi, visiting Amaiur, Urdazubi and Zugarramurdi on your way. Enjoy your first views of the sea, remote verdant valleys and spectacular mountain landscapes. Overnight in Haitzetxea, (Zugarramurdi), a house with stunning views.
DAY 4: Zugarramurdi to Etxalar (13 km / 600 m)
Climb to the top of the fantastic Peñaplata peak, where you can enjoy the marvellous views. Later you descend and walk amongst oaks, through meadows and farms, to reach Etxalar, probably the most beautiful village of the whole trip. Overnight in Olagaria rural hotel.
DAY 5: Etxalar to Bera (15.3 km / 650 m or 14 km / 400 m)
Start ascending along a spur, first between the oaks and later enjoying views from two valleys, to reach Lizaieta, on the border between Spain and France. Climb beautiful Ibantelli peak, and descend to Bera, where you will stay. Overnight at Hotel Churrut.
DAY 6: Bera to Fuenterrabia (18 km / 800 m or 15 km / 500 m)
Walk up from Bera to the Ibardin pass, where you join the French route, GR 10. Enjoy the views until you reach the charming coastal town of Hendaye, to take the boat to Fuenterrabia, without doubt one of the most beautiful places to visit in Spain, also famous for its restaurants and bars. Overnight at Hotel San Nikolas.
DAY 7: Fuenterrabia to San Sebastian (Choice of 24, 16 or 8 km / 900, 500 or 400 m)
Walk along the coastal ridge of Jaizkibel and later descend to Pasaia, an authentic sailing and fishing village. Take a short boat trip to the other side of the harbour and continue the pleasant coastal walk to beautiful San Sebastian. Congratulations! Overnight in Pension Balerdi or other pensions.
DAY 8: Departure from San Sebastian:
Departure…or stay in San Sebastian for a few more days if you wish! We highly recommend that you book a second night as it is definitely one of the most charming places to visit: its architecture, the beaches, the tapas…NOTE: depending on the season, some hotels may request 2 night minimum stays.
Map & Route information will become available shortly.
The Mountains Of Catalonia tour stays in good quality hotels in double rooms on a bed & breakfast basis.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
The price includes:
- 7 nights in hotels
– 6 breakfasts
– 5 dinners (drinks included, except in Erratzu-Olagaria)
– 1 picnic lunch
– Luggage transport
– Tourist and cultural information, route notes, maps and GPS tracks
– 24 hour telephone support
The price does not include:
-Boat tickets at Hendaye (2€) and Pasaia (1€)
– Optional taxi lifts: Bera to Ibardin pass Etxalar to Lizaieta pass, and Pasaia
Basque Pyrenees to San Sebastian , 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement.
Category A: Good quality hotels.
Self-Guided Holiday Price:
Cat A: £779
Cat A: £229
High Season Supplements:
Availability: 1st April to 1st November 2018
Duration: 8 days
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: £779
Single Supplement: £229
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