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Basque Coast Hiking Journey

Walk the Cantabrian coast and soak up the scenery

Best time to book: Spring – Summer – Fall


5 days / 4 nights




Fully Guided
Semi Guided
Self Guided


Kingdom of Navarra
The Basque Country

Explore the Basque Country and Navarra

The perfect combination of walking, breathing in the fresh Cantabria air, and enjoying outstanding gastronomy in this corner of Northern Spain. This is a culinary walking adventure along a portion of the gorgeous Cantabria Coast, which combines our passion for great produce with some of the finest culinary arts in the world. From the farthest point of Biscaya Bay through the Basque region to the border of Southern France, this route is studded with cultural gems, stunning seascapes and coastal mountains. As we hike from one hotspot to another, we enjoy the beauty and the adorable fishing towns, all while sampling the cuisine this area is famous for. 

Best Time to Visit

May, June, July, August, September



  • Hike along the famous route of the Northern Camino de Santiago.
  • Luxuriate and enjoy a spa session and massage at a mountain hotel and spa.
  • Enjoy outstanding traditional foods and quaint waterfront seafood restaurants.
  • Revel in San Sebastian’s lively food and wine-filled nightlife.
  • Sail the Cantabrian coast on an antique wooden schooner while sipping sparkling cava.

Ready For Adventure?

Basque Coast Hiking Tour

Basque Coast Hiking 

This enchanting territory and our immersive tours are well worth the discovery, and we can make your vacations unique and memorable, so come and join us on one when it’s optimal for you.

Best Time to Visit

May through September



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Bilbao – Hondarribia – Pasajes – San Sebastián - Elgorriaga - Etxalar - Pamplona

Day 1Day in Bilbao

Our journey together starts in Bilbao’s downtown where your Northern Spain Travel guides will welcome you. A day in Bilbao begins with a walking tour of the historic quarter and the internationally acclaimed Guggenheim Museum. Lunch is a classic Basque meal in an asador where they specialize in grilling T-bone steaks over wood fires, giving you mouth-watering plates of red peppers, lamb chops and massive T-bone steaks. In the afternoon we venture over into the heart of Bilbao to sample the world- renowned Basque pintxos paired with spectacular wines and to revel in the lively and exciting atmosphere.

Food: Lunch and dinner
Travel: Bilbao
Sleep: Four Star Hotel****

Day 2Along the Majestic Coast

Our Hiking the Basque Coast begins in Hondarribia, a beautiful and unusual little fishing town. We hike along a gorgeous path with views over the Atlantic, through coast pine woods and past old stone churches. Descend from the hills, where we stop for a top-end seafood lunch right on the water. We board the private antique sailboat and sail away to San Sebastian. Docking in the famed La Concha Harbor, we have time for a swim or sunbathing on the deck. In the evening we head into town to sample the world-renowned gastronomy of the area. We dine on pintxos and great wines and keep on going to enjoy the bustling and fun nightlife. We stay at the iconic seaside hotel.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: Pasajes to Hondarribia to San Sebastián
Sleep: Four Star Hotel****

Day 3From the Atlantic to Mountain Spa

In the morning we can swim or take a boat out to Santa Catalina, the little island in the harbor. We have breakfast at the outdoor café there and enjoy the sea and sun. Lunch is in San Sebastian and then we hike back along more gorgeous trails to Pasajes with a stop to visit the interesting and evocative Whaling Museum there. We transfer to a mountain spa for the night.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: Pasajes / Elgorriaga
Sleep: Countryside Hotel & Spa ***

Day 4A Day in Rural Basque - Navarra

After blissing out on spa treatments, we have lunch in a quaint Basque village with all the charm and rustic, traditional feel of the area, thus ending three days of pure pleasure. We set off to Navarra and we enjoy the festive, unique Pamplonican
atmosphere. Take time to explore the hotel or join us to explore this fascinating historic city, the Cathedral, and Pamplona’s plummeting fort walls. We may spot hidden Roman ruins. We trace the route of the infamous bull run and have a look at the imposing bull ring.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: Pamplona
Sleep: Heart of Pamplona Apartments

Day 5Morning to Relax and Say Farewell

After a fine breakfast, we’ll assist in arranging your transportation to the nearest airport or
train station for your onward travels.

Food: Breakfast
Travel: Pamplona to Pamplona Airport

* NST itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



  • Select hotels that reflect the uniqueness of each destination


  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and cocktail hour
  • Gourmet dinners at our hand-picked restaurants and culinary events
  • Unlimited local wine, or beer with every meal


  • NST local guides
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points


  • Wine tastings and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Dinners on free evenings
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Extra services not outlined in the itinerary
  • Hotel de Londres ****

    Back to the Belle Epoque

    The Hotel de Londres is a pretty boutique hotel in San Sebastián with a La Belle Epoque feel. It has views to the Concha Bay and the city center. Luxury, modern facilities and a high level service make this historic building one of the best hotels in San Sebastián.

  • Hotel Elgorriaga Hotel & Spa ***

    Mountain spa getaway

    This hotel is located in the cinco villas region, surrounded by valleys and mountains, it is nestled in one of Navarra’s prettiest landscapes. Their mantra is Water, Nature and Silence, making this hotel the perfect reward after a morning of exercise. Its natural springs contain with the highest salinity in Europe and the thermal circuit and massage hit the spot.

  • Parador de Hondarribia ****

    10th Century Castle Fortress

    With views to the Bay of Biscay coast, this hotel is a 10th century castle fortress. Also known as the Castle of Charles V, you will feel as if you are in an authentic medieval fortress. The imposing entrance and its thick damages stone walls by cannon fire set the tone. The inner patio crowned by adorned arches, wrought iron and coffered ceilings make this hotel unique.

  • Hotel de Bilbao Miró ****

    City Center of Bilbao

    Hotel Miró is located in the center of Bilbao about 170 meters from the Museum of Fine Arts and 900 meters from the Zubizuri Bridge. The historic quarter, where you will find the Arriaga Theater and the Plaza Nueva among other points of interest, is in walking distance.

  • Apartments Heart of Pamplona

    City Center of Pamplona

    Located in the center of the capital of the province of Navarra, Heart of Pamplona Apartments are ideal for visitors to Pamplona, Navarra or the Basque Country. HOP apartments are located right by all the necessary services for a pleasant stay. They are silent corners in the middle of lively streets, in the most popular areas of restaurants and bars.

Tour Designers

Stephanie Mutsaerts

Founder of Northern Spain Travel & Heart of Pamplona

Stephanie, the dynamo of our organization, is a Canadian who has fallen in love with this region of Spain. She is enterprising, innovative and has an endless amount of energy to design unique outstanding travel plans, making her passion her profession. She has the firm conviction that until the product standards are exceptional, they should not be offered.

“Our goals are two: one is to dazzle our visitors and another is to share with them what we find so extremely enchanting about this region of Spain”.

Oliver Blazquez

Product Manager & Public Relations

Oliver is our greatest ambassador of Pamplona. Oliver has it all: charm, conversation and deep knowledge of his Basque culture. You will feel like you’ve made a new friend during one of his energetic tours. Oliver is always on the beat searching for the perfect pintxo and exciting, outside-the-box experiences. He is dedicated to designing the most exclusive events for our guests, such as the Hemingway to the Basque Coast tour, or a walking tour of the Running of the Bulls course with an international bull runner.  He knows the all the best destinations and activities on the off-the-beaten cultural track.

“This is our essential hallmark that sets us apart from any other events agency”.

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