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Basque Coast Hiking Tour

Walk the Cantabrian coast and soak up the scenery

From $4,640

DAYS

5 days / 4 nights

LEVEL

Active

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TYPE

Small Group
Private Group

REGIONS

Kingdoms of Navarra
The Basque Lands

Explore the Basque Lands and Navarra

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

Best Time to Visit

May, June, July, August, September

 

Highlights

  • Hike along the famous route of the Northern Camino de Santiago.
  • Luxuriate and enjoy a massage at a mountain hotel and spa.
  • Dine in two Michelin-starred restaurants 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.
Dates & Availability
Small Groups
Private
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Basque Coast Hiking Tour

 

Basque Coast Hiking – Dates and Availability

This enchanting territory and our immersive adventure tours are well worth the discovery, but if you really want to find out how to make your vacations unique, special and memorable, you will have to join us on one.

Best Time to Visit

May, June, July, August, September

 

 

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Itinerary
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 Museum Guggenheim. 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: Hotel Bilbao Miro ****

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 luxury seaside hotel.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: Pasajes / Hondarribia / San Sebastián
Sleep: Hotel de Londres****

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: Elgorriaga 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 its 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: Hotel Guendulain ****

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

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

Inclusions

Hotels

  • Select hotels that reflect the uniqueness of each destination

Food

  • 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

Support

  • 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

Activities

  • 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.

  • Hotel Guendulain ****

    One of the most prominent and emblematic buildings in Pamplona, this regal palace takes back to the 18th century, yet offers the comforts of a modern luxury hotel. Built by a the viceroy of New Granada and visited by Queen Isabel II, this hotel still holds the relics of their royal past with a collection of 18th century carriages. It is in the heart of the city on a quiet street.

Tour Designers

stephanie mutsaerts

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 northern 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 bedazzle our visitors and another is to share with them what we find so extremely enchanting about this region of Spain”.

oliver blazquez

Oliver Blazquez

Product Manager & Public Relations

Oliver is our public relations ambassador of Pamplona. Oliver has it all; charm, conversation and more knowledge than anyone about Pamplona. 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 out of the box experiences. He is dedicated to designing the most exclusive events for our guest always with our added value, like Hemingway escape to the Basque coast, or a walking tour of the Running of the Bulls course with an international runner, as well as destinations and activities off the beaten cultural track and many more.

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

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