Spanish Basque coast: where Ocean and mountains become one! Guided walking

Spain - Spanish Bask country
Guided walking
Guided Walking
7 Days
6 Nights
5 Activity Days
From 985,00 €

The Spanish Basque Country coast features the last reliefs of the Pyrenees, opening in some areas wonderful beaches surrounded with cliffs. The sea is clear, sometimes choppy with beautiful waves. You can take a bath, get a tan, but you can also, and above all, hike along the Pacific Ocean. Here, no jealous: ocean and mountain perfectly meet and merge. For you to be able to discover this amazing union between the natural features, we offer you the opportunity to cross the area from North to South, stopping every night in a seaside stopover.
With the Ocean always at the background, you will go from hills to creeks, from cliffs to beaches, from lawns to forests.

You will also enjoy the gastronomy of this territory whose cultural and culinary heritage is exceptional. Every night you will be invited to taste Basque culinary delights: tapas, Txakoli, fish, axoa…

Dates and Prices

Departures :

Guaranteed departure from 5 people.

Price per person :

Price low season


Price June-September

885 €

Price July-August


- Single room option: 180€/ pers or 250€/pers (July-August)

Price includes

- Full-board accommodation from dinner D1 to breakfast D7
- Transfers during the tour
- Supervision by a Mountain Leader specialist of the Basque Country

Price doesn't include:

- Holiday and travel insurance
- Meals not shown in « the price includes »
- Transfers not shown in the program
- Entrance fees
- Drinks
- 10€ for booking fees

Day 1 : Start of your holiday in Hendaye

Meeting at the hotel at 6.45pm (or at 6.30pm at the Hendaye train station). Check-in at your accommodation (a hotel **). Welcome drink and briefing on the tour.

Day 2 : Loop of Hondarribia

From Hendaye, short transfer (20 min)to cross the Txingudy Bay, which separates Hendaye from the Spanish harbour of Hondarribia. You will quickly reach the Cabo Higuer, the western end of the Pyrenees. From there, the track will offer you a condensed summary of the Basque Country, leading you sometimes above the cliffs, sometimes in the middle of a green valley: ocean and mountain merged! When you get to Hendaye, after the hike, let’s go to the beach! Distance : 15km, duration : 5h, altitude gain : +400m, descent : -400m.

Day 3 : From the Jaizkibel mountain to San Sebastian

Short transfer from your accommodation to the Jaizkibel Mountain. There, the track will reward you with magnificent views over the ocean, 400m down, from one side, and over the first French and Spanish Basque mountains, from the other side. Then you will walk down through a lovely pathway on the cliff’s edge to reach Pasaia, where you will take another boat shuttle to cross the Pasaia Bay. The remaining part of the track to reach San Sebastian will take place through creeks and green seaside. Tapas evening in San Sebastian. Distance : 16km, duration: 5h45, altitude gain: +400m, descent : -750m.

Day 4 : From San Sebastian to Zarautz

At the beginning of the day, you will progressively walk higher and higher above San Sebastian to reach a pleasant track overlooking the Ocean. The end of this stage will be punctuated with a stopover to taste some Txakoli in a bodega (cellar), before arriving in Zarautz. Txakoli is a Basque white wine produced from the hillsides and vineyards of Txakoli. Distance : 21km, duration: 6h30, altitude gain: +500m, descent : -610m.

Day 5 : From Zarautz to Zumaia

Because this section will be short, you will have the opportunity to take some rest and relax, enjoying the beach in Zarautz. Then, it will be time for you to put your hiking shoes on to start the stage of the day by a pedestrian trail that meanders along the Ocean until Getaria (you can also choose to reach it through the hills if you prefer). Getaria is a small fishing harbour dominated by the San Anton lighthouse. Then, you will reach Zumaia, on the shore of a wonderful bay where the rivers Urola and Narrondo meet. Distance : 9km, duration: 3h, altitude gain: +320m, descent : -320m.

Day 6 : From Zumaia to Deba

The stage of the day will allow you to discover one of the most amazing and interesting areas of the whole Basque coast, entering the zone of Deba-Zumaia, that was recently declared a coastal biotope. The itinerary allows you to roam in a few hours an unbroken succession of stratums that, layer after layer, represent more than 50 million years of the planet history. It is one of the most important geological sanctuaries in the world. At the end of the day, transfer to Zumaia by train. Distance : 14km, duration: 4h45, altitude gain: +600m, descent : -600m.

Day 7 : End of the trip

After breakfast, around 10am, transfer by train to Hendaye.


As an option, transfer by train to Bilbao in the morning, and visit of the Guggenheim museum. Then, return by train to Hendaye in the middle of the afternoon. (Train ticket Zumaia - Bilbao and entrance fees are included in the price, not the train back from Bilbao to Hendaye). Please, consult us if you want to book a night in Bilbao.


Bilbao, a worldwide known city thanks to the Guggenheim museum, which was designed by the architect Franck O.Gerhy, is a must-see in Spain. The museum has propelled the city to one of the most important cultural cities in the world



The programs were created according to the last elements known during the writing. It may be necessary, if situations arise that are beyond our control, for the itinerary to be modified. On site, our guides are the best judges, they can decide to modify the itinerary according to the weather or if it is necessary for the safety of the group.


Day 1 at 6.30pm at Hendaye SNCF train station. (64 – Pyrénées-Atlantiques)


YOU SHOULD IMPERATIVELY INFORM RESPYRENEES one week ahead of time, texting: + 33 (0), to inform about your time of arrival by train or car..

If you arrive by car : you can park here :


Day 7, around 11.30am, after your transfer by train from Zumaia to Hendaye.


Level 2

These trips are designed for people looking for active holiday. A reasonable level of fitness is required. You will walk between 4 and 5 hours a day. Ascent speed*: +300m/h.

*Be advised : the walking duration is given to help you in your choice, but this is an average, not including the stops during the walk, and overall walking duration is just an indication, but can be different between walkers.


Six nights in hotels, in a double room.

Single room option on request, with an extra fee and according to availability.

Food :
- Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, butter, jam)
- Evening meals often based on Basque specialties, include a starter, a main course and a dessert
- Picnics included
- Drinks not included

Internal transfers

Tranfers will be done by a partner transport supplier or by train.

Day 3 : Transfer from Hendaye to Jaizkibel by a transport supplier.

Days 6 and 7 : Transfers by train.

The rest of the time, only the luggage are carried by a transport supplier.

Luggage porterage

You will only carry the personal belonging you need during the day, and your picnic.


Groups from 5 to 14 people.


Our guided tours are mainly composed of French or French speaking people. However, all our guides speak English: they will make sure you are well integrated within the group. They translate in English all their speeches and are available to satisfy all your expectations.


Supervision by a Mountain Leader specialist of the Basque Country

Pyrenean travel agency specializing in your hikes and treks in the Pyrenees, the GR10 and more
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