Spanish Basque coast: where Ocean and mountains become one

Spain - Spanish Bask country
Self-guided walking
Self-guided Walking
7 Days
6 Nights
5 Activity Days
From 585,00 €

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 Atlantic Ocean.

Here, no jealousy: 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 as a backdrop, 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

Every day from beginning of April to the end of October (according to availabilities).
Booking from 2 people (solitary traveller: consult us).

From 01/04/2024 to 31/10/2024

Prices with luggage transfer :
- Price per person for a group of 2 persons : 715€
- Price per person for a group of 3 persons : 670€
- Price per person for a group of 4 persons : 645€
- Price per person for a group of 5 persons : 630€
- Price per person for a group of 6 persons : 620€

Prices without luggage transfer :
- Price per person for a group of 2 persons : 615€
- Price per person for a group of 3 persons : 605€
- Price per person for a group of 4 persons : 595€
- Price per person for a group of 5 persons : 590€
- Price per person for a group of 6 persons : 585€

Extras :
- Extra for departure during high season from 1 June to 30 September : 105€/pers
- Single room option : 195€/ pers
- Extra transfer back from Deba to Hendaye on a week day: 150€/transfer
- Extra transfer back from Deba to Hendaye on a Sunday or a Public Holiday: 170€/transfer
- Extension Bilbao / Guggenheim low season : 175€/pers 
- Extension Bilbao / Guggenheim high season from 1 June to 30 September : 185€/pers 
- Extra transfer back from Bilbao to Hendaye on a week day : 225€/transfer
- Extra transfer back from Bilbao to Hendaye on a Sunday or a Public Holiday: 245€/transfer
- Extra night in Hendaye/Deba/Bilbao: please, consult us

Price includes

- Half-board accommodation on days 4, 5 and 6
- Bed & Breakfast accommodation on days 1 and 2
- Night only on day 3
- Transfer day 3
- Luggage transfers depending on the option chosen
- Dossier containing maps, route notes (1 for 4 persons, given in 1st accommodation)
- GPS tracks if you ask us + access to the detailed itinerary on the Mhikes GPS mobile application

Price doesn't include:

- Holiday and travel insurance
- 15€ booking fees
- Diners days 1, 2 and 3
- Breakfast day 4
- Boat shuttles: D2 (3,60€/pers return journey) and day 3 (0,70€/pers)
- Extension to Bilbao
- Drinks and picnics

Day 1 : Start of your holiday in Hendaye

Check-in at your hotel in Hendaye. You can choose to visit the city or to do a walk to discover the famous Domain of Abbadia, remarkable 65ha natural site located on the seafront, within varied landscapes. In this amazing biological reserve, you will be able to visit the well-known Gothic Revival castle of Antoine d’Abbadie. according to the opening hours. Distance: 5.5km, duration: around 2h00, altitude gain: +80m, descent: -80m.

Day 2 : Loop of Hondarribia

From Hendaye, you will reach the wharf to take the boat shuttle 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 Hondarribia, after the hike, it is time for a Tapas stop! Return to Hendaye for a second night with the shuttle boat. Distance : 15km, duration : around 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. San Sebastian and its famous “Concha” are waiting for you, for an amazing evening wandering along the “Casco Viejo”, discovering the best “Pintxos” (tapas) bars of the whole country! Distance : 17,5km, duration: around 6h, altitude gain: +400m, descent : -850m.

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 the crossing of Txakoli green vineyards, this delicious Basque white wine you will surely have the opportunity to taste. Distance : 21,5km, duration: around 6h45, altitude gain: +600m, descent : -600m.

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 : 10km, duration: 3h30, altitude gain: +250m, descent : -250m (costal path) OR Distance : 9km, duration: around 3h30, altitude gain: +300m, descent : -300m (hill path).

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 sanctuary in the world. At the end of the day, transfer to Zumaia by train for comfort + version. Distance : 14km, duration: around 5h00, altitude gain: +600m, descent : -600m.

Day 7: End of the stay in Deba (or extension to Bilbao and Guggenheim Museum)

End of your stay in Deba after breakfast.

Or possibility to book a Bilbao and Guggenheim Museum extension (see supplements) including a transfer from Deba to Bilbao by taxi, entrance fees to the museum, and an overnight stay in a hotel** in Bilbao (overnight only)

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 The Guggenheim has propelled the city to one of the most important cultural cities in the world.

This program is an example of the itinerary we aim to adhere to. It may be necessary, if situations arise that are beyond our control, for the itinerary to be modified.


Day 1 at your accommodation in Hendaye (64), according to your arrival time.


Day 7, in Deba, after breakfast, or on day 8 in Bilbao, after breakfast if you book the “Bilbao option”.


Level 2/5
Occasional walker, in good physical condition. Hiking 5h-6h per day on average, altitude difference 400m-700m on average, on easy paths and tracks. They are average times that only take into account the effective walking time and do not include the stops during the hike. Depending on the weather conditions, the walking pace can also vary, ranging from. +300m to +500m of climbing per hour.


Half board days 4, 5 and 6 / Bed & Breakfast days 1 and 2 / Night only day 3
6 nights in hotel** or equivalent

- Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, butter, jam) 
- Evening meals often based on Basque specialties, include a starter, a main course and a dessert
- Dinner on days 1, 2 and 3 not included. Numerous restaurants in Hendaye and St Sébastien.
- Breakfast on day 4 not included. A number of breakfast options in San Sebastian and around your accommodation
- Drinks and picnics not included

Luggage porterage

You will need to carry a day backpack only. Our bag-moving service means you can travel light during your walks. Your main luggage (that should please be easily transportable) will be transported by vehicle between the different night stops, unless you have chosen the version without luggage transport. 


Self-guided walk, without guide.

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