Days 1 & 2
St Etienne di Baigorry: Walk one of Europe’s most famous long distance paths, the GR 10; visit St Jean Pied de Port the doorway to the Pyrenees; wine tasting of the local Iroulguy wines; stay in a Basque farmhouse.
Days 3 & 4
Basque Walk along the border between France and Spain. Stay in the village of Ainhoa , an attractive medieval village of typical Basque houses. Visit Sare one of France’s most beautiful villages Try the regional speciality ‘Gateau Basque’ a special cake filled with black cherry jam.
Days 5 & 6
Urdax: visit prehistoric grottoes; follow the smuggler’s route from France into Spain; walk to Zugarramurdi famous for its colony of witches; stay in a tower house built in the 18th-century.
Hondarribia: explore the charming seaside town of Hondarribia; walk through Mediterranean macchia to the shores of the Atlantic.
Basque Lands of France & Spain
Details: 7 nights/8 days
Difficulty: Moderate; 8 – 15 km/day in rolling countryside, through woods farmland and vineyards. More difficult hiking options available on alpine trails. Most trails are along well-surfaced country roads.
Price: €2000(single supplement €300)
Start/Finish: Hondarribia / San Sebastian
Departures: On request
Inclusions: 7 night’s accommodation in comfortable three-star hotels; all breakfasts and meals as listed in the itinerary; all activities listed in the itinerary; all transfers, tips and gratuities; the services of a professional tour guide.
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