Terroirs of the Basque Country : welcome to our accommodation !
This easy hiking tour leads you to the foothills of the Basque mountains ! Discover the variety of the Basque Country that makes it a popular destination that you never get tired of. Ocean, mountains, green valleys, the nature is especially beautiful...
This trip is an opportunity to discover an outstanding cultural identity, walking along the coastline where the surfers and fishermen share the ocean, then following the footsteps of the pilgrims coming from all over the world to start their journey in St Jean Pied de Port. The hikes have been carefully chosen so that you can experience all that the Basque Country has to offer.
Your guide, specialized in the Basque Country, will make sure that you discover this strong culture and the must-sees such as the listed villages and the magnificient Basque coastline on the Spanish side.
This tour also focuses on the regional products. You will finish your daily hikes with visits and tastings directly at the producers'. Irouléguy wines, sheep cheese, Espelette peppers, veal axoa... already hungry ??
Finally, the accomodation is a big asset for this trip: close by the listed village of Saint Jean Pied de Port, in a quality guesthouse run by a family whose sons are also guiding the hikes. Free access to the swimming pool, jacuzzi and outside areas that are perfect to relax after your hike, you will also enjoy a generous cuisine that puts regional products forward.
Price per person :
Prices from 740 to 840 euros according to the season
- Single room extra : 200€/ pers
- Extra night in a double room (night and breakfast) : 50€/pers
- Extra night in a single room (night and breakfast) : 75€/persPrice includes
The price includes :
- Full board accomodation from the dinner on Day 1 to the breakfast on Day 7
- All the visits and tastings
- Guiding by a mountain guide specialised in the Basque CountryPrice doesn't include:
The price does not include :
-Meals that are not specified as included in the price
On Day 1 at 18:15 at your accomodation in Ascarat (64 – Pyrénées-Atlantiques) : Maison d’Hôtes Iputxainia
For people coming by train : meeting at 17:15 in front of Bayonne train station. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU CONTACT RESPYRENEES one week beforehand, texting: + 33 6 10 97 16 54, to book the shuttle between the train station and your accomodation.
On Day 7 around 9:30, after breakfast.
Transfer to Bayonne train station (arrival at 9:30 at the station) for people who came by train.
Nature of the terrain
Easy hikes, on good paths, the terrain is varied but often rocky.
These trips are designed for people who are looking for active holidays. A reasonable level of physical condition is required. 4 to 5 hours of hike per day. Climbing pace* +300 m per hour.
*Be advised : these are average times that only take into account the effective walking time and do not include the stops during the hike.
6 nights in a double room in a comfortable guesthouse with swimming pool, jacuzzi and outside areas where you can relax after your hike.
Single room available upon request, with extra and depending on the availabilities. Private car park available for people coming with their own car.
At Maison Iputxainia, you will find a home away from home ! The whole family is at your service. Josiane, Jean-Michel, Jean and Mathieu are welcoming you, cooking you delicious food and taking you fishing or to the mountains !
- Continental breakfast (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam)
- Evening meals are often based on Basque specialites and include a starter, a main course and a dessert.
- Picnics are included
- Drinks are not included
You will need to carry a day pack only (personnal equipment needed during the day and your picnic).
From 4 to 12 people.
Supervision by an AMM BE special site of the region