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Hiking in the Basque country

Discover remarkable summits and peaks

"Everyone thinks that happiness is at the top of the mountain, but it’s in the way you climb it." Confucius

The Basque country is best explored on foot, on a trek along the HRP* or the GR®10 hiking trail, while crossing through villages taking local paths or along St. James’s Way, in the footsteps of smugglers, alone or with a professional mountain guide.

There are a multitude of remarkable summits and peaks. Some have spectacular views of the Basque coastline from Biarritz to San Sebastian while others provide a 360° horizon overlooking the surrounding summits, from the Pic d'Anie in Haute Soule to the Pic d'Ossau, and from the Pic d'Orrhy (Basque country summit with an altitude of 6562 ft) to the peaks of Iparla along St. James’s Way. This route will give you a more detailed idea of the Basque country’s very distinctive hilly landscape, its deep valleys and cloudless summits.

You’ll have a hard time choosing between an aquatic trek in the land of laminaks (mermaids in Basque mythology) near Sare, a coastal hike from Pasaia to San Sebastian in the footsteps of Victor Hugo and Lafayette, or a historic walk along trails once used by smugglers and bootleggers.

Every hike will be with local professional guides who love their area and care about maintaining its authenticity.

*HRP or the Haute Route Pyrenees is a high level trail along the border of France and Spain.