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Our most recommended San Sebastián Outdoor Activities

  • From San Sebastian: French-Basque Countryside Private Tour

    1. From San Sebastian: French-Basque Countryside Private Tour

    The first stop on the tour is Saint Jean Pied De Port which is considered the start point on the famous St. James Way, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The Basque language is still spoken on both sides of the border of this stunning medieval town. Next, it's the town of Bidarray, an off the track town in the countryside. Drive along the famous Pass Du Roland to get to Espelette town. Labourd style houses make this town unique, as it's known for its dried red peppers hanging from their facades. Taste some of the typical products of the region. Ainhoa is known for its church, a cemetery full of the traditional disc-topped monuments and white and red houses - a very typical Basque village. Finally, it's Sare, one of the most beautiful villages. Placed at the base of the first mountain in the Pyrenees mountain range, La Rhune, Sare is a major prehistoric site and has carefully pre...

  • San Sebastian: Hernio Mountain Small Group Hike

    2. San Sebastian: Hernio Mountain Small Group Hike

    Your guide will pick you up in your hotel and you will head to the base of the mountain. Arrive and start the hike crossing areas of many trees and small local farms where you will be able to see a new face of the Basque countryside first hand, with crop fields and cattle waiting for you behind every curve.   Once you passed through the forest area, start walking up through an open landscape with sheep herds and ancient huts where shepherds used to hide in the cold winter. Once you the reach the summit take a break to rest, take pictures, talk to local visitors and mostly enjoy the views of the valleys from the top. After getting back to the base of mountain, enjoy a transfer back to your accommodation or any other point in San Sebastian. Your guide will carry the water for the hike, however having your own bottle of water with you is highly recommended.

    Begonia was a wonderful guide. She shared a lot of knowledge and her love for the beautiful region of san sebastian.

  • From San Sebastian: Camino de Santiago Hike to San Pedro

    3. From San Sebastian: Camino de Santiago Hike to San Pedro

    Hike a section of the legendary Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) and experience San Sebastian from a fresh perspective. Stroll along the seafront, and follow the path up through the woods of Mount Ulia. Walk in the footsteps of the medieval pilgrims who followed the path to the shrine of St. James in Santiago de Compostela.  Marvel at the beautiful surroundings and get stunning views of the city from the mountain. Learn about the watchtower at the summit, from where whales can be seen in the Bay of Biscay. Make your way over the clifftops and through lush valleys and fill your lungs with the fresh sea air. Pass the remains of a Roman aqueduct, and see the 19th-century La Plata lighthouse that guided fishermen to port. Descend through pine forests to the fishing village of San Pedro, and stop to taste the local seafood tapas with wine, beer, soda, or water. Drive back to San Seba...

  • San Sebastián: Rural Walk and Basque Cider House Tour

    4. San Sebastián: Rural Walk and Basque Cider House Tour

    Taste incredible local cider and dishes, walk through the scenic Basque country, and explore medieval towns with a professional local guide. Catch the bus and begin your adventure in the town of Zestoa. See the old town and learn about the relationships between history, landscape, and nature. Continue along the Urola river on a very simple path with incredible panoramic views and admire the rural landscape of the area. Walk up a steep incline to reach the Ibañarrieta neighborhood and as a reward, visit the Ekain Sagardotegi (cider house). Learn about the cider-making process and how they make it in an ecological and responsible way. Sample local dishes such as cod omelet and sheep's cheese with quince jelly. Have the chance to buy products directly from the cider house and support a local business. Finally, finish the experience with a 1-hour tour to the medieval town of Zumaia, wher...

  • San Sebastián: The Way of Saint James & Basque Winery Tour

    5. San Sebastián: The Way of Saint James & Basque Winery Tour

    Catch the train from San Sebastián to Zarautz. Walk the Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of Saint James. Explore its northern route on a guided hike, learning the history of the lands on the way. End the tour by unwinding with a wine session at a Txakoli winery. Begin your hike in the small town of Zarautz. Visit the old town and the market. Understand how Basque society has evolved over time, integrating wine and the Christian religion in its culture. Then, continue along the old "Camino del Norte" through the hills and by the ocean. Pass a centuries-old hermitage with incredible views, admiring the vineyards and idyllic rural surroundings on the way. Be rewarded for your efforts after you descend the mountain to visit the Txakolindegi, a txakoli winery in Basque, Gaintza. Learn how they make Txakoli Basque wine in an environmentally responsible way. Taste the wine accompani...

  • San Sebastian: 5-Day Stoke Summer Camp

    6. San Sebastian: 5-Day Stoke Summer Camp

    Get active on a unique 5-day holiday camp in the hills of San Sebastian that’s all about getting in touch with your inner child through a variety of fun and games. You’ll stay in a gorgeous converted barn house nestled among the rolling green hills of Pagoeta Nature Reserve, providing stunning ocean views and access to plenty of scenic walking trails just 30 minutes from San Sebastian. During the days here, you’ll give your body a good workout, feeling a healthy stretch in yoga classes, taking coastal hikes, getting involved in the ‘Silly Olympics’ and zombie apocalypse games, taking part in thrilling treasure hunts, learning to surf with experienced instructors, or simply lazing around and soaking up the sun. When the sun sets, it’s time to let loose and get a taste of the many famous bars of San Sebastian, sampling the renowned pinchos of the region. All the while, you’ll be situated...

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What people are saying about San Sebastián

It was a great day with the guidance of a wonderful guide.

Guided by a guide familiar with the culture, values, traditions and geography of the Basque country, I was able to gain a deep understanding of the Basque country in a wonderful scenery.

Begonia was a wonderful guide. She shared a lot of knowledge and her love for the beautiful region of san sebastian.