Coastal path from Zumaia to Deba
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Basque Country & Atlantic Coast

Picturesque Northern Spain.

The Basque country located in the North of Spain awaits with unique distinctive nature and numerous historic highlights. Accompanied by the rushing Atlantic Ocean you will always walk along the green and impressively rugged coast. You will pass through innumerable small villages gently nestled between the hills and the sea, whose colourful harbours and alleys have retained their original charm over the years. In Guernica you get to know more about the rich history of the Basque country, before the incredible view of the hermitage of Gaztelugatxe situated high up on the cliffs comes into view. At the end of your holiday lively Bilbao welcomes you in all its facets, a visit to the renowned Guggenheim Museum is for sure the crowning glory as a finale!

Walking
Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum of participants: 2 persons
Tanja Haring
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Itinerary

An absolute highlight awaits you right at the beginning of your hiking tour: rocks that drop steeply into the sea, covered with lush greenery and always offering magnificent views. On the beaches you can marvel at the jagged rock slabs that reach far into the sea. Again and again you will pass small farms scattered in the otherwise lonely and wild landscape.

approx. 5.5 hours
15 km
600 m
600 m

Today you initially walk for a bit along the Camino Norte until you reach the colourful harbour of Mutriku. Then via a beautiful viewpoint onwards to Ondarroa, where the ascent starts to the hermitage of San Lourenzo situated in the high-lying hamlet of Azterrika. The glistening sea always within sight you finally arrive at the charming fishing harbour of Leikeitio and the island of San Nikolas.

approx. 6.5 hours
25 km
910 m
910 m

From Lekeitio you ascend the Otoio peak. From the peak the path leads through dense oak forests down to the coast again and then descends to the little, enchanting harbour of today’s Day Finish Ea. Enjoy a stroll along the beach and through the picturesque alleyways of this very special village.

approx. 4.5 hours
15 km
720 m
720 m

Gently hilly through the Basque landscape all the way to the harbour of Elantxobe, with its spectacular location perched on a mountainside. During a circular tour you ascend Mount Ogoño, once you reach the top you can enjoy an incredible view onto the rugged cliffs and the sea below. After this you walk back via green slopes to Elantxobe for your overnight stay at the sea.

approx. 4 hours
12 km
590 m
520 m

Through lush oak forests, you climb up to the hermitage of San Pedro de Atxarre, where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the coastal town of Mundaka, Urdabai Bay and the breathtaking cliffs of the Ogoño. Afterwards you will descend to Guernica, a town of historical and cultural importance.

approx. 6 hours
20 km
530 m
600 m

In the morning a short train ride to Mundaka and walk to Bermeo. From there you ascend to Burgoa, where a gorgeous panoramic view over the bay and the sea awaits. At the end of your hike your path will lead you to the hermitage of Gaztelugatxe, which is boldly situated on an island in the middle of the sea. After an extensive visit you reach the bustling harbour town Bilbao.

approx. 4 hours
11 km
660 m
490 m

Characteristics of the route

Stunning hiking tours along the Basque coastline. Along the cliff coasts in parts we urge you to tread cautiously, a good basic fitness level and surefootedness are enough for the daily tours with maximum walking times of up to 6,5 hours. The slightly longer tours on Day 3 and Day 6 can optionally be cut short by bus or taxi.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Zumaia
  Season 1
01.04.2022 - 18.06.2022
14.09.2022 - 15.11.2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
19.06.2022 - 13.09.2022

Arrival daily
Basque Country & Atlantic Coast, 8 days, ES-BAWZB-08X
Base price
869.00
959.00
Surcharge single traveler 149.00 149.00
Surcharge single room 289.00 329.00

Category: 2**- and 3***-hotels and 1x bb

Season 1
Apr 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Sep 14, 2022 - Nov 15, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 19, 2022 - Sep 13, 2022
Arrival daily
Basque Country & Atlantic Coast, 8 days, ES-BAWZB-08X
Base price
Surcharge single traveler
Surcharge single room
869.00
149.00
289.00
959.00
149.00
329.00

Category: 2**- and 3***-hotels and 1x bb

Season 1
Apr 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Sep 14, 2022 - Nov 15, 2022
Season 2
Jun 19, 2022 - Sep 13, 2022
Zumaia
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Bilbao
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
85.00
29.00
75.00
39.00
99.00
29.00
79.00
39.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Zumaia
  Season 1
Apr 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Sep 14, 2022 - Nov 15, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 19, 2022 - Sep 13, 2022

Arrival daily
Zumaia
Double room p. P. 85.00 99.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00
Bilbao
Double room p. P. 75.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 6 evening meal (not in Bilbao)
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • 1 Transfer Gaztelugatxe – Bilbao
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data available 
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Transfer from Bilbao centre/airport to Zumaia (up to 4 people), price per ride EUR 190. Reservation required, payable in advance.
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Bilbao airport. From there by train to Zumaia in approx. 2 hours (www.euskotren.es).
  • Parking: there is a limited number of paid hotel parking spaces. Public parking spaces free of charge near the hotel, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey by train from Bilbao to Zumaia in approx. 2 hours.

 

 

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Train ride Guernica – Mundaka, approx. EUR 2 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Tanja Haring
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Tanja Haring, Travel specialist
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Katy Lipsey US | 10.07.2022
Beautiful scenery in northern Spain
5 stars
Ingo Kuntzig AT | 01.07.2022
Baskenland & Atlantikküste
Eine wirklich beeindruckende Tour entlang der Küste Nordspaniens! Gut ausgewählte Strecken und Etappenziele, vor allem der Abschluss in Bilbao war nochmal ein Highlight.
Tanja Haring
Tanja Haring answered:
Vielen herzlichen Dank für die nette Rückmeldung. Es freut uns sehr zu hören, dass Sie eine schöne Zeit mit Eurohike hatten. Hoffentlich dürfen wir Sie schon bald auf einer neuen Wandertour begrüßen.

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