Spain Self Guided Package Hotel Accommodation 8 Days

Price: €650 (excluding flights)

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NORTHERN WAY BASQUE COUNTRY

SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO

Running from the French border town of Irún to Santiago de Compostela, the Northern Way is a cracking alternative to the busier French Way route which can be found adjacent, yet, further inland.

This 8 day walking experience takes in just over 100km of ‘El Camino del Norte’ (its entire length is 825km) through the Basque Country. This trail is ideal for those who would like to begin at the ‘start’ of the Camino and be able to pick up where they left off at a future date. Please note it is a hilly section with plenty of ups and downs but it allows for a relaxed pace with average daily distances of 20km.

Coastal scenery takes in some splendid images of fishing villages, vineyards that provide the fruit for what is known locally as ‘white gold’ Txakoli wine and wooded pine forests as well as providing a cool sea breeze from where stunning beaches, mountains and medieval heritage merge into one.

To ensure walkers get to experience the very best of the northern Spanish coastline without getting completely worn out, we’ve created a wonderful walking route. From the chic provincial capital of San Sebastian to the coastal fishing villages of Getaria and Deba, the historical town of Gernika that inspired one of the most famous paintings by Picasso to the cosmopolitan city of Bilbao, this trip through the lush green Basque Country allows for chances to pause and drink a glass of Txacoli wine overlooking the sea rather than slogging it out from morning till night.

The seaside trails, dense pine forests and country lanes allow you to become completely absorbed in an atmosphere that inspires solitude as well as providing comfortable, homely, 2 or 3 star hotels or rural guesthouses in addition to luggage transfers from one hotel to the next. Having self guided notes, hand-picked accommodation and 24hr telephone assistance allows confidence to grow as you stroll with airport transfers also lessening the stress of attempting this trip with complete independence.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 – Airport transfer from Biarritz to your hotel in San Sebastián*

Day 2 – Free Day in San Sebastián

Day 3 – San Sebastián to Getaria (26km)

Day 4 – Getaria to Deba (18km)

Day 5 – Deba to Markina (25.5km)

Day 6 – Markina to Gernika (26km)

Day 7 – Gernika to Lezama (20.8 km) + taxi transfer to Bilbao

Day 8 – Transfer from hotel in Bilbao to Bilbao airport*

 Total Distance 116.30km

*Note: Airport Transfers are based on arrivals from Biarritz airport and departures from Bilbao airport.

 

PRICE – 2019

Mid Season

April (excluding Easter), May, June, September (16th to 30th) & October

Price €650 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €270

 

High Season

Easter (13th – 20th April), July, August & September (1st to 15th) 

Price €695 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €350

 

MAKE IT CHEAPER!

To make it cheaper you can:

  • Exclude airport transfers
  • Exclude ‘free day’ in San Sebastian without affecting your walking stages.

If you choose to exclude airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice how to get from /back to the airport. Please email us and we will send you a revised quote.

 

CALENDAR – 2019

Self guided, tailor made trips are available from the 30th March to the 20th October 2019. Choose a start date that suits you/your group. You can secure your booking with a 10% deposit. Email us with any further queries on info@magichillholidays.com

 

CONTACT US 

For further information about this package, contact us on 01 – 442 8921 or email us at info@magichillholidays.com

At a glance:

  • 7 nights in 2 or 3 star hotels
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Airport Transfer (Return)*
  • Taxi transfer – Lezama to Bilbao
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
  • 24 hour phone assistance
  • Transfer in case of emergencies
  • Camino Information Pack & Detailed Itinerary Pack
  • Pilgrim’s Passport

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