This is the first guide to bring together walks and tours in the Basque Country, which runs east from Bilbão in Spain to Biarritz in France and takes in famous places like Pamplona and stages on the Camino de Santiago.
The entire Basque coast is mostly very rugged, with many thriving fishing towns and villages, plus the added attraction of splendid beaches. Inland the countryside is more mountainous, with lush green countryside.
Don’t miss the award-winning Guggenheim Museum in Bilbão, the Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago, the San Fermines fiestas at Iruña-Pamplona, or stunning coastal resorts like Donostia-San Sebastián and Biarritz. But most of all, explore the remote picture-postcard villages and lush mountainous countryside straddling both sides of the Pyrenees — preferably on foot.
The best months for walking in the Basque Country are from May to October, but many of the walks can be done all year round.