We head to the roof of Gipuzkoa to find a building covered in ‘thorns’, a walk more than 1,000 meters high among meadows and forests, and a breed of Rastafarian sheep from whose milk the most famous cheese in the region is made.
All transportation costs (petrol, parking and toll)
Hotel pick up and drop off
Picnic lunch with local specialities
Private experienced guide and driver
What's Not Included
Meals, drinks and tickets that are not listed above
CHILD: Age: 12 - 17
ADULT: Age: 18 - 100
Distance: 17 km, Elevation: 800 m, Difficulty: Medium
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Service animals allowed
Specialized infant seats are available
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks provided for travellers
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Our vehicles and offices are cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the cleaning and disinfection protocol certified by the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE). We also use an ozone air purification treatment in our vehicles before every tour
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
We will pick you up in the morning and take you on this rich with culture and history hiking through Basque Highlands. On the way to the starting point, your guide will give you an introduction on the history of the area, and what to expect throughout the day.
Admission Ticket Free
Santuario de Aranzazu
Next, we will stop at the 1950’ Sanctuary of Arantzazu - a majestic monument rising above craggy rocks that is considered one of the most avant-garde religious structures in the world! Leading Basque artists like Néstor Basterretxea, Eduardo Chillida and Jorge Oteiza contributed to this incredible project. Surroundings of the Sanctuary are breathtaking!
Admission Ticket Free
Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park
With the spiritual energy of basilica we will start the ascent of Mount Aizkorri. Without a doubt, these rocky peaks are not only the highest but also the most scenic formations of sharp limestone massif in the Basque Country.
The path will take us first through a treeless but green landscape filled with ‘latxa’ sheep and local legends. With time, grazing pastures will turn into rugged rocks and above the mountains will appear gliding birds of prey: peregrine falcon, griffon vulture, booted eagle…
At the top of the mountain we will enjoy panoramic views and a well-deserved rest! It’s a perfect moment to eat delicious lunch made of highest quality local specialities like Idiazabal cheese, cured sausages, ham and tuna fish from a nearby port.
Admission Ticket Free
I don't typically write reviews, but our guide Ernes was absolutely wonderful. He took good care of my friend and I, was very informative of the area, pleasant to talk to, and patient with us, in particular coming down from the top. He made sure we took it slow and did not rush us. The scenery was breathtaking, and we enjoyed every step of the way. We got to see horses and sheep along the way. Definitely worth it!!
Perfect hiking tour!
I took the Aizkorri tour with Ernes today. Absolutely amazing experience. We had a great conversation about Basque culture, possible adventures and geopolitics. Ernes and his team travel a lot and they are very knowledgeable about food, drinks and adventures :) We also had a picnic made of local food. Delicious!
I'm very happy I took this tour as without Ernes it would have been very very hard to get to this mountain on my own. I have hiked around Europe quite a lot and it's my goal to cross Pyrenees next year and Ikusnahi team gave me a lot of tips on the crossing as they also have a base in the mountains!
I fell in love with San Sebastian and Ikusnahi Tour is a major reason for that! Highly recommended :)
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