- Half-day tour from San Sebastián to the Way of St James (Camino de Santiago)
- Walk along the medieval Christian pilgrimage trails around Ulia Mountain
- Admire breathtaking coastal scenery that featured in The Way, a 2010 film featuring Martin Sheen
- Enjoy a boat ride around Pasaia San Pedro
- Relax in a terrace bar and enjoy a pintxo (Basque tapas) and txakoli, the local white wine
- Explore the atmospheric streets of Pasaia and learn about Victor Hugo, a French poet who loved the village
- Enjoy a Basque products picnic when stopping for a break at Ulia Mountain
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is an exciting way to experience a small part of the Way of St James pilgrimage route and to immerse yourself into the Basque culture. The walking tour is challenging but your funny guide makes it entertaining! At the end, chat with fellow group members over delicious Basque food!
What You Can Expect
Known as the Way of St James or the Pilgrims’ Way, the coastal trail is now as popular for its views as it is for its history, offering incomparable vistas of San Sebastian and the Basque Coast. Made famous from the 2010 American film The Way (featuring Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez), the trails are perfect for scenic walks with the Lighthouse of La Plata as one of the main landmarks to explore.
Follow your guide along the Way of St James’ rocky paths, enjoying stops a plenty to soak up the panoramas. The route heads down the hill and goes at a steady pace, allowing you to focus on the idyllic scenery stretched out before you. Stop in Pasaia San Pedro on the Bay of Pasaia, and learn about local village life and culture, hearing tales of pelota (a Basque boules game) and rowing competitions that take place in the town. Then, board a sightseeing boat across the inlet towards the port side of Santiago Square.
Stroll to one of the town’s elegant terrace bars and take a seat to admire the views. Enjoy a pintxo along with a glass of txakoli, the local slightly fizzy, dry white wine. After some well-earned relaxation time, continue walking to Pasaia – a captivating coastal village where the 19th-century French poet Victor Hugo found inspiration. Explore the narrow streets of the town with your guide, and then travel back to San Sebastian by public transportation.
Your tour finishes at the start point in Gros, San Sebastián.
The hiking tour with Tomasz is a must do! The trails, cliffs and ocean views are unique and breathtaking. Tomasz is beaming with enthusiasm, knowledge and made the trip even more enjoyable. The trip also includes visits to a couple of small, picture-perfect fishing villages that are really something to witness. If you are in San Sebastian, this hiking trip along the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage trail is a must do to really feel part of the community and surroundings!
This was a fantastic walk, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it if you are visiting San Sebastian. Amaia was a terrific guide, extremely knowledgable and I learnt so much about the history and culture of the area and the country...and where to get the best local pintxos! The walk takes in stunning scenery along the coast and over the mountain, and wandering around the fishing villages and tasting local wine and cheese was great.