Featured holiday Across the Basque Country to the Atlantic walking holiday Basque Country, France

6 nights/5 walking days
This is a 6-night self-guided walking holiday in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the French Basque country from a pilgrimage town on one of the Camino routes to the fishing port of St Jean to Luz on the coast. Your itinerary includes sections of the GR10. You stay in characterful, high quality auberges as well as owner-manager boutique hotels. The walks are not difficult, being Grade 2, and you are mainly in the foothills of the Pyrenees rather than in the high mountains.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • 5 dinners
  • 5 picnic lunches
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • People transfers as described
  • Pick up from Biarritz airport or St Jean de Luz railway station and return to Biarritz airport or St Jean de Luz railway station
  • Relevant map (1/25 000 scale) and detailed notes describing the trail
  • Creative Walks own regional information
  • English-speaking emergency assistance 24 hours a day

Across the Basque country to the Atlantic self-guided walking holiday with 6 nights in France with luggage transfer

Highlights

St Jean Pied de Port • Col d’Ispeguy • Iparla • Bidarray • Artzamendi • Pas de Roland • Itxassou • Mont Mondarrain • Espelette • Ainhoa • Sare • La Rhune • Ascain • St Jean de Luz

Walking information

• Average between 6-12 miles/10.5 and 19 kms per walking day • Average of between 3 and 6 hours’ walking per day • Grade 2 difficulty • Ascents and descents of 200 to 700 metres • Most days offer itinerary choices of longer and shorter walks • Recommended 1 June to 15 October • Suitable for anyone who enjoys a good walk

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for six nights.

From about

£980 1 to 30 June, 1 Sep to 15 Oct

£1,070 1 Jul to 31 Aug

Holiday Code CWFR09

Additional nights can be added before, after or during the tour.

Across the Basque country to the Atlantic self-guided walking holiday with 6 nights in France with luggage transfer

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for six nights.

From about

£980 1 to 30 June, 1 Sep to 15 Oct

£1,070 1 Jul to 31 Aug

Holiday Code CWFR09

Additional nights can be added before, after or during the tour.

Our prices include ● Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
● 5 dinners
● 5 picnic lunches
● Luggage transfer between hotels
● People transfers as described
● Pick up from Biarritz airport or St Jean de Luz railway station and return to Biarritz airport or St Jean de Luz railway station
● Relevant map (1/25 000 scale) and detailed notes describing the trail
● Creative Walks own regional information
● English-speaking emergency assistance 24 hours a day

Additional information This holiday can be operated on any day of the week subject to availability.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for six nights.

From about

£980 1 to 30 June, 1 Sep to 15 Oct

£1,070 1 Jul to 31 Aug

Holiday Code CWFR09

Additional nights can be added before, after or during the tour.

Our prices include • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
• 5 dinners
• 5 picnic lunches
• Luggage transfer between hotels
• People transfers as described
• Pick up from Biarritz airport or St Jean de Luz railway station and return to Biarritz airport or St Jean de Luz railway station
• Relevant map (1/25 000 scale) and detailed notes describing the trail
• Creative Walks own regional information
• English-speaking emergency assistance 24 hours a day

The journey and how you get there The nearest airport to the start of the tour is Biarritz but there are more flights into Bordeaux. The closest railway station to the start and end of the tour is St Jean de Luz.

Additional information This holiday can be operated on any day of the week subject to availability.

Across the Basque country to the Atlantic self-guided walking holiday with 6 nights in France with luggage transfer

Hotels included in this tour
Examples of hotels in this tour

These are examples of the accommodation used - a mixture of 2-, 3- and 4-star auberges and hotels. Because some of the accommodation have a limited number of rooms, alternatives may be offered at the time of booking. Saint Jean Pied de Port, Hotel les Pyrenees Bidarray, Hotel Barberaenea (Hotel Ostape can be booked at a supplement) Itxassou, Hotel de Chene Espelette, Hotel Chilhar Sare, Hotel Arraya St Jean de Luz, Hotel les Almadies

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for six nights.

From about

£980 1 to 30 June, 1 Sep to 15 Oct

£1,070 1 Jul to 31 Aug

Holiday Code CWFR09

Additional nights can be added before, after or during the tour.

Our prices include • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
• 5 dinners
• 5 picnic lunches
• Luggage transfer between hotels
• People transfers as described
• Pick up from Biarritz airport or St Jean de Luz railway station and return to Biarritz airport or St Jean de Luz railway station
• Relevant map (1/25 000 scale) and detailed notes describing the trail
• Creative Walks own regional information
• English-speaking emergency assistance 24 hours a day

The journey and how you get there The nearest airport to the start of the tour is Biarritz but there are more flights into Bordeaux. The closest railway station to the start and end of the tour is St Jean de Luz.

Additional information This holiday can be operated on any day of the week subject to availability.

Across the Basque country to the Atlantic self-guided walking holiday with 6 nights in France with luggage transfer

Highlights of French Basque Country

Sample traditions such as pelota and pimento festivals. Local crafts such as the makhila walking stick, fine linens and Thalassotherapy are also available throughout the region. There are excellent golf courses and sandy beaches. Notice the red and green timbered houses.

Climate of French Basque Country

Average air temperatures by month in centigrade: Jan: 10.0, Feb: 9.4, Mar: 12.2, Apr: 19.5, May: 18.0, Jun: 23.7, Jul: 27.2, Aug: 25.7, Sep: 24.2, Oct: 19.7, Nov: 15.4, Dec: 11.0. Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France.