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Hiking the St. James Way

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Private Tour Starting Price

Please note: This is an 8.5 km hike, designed to take three hours with an extra two hours, in the end, to enjoy the town of Pasaia and come back to San Sebastián by public bus. You’re walking up a steep hill at the beginning that lasts for 1.5 km. The terrain isn’t rocky but there are lots of steps to climb! The rest of the hike lasts for 7 km and while it is more moderate, you need to navigate your way across a few rocks, which can be challenging for some. During each section, the total gain of altitude is about 180 m (360 m in total).

This hike is not recommended for those suffering from heart problems or high blood pressure and should be avoided by those with hip or knee replacements or anyone who is afraid of heights. Please contact us if you have any concerns regarding the physical requirements of the San Sebastián hiking tour; private tours are available for those looking for a slower pace.

San Sebastián Hiking Tour Highlights

Don’t have enough time to walk the entire Camino de Santiago? Join this San Sebastián tour to get a taste of ‘The Way’ in a day. Hike a stunning stretch of coastline, cross an inlet by boat, then kick back in a bar with a wine in hand.

  • Discover the breathtaking views of St. James Way in the Basque country.
  • Hike along the coastal paths in San Sebastián and take in the beautiful scenery.
  • Take the road less traveled with your local guide and explore some secret San Sebastián spots.
  • Take a boat ride to a neighboring town to discover another slice of local life.
  • Sip regional wine as you soak up your surroundings.

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a local drink, and the return boat crossing of the sea pass.

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature and tips and gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Mariaren Bihotza Church. Meet under the clock tower (it can be seen from Zurriola beach). Avenida de Navarra 3 (“Hiribidea” in Basque). There is an AVIA petrol station next to it. (GPS coordinates: 43.326230, -1.971086). View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 8.30 AM
  • Ending point: Mariaren Bihotza Church in the Gros area.