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Half-Day Way of St. James Hiking Tour from San Sebastián

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Leave San Sebastián and explore the Way of St James (Camino de Santiago), a medieval Christian pilgrimage route that overlooks the breathtaking Basque Coast. Known for its poetic views, the trail hugs the side of Ulia Mountain – an area of unspoiled natural beauty – and the tour includes a leisurely paced hike along its most scenic stretch. Enjoy a boat ride around Pasaia San Pedro, relax in a terrace bar near Santiago Square with Basque tapas and local wine, and finally explore Pasaia village.
  • Gain insight into the history of Mount Ulia from your local guide
  • Sample a complimentary glass of txakoli as you relax on a terrace mid-hike
  • Enjoy an active sightseeing experience
  • Admire striking Basque vistas and visit local villages along the way
What to Expect
Begin your tour at a central location in San Sebastián, where you'll meet your guide and group. Then, begin your journey to Mount Ulia. As you hike the former pilgrimage route, listen to your guide share insights into the path’s age-old legacy and admire striking views along the coastal trail.
Pause in Pasaia San Pedro and discover more about village life and culture. Hear about the town’s traditional rowing competitions and games of “pelota” and then enjoy an illuminating cruise of the bay toward Santiago Square. Here, alight and visit a nearby terrace bar and relax with a refreshing glass of txakoli (sparkling white wine).
When replenished, continue by foot to Pasaia. Explore the village’s charming streets and then catch a public bus back to San Sebastián. Enjoy the ride back to the city, before the tour concludes back at the original point of departure.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Angel was a fantastic guide teaching us about Basque country and about "The Way" Camino de Santiago. As Angel said it is a proper hike and there are inclines and rocky areas, but the views...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Maria V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 stars to this tour. A fabulous introduction to El Camino by our guide Angel, who gave us the history of The Way as well as the contemporary politics. Would highly recommend. Family of four with two teenage boys.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Eithne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a fantastic walk along the track with another couple and a wonderful tour guide called Angel. The walk could be a little tricky with rocks and hills but not terrible. Angel had heaps of information and interesting things to share, we learnt lots...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Breanna H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carlo is a kind considerate and fun tour guide and the route was amazing! The beautiful hills, woods, views over the cliffs, breathtaking!! Carlo showed me little things I would never have known about on my own; the laundry well, fresh mountain water taps, the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank FarAway315814
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having travelled around a few of the starting points of the El Camino and having watched the film ‘The Way’ we were very keen to try a day walk on part of the trail. We booked the half day tour to get a taste of...More

Thank judymstewart62
Fernando P, Owner at San Sebastian Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi judymstewart62, Thank you for your review, we are very happy about your experience with our guide Angel. Good to hear after watching the movie, doing a part of the camino yourself. It is a special experience with amazing views!

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5 August 2019|
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Response from judymstewart62 | Reviewed this property |
We were a group of three. Not sure if the maximum numbers but I do know they keep it small numbers
14 June 2019|
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Response from MikeVDE27 | Reviewed this property |
Sneakers are fine - but not flimsier that that - no flip flops
18 September 2018|
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Response from NatalieC3308 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would agree with Meg. Maybe just let your guide know about the cliff edges, but I felt very safe.
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