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Walking the UNESCO'S Basque Coast Geopark in Zumaia

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    Stop At: Ruta Del Flysch, Churruca square z / g, Zumaia Spain

    We will discover hidden fossils and talk about the history of this unique place. We'll then head off the beaten path to a hidden viewpoint with astonishing views of the Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark. An area that holds 60 million years of our planet's history!

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Casa Olazabal, Olazabal Idazkaria Kalea 1, 20750 Zumaia Spain

    We will learn about the history of this palace and rocks that were used to built this palace and other along the Basque coast.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: San Juan Iturria, Zumaia Spain

    We will talk about some aspects of the modern life of the people of the Basque coast and how the cinema and TV have put this village and the Basque country on the map.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter the Apostole Parish, San Pedro Kalea, 8, 20750 Zumaia Spain

    we will see it from outside and learn about the history of the village and the rocks that were used for building it

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Playa de Itzurun, 20750 Zumaia Spain

    This is one the most beautiful beaches in the whole of the Cantabric sea. There we will experience and learn about how is that we can find this incredible geological formations there and what is that they can tell us. We'll do some fossil hunting and admire the views.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ermita de San Telmo, San Telmo, S/N, 20750 Zumaia Spain

    We will learn about the history of this place, discover hidden fossils and admire the sea views from the chapel.

    We'll then descent to Algorri rocky cove where secrets of the past will be unmasked and you'll learn about the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, along with enjoying more astonishing views.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Basque Coast Geopark, 1 Flysch Moda Zumaia-Deba-Mutriku, San Sebastian - Donostia Spain

    The tour will run at the little village of Zumaia, visiting sights and interpreting the cultural and natural heritage of the Geopark.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Easo Plaza, 20006 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    2: Ignacio Zuloaga Enparantza Plaza, 20750 Zumaia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Atari taberna, Ardantzabidea, 16, 20750 Zumaia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    • Professional guide
    • Beverages
    • Local taxes
    • Snacks
    • Makila traditional walking stick during the tour
    • Use of Poncho in case of rain
    • For the morning depature: One way train ticket from Donostia / San Sebastian to Zumaia
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions for the afternoon departure
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This was a fabulous tour. I cannot recommend it enough if you are anywhere near Zumaia in Basque Country. Angel was so knowledgeable about the area's geology, history, people and tapas restaurants - and explained everything in a way that leaves you both with a...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Josie H
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Our group of four had a wonderful experience on Angel’s walking tour in the Geopark. Walking through 110 million years worth of history in the layers of rocks was fascinating. Angel’s knowledge of history, geology and the region was excellent and added a lot of...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank Haley P
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We spent a fascinating morning with Angel in and around Zumaia. He linked the stories of the old town, the buildings, their stones and the rocks of the beautiful coastline into a 3 hour trail. We travelled backward in time 110 million years. Angel is...More

    Thank 28SallyB28
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Angel's tour took us places that we would not have found on our own. It was a great experience, some nice exercise and educational about the geography.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Lisa H
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Angel is very interesting and knowledgeable. He ties history and geology together, using creative analogies making the information interesting and easy to understand. The hike isn’t long, but parts are a bit challenging so you should be able to walk well and be in relatively...More

    2  Thank janasilvey
    basquenomads, Owner at Basque Nomads, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Jana, thank you very much for sharing your feedback here on TripAdvisor with other people. I'm glad you found the walk to be doable but overall, enjoyable. thanks for commenting on the way I explain things and the spectacular views. Have a great time...More

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    Iana D
    6 October 2019|
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    Response from basquenomads | Property representative |
    Hi Iana, recently I have opened an option departing from san sebastian at 09:30, otherwise the afternoon departure at 16:00 could do for you, but you'll have to go to Zumaia by yourself. There are plenty of train or bus... More
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