Hiking and yoga in French Basque country
Hiking and yoga in French Basque country
Hiking and yoga in French Basque country

Hiking and yoga in French Basque country

  • Unique landscape of the Basque hills
  • Hotel with a spa and relaxation area
  • Working on physical well-being
  • Delicious homemade cuisine
  • Gentle hiking routes

Enjoy a pampering wellness package: gentle walks to recharge your batteries; balanced, tasty meals, daily Hatha Yoga to awaken your life energy and breathtaking landscapes that invite you to relax and take a deep breath.

Think of it as a physical awakening: the daily walks are accompanied by morning and evening yoga sessions. Your accomodation's relaxation and spa area as well as its cocooning garden invite you to relax and meditate before you will be pampered with homemade dishes for dinner.

Price from 875,- €

Hiking and yoga in French Basque country

Guided tour, 6 days

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Itinerary

Day 1: Ossès and Mount Oylarandoy

Welcome to the heart of the Basque Country! Participants meet at 9:30am at the SNCF train station in Saint Jean de Luz. They can opt for the pick-up service at Biarritz airport at 8:15 am (please ask in advance). Transfer from St Jean-de-Luz for a walk on the slopes of the Oylarandoy mountain (933m).

Participants continue to Ossès, a charming village with typical red Basque houses. Check-in at the hotel and first yoga session.

Leg duration: 3hrs - difference in elevation: +300m/-300m. Duration of transfer: 1hr

Day 2: Larla and the mountain ridges of Iparla

After a morning yoga session, hike to the heights of Larla (705m), from where you overlook the Nive valley above Saint-Martin-d'Arrossa. Enjoy the view of the ridges of Iparla, adorned with red sandstone peaks.

Leg duration: 4hrs - difference in elevation: +500m/-500m

Day 3: Hasparren and the Mondarrain summit

An easy hike on the slopes of Mondarrain with beautiful beech forests. The peaceful nature is only broken by a herd of horses or fascinating birds of prey in the sky. Particpants will visit and walk through the village of Hasparren on the way back.

Leg duration: 3hrs 30min - difference in elevation: +380m/-380m. Duration of transfers: 1hr

Day 4: Harriondi and the mountain massif of Iparla

Participants navigate their way around Harriondi at the foot of the Iparla massif with its characteristic ochre tones. Participants can decide whether they want to mount the Harrihandi. The view of the Baïgura mountain and the "Penas d'Itchusi" opposite is worth the effort.

Leg duration: 4hrs - difference in elevation: +500m/-500m. Duration of transfers: 15min

Day 5: Ispuéguy, St Jean-Pied de Port and certified Ossau-Iraty cheese

Participants will be transferred to the Ispuéguy Pass, where the day's hike begins on a ridge path. They will see the top of the Orhy in the distance behind the mountainous landscapes. Next, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, a historic Basque village.If time permits, the group can decide to visit the Aldudes cheese dairy (visit not included in price) to discover the history of the protected Ossau-Iraty sheep's cheese.

Leg duration: 3hrs 30min - difference in elevation: +300m/-300m. Duration of transfer: 15min

Day 6: End of the journey

Departure after breakfast so that participants are in St Jean-de-Luz around 12 o'clock

Duration of the transfer to St Jean-de-Luz: 50min.

For more information, you can request our detailed information sheet by e-mail. Please indicate the tour you are interested in.

Travel dates

  • May 02nd, 21 – May 07th, 21
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  • May 16th, 21 – May 21st, 21
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  • May 30th, 21 – Jun 04th, 21
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  • Jun 13th, 21 – Jun 18th, 21
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  • Jun 27th, 21 – Jul 02nd, 21
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  • Jul 04th, 21 – Jul 09th, 21
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  • Jul 11th, 21 – Jul 16th, 21
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  • Jul 18th, 21 – Jul 23rd, 21
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  • Jul 25th, 21 – Jul 30th, 21
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  • Aug 01st, 21 – Aug 06th, 21
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  • Aug 08th, 21 – Aug 13th, 21
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  • Aug 15th, 21 – Aug 20th, 21
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  • Aug 22nd, 21 – Aug 27th, 21
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  • Aug 29th, 21 – Sep 03rd, 21
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  • Sep 05th, 21 – Sep 10th, 21
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  • Sep 12th, 21 – Sep 17th, 21
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  • Sep 19th, 21 – Sep 24th, 21
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  • Sep 26th, 21 – Oct 01st, 21
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  • Oct 03rd, 21 – Oct 08th, 21
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  • Oct 16th, 21 – Oct 21st, 21
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Price per person in a double or twin room

Single room supplement: €255

Our journey begins and ends at the station of St Jean-de-Luz. The journey to and from St Jean-de-Luz station and an extension of your stay must be arranged by yourself.

Please indicate the number of people in your party and the dates of your stay when making your request.

Services

Price includes:

5 nights in hotel with full board (picnics at lunchtime), guide and qualified yoga teacher, minimum 1 hour yoga per day, transfer to and from St. Jean-de-Luz station, transfer to the various starting points of the hike, access to the spa and relaxation area of the hotel (except special treatment areas).

Guaranteed Departure

Departure guaranteed from 5 participants (max.: 15 participants)

Not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

Cancellation period by the tour operator: 21 days before the start of the trip.

Accommodation

The owners of your comfortable and cozy hotel have run the place for 3 generations. Its Basque buildings lend the place an authentic, traditional charm. The Spa Nahia at the hotel invites you to relax and feel good.

Catering

Participants will receive picnic lunches to take along, dinner will be served in the accommodation. The cook will prepare delicious and fresh dishes for you. Homemade pastries for breakfast.

Level of difficulty: easy to medium

Well feasible for people who exercise regularly. 3 to 5 hours of hiking per day on paths with a slight and sometimes steeper gradient.

Yoga: feasible for everyone

There will be daily yoga classes. The Hatha Yoga Path combines physical exercises, conscious breathing (breathing dynamics), concentration exercises and meditation that appeal to people at every level. Through certain postures and breathing techniques yoga enables us to develop an inner vitality that releases enormous energy and well-being.

Travel guide

We assure participants a certified French mountain guide with a state diploma. He is a specialist of the region as well as for yoga.

Getting there

We recommend an eco-friendly train ride with the TGV (French long-distance train) or night train to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, these can be from Paris via Bordeaux or from Lyon via Toulouse and Pau.

Transfer from/to Biarritz for an extra charge. Please inquire in advance.

Further information can be found in our detailed technical data sheet.

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