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Experience the life, landscapes, languages and food of the Basque Pyrenees

Self-guided and Guided Walks from the Door

Spanish Language Immersion & Walking Holidays

House Party Ethos

Basque Pagan Culture & Traditions

Inside Stories

Basque Food and Culture

Vulture Breeding Grounds

The Personal Touch!

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“The Pyrenean experience was truly a tonic for body and mind. Physical exertion and mental stimulation coupled with exhilarating views, great conversation with new friends made this holiday feel like I'd been transported a million miles away”. Cherry. Teacher. Cambridge.

Holiday Types

Walking, Basque Food & Pagan Fiestas

Walking, Basque Food & Pagan Fiestas

Our guided walks through the white-washed villages and medieval landscapes of the Basque Pyrenees offer a unique invitation to join pagan fiestas and village feasts.

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Self-Guided Walking & Basque Food

Self-Guided Walking & Basque Food

Independent travellers enjoy a fairy tale week of ‘car-free’ walking with 200 kms of circular walks from our farmhouse door. Great Basque village restaurants en route.

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Immersion Spanish Language Holidays

Immersion Spanish Language Holidays

Join our Spanish family, friends, farmers, cooks and musicians for a unique Spanish house party with glorious country walks and round-the-clock Spanish tuition.

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More than just Walking Holidays in the Pyrenees

Each evening winds down with dinners on the terrace and a lively, intercultural – often multi-lingual – meeting of minds. We open our doors for a few weeks a year to a limited number of guests and no two weeks are ever the same!

Unique House Party Holidays at our Pyrenean Farmhouse:

For years our Basque farmhouse and family summer house – on the outskirts of the Baztan valley in the Spanish Pyrenees - has run an open house for walkers, linguists and discerning travellers from all over the world. Our international ‘house-parties’ offer far more than a mere walking holiday in the Pyrenees, or a Spanish language course in Spain, they offer guests a home-from-home and a cultural ‘base camp’ from which to explore these wildly beautiful Basque landscapes.

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THE BAZTAN TRILOGYMore info

THE BAZTAN TRILOGY

The international best seller, The Invisible Guardian, the first of Dolores Redondo’s Baztan Trilogy, is an atmospheric crime fiction blending FBI forensics with Basque myths and superstitions, based here in the Baztan Valley. The film by producer Peter Naderman, (Milennum and Wallander), will no doubt cast a spot light on these deeply traditional mountain villages of the Basque Pyrenees. Our walks in the Baztan valley visit the villages of The Baztan Trilogy; Elizondo, Irurita and Arizkun, and are not only accompanied by the stories of the shepherds, witches and smugglers that forged them, but also by the Basque myths and traditions that The Baztan Trilogy brings to light.
Who?

Who are we?

I am English and host our house parties together with my Basque/Spanish partner, Iñaki, and my rambunctious young English /Spanish / Basque daughter, Marion (who without a doubt presents me with the steepest learning curves of all!). We feel totally integrated into the local community and family, friends, farmers, millers, cooks and musicians often join us and enlighten our guests to facets of life in the Basque Pyrenees.  Vultures, lace petticoats, watermills, Snowflake and Blackie – perhaps the odd smuggler - enter the plot!
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Where

Where are we?

Our farmhouse is an eagle’s eyrie in a Pyrenean paradise (my morning cup of tea inevitably goes cold just starring out of the window!). We live in northern Navarra in the mountain village of Ituren, (known for the pagan Basque traditions of the ‘Joaldunak’) and San Sebastian, Pamplona and Biarritz are less than an hour away. Over the years I have documented over 200kms of circular walks from the farmhouse door linking the surrounding villages and their great Basque restaurants. This network of walks offers our guests glorious ‘car-free’ weeks of 'Sound-of-Music' styled walking in the Pyrenees.

Why

Why do we do it?

We love our work and are acutely aware that these cultural exchanges with our guests vastly enrich our lives. Our ethos is relaxed and informal, the international house-party spirit is dynamic and fun and every meal and glass of wine is on the house (which seems the only civilised way to run a holiday!). But do not be deceived, we are also a team of highly focused professionals, passionately dedicated to all we do. Is there any reason why the two should not go hand in hand.

We are Georgina, Marion and Iñaki
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Georgina loves her work

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