“One of the best holidays of my life. Fantastic walks with breath-taking scenery. This is a 'must do' holiday for anybody with an interest in: Spanish language, anything Basque, walking, mountains, food and drink, culture, history.” Alex. Sweden. Engineer.

Pyrenean Experience Dates & Prices

2019 & 2020

Please click on the Pyreanean Experience holiday titles below to see dates and prices:

Elementary Level

(Part Immersion)
 
Friday 29th May - 5th June 2020ES1
Thursday 30th July - 6th August 2020ES2

More Dates: Beginner Spanish students may also take a  Spanish course during one of our Total Pyrenean Experience Self-Guided Walking Weeks.

Intermediate Level

(Total Immersion)
Last Place 2019: 19th - 26th October (1300 €)

Friday 8th - 15th May 2020

IS4

IS1

Thursday 9th - 16th July 2020IS2
Friday 4th - 11th September 2020IS3
Spanish Conversation available on our Total Pyrenean Experience Walking Weeks

Upper-intermediate / Advanced Level

(Total Immersion)
Tuesday 19th - 26th May 2020AS1
Monday 20th - 27th July 2020AS2
Saturday 17th - 24th October 2020

Spanish Conversation available on our Total Pyrenean Experience Walking Weeks

AS3
Prices

1500 € OR £1125 + 250€*

* Due to current fluctuations in £ Sterling we ask our UK clients to pay part of the price in £'s and the remainder in our local currency (Euros) on the day of arrival: either in cheque or currency. This covers immediate direct local costs and is part of the total price. In the case of a last minute cancellation these final 250€ will not be charged. There will be absolutely NO MORE costs during your stay.

Price includes ABSOLUTELY everything and there are NO single supplements. Price includes full-board accommodation with own / en-suite bathrooms at our family farmhouse. (We have just 5 / 6 rooms). All food, all wine, all restaurant meals. A unique 5-and-a-half-day walking/cultural/gastronomy programme with on-going professional Spanish immersion teaching and conversation throughout all activities. ALSO  ten hours of formal Spanish lessons and grammatical tuition by a highly qualified teacher. On the first day of the holiday we offer a free shuttle service from Biarritz airport at specific times. There is also an easy local bus service from San Sebastian and Pamplona to our nearby village of (Santesteban/Doneztebe) from where we are also happy to pick up our guests.

DATES 2020

Friday 29 May – 5 June 2020  /  Monday 8th – 15th June 2020  /  Thursday 18 – 25 June 2020 / Thursday 9th – 16th July 2020  /  Monday 14 – 21 September 2020  /  Monday 28 September – 5 October 2020  /  Thursday 8th – 15th October 2020

SPANISH OFFER

For those interested in learning Spanish during our self-guided holiday weeks we can sometimes offer guests a package of 10 hours of professional Spanish language tuition at beginners level. (With a possibility of other levels). This combines both formal, professional language tuition and informal Spanish language conversation. This Spanish option is charged at 200 Euros extra per booking on the self-guided walking weeks.

Prices

1100€ OR (£745 + 250€ )*

(per person based on 2 people sharing)

* Due to current fluctuations in £ Sterling we offer our UK clients the chance to pay part of the price in £'s and the remainder in our local currency (Euros) on the day of arrival: either in cheque or currency. This covers immediate direct local costs and is part of the total price. In the case of a last minute cancellation these final 250€ will not be charged. There will be absolutely NO MORE costs during your stay.

Price includes: a double en-suite room on full-board house-party basis. We provide full continental breakfasts, a lunchtime sandwich service and a full three-course evening meal with wine. Guests are invited to make themselves at home in the kitchen, dining room and library and help themselves to coffee, tea, beer, wine and biscuits etc. 

The price also includes:

  • Welcome reception and introduction to the Basque culture of the Baztan Valley and the Basque Pyrenees.
  • Several guided orientation walks to set reference points for the week’s walking and give insights into the culture and traditions of the Basque mountain people. 
  • Local maps, detailed walking and cultural notes and access to our private Wikiloc page and on-line maps. 
  • An exclusive Basque gastronomy and culture programme of events tailor-made for our guests each week and NOT available to the general public.
  • A free shuttle service from Biarritz airport at specific times. There also exists an easy local bus service from San Sebastian to our nearby village of (Santesteban/Doneztebe) from where we are also happy to pick up guests.

GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS WITH BASQUE PAGAN CULTURE AND GASTRONOMY

Walking & Midsummer Fiestas
Thursday 18th - 25th June 2020GW1
Walking & Pagan Basque Rituals

Tuesday 11th - 18th August 2020

Monday 14th - 21st September 2020

GW2

GW3

Walking & Autumn Celebrations
Monday 28th Sept - 5th October 2020

 

Thursday 8th - 15th October 2020

GW4

 

GW5

Prices

2020: 1500€ OR (£1125 PLUS €250)*

* Due to current fluctuations in £ Sterling we ask our UK clients to pay part of the price in £'s and the remainder in our local currency (Euros) on the day of arrival: either in cheque or currency. This covers immediate direct local costs and is part of the total price. In the case of a last minute cancellation these final 250€ will not be charged. There will be absolutely NO MORE costs during your stay.

 

Price includes ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING and there are NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS. Price includes full-board accommodation with en-suite bathrooms at our family farmhouse. (We have just 5 / 6 rooms meaning these are very personal and exclusive holidays). All food, all wine, all restaurant meals. A unique 5-and-a-half-day walking/cultural/gastronomy programme. On the first day of the holiday we offer a free shuttle service from Biarritz airport at specific times. There is also an easy local bus service from San Sebastian and Pamplona to our nearby village of (Santesteban/Doneztebe) from where we are also happy to pick up our guests.

Creative Escapes & Cosy Retreats in the Pyrenees

Sunday 20th - 27th November 2019

Sunday 15th - 22nd March 2020

Full board in en-suite rooms with full use of the house. Unlimited food & wine. Log fires and lots of winter walks from the farmhouse door with detailed maps and notes. Communal evening dinners around the kitchen table. Pick up from Biarritz of Santesteban (at certain times). £750 or 840 Euros all inclusive. NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS.

There are NO hidden extras and NO single supplements.

MORE INFORMATION

Please ask us for further information and a levels sheet.

TAILOR-MADE WEEKS

We also organise tailor-made weeks for individuals and groups all year round.

HOUSE TO RENT

Sometimes our guest house is free to rent. It has 5 en-suite bedrooms and open-plan kitchen/dining room/living rooms/terraces/wifi etc.

HOUSE PARTIES

House parties organised for walking and rambling groups at special rates

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