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Pyrenean Experience dates and prices 2022:
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Last minute specials 2022: Due to a last-minute cancellation we have a final double/twin room from the 6th - 13th October 2022 on our Total Basque Mountain Experience Walking Week. Self-guided option €1100 or fully guided option €1500. Please enquire.

Pyrenean Experience dates and prices 2023:
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Dates 2023 Courses 2023 (Click description bar below chart for details)
Monday 22nd – 29th May 2023 Spanish Language Immersion (Intermediate) 
Thursday 1st – 8th June 2023 Total Basque Mountain Experience Self-Guided Walking (LAST ROOM)
Monday 12th - 19th June 2023 Total Basque Mountain Experience Self-Guided Walking (FULL)
Wednesday 21st – 28th June 2023 Total Basque Mountain Experience Self-Guided Walking
Monday 3rd – 10th July 2023 Total Basque Mountain Experience Self-Guided Walking
Thursday 13th - 20th July 2023 Spanish Language Immersion (Advanced) (LAST TWO ROOMS)
Monday 24th – 31st July 2023 Creative Writing Retreat (run independently by Diana Friedman.)
Friday 4th – 11th August 2023 Creative Writing Retreat (run independently by Diana Friedman.)
Monday 21st – 28th August 2023 Spanish Language Immersion (Elementary)
Thursday 31st August  7th September 2023 Spanish Language Immersion (Intermediate)
Monday 11th – 18th September 2023 Total Basque Mountain Experience Self-Guided Walking
Thursday 21st  28th September 2023 Total Basque Mountain Experience Self-Guided Walking
Monday 2nd - 9th October 2023 Total Basque Mountain Experience Self-Guided Walking
Thursday 12th - 19th October 2023 Total Basque Mountain Experience Self-Guided Walking

Total Basque Mountain Experience Self-Guided Walking Holidays

This blend of self-guided and guided walks includes:

  • Welcome reception and introduction to the culture of the Basque Pyrenees.
  • On the first day we lead our guests on a guided orientation walk onto the ridgetops above the house in order to set reference points for the week’s self-guided walks. There are over 10 circular self-guided walks from the door of the house.
  • Over and above the first day's orientation walk, during the week, we ALSO offer, free of charge, an optional couple of shorter guided walks where we share our knowledge of the culture, traditions and history of the Basque mountain people.
  • 14 detailed maps of the area plus detailed walking and cultural notes. Access to our private Wikiloc page and online maps.
  • An exclusive Basque culinary and culture programme of events tailor-made for our guests each week.
  • Logistical backup and support.
  • There is 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.
  • NO CAR NEEDED ALL WEEK. ALL WALKS FROM THE DOOR.

See the full description of the Total Basque Mountain Experience Self-Guided Walking Holidays

Prices

1550 Euros

*per person based on 2 people sharing

Price includes: a double/twin en-suite room at our beautiful privately-owned farmhouse. We provide you with full continental breakfasts, a lunchtime buffet/sandwich service and four delicious three-course evening meals with wine. On the nights that we do not cook an evening meal, the house kitchen is always full of bread, hams, cheeses, salad, wines, beer etc. for guests to make themselves a light dinner. However, on the three days that we do not offer full evening meals, we encourage our guests to help support the local community by making the most of the charming, family-run restaurants in the many villages found on our walks. Throughout the whole week, guests are invited to make themselves at home and help themselves freely, and without cost, to the drinks and light food always available at the house. (Payment in pounds sterling is possible.)

Pyrenean Experience dates and prices 2023 (See above)

Spanish Language Immersion Courses

Price includes full-board accommodation with own/en-suite bathrooms at our family farmhouse. (We have just 5 rooms so our groups are always small and personal.) 5 full, 3-course meals and 6 light lunches/dinners. A unique 5-day walking and cultural programme with ongoing 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 a free day, midweek, guests often venture off to explore the nearby towns of San Sebastian/Hondarribia or Pamplona. There is also an easy local bus service from San Sebastian to our nearby village of (Santesteban/Doneztebe) from where we are happy to pick up our guests. (Please enquire).

See the full description of the Spanish Language Immersion Courses

Prices

1900 Euros (no single supplements)

(Price can be paid in GB pounds sterling, please enquire.)

Pyrenean Experience dates and prices 2023 (See above)
(other dates may be put on through the year)

Other available options:

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.

B & B IN A WALKERS PARADISE

Our beautiful guesthouse is also open for B & B during the year (outside our course dates) with access to our 200 km of walks from the door of the house, all maps and use of our private guest kitchen, living room, gardens and terraces.

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