- GEORGINA HOWARD
- HOLIDAY TYPES
- DATES 2022
- PRESS & REVIEWS
From the UK there are flights to Bilbao and Biarritz airports.
Local Bus Service
The journey here through the Pyrenees is beautiful and there are easy public transport connections to the area from San Sebastian, Irun, Bilbao and Pamplona.
Bilbao airport is the largest international airport in the area and has an easy hourly shuttle to San Sebastian. From San Sebastian and Pamplona there is a stress free local bus service to our area with the bus company La Baztanesa. Guests wanting to join us at our farmhouse should get off at the village of Santesteban /Donesztebe which is just 15 minutes from the house and we can happily pick you up there.
Free Pick Up Service
If necessary we can also offer a free pick-up service (once a day and at a specific time) from San Sebastian and San Sebastian airport if there are problems with the local bus timetables from San Sebastian to Doneztebe/Santesteban. Due to the disruption to travel services due to Covid we suggest that guests joining our programmed guided and self-guided walking holidays or Spanish Language Immersion Courses find their way via Bilbao airport to San Sebastian and onwards rather than coming via France and Biarritz. Please get in touch with me closer to the date of travel to confer on current conditions.
As you will see on the map, Ituren is a small village in the western Pyrenees in the Basque Country to the north of Navarre. Our mountain guesthouse in Ituren is actually situated 4 km from the village, high up in a tiny shepherding hamlet of about 20 people and 700 sheep! Ituren is situated just 30 minutes south of the French border, an hour south-west of Biarritz, an hour south-east of the glorious seaside town of San Sebastian and an hour north of the medieval town of Pamplona. For those travelling to our Basque Country Walking Centre by car here is the exact GPS location to be followed BUT PLEASE do not follow the directions given to the house by Google Maps as it takes you up a potholed mountain track to the house. ASK ME for easier directions to the farmhouse - unless you have a good 4 wheel drive! Our Basque Country walking centre in Ituren is not the easiest to find however if we want any social life at all (or to run a business), we have to give very clear written directions. Please ask for a well-tested directions sheet!