We are situated in the traditional Basque farmlands of the western Pyrenees, which offer a very different walking experience from the glaciated valleys of the high Pyrenees or the Alps. These landscapes are softer, dissected by hundreds of mountain streams and river valleys, and dotted with tiny medieval villages and isolated homesteads. Each turn of the path reveals another landscape and breathtaking views while griffon vultures fly high in the sky above us.
Decide over breakfast on our terrace which landscape or village to visit each day. No rush. No timetables. And if you prefer to pass the morning curled up with a book on our terrace, so be it. There are walks for most levels (see below). And I am here too to kidnap you from time to time and to entertain you with the legends and stories of the paths you walk. Apart from a guided orientation walk on the first day to understand the lie of the land, a couple of optional, guided walks are also offered during the week, picking up on themes from our tailor-made guided walking weeks.
These walking holidays are ideal for walkers joining a self-guided walking holiday for their first time. We are there to help at every moment and, naturally, if you want a lift up the hill at the end of the day, I will drop down to get you!