- ABOUT US
- HOLIDAY TYPES
- THE FARMHOUSE
- BAZTAN VALLEY
Our relaxed guided walking weeks are run in English and offer a unique experience of the beautiful, fairytale landscapes of the Basque Pyrenees which still escape the main tourist trail. We walk the hills and celebrate feasts and fiestas with locals, shepherds and personal friends.
Each evening we run private dinner parties 'en famile' and organise an exclusive programme of cultural events; wine seminars, cooking demonstrations and music concerts. And as the evening unwinds we reveal the history, traditions and secrets of these Basques medieval landscapes (and - at times - other secrets too!).
Putting my hand in the fire (and there are fires to put hands in!) I promise guests some of the most charming and uncharted walks in Western Europe.
Wednesday 18th - 25th September 2019
This week coincides with the ancient Basque festival in my village of the Joaldunak - a festival dating back to pre-christian times, studied by anthropologists worldwide. This is NOT a tourist affair and we have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to integrate and mix with the Basque mountain community.
Friday 21st - 28th June 2019
NEW also Monday 3rd - 10th June
The nights are long and we can dine out on the terrace watching the sun set on the valley below our house. On the 23rd June, the eve of San Juan, the Basque mountain villages erupt with pagan fire festivals and dance offering us an opportunity of joining in.
Monday 30th September - 7th October & Thursday 10th - 17th October 2019
In autumn the deciduous trees of oak, chestnut, walnut, ash and beech transform into a kaleidoscope of golds, reds and tangerines. Add the lively village calendar of harvest and mushroom festivals, and the opening of the cider houses, and this is a spectacular time to explore the Basque Pyrenees.
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 1/2 day walking/cultural/gastronomy programme. We also provide a free pick-up travel service at specific times.