Leave San Sebastián and explore the Way of St James (Camino de Santiago), a medieval Christian pilgrimage route that overlooks the breathtaking Basque Coast. Known for its poetic views, the trail hugs the side of Ulia Mountain – an area of unspoiled natural beauty – and the tour includes a leisurely paced walk along its most scenic stretch. Ride by boat from Pasaia San Pedro to Santiago de Compostela, relax in a terrace bar with Basque tapas and local wine, and then explore Pasaia village.
- Free snacks included
- Instant Confirmation
- Snacks and Beverages included
Meet your guide in the Gros area of San Sebastián, and then travel by air-conditioned minibus to Ulia Mountain, just east of the seaside town. The mountainside is etched with a centuries-old walking trail that was once a Christian pilgrimage route to the town of Santiago de Compostela, where St James’ remains are said to be buried.
Known as the Way of St James or the Pilgrims’ Way, the coastal trail is now as popular for its views as it is for its history, offering incomparable vistas of San Sebastian and the Basque Coast. Made famous from the 2010 American film The Way (featuring Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez), the trails are perfect for scenic walks, so hop out of your minibus at the Lighthouse of La Plata to explore.
Follow your guide along the Way of St James’ rocky paths, enjoying stops a plenty to soak up the panoramas. The route heads down the hill and goes at a steady pace, allowing you to focus on the idyllic scenery stretched out before you. Stop in Pasaia San Pedro on the Bay of Pasaia, and learn about local village life and culture, hearing tales of pelota (a Basque boules game) and rowing competitions that take place in the town. Then, board a sightseeing boat to cross the waters to Santiago de Compostela.
Stroll to one of the town’s elegant terrace bars and take a seat to admire the views. Enjoy two plates of pintxos along with a glass of txakoli, the local slightly fizzy, dry white wine. After some well-earned relaxation time, continue walking to Pasaia – a captivating coastal village where the 19th-century French poet Victor Hugo found inspiration. Explore the narrow streets of the town with your guide, and then travel back to San Sebastian by minibus.
Your tour finishes with a drop-off at the start point in Gros, San Sebastián.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 12 years
- Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Local guide
- Pintxos (Basque tapas)
- Glass of wine
- Boat ride
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gros, central San Sebastián
Returns to original departure point