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Hiking the St James Way and Winery Visit

Donostia, Spain

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Experience hosted by Angel

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

After travelling from Donostia to Zarautz by train, we will start our hike in the small city of Zarautz, where we'll visit the old town and market, to understand how the society of the basque coast has evolved through time.

Afterwards, we will follow the very old "Camino del Norte" up the hill. It'll be challenging at the beginning, but we'll walk near a centuries old chapel, admire vast D.O. Getariako Txakolina vineyards and the colourful rural landscape by the ocean, everything while you learn about this incredible ancient route and region.

As a great reward to hour effort and instead a common pilgrim's day, we will descend the hill and stop at my favourite DO Getariako Txakolina winery, where they'll show you how they produce the local white wine in a more responsible and environmentally friendly way. There'll be wine tasting, snacks and we'll have a great moment with the family that owns and run the vineyard. We can even get some bottles for a cheaper price than in the stores if you want!

We will finish our experience wondering between the narrow medieval streets of Getaria, where the biggest sailor of all time lived and where the architecture has remained untouched for centuries.
I'll be more than happy to suggest places for eating after this experience or assist you on your way back home.

Come and lets hike and drink!
Other things to note
The hike is very easy and less than 5km between the two villages but if you are suffering from hearth problems or are not comfortable with doing proper physical activities I wouldn't recommend it.
After travelling from Donostia to Zarautz by train, we will start our hike in the small city of Zarautz, where we'll visit the old town and market, to understand how the society of the basque coast has evolved through time.

Afterwards, we will follow the very old "Camino del Norte" up the hill. It'll be challenging at the beginning, but we'll walk near a centuries old chapel, admire vast D.O. Getariako Txakolina vineyards and the colou…

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What's included

  • Food
    At the vineyard you'll get to try the local Anchovies and White Tuna couple...
  • Drinks
    At the vineyard we'll sample three of their Txakoli wines
  • Tickets
    Entry to the winery
  • Transportation
    One way train ticket from Donostia to Zarautz
  • Equipment
    A makila traditional walking stick and use of umbrella and poncho in case o...
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Mon, Feb 1
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$101 per person
$101 per person
Tue, Feb 2
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$101 per person
$101 per person
Wed, Feb 3
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$101 per person
$101 per person

Meet your host, Angel

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 5 Reviews
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Hi there! My names is Angel and I'm a nature & wine lover, freelance tour guide and hill walker. Environmental manager in the past and now nature tour guide, I also run other nature based experiences in the Basque country.
I live next to Getaria, the land of the DO Getariako Txakolina white wine, and this astonishing section of the Way of Saint James.
As an experienced hiker, while studying tourisms and hiking this beautiful coast I met a family that is the only one producing Txakoli in a more environmentally responsible way in the area (since around 100 years!) and felt in love immediately. Not just because of the great taste, but because I know the environmental impacts that viticulture can have in nature and knowing that they care, really gave me hope.
Hi there! My names is Angel and I'm a nature & wine lover, freelance tour guide and hill walker. Environmental manager in the past and now nature tour guide, I also run other nature based experiences in the Basque country.
I live next to Getaria, the land of the DO Getariako Txakolina white wine, and this astonishing section of the Way of Saint James.
As an experienced hiker, while studying tourisms and hiking this beautiful coast I met a family that is the only one producing Txakoli i…
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Where you'll be

During our walk we will visit a family run DO GetariakoTxakolina winery where we'll get the chance to try and buy some locally and responsibly produced Txakoli white wine at a cheaper price than in the stores. We'll walk a less common part of the Way of Saint James, walking by buildings that have stories from 2000 year ago until nowadays.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Heidi
November 2019
Great walk! Very doable for all fitness levels and in sneakers. Angel communicates very well and clearly knows a lot about the area. Highly recommend!
Tóth
October 2019
It was an absolutely great journey with Angel! Our FAMILY with 3 children found it fairly tough to have the feeling of a tiny pilgrimage and sometimes easy to enjoy the nature and togetherness. Angel told us good stories and legends. The vinary was lovely. Highly recommended!
It was an absolutely great journey with Angel! Our FAMILY with 3 children found it fairly tough to have the feeling of a tiny pilgrimage and sometimes easy to enjoy the nature and…
Judith
June 2019
We had a great trip with Angel, he’s a very knowledgeable guide and took us on a great walk. The combination of nature, geology, history, culture and wine tasting makes for a very varied and enjoyable day
Michael
November 2018
A very enjoyable walk through some very pretty rolling countryside with an opportunity to try the local wine. Angel is very good company and knows a lot about the Basque region and culture. I learnt a whole lot of new things as well as about lesser-known places to visit which turned out to be really interesting. Thanks Angel !
A very enjoyable walk through some very pretty rolling countryside with an opportunity to try the local wine. Angel is very good company and knows a lot about the Basque region and…
Anuntxi
November 2018
Experiencia inolvidable !!! Gracias a Ángel pase una mañana excepcional este jueves día 8. Supe de Ángel gracias a un amigo que había hecho una visita guiada con él por el flysch. Quedamos en Getaria a las 10:00 h. y después de dar una vuelta por el casco antiguo, subimos por el Camino de Santiago por donde ya se asoman algunas viñas de txakoli, nuestra primera parada es la Txakolindegia Gaintza, había que comprar txakoli!!!. Justo al lado hay un albergue “KANPAIA”, seguimos pasando por Akarregi, estamos rodeados de un mar de viñedos, ya han recogido la uva y el colorido del otoño con sus amarillos, ocres, tostados… es alucinante!!! Llegamos al barrio de San Prudencio, cuya preciosa ermita es de origen medieval, Ángel me propone desviarnos del camino para enseñarme primero un bosque de encinas, que no son muy comunes en esta zona, y luego un bosque “encantado” donde un autor anónimo ha pintado diferentes figuras de animales, ágilas, txantxangorri, reptiles… aprovechando los troncos y las formas de las rocas…imposible dar con el lugar si no me hubiera llevado Ángel, las vistas espectaculares…la costa vasca y el mar por un lado y los viñedos por el otro. Seguimos en la ruta del Camino de Santiago hasta el barrio de Askizu, rodeado de viñas, la Iglesia de San Martín con su antiguo frontón, el Albergue Municipal …todo muy bien cuidado, desde aquí se divisa ya el espigón y la desembocadura del Urola y a medida que vamos bajando se va asomando el pueblo de Zumaia, la panorámica es de postal, y por si fuera poco el tiempo fue mejorando y brillaba el sol, mejor imposible !!! Había que reponer fuerzas y Angel me lleva a probar la sopa de pulpo del Atari, las croquetas de pulpo, el txakoli…todo buenísimo, también me acerqué al Amama a probar la tosta de ahumados…prometí que volvería. Ha sido un lujo hacer esta ruta con Ángel, fantástico guía, no solo por sus conocimientos del entorno sino también por su amabilidad, gracias por haberme hecho pasar una experiencia inolvidable!!! Mila esker Ángel !!! Anuntxi
Experiencia inolvidable !!! Gracias a Ángel pase una mañana excepcional este jueves día 8. Supe de Ángel gracias a un amigo que había hecho una visita guiada con él por el flysch.…

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    8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    $81 per person, previously $101

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Raincoat in case of rain

Suitable hiking foot wear