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Flysch Walking Tour at the Basque Coast Geopark

Join a 3-hour guided walking tour that will take you to discover the amazing flysch rock formations of the Coastal Geopark of the Basque Country. With a geological history of 50 million years, the cliffs have regained a well earned popularity through "Game of Thrones", as the surrounding landscape of Dragonstone.


Highlights · Flysch Walking Tour in the Basque Coast Geopark

Flysch Walking Tour in the Basque Coast Geopark
  • Explore the landscapes and history of a unique UNESCO Global Geopark.
  • Enjoy the amazing views and iconic natural features.
  • Learn about our Planet's history, while enjoying a wonderful walk.
  • Snack to a typical "pintxo" for a taste of the famous gastronomy of the Basque Country.

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Flysch Walking Tour at the Basque Coast Geopark

What to expect?

Flysch Walking Tour at the Basque Coast Geopark

Join this amazing walking tour and experience the unique landscapes of the Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark.

The Tour starts in Zumaia, famous for its geological heritage, where you will walk along some of its most important streets and buildings. Here you will discover hidden fossils in the walls and steps, but also learn about the history of this unique place. Afterwards, we will go off the beaten path to a hidden viewpoint with unique views of the Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark. An area that holds more than 50 million years of the Earth's history! After admiring the landscape you'll go down to Itzurun beach to learn and experience its geological heritage. We will then head towards  an iconic chapel - the rocky cove of Algorri, where amazing details of our Planet´s history and biodiversity will be revealed to you. The tour finishes with a taste of local "pintxos & drinks", such as the traditional octopus soup or other sea food based local tapas, served in hidden gastronomical corners.

Price includes a highly qualified and experienced local guide, a "pintxo" (vegetarian and gluten free options are available), a drink (local cider or Txakoli are highly recommended), a "Makila" (traditional walking stick), a poncho (waterproof cape) and reusable bag (for the rubbish).

This is an activity suitable for everyone and is perfect to enjoy with family & friends.

Price and optionals

Flysch Walking Tour at the Basque Coast Geopark
  •   From: € 35.00 per person
  •   Includes:
    • Tour Guide
    • Snack

Important info

Flysch Walking Tour at the Basque Coast Geopark
  •   Duration: 3 hours
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Beginner
  •   Difficulty level: Easy
  •   Languages spoken: English, Spanish
  •   Minimum booking (nº of participants): 1
  •   Maximum booking (nº of participants): 8

To fully enjoy this activity, please bring comfortable trekking or walking shoes and water. A camera is always a brilliant idea!


Underage kids need to be accompanied by an adult.

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Flysch Walking Tour at the Basque Coast Geopark

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Total Reviews: 2 Votes (10/10)
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Unregistered user (12/12/2018)

It was a solo trip and tour for me, and Angel still puts in a ton of effort to make it fabulous. He is very knowledgeable about the region, the town, the modern history, the people, and of course the geological aspects of Zumaia. If you do not know the difference between a sedimentary and a metamorphic rock, don’t worry! There is some vague memory of those terms from some science class years and years ago, so in my ignorance, Angel was very patient about summarizing the basics and teaching accordingly. Anyhow, the tour really helped put my trip into the Basque Region into some sort of context, and it was an excellent supplement to the Museo San Telmo. The views and the scenery were much better than I would have ever seen on my own. The walk in and out of the city was moderate; although there was a big hill to climb, the walk up to the whale watching spot was very gradual and pleasant. As I was there on a rainy/stormy day, Angel was careful with the weather and the poncho he provided definitely came in handy! The pintxo at the end of the tour was the best I tried during my time in the Basque Region. Oh, and Angel brought along his camera (high quality) and took pictures along the way. He sent them to me the following day, and that was a very nice touch. If you are concerned about getting to Zumaia from San Sebastián, I understand! I was a little apprehensive about trekking that way without a rental car, but it was actually fairly easy. Angel recommended that I take the 13:50 Euskotren train from San Sebastián (Amara Donostia) for the 3pm hike. I believe it takes 38 minutes to get from Amara Donostia to Zumaia. Once you arrive at the station, you will walk about 0.5 miles to the meeting place. I just bought a ticket at the station kiosk before each trip (2.55 Euros).

Unregistered user (12/12/2018)

Zumaia and its surrounding are beautiful and Angel is a great guide. He is educated and very well informed about everything so you could enjoy a lot of information and exquisite surroundings. Angel took us on a trip through Zumaia, its history and the history of the Earth. We visited a nice pub to taste the famous octopus soup and some txacoli wine. A five star experience and a tour with a value of 60 million Euros... How’s that possible? Apply and you’ll learn by yourself!

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Member of Wildsea Europe since 13/11/2018
Basque Nomads
We run nature interpretive tours
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Zumaia Gipuzkoa Basque country (Spain)

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Unregistered user (12/12/2018)

It was a solo trip and tour for me, and Angel still puts in a ton of effort to make it fabulous. He is very knowledgeable about the region, the town, the modern history, the people, and of course the geological aspects of Zumaia. If you do not know the difference between a sedimentary and a metamorphic rock, don’t worry! There is some vague memory of those terms from some science class years and years ago, so in my ignorance, Angel was very patient about summarizing the basics and teaching accordingly. Anyhow, the tour really helped put my trip into the Basque Region into some sort of context, and it was an excellent supplement to the Museo San Telmo. The views and the scenery were much better than I would have ever seen on my own. The walk in and out of the city was moderate; although there was a big hill to climb, the walk up to the whale watching spot was very gradual and pleasant. As I was there on a rainy/stormy day, Angel was careful with the weather and the poncho he provided definitely came in handy! The pintxo at the end of the tour was the best I tried during my time in the Basque Region. Oh, and Angel brought along his camera (high quality) and took pictures along the way. He sent them to me the following day, and that was a very nice touch. If you are concerned about getting to Zumaia from San Sebastián, I understand! I was a little apprehensive about trekking that way without a rental car, but it was actually fairly easy. Angel recommended that I take the 13:50 Euskotren train from San Sebastián (Amara Donostia) for the 3pm hike. I believe it takes 38 minutes to get from Amara Donostia to Zumaia. Once you arrive at the station, you will walk about 0.5 miles to the meeting place. I just bought a ticket at the station kiosk before each trip (2.55 Euros).

Unregistered user (12/12/2018)

Zumaia and its surrounding are beautiful and Angel is a great guide. He is educated and very well informed about everything so you could enjoy a lot of information and exquisite surroundings. Angel took us on a trip through Zumaia, its history and the history of the Earth. We visited a nice pub to taste the famous octopus soup and some txacoli wine. A five star experience and a tour with a value of 60 million Euros... How’s that possible? Apply and you’ll learn by yourself!

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