SAILING HOLIDAY IN HENDAYE, BASQUE COUNTRY
To truly get away from it all, this Sea Trails holiday, starting in Hendaye, offers four days of hiking to explore the Basque Coast. Sleep on board a sail boat as the welcome guests of a yachtsman and share in the authenticity of the region in the company of your host. Nature lovers are in for a unique and rich experience.
Your stay with a yachtsman promises new encounters and special moments with locals who share a passion for the sea. This original form of accommodation, based on the principles of green tourism, uses existing equipment and is perfectly suited to the exploring and preserving nature.
Spend your days in the great outdoors on beautiful walking trails that you can explore at your own pace. Your skipper will take you to the starting point of your hike by boat. Discover the spectacular Route de la Corniche, the coastline trail which links Hendaye to Bidart.
In Hendaye, visit the magnificent Château d’Abbadia, a castle-observatory of Gothic Revival and Orientalist architecture, and a listed Historical Monument and Maison des Illustres. Head for the Fort de Socoa, built by Vauban in 1627 to protect the bay and its harbour. Discover Saint-Vincent Church, a listed Historical Monument, and Sainte-Anne Chapel.
You can also take advantage of Hendaye, the last coastal town before the Spanish border, to explore the Spanish Basque Country and the towns of Pasaia, San Sebastien, Orio, Gueteria and Zumaia.
Spend your days on dry land and your nights at sea in your host’s nomadic home. Once on board, take off your walking boots and enjoy a dip in the sea before cocktails. Lively discussions are in store as walkers and sailors swap their anecdotes of the day.
Imagine waking up on a yacht in the port of Hendaye in the Basque Country. After a night in the harbour, your host awaits you on deck for a breakfast like no other. As you eat, take in the view of the mountains while the waves lap gently against the boat, then head off to hike the coastline!
The Sea Trails are a wonderful way to experience slow travel in a region where nature is king.
TO GET EVEN MORE OUT OF YOUR HOLIDAY:
- The Sea Trails team will put you in contact with yachtsmen who welcome you on board for a half-board package.
- In four days of walking, you can cover between 17 and 95 kms.
- Overnight rates include accommodation on board, half-board, insurance, initiation to the world of sailing and the recommendations of an ambassador of the region.
- Other Sea Trails itineraries available.