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Hiking works as a therapy for the body and mind. Not only for working out, but hiking a section of Santiago trail in San Sebastian and its surroundings will add the benefits of the green environment, the overwhelming landscape, the views from the mountains and the sea.

Each route, each mountain and each path are different worlds. In this opportunity we suggest you a 14 kilometers route from Igeldo Mount, in San Sebastian, towards the fishing town of Orio. This is a medium level flat route, relatively easy to carry out. A route which combines highways and trails through wooded areas full of beautiful landscapes and that is also part of the network of pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela. In this case in its variant of the “northern trail”.

Following this hiking route in San Sebastian we are going to pass in front of lots of traditional farmhouses which dot the green meadows of the Basque Country with colors and we are going to visit the legendary hermitage of San Martin. The sea will be accompanying our steps, and all along the path we are going to meet horses, cows, chickens sitting on huge bushes full of blooming hydrangeas.

If you want to complete one more section of the traditional Santiago trail in San Sebastian, while you are staying in the city you may also intend to walk the stage Pasajes-San Sebastian.

Description of the activity

To start walking this route we head towards el Antiguo neighborhood set on Igeldo Mount which one we are going to cross leaving behind us its famous amusement park, not so valious for its attractions but for its spectacular sights of the city, and the lighthouse which protects it.

We are going to go on crossing a section which is part of Santiago trail and which runs along the coast and afterwards we are going to finish in the urban center of Orio village where we will be able to enjoy its traditional fishing port and shipyards.

During the trip which lasts approximately four hours you will enjoy unrival panoramic views of the Gipuzkoan coast. All the tour will be supervised by a local high mountain guide who will show you all the most important places and will point the best directions and steps so as not to miss anything.

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San Sebastián

4 hours.

Min & Max persons:

Maximum: 10 participants.


Wear comfortable clothes and light boots or sneakers.


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