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Half-Day Way of St. James Hiking Tour from San Sebastián provided by San Sebastian Urban Adventures

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Half-Day Way of St. James Hiking Tour from San Sebastián

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures have received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Spend a half-day away from the crowds of San Sebastián and immerse yourself in nature on a hiking tour of Mount Ulia. Follow the “Camino de Santiago” and learn more about the ridge’s history from your local guide. Admire the striking Basque landscape, visit local villages, and gain insight into local life, with a sightseeing boat tour across Pasaia San Pedro’s bay. A complimentary glass of txakoli (sparkling white wine) is included.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mariaren Bihotza
    20013 Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    Mariaren Bihotza Church. Meet under the clock tower (it can be seen from Zurriola beach). Avenida de Navarra 3 (“Hiribidea” in Basque). There is an AVIA petrol station next to it. GPS coordinates: 43.326230, -1.971086
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    Monte Ulia
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pasaia
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Mariaren Bihotza
    20013 Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    Mariaren Bihotza Church. Meet under the clock tower (it can be seen from Zurriola beach). Avenida de Navarra 3 (“Hiribidea” in Basque). There is an AVIA petrol station next to it. GPS coordinates: 43.326230, -1.971086
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Gain insight into the history of Mount Ulia from your local guide
  • Sample a complimentary glass of txakoli as you relax on a terrace mid-hike
  • Enjoy an active sightseeing experience
  • Admire striking Basque vistas and visit local villages along the way
What to Expect
Begin your tour at a central location in San Sebastián, where you'll meet your guide and group. Then, begin your journey to Mount Ulia. As you hike the former pilgrimage route, listen to your guide share insights into the path’s age-old legacy and admire striking views along the coastal trail. Pause in Pasaia San Pedro and discover more about village life and culture. Hear about the town’s traditional rowing competitions and games of “pelota” and then enjoy an illuminating cruise of the bay toward Santiago Square. Here, alight and visit a nearby terrace bar and relax with a refreshing glass of txakoli (sparkling white wine). When replenished, continue by foot to Pasaia. Explore the village’s charming streets and then catch a public bus back to San Sebastián. Enjoy the ride back to the city, before the tour concludes back at the original point of departure.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mariaren Bihotza, 20013 Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Local drink
  • Boat crossing of the estuary
  • Bus ride back to San Sebastian
  • Entry/Admission - Monte Ulia
  • Entry/Admission - Faro de la Plata
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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 hiking shoes
  • Not recommended for participants with heart problems or high blood pressure and should be avoided by those with hip or knee replacements or anyone who is afraid of heights. Please contact us if you have any concerns regarding the physical requirements of the tour; private tours are available for those looking for a slower pace.
  • This is a 8.5 km hike, designed to take three hours with an extra two hours at the end to enjoy the town of Pasaia and come back to San Sabestian by public bus.You'll be walking up a steep hill at the beginning that lasts for 1.5 km. The terrain isn't rocky but there will be lots of steps to climb! The rest of the hike lasts for 7 km and while it is more moderate, you will need to navigate your way across a few rocks, which can be challenging for some. During each section, the total gain of altitude is about 180 m (360 m in total). .
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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MMo wrote a review Aug. 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina2 contributions
So happy we joined this tour! It was a wonderful and educational experience. Alin is an excellent Guide!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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lmontoya wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Angel was great. He didn’t just tell us about the sites but gave us a good history of the city. He was friendly and made our hike pleasant.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Louise T wrote a review Oct. 2019
Matamata12 contributions1 helpful vote
What a great tour! It was raining when we started and that made the track quite slippery, however we are still very glad we did the hike as it was amazing! Our guide Lillian was fantastic - she had good english, and not only did she have good knowledge of the tour and the
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Fernando P, Eigenaar at Half-Day Way of St. James Hiking Tour from San Sebastián
Responded 13 Mar. 2020
Thanks a lot, we're happy you had such a good time and experience with our guide Lillian.
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Ruth L wrote a review Sep. 2019
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We had a wonderful group spending half day together hiking and talking. Our guide is Carlo. He is wonderful with lots of patience with everyone to introduce everything about Basque. The view along the trail is amazing! Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Fernando P, Eigenaar at Half-Day Way of St. James Hiking Tour from San Sebastián
Responded 13 Mar. 2020
Good to hear you managed this beautiful part of The Camino, the views are amazing indeed! We can't get enough of it!
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Discover88572 wrote a review Sep. 2019
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My wife and I had a truly wonderful hike with our guide Angel who was very friendly, quite knowledgeable, and made the trip very worthwhile. It was so much fun. Also reasonably easy for this couple aged 64 and 68. Highly recommend this hike and guide.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Fernando P, Eigenaar at Half-Day Way of St. James Hiking Tour from San Sebastián
Responded 12 Mar. 2020
Great to hear you had such a nice hike with Angel, it is a wonderful route indeed. See you again, cheers!
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Great food tour in San Sebastian
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