Combine your love of walking and beautiful nature when you join us on a hike along the Flysch Trail in Zumaia. Here in the Basque Coast Geopark, you will discover surreal rock landscapes shaped over millions of years and spectacular views of the Cantabrian Sea.
Zumaia Flysch Trail
We will meet up at the chosen time in Ignacio Zuloaga Enparanta square, where the Urola and Narrondo rivers meet.
Then we take a brief stroll through the historic centre of Zumaia. We will pass in front of the 13th-century San Pedro church which seems to resemble an imposing fortress more than a Catholic temple.
We will also see the exterior of other important buildings such as the Palace of Zumaia, which still retains its medieval elements, and the Convent of San José, which serves as a hostel for the Camino de Santiago.
After this tour, we will set off on a wonderful hike along the Flysch Trail. Along the way, you will hear all about how this geological phenomenon originated and how it features in landscapes all around the world. Part of the Basque Coast Geopark and protected by UNESCO, the route offers one of the best views of the Basque coastline.
Crossing over idyllic hills, we reach the hermitage of San Telmo, the patron saint of sailors. This small 16th-century temple is spectacularly situated on a cliff edge overlooking the ocean. You will also enjoy a panoramic view of Itzurun beach, where scenes from the series 'Game of Thrones' were filmed.
Afterwards, we will descend to Algorri Cove where you will encounter beautiful fossils from the time of the dinosaurs!
After the walk, your guide will accompany you to a tavern where you can taste a local 'pintxo' snack with a drink included. After three hours of beautiful nature and stunning basque landscapes, we will finish the tour in this venue located in the old town of Zumaia, after three hours full of nature, hiking and amazing scenery.
What is Flysch?
The so-called 'flysch' are rock formations of great value because they allow us to study what the Earth was like 50 million years ago. These rocks, formed by layers of different types of stones, form a curious landscape on the Basque Coast.
Difficulty of the route
This 2-mile hike is of medium difficulty, so most travellers can participate. However, the activity is not recommended for people with heart problems or back problems.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 8 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Tour at 4pm
Children from 13 to 17 years oldUS$ 34.30
Children from 3 to 12 years oldUS$ 22.50
Children under 3 years oldFree
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
English speaking guide.
Snack of Pintxo and drink.
Traditional ‘Makila’ walking stick.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - What happens if it rains?
A - As long as the weather conditions aren't too bad, the tour will still take place in the event of rain. The tour guide will provide you with a poncho to protect you from the rain, so you can still enjoy it as normal.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Ignacio Zuloaga Enparantza Square, Zumaia