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Zumaia Flysch Trail Hike
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Zumaia Flysch Trail Hike

9.80 / 10
Essential tour if what you want is to learn in addition to taking beautiful photos. Our guide Angel is really good at explaining technical concepts in a way that anyone can understand.
10 Cristina
  • The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages. English
  • 3 hours

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.

Covid-19 Measures

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. The client must bring their own mask.
  • 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.
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Tour at 4pm
Adults Children from 13 to 17 years old Children from 3 to 12 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 44.70
US$ 34.10
US$ 22.30

Tour at 4pm

  • Adults

    US$ 44.70
  • Children from 13 to 17 years old

    US$ 34.10
  • Children from 3 to 12 years old

    US$ 22.30
  • Children under 3 years old


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3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.


English speaking guide.

Snack of Pintxo and drink.

Traditional ‘Makila’ walking stick.

Rain poncho.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 44.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Ignacio Zuloaga Enparantza Square, Zumaia