A thoroughly revised new edition of the first guide to describe walks and drives in the Basque Country, which runs east from Bilbo in Spain to Biarritz in France. The book explores the coast and inland, throughout the seven provinces making up the area - from the lush green flanks of the Pyrenees with their picture-postcard villages to famous places like Pamplona and the Pilgrims' Route to Santiago de Compostela.
The entire Basque coast is mostly very rugged, with many thriving fishing towns and villages, plus the added attraction of splendid beaches. Inland the countryside is more mountainous, with lush green countryside.
Don't miss the award-winning Guggenheim Museum in Bilbo, the Pilgrims' Route to Santiago, the San Fermines fiestas at Irua-Pamplona, or stunning coastal resorts like Donostia-San Sebastin and Biarritz. But most of all, explore the remote picture-postcard villages and lush mountainous countryside straddling both sides of the Pyrenees - preferably on foot.
The best months for walking in the Basque Country are from May to October, but many of the walks can be done all year round.
[[ 50] long and short walks for all ages and abilities
[[ 19 short walks especially designed for motorists
[[ 1:50,000 topo maps
[[ 8 car tours
[[ fold-out touring map showing walk locations ideal for planning
[[ timetables for local transport
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