Tag: Basque country

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances: Estella-Los arcos

DISTANCE : 22.41K ELEVATION GAINED : 383M ELEVATION LOST : 368M DIFFICULTY: Easy (but 12k with no water or supplies) Yet another fantastic day- the secound half did drag on a bit I must say but it has been a wonderful day! I set…

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances: Cirauqui – Estella

DISTANCE 13.9KM Another short day for me, I am really enjoying this approach! Ideally I would have carried on as I finished early but its really hard finding places that accept dogs. The next dog friendly hostel is in Los Arcos so I will…

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances : Puente la reyna – Cirauqui

I am writing this from an albergue in Cirauqui that accepts dogs. It is called Casa de Ocogida Bidegain. There is very limited signal so I can not access my blog. I am writing this as a text message so I can copy and…

LIVE FROM TRAIL Camino Frances: Pamplona – Puenta de la reyna

DISTANCE: 24.92 ELEVATION GAINED: 484m ELEVATION LOST: 541m DIFFICULTY: easy to moderate What a stunning day we have had on a fantastic track all along the way. I was expecting the elevation and gradient to be much harder than it was but all that…

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances : Espinal to Pamplona

DISTANCE : ~40KM ELEVATION GAIINED : ~300 – 400M DIFFICULTY : Easy but relentless WOW!!! what a long day, we really set ourselves up for a long one! Haha! So generally really lovely walking conditions on lovely built paths making very pleasant walking indeed….

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances: San Jean Pied de Port and the Pyranees

Ok so walking across the Pyranees turned out to be in terrential rain with no visability and we were advised to take the road route. This would have meant lots of walking in terrential rain with 2 dogs on a lead, on a busy…

CAMINO DEL NORTE Stage 1: Irun-San Sebastian

Difficulty: Moderate, hard in places Distance: 26km Elevation gained: 823 meters Elevation lost: 820 meters What a beautiful start to the Camino del Norte and boy have you got to work for those views! I left the albergue in Irun, took a left up the…

Urkulu: A nature reserve and lake in the heart of the Basque Country

This nature reserve with a huge lake is a little gem in the province of Gipuzkoa. It is a really easy walk for all abilities and ages. Even if you don’t fancy a walk there are many benches, toilets and fountains at the entrance and dotted…

Mountain: Gorbea (1481m)

This is one of the highest mountains in the province of Alava, I think its one of the highest in the Basque Country too (possibly the 10th highest or something). So the setting is in a natural park (Gorbeiako parke naturala) and is an…

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino del norte : Irun to San Sebastian

Distance : 26km Elevation gained : 823 meters Elevation list : 820 meters Difficulty : moderate So what a lovely day; scenery, weather and San Sebastian was the perfect treat at the end of the day! I love this city! Hiking wise it’s been…

Mountain: Kurtzeberri (1112m)

This is a beauty little mountain, stunning views throughout and easy access too. It takes an hour and a half, maybe 2 to get right to the top and is a good work out once you have done it. The name ‘kurtzeberri’ is a…

Walking the old railway in Spain

So I went for a brief walk in a new place today. Basically The Basque Country, infact the whole of Spain has all the old abandoned train lines which are now walk ways. You could literally walk forever just through these walk ways. So…