The Pyrenean Experience. A fantastic mountain retreat in the Pyrenees and the base for our guided walking and self-guided walking holidays with insights into local basque culture and gastronomy.
From the Pyrenean experience
For years our Basque family farmhouse near the Baztan valley in the Spanish Pyrenees has run a limited number of exclusive ‘open-house’ weeks for walkers, linguists and discerning travellers from all over the world. With space for just a handful of guests each week our international ‘house-parties’ offer more than a mere walking holiday in the Pyrenees, or a Spanish language course in Spain, they offer guests a home-from-home and a cultural ‘base camp’ from which to explore these wildly beautiful Basque landscapes.
In a no-man’s land between Spanish Navarre and the Basque Country lie the ‘hobbit-like’ farmlands of the Basque Pyrenees. These tourist-free lands, often known as the ‘Basque Bermuda Triangle’, offer magical walking terrain.
Our Pyrenean farmhouse lies at the heart of these landscapes, surrounded by white villages with medieval church spires and terraced fields; you will think you have stumbled onto a Tolkien screen set!
Cooking lessons, wine tastings, music recitals and history talks enter the plot – perhaps the odd Basque pagan festival too. So join us back-stage to experience a fairytale landscape that you probably never knew was here!
More than just Walking Holidays in the Pyrenees. Each evening winds down with dinners on the terrace and a lively, intercultural – often multi-lingual – meeting of minds. We open our doors for a few weeks a year to a limited number of guests and no two weeks are ever the same!
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