A true delight for nature, wine and food lovers who enjoy active and hands-on exploration of the local culture. Discover impressive cliffs of Zumaia, hike through hilly Txakoli wine country and finish up in the medieval village of Getaria famed for its grilled fish and legendary personalities.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We will pick you up in the morning and drive to a village of Zumaia. On the way to the starting point, your guide will give you an introduction on the history of the area, and what to expect throughout the day.
Zumaia is one of the main entrances to the UNESCO geopark. It’s a perfect place to admire incredible, vertical rock strata cutting into the ocean. We’ll stop next to the picturesque San Telmo chapel located right on the edge of a cliff and talk about flysch and karst. The experience wouldn’t be complete without trekking to the lookout located on the very tip of the cliff – take a deep breath and follow the guide!
From the seaside we take a short drive to the beginning of our trail that forms a part of St. James pilgrimage. It’s a beautiful, 2 hour walk through hills covered with Txakoli vineyards and ‘bodegas’. You will learn about the history of the region and also have a chance to observe the traditional way this refreshing, white wine is grown. Wine landscape & the blue ocean horizon – pure pleasure.
Next stop, Getaria – true Txakoli heaven! Getaria is one of four Txakoli wine regions and also the most renowned one. We chose a small, sustainable winery to embrace the traditional methods of wine making. You will dive in the world of ‘txakoli’ making process, Hondarribi Zuri and Beltza grapes and learn how to serve and pair it. Enough talking – time to try this bubbly, crisp drink!
After the wine tasting you’ll finally discover the medieval village of Getaria. You’ll dive into the fascinating history of the village and learn about its most famous citizens like Elkano – the first man who circumnavigated the world or Balenciaga – one of the most important fashion designers of all times. Getaria has it all! Medieval charm, fishing traditions, txakoli wine, the best fish seafood restaurants…
Lunch time! Getaria is home to some of the best seafood restaurants in the region and you’ll have an opportunity to try its speciality: charcoal grilled fish and local wine. You can watch how the chefs prepare fish on massive outdoor BBQs. You can’t go more local and authentic than that. It is a 100% zero km meal.
It’s time to go back. We will leave Getaria behind and follow the coastal way to Zarautz and Orio from where we will drive up Mount Igueldo. During this scenic ride we will pass green fields, farmhouses and admire incredible views of the ocean.