Best camping trails in Basque Country, Spain

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Explore the most popular camping trails in Basque Country with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of camping trails in Basque Country, Spain
Top trails (6)
#1 - Camino del Norte: Zarautz to Deba
Zarautz, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 8 h 14 m
This route is part of a multi-week walk of the Camino de Santiago, known as the Camino del Norte, starting in Irún and ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Through this route, pilgrims will be able to enjoy the wonderful coast of northern Spain, from the Basque Country, passing through Cantabria, Asturias, arriving in Santiago de Compostela, the temple of pilgrimage in Europe. Legend has it that the remains of the Holy Apostle Santiago are buried there. Every spring and summer, many people follow their routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. Zarautz is a tourist town famous for its 3 km long beach, the longest in the entire province. As points of interest, you can find the Narros Palace, the Luzea Tower and the Parish Church of Santa María la Real. Deba, located in the westernmost part of the Gipuzkoan coast, is also famous for its beauty and the tourism that visits it every year. You can find a list of individual trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/en/lists/camino-del-norte--2 By following this link, you will find sections of the day hike for easy downloading.Show more
#2 - Northern Way: San Sebastián to Zarautz
San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
This route is part of a multi-week walk along the Camino del Norte, a pilgrimage route that begins in Irún and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It can be done in different stages and from different starting points. This route takes pilgrims along the wonderful coast of northern Spain, from the Basque Country, through Cantabria and Asturias, to Santiago de Compostela, in the center of Galicia. Legend has it that the remains of the Holy Apostle Santiago are buried there. Every spring and summer, many people follow these routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and biking enthusiasts and organized tour groups. You can find a list of individual trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-del-norte--2 By following this link, you will find sections of the day hike for easy downloading.Show more
#3 - Camino del Norte: Irun to Pasajes de San Juan
Irun, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 39 m
This route is part of a multi week long walk, along the Camino del Norte, also known as the Northern Way. The Camino del Norte is a pilgrimage route starting in Irun and finishing at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. This route takes pilgrims along the wonderful northern Spanish coast, from the Basque Country, across Cantabria, Asturias and on to Santiago de Compostela, in the center of Galicia. Legend has it that the remains of the Saint Apostle Santiago are buried there. Every spring and summer, many people follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-del-norte--2 Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#4 - GR-11: West to East
Irun, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 517.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
La Senda, or GR-11, is an exhausting route due to its distances and rocky paths, but at the same time spectacular, it starts in Irún, the Spanish Basque Country, and reaches Cap de Creus in the Mediterranean Sea. The Ordesa Canyon is an alternative to this route for less experienced hikers or who cannot dedicate so many days to this route.Show more
#5 - Baztan Bidasoa: Meaka to Lesaka
Aiako Harria Parke Naturala
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 7 h 29 m
#6 - Gorostiza - Ganeran - Eretza - Ganeroitz
Biotopo Protegido de Gaztelugatxe
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Length: 17 mi • Est. 9 h 52 m
Suitable for all types of walking activities, such as trekking, hiking or trail-running. The route runs along the entire Sasiburu ridge to Ganeroitz (the highest mountain in the Barakaldo municipality). Then it goes into Güeñes through the Saratxo neighborhood to the top of Eretza, from where you will go to Galdames to make the Gasterantz and Ganeran peaks. On the way down you will arrive at the trapagarandarra neighborhood of Zugastieta. Finally, you will crown the Mendibil and the Argalario accompanied by impeccable views of the mouth of the Ibaizabal river through Greater Bilbao. You will find all kinds of terrain, including areas with mud and decomposed with gravel. Summits: -Arroletza: 454m -Tellitu: 462m -Sasiburu: 459m -Hardwell: 391m -Ganeroitz: 561m -Mendiola: 750m -Eretza: 887m -Aldape: 716m -Gasterantz: 801m -Gain: 823m -Mendibil: 550m -Argalario: 514m -Goronillo: 274mShow more