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Jean Pied de Port, a beautiful bustling French market town in the foothills of the Pyrenees, and the traditional starting point for the Camino Frances, the famous route on the Camino de Santiago.This beautiful Basque region is ideal for exploring on foot along the many small paths that criss-cross the area.We'll try "poulet a la basquaise" (chicken in a spicy sauce of tomatoes and peppers) and creamy Brebis Mountain cheese made from sheep's milk, served in the traditional manner with a black cherry conserve.
(4 hour hike) Breakfast and Lunch Overnight Hotel Jaizkibel Today you hike one of Europe's long distance footpaths, the GR11, into the serene Valle de Bidasoa.
Follow some of Europe's most scenic and historic long distance footpaths as you walk beside mountain streams, through terraced vineyards, past old world cathedrals, breathtaking landscapes, and lush pastures.
Make your way through traditional whitewashed villages, their houses adorned with red roofs and red shutters - all along pathways that were walked on by pilgrims over 1,000 years ago.
...before descending to the 400 year old village of Zugarramurdi, famous as a center of persecution of witches during the Spanish Inquisition.
Visit the caves where the annual solstice festival takes place.