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5 - SALT AND WIND SCULPTURES. WHALERS STORIES

In this tour, we we’d like to give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the secrets of the Jaizkibel mountain and in the history of our ancestors, the whalers who lived on this coast in the XVI century.

We’ll drive towards Jaizkibel mountain. We make a little stop in Hondarribia to start the day. Be ready to discover, the secrets and charms that are hidden in this mountain, the highest of the Cantabrian coast. We’ll drive to the top, where you can enjoy the impressive view of the valley and the endless ocean.

Near the top, we’ll park the car and go for a 2/3 hour long walk. During this time you will be able to observe and enjoy nature, wildlife, plants, diverse views of the ocean and the unique geological rock formations originated by the effects of time, wind and rain erosion.

Back at the car, we will take you to the charming coastal fishing village, Pasaia Donibane. There, we’ll walk through the narrow paved streets and through the small tunnels that link the colour full houses.
This place was the inspiration for the famous French writer Victor Hugo.

You can enjoy your lunch in one of the many specialised restaurants.

After lunch we take the small boat to the other side of the bay, where we will visit the factory museum Albaola. At present, a replica of the San Juan ship is being built here. With this ship, the whalers ventured in their travels to Newfoundland. During our 1 hour visit you get a sense of the history and the courage of these people.

After the museum visit, we go back with the boat to the other side of the bay and we’ll drive back to your hotel. We’ll be back around 5pm/6pm.


Tour info

Duration of the tour 8-9 hours

The price includes
Always a happy private  (English German and Dutch-speaking) travel guide
Pick-up and return at your hotel
Sweet or pintxo break
All transport costs (diesel, motorway tolls and parking costs)
Boat ticket costs

Not included
Drinks or food
Entrance fee

Places you will visit
Jaizkibel mountain
Pasaia San Juan
Pasaia San Pedro


Rates/Prices

From 75€ per person
up to 6 persons

All of our tours at Ikusi are flexible and can be customized. We want to offer you the best service – for any queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Remco Roos

Hello my name is Remco Roos and I am specialist in guiding that serves you personal assistance to offer unique experiences in the Basque Country. My goal is to take you to the heart of the Basque Contry’s cultural, gastronomical and geographical treasures.

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