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Pyrenean Experience

Iaulin Borda | Ameztia, 31745 Ituren, Spain
+34 650 71 37 59
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Fantastic visit to the Basque Country

The perfect vacation mix for us: walking, culture, history, food, landscape - and all of it... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
KarenUnterwegs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
A wonderful holiday

Three weeks after returning I am still savouring memories of the beautiful unspoilt countryside and... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
WWalks
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London, United Kingdom
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Our beautiful Basque mountain farmhouse, near the Baztan Valley, (less than an hour from San Sebastian and Pamplona) lies at the centre of 200km of walking and hiking routes, straight from the farmhouse door. For the past 18 years we have run house-parties for walkers (and linguists) from all over the world which combine themed self-guided/guided walks on Basque gastronomy, mountain culture and pagan traditions. We ALSO specialise in total immersion Spanish language house parties for adult learners of Spanish. Our farmhouse has just 5 en-suite guest rooms and all our holidays are small-scale offering the benefit of our personal experience. Out of season guests can join us on a B & B basis. We look forward to meeting you! Georgina, Inaki and Marion.
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Iaulin Borda | Ameztia, 31745 Ituren, Spain
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The perfect vacation mix for us: walking, culture, history, food, landscape - and all of it fantastic. Thanks to Georgina, you will have an excellent and enthusiastic guide to all these fascinating aspects of the traditional, rural Basque Country. She personalized each day's activities to...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Three weeks after returning I am still savouring memories of the beautiful unspoilt countryside and the amazing hospitality of Georgina and Inaki. This is not a normal holiday. You are made to feel very welcome and like a friend as soon as you arrive. Georgina's...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is a unique and relaxing experience. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel welcome, and to make yourself feel at home. Georgina is a great host and takes great care to make sure you are catered for. We did the gastronomic...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

I went for a week of walking and Spanish in October 17. In fact this was my third visit over the years to the Pyrenean Experience, and every time I have really felt at home and loved all aspects, of which there are many. First...More

Thank john p
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I recently returned from the spanish immersion/walking week and can honestly say it was a well planned, relaxing, friendly and thoroughly enjoyable way to improve your spanish. Walking daily in the stunning Basque countryside from Georgina's cosy farmhouse and experiencing the local culture was really...More

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Thank Marion D
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

An excellent experience - well organised with superb walks, great company and wonderful food! The main purpose was to improve my Spanish and this immersion approach definitely helped as there were lots of opportunities to

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Que semaña maravillosa! Just the thing to improve your Spanish in a beautiful setting with convivial company. Georgina our host puts heart and soul into giving her guests an unforgettable week. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

The Pyrenean Experience was excellent in large part because of Georgina who made the home base family like and as a result, the group became very close. We had a terrific group which resulted in lovely evenings. Since the weather was not the best Georgina...More

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Thank ahborys
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our hostess, Georgina, is UNIQUE: Competent at providing guests with detailed maps for her guests, leading walks with them; letting them go on their own, housing them warmly, feeding them gastronomically and creating a very hospitable safe environment. Helene

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Thank Helene D
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We went for an early October week of self-guided walking in this farm-house (formerly a borda or barn) in a tiny hamlet high in the Pyrenees. Our hostess Georgina had prepared maps and instructions but on occasion also guided us. The format was in the...More

Thank PeterJEB
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Response from GeorginaHPyrenees | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your question. The buses for our area leave San Sebastian two or three times a day from the central bus station / which is also next door to the main train station. The bus company is labaztanesa so you... More
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