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Pyrenean Experience

Iaulin Borda | Ameztia, 31745 Ituren, Spain
+34 650 71 37 59
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inmersión española

The combination of exploring a range of mountain paths, constant spanish conversation, good... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackie G
Unique, spanish language immersion with hillwalking & authentic cultural experiences thrown in

I was looking for some kind of immersion experience to force me out of my comfort zone and to... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Iaulin Borda | Ameztia, 31745 Ituren, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The combination of exploring a range of mountain paths, constant spanish conversation, good organisation and excellent company made this quite a unique experience, that I shall be talking about for a long time to come. Georgina has got a wonderful place in a stunning part...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for some kind of immersion experience to force me out of my comfort zone and to improve my conversational Spanish, but I didn’t fancy a week in a school in Barcelona with a group of gapyear students. As my husband isn’t into...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to improve my conversational Spanish while being immersed in the culture. Perfect opportunity within a small group to talk, hike the beautiful mountains, enjoy a wine tasting, an evening with basque musicians, and even take part in a local fiesta. I would love to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I echo the enthusiasm of the other travelers. I'd always dreamed of a warm, friendly, beautiful place where I could put my hiking boots on in the morning and walk out the door for the day. This is that place--with magnificent scenery, unpeopled paths, and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to learn Spanish and get a bit fitter in a wonderful place with a fabulous host - but you won't lose weight as the food is delicious

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Four of us went to Iaulin Borda for a week of hiking in the Pyrenees--we were richly rewarded with some of the most varied landscapes we have ever seen. The clean air, the rushing water, the amazing flora, the beautiful views both domestic and wild...More

Thank Rebecca H
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The walks, scenery, food and people were excellent. My Spanish has improved under the guidance of Susa, Bergo the cook is a marvel, plenty of wonderfool food and wine. The Basque region and its people are amazing as is the host Georgina helped by Inaki...More

Thank Peter N
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

I spent two weeks with Pyrenean and while the weather was hit and miss the hiking was still a good experience. Georgina has good knowledge of the area, the people and the culture and she wants to share it with all her guests. She does...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Having just come ‘down off the mountain’ I wanted to thank our charming host Georgina for a wonderful week of excellent walking (self and host guided), breathtaking scenery, lovely international company, delicious home cooked local food, and a fascinating introduction to basque culture... Georgina’s great...More

Thank Tony J
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Sometimes you get lucky and this was one occasion when our expectations were exceeded. Marketed as a “House Party” Pyrenean Experience was hosted by Georgina Howard and became more than that. From our very first enquiry we were provided with extensive coverage of our stay...More

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agatahalladin
27 May 2018|
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Response from GeorginaHPyrenees | Property representative |
Hello - do contact look up the name of my company pyrenean experience and you will be able to get though to me via that ... thank you.
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11 May 2017|
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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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