Tag: Spain


Tidbits of Time in San Sebastian, Spain Adventuriety / Domesticiety

We spent two weeks in beautiful, charming San Sebastian and it wasn’t long enough.  We loved our apartment, not a block from the sea, and our sweet and helpful apartment manager, Ane.  We hiked a lot and also spent time enjoying the city, food and a few other things.  Ashley took a surfing lesson and spent as many minutes as she could physically endure  swimming...

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Peñas de Aya Adventuriety

Scott is our hike finder and Basque country in Spain did not disappoint.  We enjoyed quite a few impressive hikes within a one hour drive from San Sebastian and for our last hike in Spain Scott wanted an epic hike, but one that did not involve a lot of driving. to get to the trail head so he chose Peñas de Aya or Trois Couronnes...

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Another Day, Another Hiking Adventure Adventuriety

Hernio is an iconic summit and the highest peak of the mountain range located right  in the heart of Basque Country and very popular with the Gipuzkoans .  In case you are wondering, Gipuzkoa is the name of the province and it is the most Basque of the whole area, with half of the population speaking Basque.  San Sebastian is the capital of this province....

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An Adventure in France Adventuriety

San Sebastian is very close to the border of France, about thirty minutes.  We really wanted to spend a few days wandering around the Pyrenees Mountains and little villages in south western France, but we were so content in San Sebastian and the surrounding hikes that we only went to France one afternoon (but we made it count).  Our sweet apartment manager, Ane (who had jokingly...

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Xoxote Adventuriety

The Basque Country is a delicious smorgasbord of hiking adventure for all levels.  Our third hike was short (only 3.5 hours!) and easy in comparison to the other adventures we experienced while based in San Sebastian.  I think Scott picked this hike for it name, “XOXO(te).” Check out the trail map first. We found happily grazing ponies among the picnic tables at the parking lot...

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Pagoeta Adventuriety

The day after the marathon in San Sebastian left us carless and forced me to navigate my half planned hike from our apartment to Pasaia, we set off on Scott’s originally determined and mostly well researched hike in Parque National Pagoeta on routes 4001 and 4002.   We drove to Aia, a small village situated on the slopes of Mount Pagoeta in the Basque province of...

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San Sebastian to Pasaia…Our first Basque Country Hike Adventuriety

We spent two weeks in beautiful San Sebastian, Spain, the perfect mix of mountains, city and sea.  This is La Concha  beach, minutes from our apartment and very cold, but Ashley couldn’t stay out of the water.  She actually swam twice in the Bay of La Concha and the first time came out of the water before her allotted half hour was up (I was...

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Thanksgiving Pintxo Stye Adventuriety

San Sebastian is known for Pinxtos.  I learned this while researching towns that might be good for us to spend time in while we looked around Spain.  People go to San Sebastian to surf and eat.  There are a lot of other attractions of course, but at first glance you may think that the best thing in the area is a night spent eating pintxos....

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Vitoria-Gasteiz Adventuriety

We had one night to spend somewhere on our trek from Madrid to San Sebastian and so after our snow adventure we continued north until we began to get tired of being in the car. This is hot chocolate.  It comes with a cup of steamed milk and we discovered it in a bar/restaurant on our way out of Toledo when the kids ordered Cola...

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Snow! Adventuriety

The sky was dark and low as we drove north out of Madrid on our way to San Sebastian where we would enjoy our final two weeks in Spain before returning home.  Scott had planned a low elevation hike somewhere along the route because it was cold and rainy.  We would stay out of the higher elevations and cold and wind and instead see the last...

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