Hiking the Basque Country in Spain & France : Guest Reviews

Our 2017 hiking trip to Spain and France when we traveled by foot across the Basque region was unforgettable. Tranquil, green, rich in culture. Here are some comments from our guests in their own words describing their experience on this trip:

Thanks to our AdventureWomen guest, Dee Hanley, for all the fabulous photos!

What was it like traveling with AdventureWomen?

“Always special:  places, women, stories.” -Carol K.

“Fun group!  And very knowledgeable and helpful guides.” -Christine A.

“Very positive.  Loved the active trip.” -Louise F.

“Excellent being with women of common interests.” -Faye M.

Did you experience any feelings of triumph or empowerment while on your trip? What challenged you?


“My challenges are all related to being almost 70.  I am not ready for cruises!” -Carol K.

“Felt incredible when I got to the top of the uphill climbs.” -Faye M.

“Climbing an unexpected hill straight up on day 3!” -Anonymous

What will you remember the most from this trip?


“The views of tiny villages from high country trails” -Carol K.

“Hikes and the view and the quiet lunch in the shade” -Christine A.

“Love the hikes and the free time we had to explore in towns we stayed in.” -Louise F.

“The Basque country is beautiful and unlike any place I’ve ever seen – neither French nor Spanish.  Walking is a great way to see any place, but especially here where tourist travel is less developed.” -Cathy F.

“Meeting new people.  Walking in the rain, photographing spectacular scenery and local animals, wandering pied du Pont.” -Anonymous

“Seeing pilgrims with donkeys in St. Jean Pied de Part and 1st day of hiking along the coast.” -Faye M.

“Incredible views – hiking and eating” -Rebecca H.

“Great views into the magnificent valleys” -Joan D.

Please note: All photos generously provided by Dee Hanley