The Total Pyrenean Experience

Exceptional walking holidays in the Pyrenees

Every day a different walk from the door

Unforgettable memories to share

“The Pyrenean Experience was truly a tonic for body and mind. Physical exercise and mental stimulation coupled with exhilarating views, superb food and great conversation with new friends made these walking holidays in the Pyrenees feel like I'd been transported a million miles away”. Cherry. Teacher. Cambridge.

Every Walk has a Story in our Pyrenean Paradise

If all you want to do is walk the Pyrenees then perhaps this week is not for you. But if you want to step behind the scenes and understand the traditions and history of our Pyrenean shepherding hamlet, to sample its cheeses, ciders and wines, listen to its music and meet its people, then my doors are open to you all.

Twenty years of Excellence

Our five star award-winning walking ‘house parties’ take place at my home in Navarre,  a stunningly beautiful guesthouse high above the morning mists of the Basque Pyrenees. I have just five guest rooms, surrounded by south-facing terraces and landscaped gardens. This is not a room with a view – it is every room with a view.

Relaxed evening dinners ‘en famille’

Pyrenean Experience house parties are open to all who want to walk the Pyrenees and are genuinely interested in the Basque mountain culture. Groups are small and select and most people do not know each other before they arrive. The days are set aside to walk the Pyrenees (we have 15 circular walks from the door of the house) while the evenings wind down on the terrace with aperitifs and dinners ‘en famille’.

Each week we organise private wine-tastings and music concerts exclusively for my guests as well as a cultural programme which can include talks on Basque culture and history, and visits to local farms and ancient fiestas.

We have two different types of house-parties;

1.       Guided Walking Weeks with a in-depth focus on Basque Gastronomy: a relaxed, fully-guided, walking week full of anecdotes and insights to the history of the area with visits to the best Basque lunchtime restaurants en route. Know More. Dates & Prices.

2.       Self-Guided Walking Weeks (with guided orientation walks and detailed maps and walking notes). All walks are circular and start at the door of my house. There is no need for a car. Know More. Dates & Prices.

We also organise: Spanish & Walking Immersion Weeks. World War II COMET Escape Lines. Ituren and Zubieta Ancient Carnivals. Smugglers and Witchcraft in the Pyrenees. Contact.

Recommended in the Observer, Guardian, Daily Mail, Times, MSN Travel, Bradt and Fodor Guide Books. Documented on Basque and Spanish TV. 

Thank you. I leave you now with hundreds of TripAdvisor Reviews and Photos if you are still curious to know more.

Georgina Howard. Publications: Freedom to Choose. Time System International 1998 (Denmark)
Breaking The Language Barrier. Simon & Simon Ltd 2001 (UK)