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San Sebastian – Zarauz – Getaria – Zumaia – Deba
Between Deba and Zumaia lies an internationally-famous treasure: the Basque Coast Geopark and its flysch, a capricious formation of successive layers of rock which the action of the sea has left exposed. This formation is like an open book, revealing the biological and geological changes which the Earth has undergone over the last 50 million years. Visit one of the region’s most magnificent natural sites. Scenes from Game of Thrones have been filmed in the area, and the film Ocho Apellidos Vascos also shot scenes at the Hermitage of San Telmo in Zumaia.
The Basque coast is part of the Geopark, an area which conserves and protects nature. You’ll find the most spectacular natural landscapes here, including the flysch, which constitutes one of the most important geological outcroppings on the planet. The flysch formation—also known as the ‘great encyclopaedia’—reveals more than 60 million years of the Earth’s history.
Many of the hills in this zone are carpeted with txakoli vineyards. This young white wine is the ideal accompaniment to seafood or fish. Getaria is a charming town. Despite being small, it enjoys well-deserved fame owing to its mouse-shaped headland, grilled fish and illustrious sons: Juan Sebastián Elcano, the seafarer who completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth, and the fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, whose namesake museum houses an exceptional collection of many of his magnificent creations.
Zarautz can claim to have the longest beach in the Basque Country which, at two and a half kilometres, is one of the most extensive on the entire Cantabrian coast. If the surf’s up, you’ll see dozens of surfers trying to catch the waves, and it’s here where the pioneers of this sport in the Basque Country emerged in the 1960s.
Go on an unforgettable trip and take in the sheer size of the nature around you.
Let yourself be carried along—literally!