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walk from san sebastian to Pasaia

How long is the walk, how long does it take, how difficult (or easy) is it? If we take the bus from SS and hike back, where do we get the bus in SS?

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Marsha - This beautiful 7-km coastal hike from San Sebastian to Pasaia in Spain is a good remedy that is needed for several days of indulgent eating in Basque country. The starting point for the hike is at the farthest east end of Zurriola beach, the surfer beach that's on the eastern side of Urumea River. From Avenue Navarre (Navarra Hiribidea), find the gas station to your right and go up Zemoria Kalea, which soon turns into stairs. The first five minutes of the hike are actually the most challenging. As you begin the incline, you’ll get beautiful views of the orange rooftops of San Sebastian through the trees.

Because the trail is part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage walk (also known as St. James Way), You will occasionally pass hikers with huge backpacks, making their way across the full route. For the most part, though, the trail has very little traffic.

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We did the hike in late May. My Apple Watch had the walk at 5.1 miles, although we walked in circles a bit in the beginning trying to find the trail in SS. I suggest grabbing a free map at the San Sebastián tourist office beforehand to aide you. The walk was nice, a few inclines and declines but easy. Highly recommend grabbing some lunch at Casa Camara when you get there. We used our remaining energy to walk around Pasaia and have a few drinks, so we just took the bus back to SS. Worthwhile day.