It’s time to rev up your Fiat Ducato base motorhome again!
Follow the E-70 towards Zarautz and exit the GI-20 at exit 12. Continue for 4 km, following the Lugaritz Pasealekua, Santserreka Pasealekua, Mirakontxa Pasealekua and San Martin Kalea until you reach Hondarribia Kalea.
Here you are in San Sebastian, elected European City of Culture in 2016: not a simple seaside town but one of the best urban beaches in the whole of Europe. In fact, you can sunbathe and even surf at just a stone’s throw away from churches and historical buildings.
Considered a true sanctuary for surfers who come here from all over the world, you can’t afford to miss the city of San Sebastian if you’re one of those surfers who never leaves your board at home. Every year thousands of surfers flock to this mesmerising place to compete and participate in the various national and international competitions staged here in the spring-autumn period. Here’s a tip-off: two of the most interesting spots in the area that are well worth a visit are Playa de Gros and La Concha!
Winter and autumn are definitely the best seasons for finding the perfect waves, but the waters of San Sebastian will know how to win your favour in spring and summer too! Here, on average the waves can vary from 1.5 feet to 18 feet in height and the temperature is milder than usual, thanks to the Gulf current.
And surfing here has now truly become part of the city’s DNA: the link with this sport is so strong that it has given rise to the San Sebastian Surf Film Festival, one of the most important international film festivals on surfing. Founded in 2003 as a small event, it has gone from strength to strength over the years, becoming, edition after edition, one of the reference points for the culture related to this sport.
But the 200 km of beaches offered by the Basque Country don’t stop here: let yourself be carried away by the silent coves, the long dreamlike seashores that you have encountered and get back on track, this time to cross the French border.