Slow Walking offers you to walk in a different and environmentally friendly way
We want to avoid the need to use places, destinations and monuments in a hurry. Our objective is to gain a deep knowledge of the place we are visiting by reading the landscape, chatting to the people we find along the way, staying in local businesses, eating local products and sharing their gastronomic culture.
With this philosophy, the services we include in our routes have been chosen to provide an added value to the trip and the traveller. Moreover, all the suppliers have been carefully chosen and are fully committed to preserving our environment.
We are not a traditional travel agency, we do not have a shop, actually we have an office, our headquarters, from where we run the company and where we meet to create and think.
And it is during this time of thinking and creation when we reach a really large territor..
Slow walking Portuetxe, 37
20018 Donostia-San Sebastián
Basque Country (Spain) See on Google Maps
We really know what we are talking about
We are group of a few “artisans of hiking” that is how we like to be called
We are specialists in our territory
The activity we have been working on since 1983 has always been closely linked to the territory.
We are specialists in nature tourism
We believe that nature tourism is the main tool and at the same time the guarantee to protect the environment.
We are specialists
We have done a lot of technical work on hiking and we are hikers ourselves.
What can Slow Walking offer you?
We can offer you things that you will really enjoy …
Because we do what we like and we like what we do.
So we work with passion.
We do what we like and we like what we do.
It’s not only about walking, we also want to meet, learn and gain knowledge about the land we walk along, its climate, vegetation, landscapes, people, culture, customs, gastronomy and local traditions.
We are fully aware that you invest your money and time on your holiday and we take it very seriously, so we work to go beyond your expectations.
We will take care of your luggage, catering, accommodation, visits and you will only have to concentrate on walking. That is our main goal.
In other words, we offer you quality and customised attention.
Our customer’s hiking experience
Customer satisfaction is our main concern as well as the best guarantee for Slow Walking to keep on working.
We want our customers to be travellers not just tourists
Our aim is to extend the experience of our holiday, in which we invest so much time, money and wishful thinking. We don’t want it to finish at the end of our walk. We want to exceed the expectations of the experience and create a vivid memory of the good moments lived during our walk. We want our clients to recall their experience when they look at the pictures of the trip once at home.
We believe in originality, good work and customer’s astonished approbation
FEATURES OF OUR TRIPS
We travel on foot.
All the routes have a strong focus on the nature and culture of the places visited.
We offer full-board in many trips. There is no need to look for a sandwich to survive. Around noon, the guide will prepare a light but tasty lunch to allow our travellers to go on walking in the afternoon.
No more than necessary. No less. Our prices offer a quality holiday at reasonable prices. You will only pay for what you want to use. Our basic services are more than enough to cover all your needs, but if you are looking for a higher category accommodation or a tailor-made transfer, or perhaps a couple of days in a spa to round up your holiday you only have to ask for it.
A van carries the bags and heavy luggage
A guide will always be available on a direct phone for any question when he or she does not walk with the group.
There is always a support van available for those who do not wish to go on walking or want to get to the accommodation early or to transport spare clothes.
In Slow Walking we are really aware of the variety of people that enjoy hiking. For some people a three-hour walk can be exhausting while for some others it might only mean a light walk.
All our stages are designed so they can be reduced at the beginning or at the end. If you feel tired and do not want to go on walking, you can finish the last part of the stage by car. Or, if you want to start a bit later in the morning, you can join the other hikers one or two hours later.
This flexibility makes all the members of the group feel comfortable.
One of the things I enjoy is to find the reasons why I like some places so much. The more I get to understand the reasons, the more I enjoy the place
Only when you have reached a destination on foot you can say you have been there
We have decades of experience in mountain, in hiking as a hobby and in tourism as a profession. Putting all these elements together has allowed us to create Slow Walking.