Mountains are my passion. Since I was young I started to walk all the valleys and summits of the Basque Country where I have lived since I was born. This hobby has allowed me to know other mountains in other countries and continents. I have spent a great part of my life enjoying walks in nature and, for some years now, I have been working professionally so that others can do the same:
All this activity, together with the extensive training I have, gives me the necessary experience to be able to organize and guide the fantastic hiking trips that our company offers in the north of Spain.
María José also graduated in Business and Tourism Activities from the University of Deusto. Throughout her working life she has acquired extensive experience in the administration and sales departments of the different companies where she has worked. For this reason, in Walking North Spain she is in charge of administrative and logistic tasks, as well as of making some reservations, dealing with different suppliers, searching for information, etc. She also sometimes takes care of the reception and transfer of clients to their hotels.
She has been fond of hiking and mountaineering since her childhood, which is why her experience is very extensive, having ascended nearly 300 mountains, both in the Basque Country and in the Pyrenees and Picos de Europa.
If needed, we can count on the collaboration of other mountain guides to reinforce our teams. All of them are local guides and have a good knowledge of our mountains, our history and our culture, so that, in addition to guiding in nature, they transmit a great deal of information to the client, making the activity much more complete and entertaining. Of course, they are fully qualified and experienced professional guides. If we need their support, we select the most suitable one for each case, depending on the type of activity to be carried out and the area to be visited.
COLLABORATORS FOR LEISURE ACTIVITIES
In the same way, we also work with various external partners who collaborate with us in our leisure activities when necessary. It should be noted that San Sebastian is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and it has been visited by many tourists every year for a long time. For this reason, there are many good tour guides in the city who collaborate with us in case we need their support.
It could be simply a question of picking up some clients and taking them to their hotel or showing them the whole city and making one of our attractive pintxos tours with them. Most of these people are natives from here or have lived in this area for many years, so their knowledge of San Sebastian is total. They speak English, but we can also offer guides in other languages such as French, German, Italian....