Flysch of Zumaia: a Wonder of Nature

Flysch of Zumaia: a Wonder of Nature, Zumaia, Spain (B)

The coast of Zumaia is part of the Basque Coast UNESCO Geopark. Located in between a bay and the rugged coast of Guipuzcoa, this small fishing village has one of the most impressive and unusual archaeologicalformations on Earth: the Flysch of Zumaia. But what exactly is a Flysch and why is it so unique?

Zumaia is located only half an hour away from San Sebastián, so it's the perfect option for a day trip to explore the beautiful scenery of the Basque Country. Urban buses and trains leave every few minutes all around the year. 

My preferred option was the train, operated by the local company Euskotren. If you're staying in San Sebastián, the train leaves from the Amara train station approximately every half an hour. The service is a mixture of an underground system and a regional train, and has a price of €2.45 each way. There are some very picturesque fishing villages on the way as well, such as Zarautz or San Pelaio, so if you have additional time, they also deserve a quick visit.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Flysch of Zumaia: a Wonder of Nature
Guide Location: Spain » Zumaia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Church of San Pedro
  • Itzurun Beach
  • chapel of St. Telmo