SOL EIZAGIRRE

Basqueart About Us

A Basque native of Donostia-San Sebastian, Sol is an anthropologist, also holds a B.A. in Tourism and a postgraduate degree in Basque Studies. Mother of two American boys, she lived and worked as translator at the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C. for 11 years before returning to Spain in 2000.

 

In that year, and once established in the Basque Country, Sol founded BASQUEART with the aim of sharing and spread the Basque Country culture organizing and sponsoring watercolor and oil workshops with American artists.

 

basqueart-about-us-sol-eizagirreIn 2001, following an impulse, she walked for the first time the French Camino and immediately fell in love with it. After this journey along the Way, she continued walking as a “solo traveler” along the variant routes to Santiago. Taking a forward step, Sol started working as tour leader of American, Australian and Canadian groups on the different Caminos.

 

Woman of challenges, now she organizes Cultural Walking Tours along the French, Northern and Portuguese Camino and also, Foodie Tours and Workshops in the Basque Country. Sol truly enjoys the outdoors, nature, hiking, and sharing her passion for the culture and beauty of her country with travelers.