Who are we ?
Founder & Tour Guide
Egun on, I am Mathilde, founder of Pasaian. I always have a smile on my face, I’m addicted to surfing, to the sun ... and to vast green spaces. Lover of tasty vegan food, I also like to take Yoga postures & relax on the mat. After years of traveling as a multi-sport tour guide in the Basque Country and around the world, I decided to settle in paradise and make the most of this amazing region while embarking on a new adventure: Pasaian. Self-love, respect for nature, associations with others. These are my three teachings that follow me and that I will share with you during your stays. Dusted with a good dose of gratitude and love for what is here and now. The Basque Country opened its heart to me and it’s my ambition to honor it. It is with you and my great team that I want to share my knowledge and my love for this place.
Originally from the South-East of France, I have landed in Basque Country when I was 7. I consider myself very lucky to have grown up here, in the countryside, between the mountains and the ocean. Certified and passionate yoga teacher, I am committed to accompanying you on the path to feel well during your Pasaian stays. I teach a practice that is respectful of the body and accessible to all. I adapt the sessions according to your scheduled activities and also according to the cycles of Nature, the seasons. So that you feel in harmony with yourself and with what surrounds you. Lover of Life, Nature, Ocean, travels, I am happy to be able to guide you on the mat during your stays, where my teaching takes on its full meaning. Harmony, "joie de vivre", simplicity and respect for Nature are my watchwords. Looking forward to sharing with you!
My name is Amaia and I live in the Basque Country. I’m very sporty, and very attached to my land, my language and my culture. Very young, I developed a passion for cooking and baking. This passion has only grown as I grew up, through the various trips I have made and the belief that nature offers us endless possibilities in the kitchen, which is why I specialised in vegan cooking. I always choose food from organic farming, fresh fruits and vegetables, in season and good for our health. And I can guarantee that healthy food can be tasty ! I’m a real foodie so taste is a top priority in everything I cook. I’m looking forward to sharing my kitchen with you.
I’m Laurent Iturriza, I live in Ciboure on my boat. I’m a state-certified surf instructor and federal trainer. I offer quality lessons and always make sure everyone has fun. After 15 years working in a surf school, I decided to open my own: Freeriders surf school, in Hendaye, a paradise for surfers of all levels. I have a strong experience in teaching surfing and I offer an effective pedagogy tailored to everyone. Also, I provide quality equipment and insurance with all surf classes. I always have my GoPro with me in the water, to film you and give you feedback at the end of your stay. Laughs guaranteed! Can't wait to see you surf the waves of the Basque Country! Agur! (Goodbye !)