Egun on, Bonjour, Buenos dias,
Created by its president Nathalie, VERTES MONTAGNES & Cie welcome you in GÎTE ULTREÏA its house in the heart of the Basque Country, where inhabitants are bilingual or even trilingual, in a famous Compostella halt since the Middle Ages, at the gates of the Pyreneans and Spain.
Rich with its friendships from all walks of life and encounters, in 2015, Nathalie created her small seasonal company Vertes Montagnes & Cie to take over the Ultreïa hostel created by Bernard and Fafa in 2006. European since ever, Nathalie has always been a hiker with a passion for travel and the mountains. Breton from the forest of Brocéliande, she has travelled since her childhood (Alps, Ireland, Central Europe, Italy, Great Britain, Spain from the Spanish Basque Country, United States, Mexico, Guyana, Reunion Island and Martinique….). With economic studies in Rennes, Bilbao and Grenoble, she also has a degree in Spanish language followed in Bilbao and is a tourist guide of Brocéliande and of the Basque Country. Then Nathalie worked in commercial and financial management in ski resorts, in the industry, in tourism and in the community of municipalities.
After several treks in the Alps with the French Alpine Clubs (CAF) of Nantes, Grenoble and the UCPA an association of sports stays, she finally settled in the Pyrenees in 2005 where each mountain pass is a passage to the Galician capital of Santiago de Compostela…. She chose Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, surrounded by Green Mountains (Vertes Montagnes), to introduce visitors to a living Basque Country from her house.
She has also been a volunteer mountain guide, account controller and general secretary of the French Alpine Club of Bayonne. She continues to practice mountain sports with her family.
In 2021, Nathalie entrusts the management of Vertes Montagnes & Cie to Argitxu . Argitxu in turn creates its own small company to continue to welcome you in the usual conviviality and good mood of the region. Let’s wish her good luck !