Nature and magic between mountains of legend
This region is home to a large number of natural and cultural treasures. Its mountains are permeated by the footprints left by the first shepherds thousands of years ago, as well as by the close relationship between its inhabitants and this natural place for centuries. But if something makes this natural environment special and unique, it is the magical atmosphere that flows from its most prominent peak, Anboto, home of the ancient goddess Mari, one of the main myths of Basque culture and identity.
In this proposal we offer you to discover the Urkiola Natural Park off the busiest routes, visiting very special places through ancient paths and little trails that link many of the small natural and cultural treasures that these mountains contain.
This 2-day route includes a night in the heart of the park, a place where we will have the opportunity to connect with the special atmosphere of Urkiola, and with some of the ancient beliefs and customs of a town that has inhabited this place for thousands of years.
The itinerary is designed to appreciate the great landscape diversity of this natural park, entering into suggestive forests, crossing beautiful mountain pastures, and ascending some summmits to contemplate some of the best panoramic in Basque orography.
During the two days, the participants have the help of a local mountain guide who, in addition to managing security, will facilitate the interpretation of the landscape and its environmental elements, as well as to make easier interaction and direct contact with authentic Basque culture.
LOCATION: Natural Park of Urkiola (Bizkaia)
SEASON: All year round.
Due to the characteristics and duration of the itinerary it is convenient to have good physical shape and a certain habit walking through mountain terrain.
The length of each stage does not require a high pace of walking and contemplates the times necessary for making stops.
Part of the route (around 60%) passes along poorly defined trails and / or uneven terrain.
Part of the route (around 40%) passes through places where there are no reference points on the horizon.
There are the specific objective risks associate to any practice in a natural environment (weather, stone falls, fauna…).
First stage. DURANGO – URKIOLA (Crossing the sierra de Aramotz, the Eskubaratz-Arrietabaso massif and the Akelarre fields)
Length: 14.3 km
Positive difference in high: 1,342 m
Negative difference in high: 1,004 m
Duration: 5-7 hours.
Second stage. URKIOLA – DURANGO (Urkiolamendi, Larrano pass, Elgoin summit, Atxarte)
Length: 15.6 km
Positive difference in high: 824 m
Negative difference in high: 1,432 m
Duration: 4-6 hours.
REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE
Minimum age 12 years. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
To have a certain habit walking through mountain terrain.
To communicate to the guide before startig the activity any health problem, physical / psychological condition, or personal characteristic that may affect individual or collective safety during the activity.
6 participants or more: 85€/pax
4 – 5 participants: 115€/pax
3 participants: 150€/pax
2 participants: 225€/pax
1 participant: 450€/pax
Professiona Mountain Leader (Técnico Deportivo en Media Montaña) with UIMLA accreditation.
Maximum ratio: 1 guide per 12 participants.
2 days of trekking in the Urkiola Natural Park.
Safety and emergency kit.
Civil liability insurance.
Organization and logistics.
Price DOES NOT INCLUDE
Accommodation and meals during the journey. Plan 50-60 € in Half Board.
Anything that does not appear in INCLUDES part.
Do not hesitate to contact for more information, make a reservation, or ask for a proposal.
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