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Rutas para descubrir Bizkaia con las botas de monte puestas

By | 19 July, 2018 | 0 comments

For lovers of nature, the sea and good views, a hotel in Bilbao is the best base camp to discover the mountains of Bizkaia. Discover beautiful viewpoints and trails for all levels. Breakfast at the Hotel Gran Bilbao will help you to gather the strength needed discover the wildest side of the Basque Country.

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  1. Gorbea, the green heart of Euskadi

The natural park of Gorbea, between Álava and Bizkaia, is the largest expanse of Euskadi forests where you can find waterfalls, caves, deer and millenary beech trees. A perfect location for a family outing or simply to keep your legs in shape. We suggest you go to Areatza and from there walk to the top of the mountain, which is 1,481 metres high and see the 18-metre-high cross which is located at the summit.

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Photo Gorbeia Euskadi

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  1. El salto del Nervión, the origin of the river

The Bilbao river has a 222 metres high waterfall located at its beginning, that can be visited both from below and from above. The excursion to it will reveal a green landscape dotted with small txakoli wineries, farmland and cities made from stone. Starting from the city of Orduña, we ascend to Monte Santiago and on foot take a circular route that will take us to the Sierra Salvada with a large decent, through which the river enters the Bay of Biscay.

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Photo Turismo Vasco

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  1. Route over the cliffs of Punta Galea to Sopelana

We will start at the Bidezabal metro stop when walking from the Aixerrota mill to the beach of Sopelana. For more than an hour we will walk along large cliffs to the open sea. Here you will find different beaches dotted along the road that provide the perfect refreshing breaks along the way or simply future places to visit. The cliffs of Getxo that connect Punta Galea with Sopelana are another of the great routes that by bicycle, walking or running, are a unmissable sight.

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Photo Getxo Turismo

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  1. Urkiola, the small Switzerland

Yes, you read it correctly, the Urkiola Natural Park is also known as the small Switzerland or the Basque Switzerland. Taking the Sanctuary of Urkiola as a starting point (car parking available), you can take many routes depending on your level. For those who want to enjoy a walk with 360º views of the park, we recommend going up to Urkiolamendi (1,011 metres) with a demanding but rapid ascent. For the more adventurous, you can climb Anboto (1,331 metres), or Larrano Punta (981 metres) trails which offer a greater difficulty.

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Photo Gorbeia Euskadi

Categories: Descubrir Bilbao / Bizkaia