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History and legends in the Urkiola National Park, Day hike in the Basque Country

History and legends in the Urkiola National Park, Day hike in the Basque Country

Explore the stunning historic spots of the Urkiola National Park, Spain on a wonderful one day hike with UIMLA mountain guide Andoni.

Group

Pyrenees

1 Day

All year

Occasional

All Levels


Highlights

  • Discover the historic sites of this incredible Basque national park.
  • Enjoy a beautiful hike through a wonderful natural place.
  • Visit the famous Cave of the Cura de Santa Cruz.

Description

Follow a unique hiking path and discover the best parts of the Urkiola National Park. For one day, I’ll take you exploring through the historical and cultural sites of this magical Spanish national park. Join me!

The Urkiola National Park is located between the provinces of Álava and Vizcaya. It is home to one of the most peculiar ecosystems in the Basque Country and the Aramotz peak. It has limestone cliffs, ravines, deep valleys and beech, oak and pine forests, ideal for climbers and hikers.

For this spectacular adventure, we’ll follow the less crowded trails to explore the history and legends of this national park. We’ll visit the Cave of the Cura de Santa Cruz, named after the priest Manuel Ignacio Santa Cruz y Loidi that escaped from prison and hid in the cave for three days.

What better way to clear your head from a busy working week than to get in touch with nature? Send your request and follow me on a spectacular hike to this impressive park.

If you are looking for more adventures in Spain, make sure to check out the trips I offer for a canyoning and walking weekend in Aínsa and an orienteering one-day course in the Urbasa Range.

About the guide

I am a Mountain Leader Sports Technician and Canyoning Guide, certified by AEGM and UIMLA. Being a guide has allowed me to turn my hobbies into my profession. I love conveying my passion for adventure sports and nature to each one of my clients and look forward to welcoming you on my tours.

Languages

English

Certificates

AEGM | UIMLA

Residence

Bilbao, Basque Country


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March 4, 2022

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 196 Each

Group of 2

EUR 98 Each

Group of 3

EUR 68 Each

Group of 4

EUR 52 Each

Group of 5

EUR 52 Each

Group of 6

EUR 52 Each

Group of 7

EUR 52 Each

Group of 8

EUR 52 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Prices are per person to join a group.




 

 

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