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Moonlit hike to Gorbea (1,418m), sunrise at the Gorbeia Cross and breakfast at a mountain hut in the Basque Country

Gorbea Cross. Photo: Roberto Cacho Toca, Flickr
Gorbea hiking

Climb to the top of the Gorbea massif in the Basque Country, starting at night and watching the sunrise from the Gorbeia Cross, along UIMLA Mountain Leader Andon


Cantabrian Mountains

1 Day




* Climb to the Gorbea summit starting the hike at night

* Watch a beautiful sunrise from the Cross, in the top of the mountain

* Hike along local experienced guides


The night is mysterious, it has a special magic. It is in this phase of the day when exceptional things happen. Something has the night that makes us feel life with a strange halo of unreality. Join us on this hike, starting at night, to discover the secrets of the Gorbea summit (1,418m), watching the sunrise from its impressive Cross.

Gorbea is a mountain and a massif located in the Basque Country.  The main summit of the mountain has a  20-metre-tall metallic cross. This tour is great opportunity to discover lesser known corners of this massif, accompanied by certified guides.

This is a hiking tour open to everyone, even children. You don’t need previous hiking experience to join us, just a normal physical condition.

We will begin the ascent to the summit at dawn, with our headlamps on, in order to see the sunrise from the Cross. Then we will recover forces with a typical breakfast (hamaiketako) in the Angel Sopeña de Arraba refuge to continue our route, exploring interesting corners of the massif.

We will discover a nacedero, snowfields and its use, old menhirs, and we will tell you a true story that takes us back to the end of the 19th century. If the stars align, we will also contemplate the stars and interpret them. 

So, are you in for this great hike? Just check the date below, book your trip and get ready for an unforgettable climb to Gorbea in the Basque Country. 

If you are looking for more adventures in Spain, make sure to check out  all the hiking and canyoning trips I offer here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes: - Qualified Guide- CR and Accident Insurance. The price does not include: - Transportation

(Combination of private cars with participants and shared expenses) -- Breakfast


More info


  • Appropriate clothing for mountain activity according to the weather

  • Trekking shoes / Boots

  • Flashlight / headlamp and batteries.

-Water and some food/snack for the hike

-You need to be in normal physical condition.

-Minors must complete the authorization and deliver it before carrying out the activity, otherwise you will not be able to join the tour.

Meeting point

Parking Pagomakurre, Pagomakurre Bidea, 12, 48143 Areatza, Vizcaya.

About the guide

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Mountain 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.





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