Tag: euskal herria

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances : Puente la reyna – Cirauqui

I am writing this from an albergue in Cirauqui that accepts dogs. It is called Casa de Ocogida Bidegain. There is very limited signal so I can not access my blog. I am writing this as a text message so I can copy and…

LIVE FROM TRAIL Camino Frances: Pamplona – Puenta de la reyna

DISTANCE: 24.92 ELEVATION GAINED: 484m ELEVATION LOST: 541m DIFFICULTY: easy to moderate What a stunning day we have had on a fantastic track all along the way. I was expecting the elevation and gradient to be much harder than it was but all that…

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances: San Jean Pied de Port and the Pyranees

Ok so walking across the Pyranees turned out to be in terrential rain with no visability and we were advised to take the road route. This would have meant lots of walking in terrential rain with 2 dogs on a lead, on a busy…

CAMINO DEL NORTE Stage 1: Irun-San Sebastian

Difficulty: Moderate, hard in places Distance: 26km Elevation gained: 823 meters Elevation lost: 820 meters What a beautiful start to the Camino del Norte and boy have you got to work for those views! I left the albergue in Irun, took a left up the…

Urkulu: A nature reserve and lake in the heart of the Basque Country

This nature reserve with a huge lake is a little gem in the province of Gipuzkoa. It is a really easy walk for all abilities and ages. Even if you don’t fancy a walk there are many benches, toilets and fountains at the entrance and dotted…

Mountain: Gorbea (1481m)

This is one of the highest mountains in the province of Alava, I think its one of the highest in the Basque Country too (possibly the 10th highest or something). So the setting is in a natural park (Gorbeiako parke naturala) and is an…