Tag: Gipuzkoa

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: Kurtzeberri (1112m)

This is a beauty little mountain, stunning views throughout and easy access too. It takes an hour and a half, maybe 2 to get right to the top and is a good work out once you have done it. The name ‘kurtzeberri’ is a…

Walking the old railway in Spain

So I went for a brief walk in a new place today. Basically The Basque Country, infact the whole of Spain has all the old abandoned train lines which are now walk ways. You could literally walk forever just through these walk ways. So…

Mountain: Muru (754m)

ALTITUDE START: 341 meters ALTITUDE END: 754 meters DIFFICULTY: MODERATE DISTANCE: 8KM So I kick start this blog off with my weekly go to mountain in The Basque Country, Northern Spain. This mountain is accessible from Mondragon in the Gipuzkoa area. It is one…