Tag: Mountains

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…

Pre camino prep and frustration

I am driving to Saint Jean Pied de Port tomorrow to spend the night and start the pilgrimage of the Camino de Frances. Bag all packed – check Logistics and accommodation sorted – check Dog stuff all packed and ready – check So I’m…

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…

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…

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…