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the Greenways,

growing by leaps and bounds The Basque Country has many Greenways, old railway lines converted into bicycle paths crossing landscapes reserved, until now, for the few.

Choose one or do them all: The Vasco-Navarro, Bidasoa, Montes de Hierro, Atxuri, Urola, PlazaolaLeitzaran, Arrazola, Arditurri, Itsaslur and Mutiloa-Ormaiztegi greenways are waiting for you with open arms. It would be hard to think of anything more attractive for the nature-lover.

THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Basque Routes to Santiago

The Coastal Route, also known as the Northern Route, is one of the oldest routes and was used by pilgrims from the Nordic countries. From Hondarribia to Zarautz you will keep to the highroads overlooking the Cantabrian Sea on a delightful trail, experiencing the lively atmosphere of sea and fishing communities, not forgetting the ever-present world of the farmhouses and their green pastures. From Markina-Xemein the route becomes easier through the hinterland of LeaArtibai and Busturialdea to reach the tranquillity of Las Encartaciones and the border with Cantabria. The Inland Route joins the French Route and enables the traveller to explore territory with a variety of colours, forms and spaces... from the borders of Gipuzkoa and Araba/รlava. For the Romans this route was the European freeway.

THE COASTAL ROAD 214.2 km

Kobaron

Hondarribia

San Sebastian

Portugalete

Gernika-Lumo Deba

Bilbao

Markina-Xemein Zarautz Bidania

VitoriaGasteiz Armentia

Irun

Hernani Tolosa

Zegama Estibaliz

Salvatierra

Lapuebla de Arganzรณn

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A C T I V E N AT U R E

THE INLAND ROAD 249.72 km

Salinillas de Buradรณn

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Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...

Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...