Selva Irati – Bardenas reales – Tudela – Ochagavía – Castillo de Olite
Autumn is approaching, and Selva irati will be transformed into an almost unique palette of colors.
They call it, the magic forest of the Pyrenees, because in summer it becomes fluorescent green, in winter it becomes snow white, and the best time is AUTUMN when the green is dyed ocher and gold, and looks like a red curtain. The photos look like a painter’s fantasy, the light that crosses the vegetation along with the mists seems like a legend.
Yes, we are talking about the second largest beech forest in Europe after the German Black Forest. More than 17,000 hectares of virgin forest in the Navarre Pyrenees, with rivers, waterfalls, caves, gorges, viewpoints, the most spectacular suspension bridges you have ever seen in your life.
The valleys of Aezkoa and Salazar, where there are three natural reserves, the integral reserve of Lizardoia, the natural reserve of Mendilatz and Truistibartea.
We will do two hiking routes in AEZKOA VALLEY and SALAZAR VALLEY.
If you still want to see more we have added:
CASTLE OF OLITE
Tudela Bardenas Reales
It’s like being in a western movie or a lunar landscape or being in the Colorado Canyon, but in Spain. Do you BELIEVE it?
The Bardenas Reales is a Natural Park of 42,500 hectares, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. You can visit it by bus or take a 4×4 or Segway tour (optional activities).
Valle de Salazar
The Salazar valley is a valley of architecture, art, nature and history with cultures, traditions and gastronomy.
Beautiful villages such as Escaroz, Esparza de Salazar, Gallués, Izal, Ochagavia, Sarriés, Uscarrés, along the rivers Salazar, Urbeltza and Urtxuria, natural areas such as the reservoir of Irabia, and the peak of Orhi, 2000 meters.
Valle de Azekova
12,000 hectares of forest with the Irati forest, hidden caves, dolmens, hermitages, stelae … are part of the hallmarks of this valley that is home to nine municipalities. Among them is the highest of Navarra, Abaurrea Alta, the balcony of Aezkoa.
A fantasy village in the Pyrenees of Navarra, and one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. It is an unmissable visit in the Selva de irati.
If you are a fan of photography or instagram influencer, this village will not leave you disappointed with the pictures and during the afternoon this village is even more beautiful, when the sunlight highlights the facades of the houses located in front of the river Anduña.
Pamplona, the capital of Navarra, was a medieval city that was formed by three burghs: the Navarrería, San Cernin and the town of San Nicolás and now with four million square meters of parks and gardens that make it one of the largest “green cities” in Europe. A quiet city with emblematic corners marked by the Sanfermines and the Camino de Santiago.
It is the city where we will sleep 2 nights in a 3* hotel.
Castillo de Olite
They call it the medieval fantasy, and it was one of the most interesting gothic ensembles in Europe and one of the most luxurious medieval castles in Europe.
Declared a National Monument in 1925, today, this fascinating castle still retains its elegance and elegance of yesteryear.
Description of hiking routes
Eastern Irati Forest: Irati Houses/ Cubos Waterfall/Irabia Reservoir/Zabaleta Forest
Distance :15 km
Positive elevation gain : 482 m
Technical difficulty: Medium Easy
Negative difference in altitude: 482 m
Maximum altitude: 1.099 m
Type of route: Circular
Day 3 : Zamariain viewpoint
Distance: 7 km
Elevation gain: 298 m
Technical difficulty: Medium
Maximum altitude: 1063
Minimum altitude: 7982
Type of route: Circular
The Hotel Sancho Ramirez , 3***
We have carefully chosen our hotel to be comfortable and in a convenient position between all the places we will visit. This hotel is located in the centre of Pamplona. The rooms are triple rooms and if you want a double room, you can ask for an extra 7€/pax/night.
Travel material: Backpack, clothes, sunscreen, camera, etc.
Food and drink: Bottle of water, maybe snacks for the first day. You will be able to buy food and visit restaurants here.
Proper footwear, and appropriate clothing may be cold at night. (More details in private after booking).
First 10 places: 299€ (in two payments: 99€ + 200€)
Price after: 319€ (in two payments: 119€ + 200€)
How can I book the trip?
– Online (2€ extra) -> link below
– Office 9:00 – 14:00 Plaza Honduras 26 (Grey building)
– Language Exchange meetings: check webpage to see the days and hours.
Does not include entrance to any attraction or building. Does not include lunch or dinner.
Does not include other than what is marked INCLUDED.
You can book all these activities separately with us after you have booked the trip.