Find what you are looking for in the Basque Highlands
Enjoy the caseríos in this beautiful village, 37 minutes away from San Sebastián. Mining has been their main economic activity since the Middle Ages.
Legorreta is a small beautiful village only 25 minutes away from San Sebastián! Its parish church of San Salvador is known for its beauty: strong and lofty walls, decorative stone…
Lazkao is located in a fantastic natural area, but also close to A1 highway. This village is known for its diversity and diversity of possible activities, due to its location at the foot of Sierra de Aralar.
Itsasondo is a small rural village divided into two districts, 26 minutes away from San Sebastián. Its main economic activity was based around slate and there are still some visible traces, like roofs or former quarries.
Gaintza is located at the foot of Mount Txindoki, 30 minutes away from San Sebastián. Enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding the village and see Euskadi’s most majestic mountain!
Gabiria is located in one of the highest points in Goierri. In the Basque language, they call the village “the one that can be seen from anywhere” and it’s 37 minutes away from San Sebastián.At that height, just imagine the views you will see!
Beasain has the greatest population in Goierri, with over 14,000 inhabitants. It’s only 28 minutes away from San Sebastián, driving on the A1.
Ataun is the longest village in Guipúzcoa. Admire its fascinating geological phenomenon: a dome.
Arama is the smallest village in the historic territory of Guipuzcoa, with a population smaller than 200 people over an extension of 1.3 km². It is located right in the centre of Goierri. Do you know its architectural heritage?
Altzaga is a village located in the mountains, facing Sierra de Aralar. It has a great view of Txindoki -Guipuzcoa’s most iconic mountain- and many other peaks. It’s only a 28 minute drive from San Sebastian.
Everything you need to know about Goierri
We hope you find everything you need to know about Goierri. Enjoy your visit!
Museums and tourist offices
Goierri has 9 tourist offices to inform visitors about different plans, activities, restaurants, accommodation, museums, interpretation centres… The offices’ main purpose is to help you find plans not just in Goierri but in Guipuzcoa and the Basque Country.
Our people are always organising activities in the villages! We want you to make the most of your time here in Goierri, so make sure to check our plans often so that you don’t miss any of them 😉
There is a bike lane -bidegorri- connecting the towns in the valley. You can also reach the ones inside the mountains. It is incredible how people love cycling here! Some of the lanes are also suitable to practice Nordic walking. Additionally, you can walk or skate down those lanes.
Practice sport climbing in Ataun! Come see our walls, there are 250 lines open, several levels of difficulty, and our group of instructors eager to meet you.
Explore one of our passions: the mountain. In Goierri we celebrate 2 trail races known around the world: Zegama-Aizkorri marathon and Ehunmillak ultra-trail (held together with G2H and Marimurumendi marathon taking place in the same weekend).
Hiking: Olaberria – Idiazabal
The hike takes place between the villages of Olaberria and Idiazabal, and their caseríos. Olaberria, known as Goierri’s Balcony, is a small village in the hillocks.
Meet the most popular peak in the Basque Country: the Aizkorri. To get to the summit, we recommend leaving your car in the parking area located under San Adrián’s tunnel. You will get to see the tunnel, walk on the medieval road and get to the top through the Camino de los Alaveses.
Zegama – San Adrián tunnel: Saint Jacques Way
The North route to Santiago de Compostela and San Adrián’s tunnel have both been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What’s the story of this tunnel that makes it such a magical place for pilgrims?
Gaintza PR-GI 29
Get to know the village of Gaintza with this suggested route. Get a magnificent view of Txindoki and see the caseríos around!
San Adrián tunnel SL-Gi 3003
Our region is very suitable for organising fun and educational activities for kids. The natural parks of Aizkorri-Aratz and Aralar make Goierri the best known in rural tourism and nature in the Basque Country. It is an ideal environment for kids to enjoy freedom and breathe the purest air of our mountains.
Outdoors: family adventures
If you want to practice orienteering as a game and a sport, come to Zegama. There are three circuits with several levels of difficulty for everyone to enjoy. The starting point is Parketxe de Anduetza where you will get the maps to lead you.
Goierri, a place of giants. Basque mythology
Get ready for the myths, characters and stories that you will find in this land.
Aizkorri: the highest peak in Euskadi
Do you dare climb the mountain where Edurne Pasaban started practicing? The first woman to complete the ascent of the 14 eight-thousanders on Earth developed her hobby here, in the mountains of Goierri.