16 trail running tracks in 35 km
Basques have a great passion for the mountains, especially in Goierri where two of the most important races in the trail running circles take place: Zegama-Aizkorri Marathon and Ehunmilak Ultra-Trail race (together with G2H and Marimurumendi Marathon, on the same weekend).
The Euskal Herria Trail Station has two main entrances:
– If you go from Abaltzisketa, cross Aralar Natural Park
– If you go from Zegama, cross Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park. The mountain range in the shape of a wall separates Guipúzcoa and Álava, and is a true point of reference in mountaineering. Its cultural heritage includes dolmens, ancestral caves, and medieval roads.
-From Sakana, in Navarra, a valley located south of Aralar and from where it can be accessed. There are 5 new routes that are divided between Aralar and Urbasa-Andia.
There are 16 tracks along both natural parks and the entrances from Zegama and Abaltzisketa are connected by a 35 km route. In Sakana we have 5 new routes divided between Aralar and Urbasa-Andia nature park.
The station has training circuits that closely replicate the vertical distance to get to Aizkorri and Txindoki, as well as Zegama-Aizkorri Marathon’s whole journey and part of Ehunmillak’s Ultra-Trail. Each facility has showers, changing rooms, and gym areas to warm up and to do exercises to help with training.
There is also specialised staff -elite athletes included- to help you out!
Although the itineraries are signposted, it is mandatory to use GPS while you perform the routes. Inclement weather makes some areas very challenging even for local runners!