Villages

Arama

Arama reaches the slope of mount Arriguntzagaña, on the right bank of the rivers Oria and Zaldibia. Its urban area offers a privileged panoramic view, and the mountain range that surrounds the village is a perfect space to practice various activities like hiking or trekking with circuits and routes.

San Martín’s Church stands on Arama’s main square. The church is built on the site of an old hermitage that underwent several refurbishments and extensions until reaching its current aspect. It has a rectangular floor plan, with a singular nave covered by a half-barreled vault. Inside the church you will find an ancient statue of the Virgin Mary, a truly unique piece of artwork. The rectory, Caserío Iriarte and Caserío Iturrioz make up the rest of the architectural heritage.

There is a windmill, Molino de Ibares, in the valley, right under a bridge on the river Oria, where the entrance to the village used to be.

PLAN YOUR trip

Accommodation & where to eat

Lizarrusti-Lareo

Adéntrate en el Parque Natural de Aralar haciendo un recorrido clásico y apto para todo el mundo. Pasarás por un precioso bosque para llegar a un pantano en el corazón del Parque Natural.

Mandioa Restaurant

Restaurant located in the main square in Zerain offering traditional Basque cuisine.

Shopping Goierri

Shopping Goierri is the open-air commercial area in Ordizia. Enjoy our shops and find everything you need!

BTT routes

Passionate about mountain bike? Get to know the rural side of Euskadi in a whole different way!

Alai Hotel ★

Stay in this hotel in the top of Etzegarate. Visit their shop and restaurant!

IN THE HEART OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Goierri

Gaintza

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!

Ormaiztegi

The population of Ormaiztegi stands at about 1350. It hosts the Zumalacárregui Museum, where you can get to know a piece of history while enjoying caseríos, the church of San …

Arama

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 …

Segura

Segura is a medieval town with the best conserved medieval quarter in Guipúzcoa. It’s close to the highway, so it’s very easy to reach by car... just a 37 minute …

Zerain

Zerain is just 39 minutes away from San Sebastián, right in the centre of the Basque Country. It has kept its essence, traditional culture and architecture intact. Come visit!

Mutiloa

Enjoy the caseríos in this beautiful village, 37 minutes away from San Sebastián. Mining has been their main economic activity since the Middle Ages.

Itsaso

Itsaso is a village in a mountainous landscape under Mount Izazpi and surrounded by caseríos, creating a beautiful picture.

Olaberria

Olaberria is the balcony of Goierri. It’s just 32 minutes away from San Sebastián, and offers you a fantastic view of the whole region of Goierri: Aizkorri-Aratz and Aralar sierras, …

Beasain

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.

Idiazabal

Idiazabal is located between Aralar and Aizkorri-Aratz Sierras and it gives the famous and delicious cheese its name. It’s only 30 minutes away from San Sebastián!

Lazkao

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 …

Gabiria

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 …

Ataun

Ataun is the longest village in Guipúzcoa. Admire its fascinating geological phenomenon: a dome.

Legorreta

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... …

Zegama

Only 38 minutes away from San Sebastián, Zegama is located in a privileged rural setting at the bottom of the mountains of Aizkorri-Aratz. Back in the day, it boasted a …

Itsasondo

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 …

Zaldibia

Zaldibia is located at the bottom of the emblematic mount Txindoki, only 33 minutes away from San Sebastián. You can enjoy superb trails down the Roman road, to mount Auza …

Ordizia

Ordizia is a medieval town with beautiful architecture in the old quarter. Since it’s only 30 minutes away from San Sebastián, you go and come back on the same day! …

Altzaga

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 …

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