Villages

Gaintza

Gaintza’s points of interest are San Miguel’s Church, built with a splendid series of Gothic arches on the main entrance -very well conserved-, a modern fronton (place to play basque games), and a few farms decorating the hills and forests.

The Church of San Martín de Tours, located on the outskirts, deserves to be mentioned for its richly-coloured Renaissance altarpiece kept inside. The views from Gaintza are a delight: on a sunny day you can even see the Cantabrian Sea!

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Green Way Mutiloa-Ormaiztegi

Green Way is another good hike for families. It has a didactic game of a route that combines orienteering, hiking and a lot of fun.

Goierri´s Top 10

We recommend the guide Goierri´s Top 10, where we asked our shepherds, “where is your favorite spot in the Goierri?”

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Aizkorbe Iron way PR-Gi 3008

The iron attracted English and Germans to Zerain, to the Mountain of Iron. The bowels of this mountain were exploited until the middle of the 20th century. This activity has left several remains, anecdotes, and a lot of history.

IN THE HEART OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Goierri

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 …

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.

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 …

Itsaso

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

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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!

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... …

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.

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 …

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 …

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!

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 …

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! …

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