This becomes apparent after seeing San Adrián’s tunnel, crossed by an old Roman road and part of Camino de Santiago -track of the pilgrimage route to Santiago, in Galicia-. They also have a fortress that used to protect the tunnel, with a hermitage inside.
If you walk towards the valley, you will find three more hermitages -Sancti Spiritu, Nuestra Señora de las Nieves and San Pedro-. From the top of mount Aizkorri, the highest peak in the Basque Country -1,528 metres-, you can get amazing views of the whole region of Goierri, and even other parts of Guipúzcoa and the plains of Alava.
At the top of Aizkorri, you can see the hermitage of Santa Cruz, where its famous cross used to be kept. That piece, one of the oldest of Gupúzcoa’s sacred art collection, is now safely preserved in the church of Zegama. More buildings in the town centre are: the church of San Martín, that holds the remains of the Carlist general Zumalacárregui as well as the cross above mentioned, the City Hall, the Akarama Mill, and the Centre of Interpretation of the Natural Park of Aizkorri-Aratz.
The most unique event in this town the Zegama-Aizkorri Marathon: an iconic race held in May that brings leading athletes to the town from all over the world.
Tourist office Zegama
NATURAL PARK AIZKORRI-ARATZ INTERPRETATION CENTRE
• July and last fortnight of August
Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
• First fortnight in August and first fortnight in September
Thursday – Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
• From September 18 to December 20 Friday – Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
• 1€ | Children: 0,50 €
• Groups (10 people or more): 2 €
Address: Anduetza Baserria / San Bartolome 13
Phone: 943 80 21 87 / 943 67 02 49
PLAN YOUR trip
Accommodation & where to eat
Do you want something new, surprise your family or escape with friends to a rural house? Explore an unknown land: the Goierri.
This itinerary, the first to be approved in Gipuzkoa, begins on the A-1, but soon, ascending slowly and without great unevenness
Stage of the Path around Aralar that goes from Arkaka to Lizarrusti
Igaratza and Enirio are very significant places in Aralar. Places closely linked to grazing, have always linked the Goierri valleys with the highest points of Aralar
The route between Igaratza and Pikueta crosses one of the most special places in Aralar, the Alotza plateau
The tour will bring us closer to the remains of the existing fortress on the top of Mount Ausa-Gaztelu
IN THE HEART OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
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