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    Day 6 Guernica to Lezama – 27.5k

    by into-thin-air Updated Sep 20, 2009

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    The route heading up to Morga pass
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    Another Excellent days walking, leaving Guernica and again the usual stiff uphill pull to the top of Morga pass, here the route levels out somewhat and then undulates, at first on a mixture of good paths and forest tracks before dropping into Golkologea (Drinks and Snacks available in bar here) when the route then goes on minor roads passing through Larrabezua and on into Lezama

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    Day 4 Deva –to Marquina to Jemein – aprox 24k

    by into-thin-air Written Sep 20, 2009

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    Distant views of Marquina to Jemein far Below
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    Excellent days walking through some Very Remote countryside as we leave the coast behind, starting of from Deva with the usual very stiff pull up to The Ermita de Santa Cruz where the route levels off slightly before climbing over Arnoate (Arnoate is the Basque word fro Pass) After the pass the route undulates, mainly on beautiful forest paths and tracks but also with a small amount of walking on minor roads before dropping down into Marquina to Jemein

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    Day 2- San Sebastian to Zarauz – aprox 20.5k

    by into-thin-air Written Sep 20, 2009

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    Only 787k to Santiago de Compostela !!
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    Another pleasant if unfortunately Very Wet day, Starting off with a fair climb out of San Sebastian then undulating on minor roads and good paths before dropping into Orio for Lunch, then one more up and Over again on good paths and minor roads to Zarauz

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    Day 1 Irun to San Sebastian– aprox 26k

    by into-thin-air Written Sep 20, 2009

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    The route through Passajes de San Pedro
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    Pleasant start to the walk, soon leaving Irun and walking through a nature reserve before climbing and passing The Santuario de Guadalupe, then following good paths, dropping to Passajes de San Juan and taking the ferry to Passajes de San Pedro then crossing The Collada de Mendiola before dropping into San Sebastian.

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    Frontoi Jokuak

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Apr 25, 2005

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    Jai Alai match.

    This is probably the most popular basque sport.
    The ground consists of a smoth floor and two walls diplayed in a 90º angle.
    There are diferent cathegories:
    -Cesta Punta a.k.a Jai-Alai: It´s played with a basquet in the right hand
    -Esku Pilota: It´s played with the hand.
    -Pala: It´s played with a wooden racket.

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    Palanka

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Apr 22, 2005
    Palanka

    The lever (palanka) was one of the most used tools in the quarries.
    First of all they used to make a hole with the quarry and then they
    put TNT inside to break the rocks. The wight of the lever is varible,
    between 8 and 25 pounds. Wins who throws it further.
    It can be trown in several ways:
    -Bularretik: From the chest.
    -Hankartetik: Between the legs.
    -Bueltaerdiz: Half turn.

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    Segalariak

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Apr 22, 2005

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    Segalaria

    One of the most common work in country side areas is grass cutting. It´s
    necesary to cut it quickly because a unespected rain could damage it, and the
    livestock has to be feeded every day. That´s the way this sport was born.
    The winner is the player who cuts more kilograms of grass in 60, 90 or 120 minutes
    with a scythe.
    The competitors often play barefoot.

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    Gizon-Probak

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Apr 22, 2005

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    Gizon Probak

    In this case are people who drag the stone. They have to cover a known distance
    as many times as possible. It can be played by 2, 4 or more people groups.
    The lightes stone used in this games are 500 kilograms.

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    Idi Probak

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Apr 22, 2005

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    Idi Probak

    A pair of bulls has to drag a huge stone for haf an hour. They has to cover an specific
    distance as meny times as posible in this time.
    The origin of this sport is realy old. The basque farmers didn´t use horses or donkeys in their agriculture works, so they used bulls.
    Is one of the most popular basque sports and big amounts of money are betten.

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    Lokotx Biltzea

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Apr 22, 2005

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    Lokotx Biltzea

    25, 50 or 75 little pieces of wood are placed in the floor.
    The player has to introduce them in a basquet before than his oponent.
    The wood pieces has to be colected in a specific order. From the
    closer to the basquet to the further one.

    Equipment: A basquet and 25, 50, or 75 pieces of wood per player.

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    Haizkolariak

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Apr 22, 2005

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    Haizkolariak

    It consists of cutting some tree truncs of a known size.
    The player has a person to help him to change the axes, because they get hot and they don´t cut properly.

    Equipment: Tennis soes, white trousers and a strapped shirt.

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    Harrijasotzaileak

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Apr 19, 2005

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    I��aki Perurena.

    It consists of lifting huge stones of several forms. Some of them are squared, other ones are spheres, cilindric, etc.
    There are also many diferent kind of harrijasotzaile contests:
    * Record: When an sbdy is going to lift more weight than nbdy before.
    * Another modality is when the player tries to lift a stone more times than his oponent.
    * When the stone is an sphere the player lifts the stone and then he moves the stone around his neck.

    The stones weight between 100 and 325 Kilograms.

    Equipment: The players only use a quilted waistcoat and quilted trousers.

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    Athetic Club of Bilbao

    by RudoElCojonudo Written Apr 18, 2005

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    Athletic Club of Bilbao

    The Athletic Club is the main football team of the city and it´s in the Official Spanish Football League.
    It is one of the few teams from Europe, and the only of the spanish league which hasn´t got foreing people in the team. All the players are from the Basque Country.
    Is well known that the supporters of the team are one of the most polite of the league and there aren´t ultra supporters.
    Is the only team who has been always in the top spanish league since it was created with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

    AN OLD TRADITION:
    When a foreing football team comes for firts time to play to Bilbao he has to bring a present for the Saint of the club, San Mames. San Mames is also the name of the pitch.

    ATHLEEEETIC!!! IEUP!!

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    Using the Polideportivos

    by timtregenza Updated Apr 14, 2005

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    If you are in Bilbao for a while, you may well want to have a swim (or be invited to play a sport).

    Around Bilbao there are a number of polideportivos (sports centres) owned by the Council. They have a common electronic booking process (online).

    To swim, you just pay for an entrance to the facilities, for other things (e.g. football) you have to pay for the pitch/court as well.

    If you are going more than once it is best to buy a "Bono" of 5 or 10 entrances. A single entrance is over 5 Euro, but a bono of 10 makes the cost of entry about 3 Euro an entrance.

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    Athletic Club Bilbao

    by zizu Written Nov 11, 2004

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    Athletic is more than a football team. It represent the unit of all Basques. Players of Nafarroa, Gipuzkoa, Bizkaia, Araba and Iparralde are menbers of Athletic. There are no foreigners in the team.
    The teams that go to San Mames don´t play against a football team; they play against a Nation.

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