Basque Country Sports & Outdoors

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Basque Country Sports & Outdoors

  • Day 3

    Legorreta to SeguraDistance 20.7ka welcome shorter day, You are still mainly following The Valley of The Rio Oria but the industry gets less as you get further up the valley. Again there is a fair bit of road walking but mainly on minor roads or along purpose built paths alongside the main roads.Again you pass through Plenty of villages and have...

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  • Day 8

    Brinas to Santo Domingo de la Calzada Distance 23.25kVery Pleasant days walking to end this route, Unfortunately I was on my own at this point as my walking partner had been unable to keep going !!The first section is alongside the beautiful Rio Ebro, then through Haro which is a fairly big town but easily navigated through, Then along beautiful...

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  • Day 7

    La Puebla de Arganzon to BrinasDistance 27.2kA pleasant if undulating day through beautiful countryside on well way marked tracks and paths.The last 6k of the day pass over a small mountain pass so it is adventagous to get a fairly early start to avoid doing the climb in the hottest part of the dayAgain you pass through Plenty of villages and have...

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  • Day 6

    Santuario de Ntra Senora de Estibaliz to La Puebla de ArganzonDistance 31.5kAnother long day, Starting off on nice paths and minor roads, then you have to navigate your way either through or around Vitoria, This is made complicated by the amount of building work going on around the outskirts of the city, But the workers on these building sites are...

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  • Day 5

    Salvatierra to Santuario de Ntra Senora de EstibalizDistance 18.9kThis is the shortest day of our Camino, deliberately planned that way to follow the rigours of the previous day.The terrain is fairly level and you are walking on a paths as well as on minor roads and again a section on an old disused railway track bedYou pass through quite a few...

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  • Day 4

    Segura to SalvatierraDistance 31.2kThis for me was the Best day of the entire route, The first 5k are on a quite road then you head off up into the mountains, you have a height gain of over 800 metres so you want to be setting off early so as not to still be climbing in the hottest part of the day.The highlight of the day, If not the entire trip is...

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  • Day 2

    Hernani to LegorretaDistance 31ka slightly longer day on Day 2, You are mainly following The Valley of The Rio Oria which is quite heavily industrialised and there is a fair bit of road walking but mainly on minor roads or along purpose built paths alongside the main roads, There is also an interesting section along the track-bed of a disused...

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  • Day 1

    Irun to HernaniDistance 24.6kA nice introduction to this Camino, the route is well way-marked and you follow a series of minor roads, tracks and paths through some beautiful countryside.You pass through Plenty of villages and have opportunities for a lunch break and coffees en-route.The route does undulate and the paths can be muddy after rainThere...

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  • Breaking the route into stages

    In the following sports travel tips I have laid down how we chose to break up the 200k route, As I have mentioned in the introduction, we chose to break this Camino down into 8 stages of approximately 25k but this proved to be to much for my walking partner and she was unable to complete the route, so maybe we were a bit over ambitious.How you...

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  • Fronton

    Fronton, or pilota is the collective term for a range of sports played on a large court with three walls.The three main variations are with hand, paddle, or basket (jai alai, or cesta).The number of players may vary from 2 upwards.Most basque villages have a court, whether indoors or out.Try and see a game if you can, it is a hotbed of (probably...

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  • Skate

    It's really cool that every town, city or village has a well maintained skate park. Some packed with kids with their mum's watching out.

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  • Surf

    The Basque Country is also known for surfable beaches.This photo was taken in Bermeo. But where Andre surfed the most was in this nice village called Zarautz, close to San Sebastian.Quite surprising was that the water wasn't very cold... not as cold as i expected it to be, anyway!

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  • cliff divers

    The rocks and rivers are ideal for cliff divers.First check if the water is deep enough.Have FUN!!!

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  • Diving in The Abra Bay

    You´ve got all the water sports you can imagine in the new pier in Getxo, Getxoko Kirol Portu Berria. There tou will find DIVE TARPOON CENTER they will arrange dive trips veru cheap to a lot of places all arround.

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