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8 Surprising Hiking Routes in Navarre

Every lover of nature and hiking has an almost obligatory appointment with the Comunidad Foral de Navarra. Forests that are true jungles, valleys that run colorful rivers, deep and narrow gorges or the colossal Pyrenees, await the hiker in this land full of history, traditions and legends that come to add to the undoubted attractions it offers.

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These are the hiking routes in Navarre that we propose.

Choosing 8 surprising hiking routes in Navarre is not an easy task, there are many that can undoubtedly be part of them given the rich natural and cultural heritage that Navarre treasures. The Pyrenees, the Sierra de Urbasa, the Ribera Navarra and a large number of regions and places offer visitors a wide variety of routes that cover beautiful and spectacular landscapes or discover important sites or treasures of the cultural heritage of this land. In 8 surprising hiking routes in Navarre, you will find the perfect starting point to enter the lush forests, rugged gorges or slender mountains and discover the secrets that Navarre holds.

Trinity and Lumbier Trail

8 Surprising Hiking Routes in Navarre

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Difficulty: Low

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Time: 2:00h

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Distance: 6.4Km

Perhaps few routes so easily enter us into a natural space, almost wild, a route embedded between narrow walls carved by the river Irati that man has used as a means of communication between valleys. Home to a large number of rupicolous birds, this route will allow us to get to know one of the most popular foces in Navarre, among which the Foz de Burgui and the Foz de Arbayún also stand out, all of them home to a large number of birds, mammals and plant species that have chosen them to live in.

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The Cave Trail or Smugglers

8 Surprising Hiking Routes in Navarre

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Difficulty: Medium

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Time: 2:10h

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Distance: 7Km

The legends, traditions and beliefs form part of the villages and people of Navarre, among which the stories of witches and covens, which spread throughout almost the entire community, undoubtedly stand out. This beautiful hiking route takes us through symbolic places, whose history is intrinsically linked to that of witchcraft, linking them together. The Caves of Urdax, Zurragamurdi or the Bridge of Hell shortly before passing to neighbouring France to visit the caves of Sara, are an unbeatable ending to a journey in the midst of nature.

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Zabaleta Forest Trail

8 Surprising Hiking Routes in Navarre

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Difficulty: Medium

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Time: 2:30h

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Distance: 8.4Km

Another of Navarre's treasures, a meeting point for tourists, walkers, mountaineers and nature lovers, is the Irati Forest at the head of the Salazar and Aezkoa valleys. There are countless routes and ascents of different levels and attractions that run through these places that in autumn are painted ochre, reddish ... of intense color. This is one of the largest and best-preserved beech and fir forests in Europe.

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Arga River Walk

8 Surprising Hiking Routes in Navarre

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Difficulty: Medium

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Time: 2:45h

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Distance: 11.6Km

The rivers that run through Navarre not only cross large corners of special natural and scenic value, they have also formed and form a very important part of the history and culture of this land, being in many cases one of the main engines for the development of each region they bathe. Molinos, batanes, together with the traditional almadías with which the large logs felled in the forests of the Navarrese Pyrenees were transported are some of the attractions offered by the routes along the banks of many of these rivers.

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Path of the Fountain of San Virila

8 Surprising Hiking Routes in Navarre

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Difficulty: Low

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Time: 0:40h

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Distance: 2Km

The imposing Sierra de Leyre not only hosts the important and well-known Monastery of San Salvador de Leyre, has also been a forced passage of transhumants in search of land more suitable for their livestock depending on the time of year. Trails and paths that today delight not a few hikers who furrow tireless. Trails that bring us closer to hidden corners of this mountain range immersed in ancient legends and beliefs closely linked to the history of the places that surround them.

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The Alto de Ibañeta Trail

8 Surprising Hiking Routes in Navarre

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Difficulty: Moderate

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Time: 3:15h

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Distance: 9Km

Orreaga-Roncesvalles sees hundreds of pilgrims pass by every year in his mission to travel the Way of Saint James, more specifically the French Way, following in the footsteps of the famous Carlo Magno after losing his precious Roldan in a singular battle. This hiking route puts us in the skin of the pilgrim climbing up to the pass of Leopoeder and then visit the Alto de Ibañeta and return to Roncesvalles following at all times the route of the stage of the Way that comes from Saint Jean Pied de Port.

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Ascent of the Pico Arlas

8 Surprising Hiking Routes in Navarre

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Difficulty: Medium

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Time: 1:40h

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Distance: 4Km

Navarre offers mountain lovers mythical summits of great beauty that every mountaineer who prides himself has pointed out in his list of summits that have been treaded or have yet to be conquered. Emblematic mountains such as the Table of the Three Kings, the Ori and so many others that we would need another exclusive list of mountain climbs in Navarre. Pico Arlas allows, like few others, to feel the essence and sensations of the Pyrenean mountain without conquering its peak being reserved for a few expert mountaineers.

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The Source of the Urederra

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Difficulty: Medium

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Time: 2:00h

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Distance: 7.4Km

The Natural Park of Urbasa and Andía is another of the hiking temples minted by Navarre. There are several paths that go through this natural treasure whose most colourful jewel is the river Urederra which paints with its palette of colours the already striking forests that populate its source at the foot of the vertical walls of the Urbasa mountain range. A spectacle of intense turquoise blues that intermingle with the intense greens and ochres and reds that stain these forests in autumn.

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These 8 surprising hiking routes in Navarre are just a small sample of the essence of this land that offers those who visit it a wide variety of possibilities ranging from hiking with family or children to more suitable routes for hiking tanners, from quiet walks on the banks of the river to demanding ascents to rugged mountains. Undoubtedly routes that could well be part of the selection of any lover of hiking and nature.

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