Back to top
You are in: HOME · BLOG · TREKKING ROUTES WITH CHILDREN IN NAVARRE, HIKING WITH THE FAMILY

Trekking routes with children in Navarre, hiking with the family

 

Navarre is history, culture, traditions and customs, they are hospitable peoples and populations but it is also exuberant nature, they are mountains and narrow gorges, countless attractions that undoubtedly add their special touch to each route we decide to take. Trekking with children in Navarre means enjoying every corner of the route we take, discovering spectacular, colourful landscapes, walking at the foot of vertical cliffs or crowning mythical mountains.

 

Trails, greenways or ascents to the peaks of the Pyrenees are some of the possibilities that arise when we consider choosing the different routes of hiking with children in Navarre, family hiking. Taking the right decision, choosing from all of them the one that best suits our little companions of cordada, is essential to enjoy a pleasant day of hiking. That they have a good time in the activity and that it does not become a torment both for them and for us will depend on our choice and how we make them live the experience.

 

Advertisement

 

These are the hiking routes with children in Navarre that we propose

 

In Routes of hiking with children in Navarre, family hiking we try to give you some ideas so you can make your plans. Trails and excursions that have different attractions and levels of difficulty, routes that go through sensational natural landscapes or visit historic buildings. There are many routes to choose from, always of course with the precautions and recommendations that in any case we must consider before embarking on our adventure.

 

Foz of Lumbier

Go to Foz of Lumbier

 

Without a doubt, a true temple of nature crossed by a totally conditioned route that allows us to cross this narrow gorge. An important colony of vultures, among other birds, will fly over our heads as we walk at the foot of the vertical walls that form the Foz of Lumbier accompanying the riverbed that continues to shape it. Together with Lumbier, the Foz of Arbayún and the Foz of Burgui, both of great beauty and natural value but with less conditioned or simple accesses or routes, mark the natural border between the Navarrese Pyrenees in the north and the wide valleys in the south.

 

Ico_Dificultad

Difficulty: Adapted

Ico_Tiempo

Total Time: 1:00 h

Ico_Distancia

Total Distance: 3,6 Km

 

Discover more about the Foz of Lumbier

 

Orgi Forest

Go to Orgi Forest

 

The Ultazama Valley is home, among other charms, to a natural area known as the Robledales de Ultzama and Basaburua where hundreds of years old singular trees, flora and fauna of great ecological value await us. A conditioned and adapted path runs through the interior of the Orgi Forest allowing us, for example, to contemplate the birds that live here from one of its observatories, a Birding experience for the little ones and not so little ones. We can also take the opportunity to visit the Monumental Oaks of Jauntsarats, another interesting option to take into account.

 

Ico_Dificultad

Difficulty: Low

Ico_Tiempo

Total Time: 0:40 h

Ico_Distancia

Total Distance: 2,6 Km

 

Discover more of the Orgi Forest

 

Cave of Arpea

Go to Cave of Arpea

 

The Lamias and the Baxajaun, among other mythological beings, are part of the legends, popular culture and some traditions that can be found throughout Navarre. Gateway to another world and home to mysterious beings, the Cave of Arpea is a true open book that allows us to contemplate the folds that for years have been shaping this land. A place that combines beauty and legends in almost equal parts and which we reach through a simple path, but not before being tempted with a visit to the different megalithic remains that populate the area or with the inexcusable stop at the Royal Factory of Arms and Ammunition of Orbaizeta.

 

Ico_Dificultad

Difficulty: Low

Ico_Tiempo

Total Time: 0:10 h

Ico_Distancia

Total Distance: 1 Km

 

Discover more of the Cave of Arpea

 

Path of the Fountain of San Virila

Go to Path of the Fountain of San Virila

 

The steep Leyre mountain range is furrowed by countless hiking trails, some of them following the ancestral paths that the shepherds used to follow year after year in their traditional transhumant march. Others, such as the Path of the Fountain of San Virila, take us from the very Monastery of San Salvador de Leyre to the place where, according to legend, this monk took a 350-year nap after waking up and returning to his precious monastery. It is a much shorter walk than the one made by Abbot Virila and which will take us through this steep mountain range.

 

Ico_Dificultad

Difficulty: Low

Ico_Tiempo

Total Time: 0:40 h

Ico_Distancia

Total Distance: 2 Km

 

Discover more Path of the Fountain of San Virila

 

Way of Zemeto

Go to Way of Zemeto

 

The Pyrenees in Navarre now treasure not only natural jewels such as the karstic complex of Larra, but also form part of the history and culture of this land and its people. Ancestral traditions, which are still preserved today, are mixed with the old paths that were used by the locals, shepherds or smugglers who crossed the Pyrenees. Traditional routes such as the Way of Zemeto which guide us through narrow corridors or bring us closer to spectacular balconies with imposing views of the Roncal and Belagua Valleys.

 

Ico_Dificultad

Difficulty: Medium

Ico_Tiempo

Total Time: 2:25 h

Ico_Distancia

Total Distance: 4,8 Km

 

Discover more of the Way of Zemeto

 

The Source of the Urederra

Go to The source of the Urederra

 

The Natural Park of Urbasa and Andia is another of the treasures of Navarre, in which we can find from leafy forests, some of them say enchanted, to demanding hiking trails through its rugged mountains. But it is undoubtedly the source of the Urederra, for the striking colours of its waters, for the rugged landscape that runs along the route and for the beauty of the landscapes that surround us at every step, one of the most visited hiking routes in Navarre. Children and not so children can enjoy, not without effort, the different and whimsical waterfalls as they walk through the colourful forest approaching the vertical walls from which the river Urederra rises.

 

Ico_Dificultad

Difficulty: Medium

Ico_Tiempo

Total Time: 2:00 h

Ico_Distancia

Total Distance: 7,4 Km

 

Discover more of the Source of the Urederra

 

Zabaleta Forest Trail

Go to Zabaleta Forest Trail

 

Touring, not only in autumn, the largest beech forest in Europe, and doing so while discovering the customs and traditions that inhabited and worked here is only a small part of what awaits us in the imposing Irati Forest. An explosion of intense and vivid colours make this Zabaleta Forest Trail an unforgettable experience that compensates for the effort required by this hiking route in the Irati Forest. The vast expanse of land available in this natural spot offers countless routes with which to discover corners such as the waterfall of Cubo or learn about the old timber industry in the area through the interpretative trail Errekaidorra.

 

Ico_Dificultad

Difficulty: Medium

Ico_Tiempo

Total Time: 2:30 h

Ico_Distancia

Total Distance: 8,4 Km

 

Discover more Zabaleta Forest Trail

 

Mount Ori from the Col of Larrau

Go to Monte Ori from the Col of Larrau

 

To crown one of the mythical summits of the Navarrese Pyrenees is another of the options that we are presented with. The apparent accessibility that the Orhi Peak offers us in summer and the splendid panoramic views that are contemplated from its top can make us fall into the error of underestimating this mountain and the preparation that its summit requires today. For that reason and as before any route or ascent that we decide to realize by simple that could seem to us it is vital to take into account all the advices and recommendations, to value all the factors and to apply the prudence and the common sense, more even if they accompany us children.

 

Ico_Dificultad

Difficulty: Medium

Ico_Tiempo

Total Time: 1:45 h

Ico_Distancia

Total Distance: 4,8 Km

 

Discover more of Monte Ori from the Col of Larrau

 

There are many options left in the inkwell, the paths of the Señorío de Bértiz Natural Park, the Quinto Real Forest and the Royal Eugi Ammunition Factory, visiting the Bardenas Reales or, for example, the Bidasoa Greenway. All of them are essential visits if we want to find and enjoy magnificent hiking routes with children in Navarre, for family hiking. Routes and paths that can perfectly form part of the best plans and excursions that we can propose in Navarre.

 

Discover more family hiking trails in Senditur

 

 

Advertisement

Copyright © 2020 SENDITUR