Ecotourism, Birdwatching and Gastronomy in the Basque Mountains
Travel with Local Eyes
Unique and exclusive custom trip for small groups of friends through the mountains of The Land of the Basques
Contact us to customize the program
Enjoy a private experience at the Basque Mountains, discovering the impressive nature landscapes surrounding the house, a fabulous spot for birdwatching and tasting the fantastic basque gastronomy.
A fascinating walking program for the weekends to discover the Basque Mountains. Ideal for small groups of friends of 6 to 8 persons that are used to travel together to enjoy the most of the adventure when discovering a different culture.
Half board accommodation at a beautiful traditional sustainable farmhouse exclusively for the group, accompanied by highly knowledgables local hosts and guides that will become your “Local Eyes” during your stay.
Gastronomic experiences: Traditional basque breakfast from local producers, organic dinners exclusive for the group , Txakoli ( basque white wine ) vineyard and wineries guided visit and pintxos & wine tasting, hamaiketako, mountaineers lunches, visit a sheperds farm and discovering the secrets of the local Idiazabal cheese,
Discover the Gorbeia Sea of Medows, a beautiful rural area and the paradise for walkers. The land is flat and with high landscapes, which allow a spectacular panoramic view of the mountains and mountains that surround it.
The farmhouse is only 1 h 30 walking distance to the amazing Nervión Fall and it´s surrounded by 3 Special Protection Areas for Birds (SPAB) of the Natura 2000 network: Gorbea Natural Park, Arkamo-Gibijo-Arrastaria mountain ranges and the Oakwoods island of Urkabustaiz. It´s a magnificent enclave for birdwatching: around 160 pairs of griffon vultures nest on the walls of Arrastaria, royal kites and many other raptors are often seen in this area hunting in the meadows surrounding the farmhouse
During the exclusive guided tours “with your boots on”, starting from Ulle Gorri baserri you will discover our nearest environment, off the beaten path and away from the busiest routes.
Also uncover our customs, history and traditions, while enjoying special moment in contact with nature.
The landscapes surrounding the hamlet are flat and allow for a spectacular panoramic view of the mountains that surround it. Between gorges, the lands settle down creating a gigantic meadow with a mosaic of walls grids organizing a beautiful drawing of pastures.
A Sea of Meadows, with excellent paths for Nordic Walking and walking, unning through a corridor of stone walls, between horses and flocks of Latxa sheep.
The Sea of Meadows of Gorbeia is an area of climate transition between the Athlantic and Mediterranean.
It’s a privileged environment, surrounded by three Special Protection Areas for Birds (SPAB) of the Natura 2000 network: Gorbea Natural Park, Arkamo-Gibijo-Arrastaria mountain ranges and the Oakwoods island of Urkabustaiz.
It´s a winter refuge for raptors from Northern Europe and a summer refuge from the heat of southern Spain and North Africa. A magnificent enclave for birdwatching: around 160 pairs of griffon vultures nest on the walls of the Delika Canyon ( 400 mt high cliffs and Salto del Nervion area) , royal kites and many other raptors are often seen in this area hunting in the meadows surrounding the farmhouse.
Food is an important part of the basque culture. We love to eat and to enjoy with friends. From our great variety of pintxos to our Michelin star restaurants, or through delicious meals prepared exclusively at Ulle Gorri rural accomodation, there are many choices depending on your budget.
During your trip you will enjoy :
– Exclusive traditional breakfast at Ulle Gorri Rural House with local km0 products.
– Hamaiketako. Traditional lunch in the mountains with chorizo, Idiazabal cheese, bread, all of them km0 products. Vegetarian and vegan alternatives available.
– Organic and exclusive dinner for the group prepared by a professional chef at Ulle Gorri rural house or served by the hosts. Traditional & Vanguardist Basque Meals, Vegetarian and Vegan options.
– Pairing Pintxos & Txakoli lunch at the Winery
– Cheese tasting at the sheperds facilities
– Optional : Lunch at a local restaurant depending on your choice : mountaineers restaurant , traditional great restaurants or Michelin stars restaurants depending on your budget