Hiking the Basque Mountains

Wolve’s Path hiking to Nervion Fall

Unique and exclusive custom trips for small groups of friends through the mountains of The Land of the Basques

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HIking  through the Wolves’ path, along an awesome «off the  beaten path” route that has been designated suitable for all walkers, to the magnificent Salto del Nervion, the highest waterfall in Spain and a great spot for birdwatching.

Guided visit to the ancient City of Orduña, the only city that holds such a title in Bizkaia. All of that with an exclusive highly knowledgable local host and guide.

You will enjoy a fantastic Cooking Art experience “Live & Vegan ” for breakfast and dinner, prepared by Izar Gorria.  

For the extra days, we will recommend you the best hiking routes and great local restaurants in the area.

You can take the historical hike path by your own through the profile of the mountain, up to Mount San Pedro’s Trenches, the best preserved Civil War landscape in the Basque Country o visit Gujuli Waterfall through the beautiful Gorbeia Sea of Meadows.

Don’t travel with a map in your hand, trust a local expert to show you the Nervión river, «el Salto del Nervión » and give you all the information you need on the Basque Country culture and traditions.

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DAY1. FRIDAY 

Check in at Ulle Gorri Baserria. Depending on the time available, guided hiking route (option to do Nordic Walking) through the Sea of Meadows surrounding the country house, to enjoy the sunset, visit the pretty village of Untza and its Txoko (basque social center).

Ulle Gorri Baserria is part of a small rural village of 3 hamlets, very quiet and with sensational views. Those are flat and high landscapes, which allow spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and mountains that surrounds it. The paths are excellent for Nordic Walking and Hiking and run through meadows through corridors of ancient dry stone walls (Unesco Heritage), with horses pottoka (local horses) and flocks of sheep Latxa (local sheeps), from where the excellent Idiazabal cheese from the area comes from. The sunrise and the sunsets from the farmhouse are spectacular.

Cooking art experience Live & Vegan  dinner at Ulle Gorri Baserria or at Untza´s txoko (1) if available

Accommodation at Ulle Gorri Baserria

Minimum

Maximum

  • Difficulty 35% 35%

From:  245 € Per person

DAY 2. SATURDAY

After a great and healthy breakfast we start the hiking route (Nordic Walking option) from Ulle Gorri Baserria “with our boots on” to walk through the  Wolves´path.

This is an “off the beaten path” route that runs at the edge of the sierra through spectacular landscapes that will take us to Nervión’s source, passing through the unknown and mysterious Gibijo’s wolfhound.

Following the course of the river we will finally arrive to the impressive Nervión Fall. After heavy rains or during the (Spring) thaw, the waterfall, which plunges into the Delika Canyon from more than 220 meters, the highest in Spain, is very impressive. And although for several months it does not carry water, the route and the landscapes are just as spectacular. 

We will discover Mount Santiago, avoiding the busiest areas, through the beautifully paved forest.

Walking time : 4 hours

Difficulty: Medium / low. 10 km

Unevenness: 200mt

In the afternoon, an exclusive guided visit to the city of Urduña/Orduña, the only city of its kind in the Bizkaian territory. Located in a place of singular beauty, it is a cultural crossroads and its strategic position has allowed it to witness the changes and the evolution of  Basque history.

We offer a guided tour of this ancient city that dates back to 1229 AD, covering the most important moments of its history.

Return in minivan to the country house.

Cooking art experience Live & Vegan  dinner at Ulle Gorri Baserria or at Untza´s txoko (1) if available

Accommodation at Ulle Gorri Baserria

DAY 3. SUNDAY

Breakfast at the Baserri and free day to enjoy some of the self guided hiking routes recommended 

Check out or continue your Basque experience with extra day

Optional Tours

Leaving “With our boots on» from the Baserri Ulle Gorri, we begin our route through grassland paths that run along stone walls and across paths with magnificent views of the Sierra Salvada, Orduña and the Arrastaria Valley.

The quiet path along the sea of meadows, crosses a gallery forest on the edge of the mountain’s profile. The path takes us to the  recently excavated trenches of San Pedro Mountain, in one of the best preserved Spanish Civil War  landscapes in the Basque Country. It has preserved the same incredible landscape than 80 years ago.

Duration: 3 hours

Difficulty: Low

Elevation: 100mt

 

Aiaraldea, Ayala’s Chancellor lands guided & exclusive historical route

The historical route along Ayala Valley, is made up of  24 villages dotted with tower houses, religious and civil monuments, even some hamlets, many of which are true architectural gems.

The Monumental Complex of Quejana stands out as a fortified palace, built in the 14th century by the father of the most outstanding Alava diplomat and writer in the history of the Basque Country and the most celebrated chancellor in the history of Spain, Ayala´s Chancellor.

The visit to Artziniega, also a monumental complex that basts a rich historical center that preserves its medieval layout, emblazoned facades, stately homes and towers, Renaissance and Baroque palaces, as well as a fantastic Ethnographic Museum.

Duration: 4 hours

Exclusive guided tour of the medieval city of Vitoria–Gasteiz

The visit to the Historical Center of Vitoria-Gasteiz, declared a Monumental Complex in 1997, and which has received numerous awards, will take us to places where history seems to have stood still.

It retains intact its medieval layout in the form an almond, which was given more than 8 centuries ago, when Sancho VI “El Sabio» founded the town.

Duration: 4 hours

Medieval Wall of Vitoria - Gasteiz 2

Prices

Price per person in double occupancy. 

  • Groups of 10 people: 245€ / person
  • Groups of 8 people : 320€ / person
  • Groups of 6 people : 410€ / person

Included in the price : 

2 nights accommodation at  Ulle Gorri Baserria- Etxea house – exclusively for the group 

Half board Art Cooking Experience, Live&Vegan : 

        • 2 breakfast
        • 1 dinner at Untza Txoko, if available, or at Ulle Gorri Baserria
        • 1 dinner at Ulle Gorri Baserria

Hiking (Nordic Walking option) guided routes& birding activities 

    • Sea of Meadows & Untza Route . 1,5  hours  walking . 50 mt slope  
    • Nervion Waterfall wolves´ path. 4 hours. 3 hours walking. 200 mt slope 
    • Bespoke Tour inn Orduña Old town ( 2 hours)

Liability Insurance and Hiking activities insurance

Not included:

Drinks are not included in the meals.
Travel insurance 
Transport not included 
Opcional guided routes 
Optional: Wellness & Well-being activities

Extra days 

  • Full board accommodation, including Cooking Art experience and self guided hiking trails: from 110€/person
  • Half board accommodation, Breakfast & dinner Cooking Art experience, self guiding hiking trails & restaurants recommendations / bookings : from 75€/person 

Ask for the possibility to rent a minivan for your group to visit other places of the Basque Country on your own. We will provide the group with valuable information to enjoy each routes and discover the best gastronomy.

Optional :

Bilbao, Vitoria – Gasteiz by bike
Txakoli Winery & Vineyards visit &tasting:. 
Idiazabal Cheese Farm visit & tasting
Basque Cider House Experience  

Hiking Routes

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 or without Nordic enjoying special moment in contact with nature and  history with or without some Nordic salking poles.

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 trekking, unning through a corridor of stone walls, between horses and flocks of Latxa sheep. It’s a privileged environment, surrounded by three natural spaces of the Natura 2000 Network: Gorbea Natural Park, Arkamo-Gibijo-Arrastaria mountain ranges and the Oak Forests of Urkabustaiz.

Around 160 pairs of vultures nest on the edges of the Arrastaria.

It is common to see watch vultures, kites, herons, storks and many other birds.  In addition to roe deer, badgers, foxes, etc.

Terms and Conditions

Booking deposit: 30%  when confirmed. The balance will be paid 30 days before the departure date.

Cancellation policy: 50% cancellation fee between 30 and 45 days, 75% between 15 and 30 days and 100% with less than 15 days.

Accommodation: Baserri Ulle Gorri is a rustic home, exclusive use for the group. 

Breakfast will be prepared by Izar Gorria  in the Rustic Home for the group.

Dinner will be prepared by Izar Gorria exclusively for the group.  Live Vegan Art Cooking experience . 

Pintxos Tours: includes 4 pintxos and 4 drinks per person (Zurito (small beer),  Rioja Crianza (Red wine), Txakoli (Basque white wine),  Mosto (non alcoholic grape drink).

Sidrería: Typical Cider house in the Basque Country. A gastronomic Basque experience not not be missed.

Hiking/Nordic Walking Routes. The routes are suitable for anyone with a regular physical condition, with or without experience in Nordic Walking techniques. For those who want to experience their first Nordic Walking route, a basic guidelines will be provided to perform the exercise effectively.  The aim is for all the group to enjoy the trail, so there will be stops to regroup and to give explanations along the way.

Hiking recommended equipment: Mountain boots, basic hiking equipment (back pack to carry the water and some food), proper clothes for walking, change of clothes, and depending on the season, warm clothing, raincoat, etc. 

Travel program. It's a different, exclusive, relaxing and carefree experience in the Basque Country, based around an "off-the-beaten-path" philosophy but also focusing on the “must-see" spots that you'll love to talk about when you return home. The travel program may have some variations due to scheduling changes at monuments, climatological issues, unexpected events, improvements to the travel program according to the host-guide's criteria or the group's condition. Very important: the hiking activity will depend on the mountain and climatological conditions, in the case that the weather is not suitable to do the activity, an alternative experience will be scheduled.

Remember that this is not a tourist package, but an experience based trip to enjoy the nature, the gastronomy and the culture in The Land of the Basques.

Accommodation

Ulle Gorri is a beautiful basque farmhouse, situated in an ideal location to explore The Land of the Basques with a small group of friends and/or family. The  house is rented entirely and exclusively for the group.

“Baserri" or “caserío" is a traditional basque farmhouse. Ulle Gorri has been specifically restored recovering old original materials, to give the house a unique personality that seduces our guests. The restored antique furniture, the magnificent doors and the precious earthen pottery, which belonged to an ancient palace in the area, make Ulle Gorri a very special place to rest and enjoy.

Great location: less than 20 minutes from Vitoria, 40 minutes from Bilbao and La Rioja and only an hour and 15 minutes from Donosti (San Sebastián) or Pamplona and with easy access just 10 minutes away from the motorway exit.

It has a large living room with a fireplace, a beautiful kitchen and 5 double bedrooms with 4 bathrooms distributed across two floors. On the lower floor a bedroom with a double bed and an ensuite bathroom. On the upper floor a suite with a double bed, a bathroom and a small hallway, a bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom ensuite and two double rooms with two single beds. The rooms on the top floor have views over the countryside.

Both the interior of the house and the outdoor area with a fantastic meadow with fruit trees and a flower garden, are equipped to allow your mind and body to rest and to be able to enjoy everything without stress: listen to music with a selection of CDs, read books or magazines and take a look at maps and tourist information of the area.

white bedroom for rent in a traditional farmhouseViews from the dining area in Ulle Gorri HouseUlle Gorri Garden

Ulle Gorri Baserria has the category of Rustic Home registered at the Basque Country Tourism Department,  that means that the house installation  accomplish the requirements of safety and protection to our guests . He have also obtained the Certified of Commitment with Tourism Quality  SICTED  for both,  the rustic house and  the Travel Agency  Ulle Gorri Travel.  And we are adapting our environmental protection procedures to obtain the European  Ecolabel in 2019 .

Minivan Renault Traffic Combi

Renault Traffic Combi

Rented minivan for 8 travelers to be used by the group during the days exploring the Basque Country on your own.

Full risk insurance with no excess.

Important note: The driver assigned by the group to  drive the minivan during the days it is used, will be responsible for any possible traffic fines and their payment.

+34 647 712 806

contact@ullegorri.com

Ulle Gorri

Travel Agency

Apregindana Lekua 2
01449 Untza
Álava/Araba
Basque Country - SPAIN


- SICTED Commitment Tourism Quality
- Rustic home: Ref XVI00132
- Travel Agency Registration: CEI 2437

Se ha recibido ayuda financiera de la UE  para la realización de las obras de construcción  y adecuación del caserío  para el  cumplimiento de la normativa del Gobierno Vasco para la obtención de la categoría de Casa Rural .