TOURISM IN NAVARRA
CHOOSE YOUR ROUTE AND ORGANIZE YOUR TRIP
We offer you a series of tours of Navarra below. In each one we include two hiking trails, three places of interest and the best restaurants in each area. Do not pretend to cover everything, it is more about choosing what we most want, always trying to combine the enjoyment of nature, with history, culture and the pleasure of gastronomy. This is, without a doubt, one of the best way to get to know the essence of Navarra.
PAMPLONA / IRUÑA
Pamplona is the capital of Navarra and has a population of 200.000 inhabitants. It is a modern, clean, green city with great commercial, industrial and service activity. The tourist visit focuses on its historic center with its walls, the cathedral and the route of the confinement. Then there are many other Pamplonas: the university, the night, the party, the pinchos, the cultural and all that you want to discover ...
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OLITE - BARDENAS BLANCA
La Bardena is the northern desert, and due to its peculiarity, it is an almost obligatory visit when arriving in Navarra. The other essential visit is the Olite castle, one of the most beautiful in all of Spain. Nearby is the town of Ujué, perched in the mountains and already, further apart, the monastery of La Oliva. This route takes us from the Bardena to the middle Navarra, but you can vary your itinerary to visit Tudela and the Ribera de Navarra.
TUDELA - BARDENA NEGRA
Although we group them in the same route, the normal thing would be to divide them in two, to save kilometers of road: on the one hand the climb to the head of the Fraile in Bardena Negra with the visit to Tudela and its spectacular cathedral, and on the other the path up to the rock formations of Las Roscas, next to Fitero and its monastery to finish in the nearby town of Corella, with its palaces and churches, and its tradition of bars and good pinchos.
TIERRAS DE JAVIER - FOCES
We are going to an area with a lot of history, the one provided by the Leyre monastery and Javier Castle. It is the land of Sangüesa, capital of the mountain merindad, with a milder climate than the north, well connected by highway and with two spectacular walks around the Lumbier and Arbayún gorges.
RONCAL VALLEY - PYRENEES
Roncal is a hidden valley, with its villages of mountain houses in the shadow of the snowy peaks of the Pyrenees. The routes here are more demanding, the highest peaks, but also the most spectacular views. After fatigue comes rest in the cozy villages of the valley, all worth visiting.
SALAZAR VALLEY - IRATI JUNGLE
The Irati Forest is the largest beech and fir forest in Europe. To get there you have to travel miles of narrow mountain roads. The two access doors are from Ochagavía, one of the most beautiful towns in Navarra, and from Orbaizeta. In between is the cozy town of Jaurrieta and a little further away the Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles, the starting point of the Camino de Santiago.
VALLE BAZTAN - LANDS OF THE NORTH
It is a land impregnated by the Basque culture and of a beauty based on its meadows, forests, rivers and villages with huge hamlets. Baztán is the best known valley, but Urdax, Zurragamurdi and the Bidasoa area share common characteristics and landscape. The road from Pamplona has excessive truck traffic, but with patience you can get there without difficulty. Already in the valley you will find endless paths and charming corners to visit.
PLAZAOLA - SIERRA DE ARALAR
It is a land in which Basque culture reigns, which is reflected in the Basque language, the great farmhouses and ancient traditions. The Sierra de Aralar has large forests, deep caves, and the densest set of megalithic constructions in Navarra. In the valleys, the farmhouses are spread around the meadows and rivers, and the lacha sheep, so characteristic of the area, produce the tasty Idiazabal cheese. The towns are small, except for Lekunberri and Leitza, which grew faster than expected, but which have interesting historical centers to visit.
ESTELLA - SIERRA DE URBASA
Lands of Estella and the Natural Park of Urbasa are united. The first offers its history and its many monuments of interest, and the second spectacular landscapes. Urbasa has an area of 21.000 ha of beech forests and mountain pastures, and a subsoil of limestone rocks that gives rise to a karst landscape full of chasms and underground galleries. The area is easily accessible, as it is very well served by the highway that connects Pamplona and Logroño.
HOTEL EL MESÓN
The hotel is in the green fields that surround the historic castle of Javier. A quiet place, in which to rest in the middle of nature and in an enclave, which due to its location, is perfect for sightseeing in Navarra. Near the Roncal valley and the Pyrenees mountains, a step away from the Leyre, Sangüesa monastery or the Lumbier gorges and https://cutt.ly/atQ4e3L
Hotel Loizu is a 3-star country hotel with 27 rooms located in the Navarran town of Auritz-Burguete. It is 3 km from Orreaga - Roncesvalles, very close to this milestone on the Camino de Santiago, but away from the noise and continuous traffic of pilgrims and visitors. The natural environment is impressive, dotted with small picturesque villages, and with the Irati Forest just 20 km away. For all these reasons, the location of the hotel is ideal for combining nature and culture in a peaceful environment. Https://guiailustradadenavarra.com/hotel-loizu/
OLITE TOURIST STOP
Olite's castle is one of the most impressive in all of Spain, and attached to it is the Parador Nacional, in a part of what was the old castle - palace, today declared a National Monument. Staying at the parador means enjoying its stone lounges, its stained glass windows and arcades, its period furniture and an atmosphere that takes care of the details that will make you feel like in the Middle Ages. Located and https://cutt.ly/dtQ3SQa
Villa de Castejón is a modern and dynamic leisure and restaurant space, located in the Ribera de Navarra (Ctra. N-232, Km 83,400 - Castejón). Its different lines of business such as Hotel elVilla Castejón, Cafeteria, Restaurant-Buffet El Villa and ZonaChic offer all kinds of activities to the visitor, being a perfect place for both business trips and https://cutt.ly/ztQ39x8
The Tximista Hotel is a charming 4-star hotel located in an old flour factory, in Estella, a beautiful city on the Camino de Santiago. Spectacular industrial complex of the s. XIX restored as a hotel complex. It has 29 modern and elegant rooms. It has a Restaurant, free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel, large spaces https://cutt.ly/aybZOeq
HOTEL HOLA TAFALLA
In the southern part of the city of Tafalla, very close to the Olite castle, is the HOLA TAFALLA hotel in an ideal location to discover the monuments and landscapes of Navarra Media and La Ribera. Tafalla, with 10.600 inhabitants, is the commercial and economic center of the area and has numerous high-quality services and restaurants. The hotel is modern, space https://cutt.ly/itQ3BL0
RURAL HOTEL ESEVERRY
The hotel is in Jaurrieta, a charming mountain town in the Salazar valley, very close to Ochagavía and a step away from the Irati Forest. It was inaugurated in 1999 respecting at all times the traditional construction method of the area. It is a family business that is manifested in the taste for details, in the careful decoration and the close treatment
In the center of Leitza, surrounded by huge Basque farmhouses, is the Musunzar, a charming rural guesthouse, in an ideal setting for practicing nature sports. It is a robust stone building, with its balconies and mezzanines, which has a restaurant on the ground floor with
In Oronz, a small town very close to Ochagavía and the Irati Forest, there is the Hostal Salazar, where they strive to make the stay of the clients as pleasant as possible. A garden terrace with Jacuzzi and sun loungers, and a restaurant with a traditional meal of those that never disappoint you, complete your stay in one of the 12 spacious rooms on offer. A good place from https://cutt.ly/EtQ4aCD
HOTEL RURAL BESARO
IZALZU (3 km from Ochagavía)
In Izalzu - Itzaltzu is this charming hotel, a privileged place 3 km from Ochagavía, and a step away from the Irati Forest and the Roncal Valley. In it you will experience the pleasure of being in the middle of nature, surrounded by forests and old houses, and find a pleasant place to rest from days of tourism in your garden or in the living room with the warmth of your fireplace. It's the https://cutt.ly/dtQ4iUe
RURAL HOTEL AUÑAMENDI
In the center of Ochagavía, one of the most beautiful towns in Navarra and a step away from the Irati Forest, we find this charming rural hotel. In a traditional house, the family business opened fifty years ago, and after its total reform in 2014, they maintain their enthusiasm and close contact with the client. The rooms are lovingly decorated and the rest https://cutt.ly/JyjDDCz
RURAL HOSTEL TXAPI TXURI
This cozy, exquisitely restored rural inn is located in the town of Murillo del Fruto, very close to the Bardenas Natural Park, next to the La Oliva monastery and a step away from Olite and Ujué. It has spacious rooms lovingly decorated, or https://cutt.ly/VtQ3Z3l
In the heart of Navarra, a step away from Javier's castle, is this hotel-restaurant, with an elegant decoration that reminds us of times gone by. Located in a historic region that includes the monastery of Leyre, Sangüesa or Sos del Rey Católico, it is also a starting point for those who want to visit the Pyrenees, Pamplona or the Olite castle. And after so much tourism the best thing is to rest in the quiet https://cutt.ly/ptQ4wEx
RURAL IOAR HOTEL
The rural hotel is in Sorlada, a quiet town that is the gateway to a magical place, Mount Piñalba with its baroque church of San Gregorio Ostiense at the top. In an XNUMXth century manor house with powerful walls we find this cozy hotel renovated with the taste of those who know how to appreciate the value of traditions. Room
COLORS, DISTANCE AND TIME OF THE MAP ROUTE:
OLITE-BARDENA BLANCA ROUTE
D: 43 KM - T: 50 minutes
TUDELA-BARDENA NEGRA ROUTE
D: 75 KM - T: 1 hour 20 min.
TIERRAS DE JAVIER ROUTE
D: 57 KM - T: 1 hour 10 min.
RONCAL VALLEY ROUTE
D: 52 KM - T: 1 hour 5 min.
IRATI JUNGLE ROUTE
D: 50 KM - T: 1 hour.
BAZTÁN VALLEY ROUTE
D: 80 KM - T: 1 hour 20 min.
ROUTE VIA VERDE DEL PLAZAOLA
D: 80 KM - T: 1 hour 20 min.
TIERRA ESTELA ROUTE
D: 80 KM - T: 1 hour 20 min.
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