We are in Basaburua, the home of Gau-Argi. Basaburua is in the mountains of Navarre, at the foot of the mountains that separate the Cantabrian and Mediterranean slopes.
It is a valley forgotten by mass tourism, but not less attractive and interesting for that, being a quiet but beautiful valley, with meadows and forests of beech and oak. Small but very charming villages dot the landscape of the valley, where beautiful farmhouses with white walls and red roofs, limestone masonry stones and huge balconies make it a pleasure to behold.
It is an ideal place to enjoy, to be or to carry out activities with nature and tranquility in a dream landscape.
Forests, fields, villages, farmhouses, animals, culture, traditions, art and hospitable people, a unique environment for walking or cycling.
To enjoy it you have several signposted routes, of different sizes, on foot or by bicycle..
Our personal tour guide, Gau Argi, recommends us:
Beruete, a small village of 140 residents located in the Basaburua valley, is rich in cider houses and has prehistoric dolmens within its boundaries. Its parish church still has a gothic doorway, and its bell tower is in the herrerian style. Its town hall is Baroque, with a traditional house typical of domestic architecture in Gipuzkoa, and the patron saint’s festivities are held at the beginning of October.
Centenary oak trees in Basaburua. We are going to visit the friends of Gau-Argi. Located in Jauntsaras, you can take a nice and easy walk to visit these trees as peculiar as they are old. Ideal for children. Each of these trees constitutes a complete ecosystem due to the complexity of its associated fauna and flora. They are listed as a Natural Monument of Navarre. Who will not have seen these old oak trees throughout history?
Kornieta is one of the many scenic delights that the Kornieta area has to offer. The slopes to the south of the Ezkurra or Usategieta high ground are a mosaic of meadows, forests of beech and chestnut trees and other species, among which there are numerous paths that allow us to reach any point in relative comfort.
There is currently a wind farm, which nevertheless maintains a beautiful contrast with its
corridor between two ridges of undulating contours.
Walks through Basaburua. The route is well signposted, and, in each village, there is an explanatory panel. Suitable for walking or cycling. The route goes through small but elegant villages, meadows, fields, and beautiful forests. You can follow routes of varying lengths and gradients. There are three alternative itineraries: the one in the lower part of the valley, the one in the upper part and the one that can be done by joining the two, but with direct accesses and
Imotz-Basaburua walk. This route crosses the villages of the valley of Udabe, Beramendi and Imotz. It is well signposted and there is an information panel in each village. It is suitable for walking or cycling. The route goes through small but elegant villages, meadows, fields, and beautiful forests. You can follow routes of varying lengths and gradients.