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Greenway of the Basque-Navarre Railway

Greenway of the Basque-Navarre Railway

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The Greenway of the Vasco Navarro Railway revives the footprint of a train much loved by the inhabitants of the area, who knew it as “El Trenico”. To enjoy this incredible tour, we propose as a starting point one of the green capitals of Europe, Vitoria-Gasteiz, with its rich gastronomy and friendly people.


We will visit the regions of La Llanada and Montaña Alavesa until we reach Tierra Estella, to enjoy its pilgrim atmosphere on the Jacobean Route, on its way through the French Way to Santiago de Compostela. We will delve into its heritage by visiting the most representative buildings and learning about their history.


We will take the opportunity to visit a family winery next to the majestic Irache Monastery, and very close they will tell us about the world of truffles in their local museum. A proposed itinerary for you to experience the nature, culture and traditions of the charming villas that you will find on your way.




6 days and 5 nights

Tour Plan


Day 1. Vitoria-Gasteiz

Welcome to Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of Euskadi, one of the cities with the most green spaces in Europe and with a unique architectural heritage. After lunch, we will discover with our host, the most representative buildings of the city, such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Casa del Cordón, headquarters of Pope Adriano VI, or the Renaissance palace of Bendaña, current Fournier Playing Cards Museum, the palace of Montehermoso, among others. You will have free time in the afternoon, we recommend you to visit the Parque de Salburua, the most significant natural area within the so-called "Green Ring". For dinner, we will go to a traditional restaurant and taste the best of local cuisine.

Day 2. First stage: Vitoria-Gasteiz - Maestu (27km aprox.)

We will start our journey through the Greenway of the Ferrocaril Vasco-Navarro,  aiming to reach Maestu. During the journey, we will enjoy the agricultural landscape of the Llanada Alavesa, the great forests of beech and oak of the Sierra de Elgea and the reservoirs around it. Together with our local host we will visit the Sanctuary of Estíbaliz, the jewel of the Romanesque art of the Basque Country. Upon our arrival in Maestu, after settling in our hotel and a good meal, we will have free time to enjoy the area. We recommend you visit the Izqui Natural Park.

Day 3. Second stage: Maestu - Acedo (24km aprox.)

After breakfast, we will continue our journey. At the beginning of the stage we will find the Ermita de la Soledad, dating from Romanesque times, and the town of Atauri. We will continue crossing the tunnel of Fuenfría arriving until Antoñana to visit the Interpretation Center of the greenway, three old train wagons, that will teach us about the history of "El Trenico". Before continuing our journey, we will have time to enjoy the surroundings of the medieval town of Antoñana. Passing km 40, we will arrive at the Zúñiga station and the Arquijas Viaduct and at km 49, we will find one of the most representative points of the route, the Acedo tunnel, with a length of 1,415m of straight road. The tunnel is illuminated, but it is advisable to carry some other type of lighting. At the end of the tunnel we will be arriving in Acedo, to have lunch at a local restaurant. Later, you will have time to rest and explore the area at your leisure.

Day 4. Third stage: Acedo - Estella-Lizarra (21km aprox.)

Today we start our journey through the greenway arriving to Ancín and its picturesque 12m high Water Tower, where up to 2,000 liters of water were stored in its time of use. We will stop to discover one of the tastiest products of the local cuisine in the Museum of Truffle. After the stop, we will continue towards Estella-Lizarra, leaving behind the mythical Mount Montejurra. The Jacobean atmosphere is felt upon arriving in Estella. After eating and resting, our host will take us to see its Romanesque buildings, the main attractions of the French Way that takes us to Santiago de Compostela.

Day 5. Estella-Lizarra - Vitoria-Gasteiz

Near Estella-Lizarra, we will find the majestic Irache Monastery, one of the most representative monuments of Navarre. Being on the Camino de Santiago, it is almost an obligatory stop for pilgrims. After visiting it, we will go to a family wine cellar in the area. Our host will take us into the world of wine and we will taste some of its best grape varieties. I there, we can get close to the famous "Fuente del Vino". After lunch, we will return to Vitoria-Gasteiz to enjoy the free afternoon walking through the streets of the city at our leisure.

Day 6. Vitoria-Gasteiz

Depending on our return schedule, we will have free time to buy some souvenirs, or organize an itinerary extension to the traditional city of Pamplona or Bilbao and the taverns of the old town. Either of the two destinations will be filled with unforgettable experiences.

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