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Irati Forest, Navarre

Take a weekend break in the Navarre countryside

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Weekends are a great time to get away from it all, and even more so when you head for the idyllic countryside of Navarre. An ideal way to break with everyday routine, forget about stress and relax while you discover some of the region’s most beautiful hidden corners. From high mountains to lovely little villages, it’s all there waiting for you in Navarre to enjoy on your getaway. Come and discover them!

  • Images of Irati Forest

    The Irati Forest

    If you’re a nature lover, you’ll love the Irati Forest. All you need to do is put some comfortable shoes on and take off to discover this beautiful forest, where the sound of water follows you everywhere, with streams and little pools that reflect the beauty of your surroundings. This is the second largest beech forest in Europe and a haven of peace where you can recharge your batteries and go back to your everyday life feeling revitalised and refreshed.  

  • Olite Castle, Navarre

    Olite Castle

    Around 40 kilometres from Pamplona you’ll find one of the most important buildings in all of Navarre. A beautiful fortified castle-palace, declared a National Monument in 1925, it’s one of the most famous examples of Gothic architecture in Europe. A visit is like a trip back to another time of tiny, cobbled streets and stone mansions, evoking a more peaceful life, far from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

  • Tourist in Las Bardenas Reales, Navarre

    Las Bardenas Reales

    A true wonder of nature, in Las Bardenas Reales you can lose yourself in a unique landscape. This natural park covering almost 42,000 hectares is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with three different nature reserves within its boundaries. A fantastic place for enjoying the hiking trails and incredible shapes of Las Bardenas, geological features that have appeared in many films to create sci-fi worlds, and you can enjoy right here in real life.

  • Zugarramurdi, Navarre

    Zugarramurdi

    In the north of Navarre, Zugarramurdi is famous for its legends of witchcraft. Very close to the village is a huge cave once said to be a meeting place for witches’ covens and the celebration of pagan rites. Here it’s easy to leave the routines of everyday life behind and immerse yourself in fantastic stories and legends. It’s also a perfect place for a family getaway, as the sense of magic in the region will delight the kids who’ll feel themselves to be real fairy-tale heroes and heroines.

  • Mirador del Rey viewing point in Ordesa y Monteperdido National Park, Aragón

    The Aragonese Pyrenees

    If you like mountains, then here you’ll find yourself in heaven. In winter, in summer, or any time of year, in and near Navarre you can enjoy one of the best-known mountain ranges in the country, the Pyrenees. This mountain range separates the Iberian Peninsula from France and is a perfect place for enjoying nature and pure mountain air. A combination that’ll make it easy for you to switch off and relax. With country walks and the chance to discover towns full of history such as Jaca, in the Aragonese Pyrenees you’ll enjoy a perfect weekend. Navarre is a great place for a weekend getaway, packed with variety and with landscapes full of contrasts: deep forests, the other-worldly Bardenas Reales and the majesty of the Pyrenees. A wonderful place to relax while you discover all its secrets.