Hiker on Mount Anboto in the Urkiola Natural Park, the Basque Country

The Basque Country has all the green you need to reconnect with nature

Basque Country

Green forests, high cliffs, impossible rock formations and a large number of natural sites await you in the Basque Country. Whether it is the sound of the wind in its mountains, the silence of its forests or the sway of the waves of the sea, here you will find everything you need to reconnect with nature. Ready?

  • Oma Painted Forest, Biscay

    Oma Painted Forest, Biscay

    In the heart of the Urdabai Biosphere Reserve, you will find what looks like a normal forest, which will surprise you when you enter: it is a real work of art created by the painter and sculptor Agustín Ibarrola. A perfect forest to get lost in and explore, looking for the various works of art. These are often seen only from a specific perspective, requiring an alignment between several trees to see the entire painting.

  • Salto del Nervión waterfall, Álava

    Salto del Nervión waterfall, Álava

    Located within the Monte Santiago Natural Monument, here you can discover the highest waterfall in Spain, at more than 300 metres. A deep and dense beech forest will follow your steps as you discover this beautiful natural area. At the end of the forest, you will be able to sense the enormous waterfall and a rocky amphitheater will open before you. Between the stones, you will find the enormous waterfall shaped like a horse's tail. Incredible views that will undoubtedly make you connect with nature again.

  • Basque Coast Flysch, Gipuzkoa

    The Basque Coast Geopark, Gipuzkoa

    Here you can also feel the force of nature with incredible landscapes that go into the sea, in the towns of Zumaia, Deba and Mutriku. This is the Flysch, a rock formation that is worn away by the sea and that can go in for kilometres, creating ridges that you can walk along at low tide. This area features several routes where you can get lost and discover these curious rock formations with the sound of the sea in the background.

  • The Pozalagua cave, Biscay

    In the Armañón Natural Park, you will enter a unique corner of the world, which will undoubtedly reconcile you with nature. A very special cave, since it has the most eccentric stalactites in the world. They grow in any direction, creating stone formations similar to roots or corals. A place where you can enjoy the magic of nature with the lights and shadows created inside this beautiful cave.

  • Otzarreta forest in the Natural Park of the Gorbeia, Bizkaia and Álava Area

    The Natural Park of the Gorbeia, Bizkaia and Álava Area

    This is the largest natural park in the Basque Country, where you can enjoy the incredible nature of this province. Thanks to its large size, you will be able to see an ample variety of landscapes, from deep beech or oak forests to caves and beautiful waterfalls. You can also climb to its summit, Mount Gorbeia, 1,481 metres high and where you will find the famous Gorbeia Cross, almost 20 metres high. Without a doubt, a perfect place to reconnect with nature.

If you want to feel nature again, the Basque Country is a fantastic place: between forests, high peaks and the sea nearby, you will find a large variety of landscapes to reconnect.

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