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Hiking and Nordic walking

In the south of the Salazar valley is Oronz, where the landscapes that surround this charming town in the Pyrenees stand out. In its surroundings there are other towns that are equally worthwhile, but we invite you to come and wander around this one.

Due to its location, it is in an ideal point to enjoy the purest Pyrenees, the Irati jungle or some gorges with dizzying walls.

A few steps from the wildest nature

A few kilometers from Oronz is the entrance to the Irati forest, the second largest and best preserved beech-fir forest in Europe, after the Black Forest in Germany, which remains almost virgin and has great ecological value.

There are many activities that this Jungle offers, The Original Basque offers you some such as hiking along its marked paths or renting bicycles and doing a relaxing sports route. There are paths with different difficulty and demands, so it is for all audiences.

In addition, due to the good conservation of this extensive Pyrenean forest, bird watching and other types of fauna are ideal. If, in addition, you are a fan of photography, surely this environment and landscape will make you have a good time.

Very close to Oronz and changing direction a bit, is the Monastery of Leyre, one of the best monasteries in Spain, located in a whimsical setting, with a Romanesque style dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries, and guided tours.

At the entrance to the valley, The Original Basque recommends a visit to the Foz de Arabayún.

It is the most extensive of the gorges or gorges in Navarra. Its viewpoint can be reached after a walk from some points in the area, but there is also a car park 1 kilometer away.

Visit the Castle of Javier

It is one of the symbols of Navarra and an object of pilgrimage thanks to San Francisco Javier, who was born and grew up here. Its crenellated towers give it that medieval charm that is completed by the architectural complex.

To complete your visit to the surroundings of Javier and its Castle, we recommend the Nordic walking routes that are enabled and signposted in the vicinity. Sport, nature and culture in the same environment.

The Original Basque makes its own recommendations for rural accommodation so that your tourist experience is as complete as possible, always with the best personal and close attention:

  • Hostal Salazar
  • Hotel Besaro
  • Posada Sarigarri
  • Casa Sario
  • Auñamendi