Off road following mountain ridge. Panoramic view on bask country , ocean in back ground.
Nice on a sunny day.
Spectacular. Off road track that can be made with a Roadster. Better in july to september.
I like entering into the desert by north.
From Carcastillo take the NA-534. The road goes slightly up and some where before the top of the slope, turn right. Theres a sign indecating Bardenas Reales Enter. Its a track through 40 km.
Only one road possible. Cant get lost.
Places to visit around:
OLITE, the Castle ( touristic place, quite expensive)
You can sleep in TUDELA, NH HOTEL, have diner on the main city place.
This is a road through the Basque Mountains, so beautiful with a stop in a real mountain restaurant. Memoral for those who like nature and authentic tourism.
The roads are narrow. Theres 10 km of track. Need to drive slowly and brake with rear wheel. Can be done with any roaster.
Leave the D-918 at Itxassou.
Go towards The passage de Rolland , a natural curiosité, very narrow valley with a very narrow road.Beautiful. Needs to stop, when crossing a car.
When the passage gets larger, take the road on the right towards Le captage de Laxia, a spring water captage. Pass through.
About 2 kilometers after, turn right. Heres the point where you can make a mistake. So you better, ask a local your way to the Restaurant Saint Pierre. The road passes by. ( You can have meal in this small typical famlily restaurant, but you better reserve a week before)
Pass through the restaurant, leave tarred ( goudron) road for a track and reach the mountain pass (col dArtzamendi).
Have a look down south, theres a big house with a road that goes to it. It VENTA BURKIAZ, a other typical mountain restaurant with local food and wine. (best in autum, hunting season) Have Lunch. No problem plenty of place.
After lunch, go back up to the mountain pass and take the track on right that goes down. Follw this track completly down to the creek. I say completly...
Then turn right, allmost on yourself and take the the track that goes south, untill you reach another mountain pass.
At this point you will find back the tarred road ( retrouve le goudron).
Turn right and reach the N-121b.
Turn north and reach DANCHARIA, for free duty shopping..
Hope you enjoy, see plenty of sheeps, wild horses and vultures
Hope you didnt get lost.
Mountains curves and speed ways. Plenty of pleasure on this road.
Leave Vitoria in the morning, round 10 am so to get a swim in the afternoon in Leiteikio , the most beautifull beach, (after the Concha of San Sébastian)
Leaving Vitoria, you will go thougth a natural park (A-623, then BI-623), spectacullous montain road
Take the BI-633 direction to ONDARR0A, fast road with great curves. Have fun!!!!
Before MARKINA-XEMEIN take on left the BI-3448, slow mountain road to AULESTI
Turn right and reach LETEIKIO.
Go to the ligthhouse and come back longing the port. Get your bike parked beside the fishermans boats.
Good meal in a small snack-plancha cooking restaurant on the port: Parrillada of fish and drink basque cider.
Sleep and swimm on the beach.
Way back east towards San Sebastian: Take the corniche road BI-3438 to ONDARRA ( through a eucalytus forest, smells so good) , then GI-638 to DEBA , join the motorway.
Probably the best road to Vitoria Gastéiz leaving the motorway at the N° 12 Outgo.
Make a stop for lunch at AZPEITIA, the place where Saint Ignace of Loyola in born. Visite the church. So Marvellous. Have Tapas on the main city place. Very cheap. It would cost you 12-15€ for 2, drink and food.
Enjoy the lovely country road ultill you reach the speedway, 30 km fast road before Vitoria.
Make a stop for night in Vitoria. Beautifull city, visit the historical center (the cathédral, better bookin the day before), plenty of bars.
Great place. Unforgettable.