We started Bakaiku where we are spending the weekend with some friends. And we started to roll down the Barranca highway towards the town of Etxarri Aranatz where we turned to start climbing the Sierra de Urbasa y Andía Natural Park.
At 8 km we cross Lizarraga and continue ascending by road zetas to almost reach the Port of Lizarraga but before we stop at its viewpoint from where we contemplate the Sierra de Andía.
Once in the Port of Lizarraga we enter the Natural Park and turn left to visit the Sierra de Andía. We pass by the Balsa de Sarasa and upon reaching the pass we face the long Sierra de San Donato on the north slope to reach the end. At the summit of 1,492 meters above sea level, this elevation corresponding to the Beriáin summit in the Sierra de San Donato. Top of the Urbasa-Andía Natural Park. Unfortunately, even being in a majestic place, the fog prevents us from seeing it. But don’t feel it!
We undo the path until we reach the pass, or start of the mountain range, where we start the tour on the southern face of the Sierra de San Donato by the Ergoiena Valley.
We pass through Unanu and arrive at Arbizu. Where we already undo the road to Etxarri Aranatz and Bakaiku.
(Route recovered from May 2012).
Max elevation: 1485 m
Total climbing: 1870 m
Total time: 23:13:45