Best bird watching trails in Basque Country, Spain

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Basque Country with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Basque Country, Spain
Top trails (10)
#1 - Camino del Norte: Zarautz to Deba
Zarautz, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 8 h 14 m
This route is part of a multi-week walk of the Camino de Santiago, known as the Camino del Norte, starting in Irún and ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Through this route, pilgrims will be able to enjoy the wonderful coast of northern Spain, from the Basque Country, passing through Cantabria, Asturias, arriving in Santiago de Compostela, the temple of pilgrimage in Europe. Legend has it that the remains of the Holy Apostle Santiago are buried there. Every spring and summer, many people follow their routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. Zarautz is a tourist town famous for its 3 km long beach, the longest in the entire province. As points of interest, you can find the Narros Palace, the Luzea Tower and the Parish Church of Santa María la Real. Deba, located in the westernmost part of the Gipuzkoan coast, is also famous for its beauty and the tourism that visits it every year. You can find a list of individual trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/en/lists/camino-del-norte--2 By following this link, you will find sections of the day hike for easy downloading.Show more
#2 - Camino del Norte: Irún a San Sebastián
Irun, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 17.9 mi • Est. 9 h 12 m
This route is part of a walk of several weeks along the Camino de Santiago del Norte, a pilgrimage route that begins in Irún and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where legend has it that the remains of the Apostle Santiago are buried there. . It can be done at different rates and from various starting points. Every spring and summer, many people follow their routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and biking enthusiasts and organized tour groups. This route has sections with steep climbs and can be slippery in some areas. The trail also has abundant rocks and some unevenness. Sturdy footwear is recommended. This route makes you enjoy the exuberant nature and the beautiful views of the ocean that are found along this path. You can find a list of individual trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-del-norte--2 By following this link, there are sections of trails for walking during the day to download easily.Show more
#3 - Northern Way: San Sebastián to Zarautz
San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
This route is part of a multi-week walk along the Camino del Norte, a pilgrimage route that begins in Irún and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It can be done in different stages and from different starting points. This route takes pilgrims along the wonderful coast of northern Spain, from the Basque Country, through Cantabria and Asturias, to Santiago de Compostela, in the center of Galicia. Legend has it that the remains of the Holy Apostle Santiago are buried there. Every spring and summer, many people follow these routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and biking enthusiasts and organized tour groups. You can find a list of individual trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-del-norte--2 By following this link, you will find sections of the day hike for easy downloading.Show more
#4 - San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Trail
Biotopo Protegido de Gaztelugatxe
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
The San Juan de Gaztelugatxe route is a must if you come to visit the Bizkaian coast for its impressive stairs, the views, the feeling of being in a movie and much more! In fact, this gorgeous route came out in the seventh season of Game of Thrones. After making the walk to church, ring the bell three times and make a wish. Tradition says that your wishes will come true and you will be free from evil spirits. It is necessary to get free entry due to the large influx of hikers !!! https://web.bizkaia.eus/es/gaztelugatxeShow more
#5 - Northern Way: Deba to Markina Xemien
Mutriku, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 14.7 mi • Est. 7 h 56 m
This route is part of a multi week long walk, along the Camino del Norte, also known as the Northern Way. The Camino del Norte is a pilgrimage route starting in Irun and finishing at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. This route takes pilgrims along the wonderful northern Spanish coast, from the Basque Country, across Cantabria, Asturias and on to Santiago de Compostela, in the center of Galicia. Legend has it that the remains of the Saint Apostle Santiago are buried there. Every spring and summer, many people follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-del-norte--2 Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#6 - Ganekogorta
Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 6 h 24 m
#7 - Sendero Urkiola
Mañaria, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
#8 - Camino del Norte: Irun to Pasajes de San Juan
Irun, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 39 m
This route is part of a multi week long walk, along the Camino del Norte, also known as the Northern Way. The Camino del Norte is a pilgrimage route starting in Irun and finishing at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. This route takes pilgrims along the wonderful northern Spanish coast, from the Basque Country, across Cantabria, Asturias and on to Santiago de Compostela, in the center of Galicia. Legend has it that the remains of the Saint Apostle Santiago are buried there. Every spring and summer, many people follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-del-norte--2 Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#9 - Collado las Arreturas
Ordunte
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
#10 - Gantzaga, Drixol, and Santikurtz Trail
Aramaio, Basque Country, Spain
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 20 m