Selva Irati

3-day trip to the Pyrenees!

– Selva Irati – Bardenas reales – Tudela – Ochagavía – Castillo de olite

Selva Irati

Autumn is coming, and Selva Irati turns into a magical place, as if you were in a fairy tale.

Many call it the Magic Forest of the Pyrenees because of its magical colors: in summer it becomes green, in winter it turns to snow white, and in autumn when the leaves turn dyed ocher and gold it looks like a red carpet.

The photos look like a mysterious painting, thanks to the play of the light and the mist that crosses the whole forest.

Selva Irati is the second largest beech forest in Europe with its more than 17,000 hectares of virgin forest in the Navarre Pyrenees, with rivers, waterfalls, caves, gorges, viewpoints, and the most spectacular suspension bridges you have ever seen in your life.

The valleys of Aezkoa and Salazar, where there are three natural reserves, the integral reserve of Lizardoia, the natural reserve of Mendilatz and Truistibartea.

During our trip we make two hiking routes in SALAZAR VALLEY and AEZKOA VALLEY.

Tudela Bardenas Reales

Have you ever imagined yourself in Western movies or walking on Planet Mars? Because this place is like being in a real Western movie or being on the Planet Mars.

It is not a coincidence that Las Bardenas Reales is declared a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO.

You can visit it by bus or take a 4×4 or Segway route (optional activities). 

Salazar Valley

The Salazar valley is special mixture of architecture, art, nature, history and cultures, traditions, gastronomy.

Beautiful villages such as Escaroz, Esparza de Salazar, Ochagavia can be found along the river Salazar, Urbeltza and Urtxuria, natural areas such as the peak of Orhi, 2000 meters.

Aezkova Valley

12,000 hectares of forest with the Irati forest, hidden caves, dolmens and many more are part of the hallmarks of this valley that gives home to nine villages. Among them is the highest of Navarra and the balcony of Aezkoa.

Ochagavía

This is like a fantasy village in the Region of Navarra, in the Pyrenees, and one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. This village is a must see while visiting Selva Irati.
If you are a fan of photography or you are an instagram influencer, you cannot miss this village! We recommend to take photos in the afternoon because the village is even more beautiful in the afternoon lights.

Pamplona

Pamplona is the capital of the Region Navarra, which was a medieval city that was formed by three burghs: the Navarrería, San Cernin and the town of San Nicolás. Today with four million square meters of parks and gardens make it one of the largest “green cities” in Europe. Pamplona is a quiet city with emblematic streets marked by the Sanfermines and the Camino de Santiago.
We will sleep 2 nights in a 3* hotel in this beautiful city.

Brief trip itinerary

Saturday 30/10
We leave very early in the morning. We go to BARDENAS REALES, which is a Natural Park of 42,500 hectares. It is declared a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO. We spend 4 hours there, so you can enjoy the desert and the town of Tudela. After lunch we go to Pamplona, where we have a 3* hotel for 2 nights. We arrive around 16:00 PM, so we can enjoy Pamplona in the rest of the day.
Sunday 31/10
After having breakfast, we start a very nice 15 km easy-medium level route in the Salazar valley, with amazing lakes and waterfalls. After the route we visit Ochagavía and around 18:00 -19:00 PM we return to Pamplona.
Monday 01/11
After having breakfast, we start a very nice route of 11 km easy-medium level in the valley of Aezkoa. After the route we return to Valencia. On the way back we pass by one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain, CASTILLO DE OLITE. We visit this village and have a snack there.

Meeting Point: Avenida Aragón 31 (In front of Mestalla)

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

In order to travel and enjoy safely we will have to follow these protocols to travel with VLE / Wexcursion. First of all, if you feel some symptoms like fever / cough / respiratory problem you should not participate to the trip. Use of a mask will be mandatory at all times on the bus. The bus will be sanitized before and after each service. Before boarding the bus, temperature control will be done. We will give you a disinfecting wipe so you can safely clean your seat. Do not print a ticket to avoid handling paper, show us the QR code on your mobile or just tell us your name and surname. During the guided tour everybody will wear the mask.

Todos nuestro viajes están organizado por agencia de viaje Wexcursion, con numero de licencia. CV-m-1881-V

All our trips are organised by Travel agency, Wexcursion, under licence number CV-m-1881-V.

                                                                                                        Important & Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy of the trip to Selva Irati Up to 3 weeks (21 days) before the refund of 80% of the total amount Up to 2 weeks before (14 days) (60% of the total amount) Up to 10 days before 50% of the total amount. After 10 days, we cannot refund any money unless it is due to government restrictions. If you are late to the meeting point, we will not refund your money and you will lose it, The program is designed with a lot of experience and guides but there may be changes due to traffic, weather or a better alternative (we will inform you by mail and WhatsApp group). The amount of the reservation and the activities are not refundable.

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