Bizkaia by motorhome

  • AZPEITIA – BILBAO IN 8 STAGES
  • 1st stage: Azpeitia
AZPEITIA – BILBAO IN 8 STAGES
1st stage: Azpeitia
Bizkaia by motorhome

AZPEITIA – BILBAO IN 8 STAGES. Stage 1: Azpeitia

STAGE 1: AZPEITIA

Km 0, start of the route

To mention Azpeitia is to speak about the Urola Valley. The heartland of Gipuzkoa and a valley full of contrasts in which Mother Nature plays the main role. Located half way between the three Basque provincial capitals of Bilbao, San Sebastián and Vitoria, Azpeitia is a natural paradise in the inland of Gipuzkoa.

At the foot of the Izarraitz mountain whose peak at el Erlo reaches 1,026 m in the Urola Valley, it is one of the most extensive municipal areas in the province.

In the old part of the town we can find the church of San Sebastián together with several manor houses such as the Casa Antxieta, which the Catholic Kings’ musician Juan de Antxieta had construced in Mudejar style, or the Emparan tower house.

We will also have a chance to meet the people of Azpeitia and the surrounding area, and find out about their culture, history and traditions. The Sanctuary of Loiola, the birthplace of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the patron saint of Gipuzkoa, is located between the towns of Azpeitia and Azcoitia.

TOURISM IN AZPEITIA (GIPUZKOA), THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Cultural tourism:

Gastronomy:

Other places to visit in the local area:

Ekainberri: a replica of Ekain Cave and its cave paintings are a must in the municipality of Zestoa.

OTHER INFORMATION OF INTEREST

Local festivities calendar:

  • The San Sebastián tamborrada (drum parade), 19-20th January
  • Carnival celebrations
  • Santiago day, 25th July
  • Festivities in Loyola, March
  • Saint Ignatius  (the patron Saint festivities),  29-31 July
  • Santiago day, 25th July
  • St. Thomas’ day, 21st December

Hiking in Azpeitia:

Addresses of interest: