Discover our surroundings
The Martinberika farmstead is located in a beautiful spot in Sakana valley, between two mountain chains (Aralar and Urbasa- Andia), surrounded by impressive mountain scenery and views.
The following nearby places of interest can be visited:
Mendukilo caves, Plazaola Nature Trail, with different routes for walking or cycling, the Sanctuary of San Miguel de Aralar, the Dolmens route, the Oak Trees area, the Balcony of Pilatos and source of the river Urederra in Urbasa and the source of the river Larraun.
In addition, the towns and beaches of the Basque coast are only 35 minutes away along the motorway. The area is also of enormous interest for mushroom-gatherers.
At the exit we will go up a hill until we reach a farm where we take the path to the left and continue through here for about 20 minutes until we reach Satrústegui.
Just before entering the town there is a path to the left that, skirting the houses, leads us to the exit to the highway. We arrive at the bridge that passes over the highway and we cross it to take the road that takes us to the left. back to Hiriberri.
It is a circular route of little difficulty through the center of the valley and with very good views.
We left Hiriberri towards the river, we crossed the bridge over the Arakil and we continued straight. After about 100 meters the path forks and we take the one on the left along which we continue until we find a wide and open path on the right hand side through which we enter the oak grove.
We follow the marks until we reach a step between the rocks. We are in the arratea or Berástegui pass from where we have beautiful views of the town and the valley.
If we leave the road, to the left we will arrive at the old deserted Berástegui, where the old hermitage is preserved.
At the end of this climb we find ourselves in a chestnut forest. We cross it following the track until we reach a point where we have 3 paths.
On one side there is a pine forest and this is where we must go.
In 10 minutes of steep ascent we reached a track. We take to the right and it takes us to the town of Madotz.
Time: 1h. 45 (up to Madotz)
HUARTE ARAKIL-MONTE BERIAIN
This is a tough climb because in a short time you climb a slope of more than 1000 meters.
In any case, it is worth it because the views from above on a clear day are incredible, both towards the Sakana valley and towards the Sierra de Andía.
HUARTE ARAKIL-SAN MIGUEL DE ARALAR
This climb is not as hard as the previous one, but it also has a significant unevenness, just over 700 meters.
Along the way, we will be able to appreciate some dolmens, which are signposted.
From the sanctuary the views are magnificent .
A must-see is the Sanctuary with its altarpiece, a Romanesque jewel.
Nice route that, starting from our house, will take you to Madalenaitz, from where we have
very good views of the ravine.
The part of the route that goes from the town to the Berástegi pass is done by the GR-20 and then leave this to take a path that ascends to the left.
With a distance of 11 km. and a drop of about 400 meters, it is a route that is easily done.
HIRIBERRI-MADALENAITZ-DOLMEN-ERMITAS DE SAN MIGUEL Y BERASTEGI
This is a route that complements the previous one since the first section to Madalenaitz and part of the return to the Berastegi pass follows the same route, but from here, instead of going down to Hiriberri, we take the old road to Madotz. < br /> They are 21 km. of travel and with little difficulty.
Although this route is explained from Satrustegui, it can well be done from Hiriberri, since
we have scarcely 15 minutes between the two towns.
This time we ascend towards this summit of the Sierra de Andia from where the views Both the Sakana valley and the Pamplona basin are unbeatable.
There are 13 kilometers of little difficulty.
To make this circular route, we travel with the car to the town of Madotz.
On this tour there are several important sites, the Ata valley, several dolmens, a menhir (the Roldán stone), the Sanctuary of San Miguel de Aralar and the depopulated area of Agiri.
It is a route with little difficulty and I particularly recommend it.
RECORRIDO CIRCULAR POR MALLOAS
This is a circular route that begins and ends in the parking lot of the old Aralar guardetxe,
In 18 kilometers we will cross several of the emblematic peaks of Malloas, in a route of great beauty and with incredible views.
We can also visit several megalithic monuments, so widespread in Aralar.
ZAMARTZE-SAN MIGUEL DE ARALAR- CAMINO DE LA MINA
Circular route from the Zamartze monastery in Huarte Arakil.
We ascend to the Sanctuary of San Miguel by the traditional route and after descending 2 km along the Lekunberri road we cross the mine path and return to Zamartze.
Route of 15 kilometers of moderate difficulty.