Plazaola Nature Trail Greenway

Plazaola Nature Trail Greenway



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From Navarre to Gipuzkoa through the most unspoiled areas of Leitzaran


The Larraun and Leitzaran valleys are a veritable natural sanctuary dotted with country houses. Between their leafy hillsides of beech and oak, a small narrow gauge railway “La Plazaola” used to snake tirelessly between Pamplona and San Sebastián-Donostia until the mid-20th century. Today its spectacular route features rehabilitated stations and numerous tunnels, among which is the Uitzi Tunnel, at 2.7 km the longest tunnel on all the greenways in Europe. Projects to extend it as far as Pamplona and its connection with the Bidasoa Greenway makes it an essential greenway.



  • Location: Between Sarasa (Navarre) and Andoain (Gipuzkoa. Euskadi)
  • Length: 66,5 km, 41,9 km in Navarre and 24,6 km in Gipuzkoa (Euskadi)
  • Type of surface: Mostly compacted earth
    • Some inclines between Erice de Iza and Aizkorbe. Suitable with a few limitations (some slopes) in the rest of the itinerary
  • Services: Rental bikes
  • Recommendations:
    • Carry lighting and warm clothing. In the Navarre section alone there are 19 tunnels! Many have lighting but it pays to be prepared
    • Find out about the state of the greenway at www.plazaola.org or www.viasverdes.com

The Plazaola Nature Trail Greenway forms part of the EuroVelo 1–Ederbidea route that, in Navarre, links the Bidasoa and Plazaola Greenways with a signposted itinerary approximately 90 km long.

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For more information about Spain’s Greenways

www.viasverdes.com