The forest of beech Irati extending their pre-Pyrenees and mountains of the birth of two valleys: Aezkoa and Salazar.
The first, closed and hidden at first sight, needs several successive glances. A careful man-nature relationship has maintained forests of beech and oak, cattle pastures and hidden in the fog with traditional villages such as: Garralda, Aribe, Air, Villanueva, Orbaitzeta, Transport…
The second Pyrenean, hard, oradado into the rock by the river, Valley is a regal manor houses with coats of arms carved in stone, covers and medieval windows offering elaborate sets and care arquitet√≥nicos (Otsagabia, Izalzu, Ezc√°roz, Esparza, Jaurrieta…). Monitored from above by numerous chapels.
Since taking Olite Beire by San Martin de Unx to Lumbier. In Lumbier ascend the NA-178 to Salazar.
Lumbier, medieval structure and stranded high in the Vega, was known since the Roman (there are deposits). A visit to the Church of the Assumption and craftsmen forge us back to medieval. His close foz high natural value allows a walk, under the ongoing plan of vultures.
Foz de Arbay√ļn, from the viewpoint of Iso can admire the spectacular scenery, Today Nature Reserve, Salazar that the river has excavated in the Sierra de Leire.
Navascu√©s, Almirad√≠o villa is famous for its cuisine. In the valley remains a jewel of Romanesque architecture, the church of Santa Maria del Campo. From the village take the High of the Crowns and the Sierra de Illon, with important megalithic remains and striking landscapes in the Pyrenees.
Esparza, two quarters of a Roman bridge, we discover cobbled streets, homes, palace and corners that keep the classic print salacenca. The church of San Tirso and the altar of the parish church worth a visit.
Otsagabia, is one of the best examples of urban Pyrenean. Walking through its narrow cobbled streets, admire houses, covers medieval and slate roofs. The chapel above the village of Muskilda and the Port of Larrau in the rainforest of Irati, Our Lady of the Snows. The whole area offers the possibility of many walks.
Viewpoint Ariztokia, presents a broad overview of the deep valley created by the Irati with dense groves covering the hillsides and the village of Aribe. His old resort is home to numerous trails into the woods.
Two crosses near arive us to Aria and Villanueva, isolated villages on top, with splendid panoramic, granaries and houses Pyrenean care.
Orbaitzeta, A winding road takes us to a village where houses remain windows, Gothic arches and keys. There are two routes you can take from Orbaitzeta: to the old Arms Factory, start of grazing flocks road and into the Swamp of Irabia, natural gateway to the jungle of Irati.
Garralda, CONUN uneven settlement as a result of three fires, has an old mill and a barn with bread oven inside. In the cemetery are curious stelae discoid (popular funerary art).. Two culinary gems of the valley to try are the cheese and liqueur patxaka.
Fairs and Festivals:
The pilgrimages are the most notable patron parties. are two pilgrimages:Operation of a Muskilda the 8 September, by the shine of their traditional dances and Lumbier the Trinity in May, for their cruise. In the Days of the Valley (June and September), Euskera Day and Fifth Day secured environment. It highlights the charivari winter holiday (Boiler Day) Lumbier.
- Braco House Restaurant, Navascu√©s – 948.470007
- Hostal Salazar, Oronz – 948.890053
- Hostal Besaro, Izalzu – 948.890350
- Hostal Eseverry, Jaurrieta – 948.890348
- Bar Asador Pardix, Orbaitzeta – 948.766001
- Hotel Au√Īa'k, Garralda – 948.764058