Ekain Adventure

Ekainberri, Zestoan.

Duration: 2 Hours. Replica and exhibition room + workshop.
Web: www.ekainberri.eus

Apart from visiting the replica and the Ekainberri museum, experimental archaeology gives us a chance to remake the different prehistoric techniques using our own hands and allows us to check how difficulty it was to survive during the Palaeolithic period.

Lilitarren Ohorea

The Lili Palace is one of the main points of interest in the history of Zestoa valley. This medieval palace is a must-see place to learn about the history of Gipuzkoa four centuries ago. The Middle Ages and its legacy come alive here thanks to the play "Agur Lili".

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Touring Urola

Scenic roads and charming villages.

The best way to explore a territory and its hidden and beautiful corners is by going on a route by car at a relaxed and and unhurried pace, stopping wherever and whenever you want to, enjoying the views and landscapes that can be seen from its viewpoints and of course.

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Guided Tours

Urola offers guided tours exploring the historic center of its towns with its most significant architectural spaces. Visits to the monumental complex of Azkoitia, the historical center of Azpeitia and Zestoa and the well-known Sanctuary of Loyola.  

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Our country houses

The history of the Basque Country nor the lifestyle of its people can be understood without the caseríos (country houses). They have played a key role in the evolution of society throughout history to the present day.

We offer you a chance to visit two country houses of our region, taking advantage of the hospitality of its inhabitants, you will be able to see where they live, explore their house and the surroundings, see what they grow and produce and how they do it and how not, taste and buy their star product: Idiazabal cheese.

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The magic of Basque pelota in Azkoitia.

Don´t just be a mere spectator! Get the feel of a pelota player!

We suggest you to stop being a spectator and become a pelota player along side a true professional who will reveal the secrets of this sport and the different ways to play; all this through different matches and games amongst the participants. We will play with hand as well as a racquet for two hours. Once you finish your immersion class in the world of Basque pelota and as a crowning touch to the experience, we offer you a chance to taste the traditional hamaiketako or lunch at the same premises of Gurea municipal pelota courts of Azkoitia.

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SASTARRAIN is a farm school and a hostel located in the Sastarrain valley, next to the Ekain archaeological site in Zestoa. This activity centre offers a chance to enjoy practising various sports, cultural and educational activities.

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The great enigma

Discover the main features of one of the most unknown cultures and languages of Europe.

Are you ready to know one of the most ancestral cultures in Europe? And what about learning the basic words in "Euskera", one of the oldest languages on the continent?

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The octopus of the Flysch

The star of Zumaia's wave-cut platform and local cuisine.

We'll immerse ourselves in the Geopark's cliffs and trails to discover ancient fishing techniques and the culinary tradition linked to the octopus of the flysch, a mollusc which has become emblematic of this fascinating natural environment. And for the perfect ending to an unforgettable experience, we'll sample a good pintxo and a glass of txakoli.

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The Abrasion Platform

Discover the life and colour of the flysch.

This fascinating biology tour can only be made when there is a very low tide. Let our experts guide you in your discovery of an enormous variety of species, and learn how they have adapted to live in the complex ecosystem of the abrasion platform at the foot of the cliffs. Here you will find starfish, octopuses, sea cucumbers, hares and much more. A whole world of life and colour at your fingertips.

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Geological tour

The geological sanctuary of the Geopark. The extinction of the dinosaurs and much more. On foot and by boat.

This walking tour and boat trip reveals the secrets of one of the greatest geological sanctuaries in the world. Enter the world of the geologist, guided by one of our experts, and learn how to recognise events in the rock, such as the extinction of the dinosaurs or major climate change. The tour begins at the Algorri Centre with a walk along the cliffs, then it's all aboard for a boat trip to contemplate their true magnificence from a different angle.

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From Zumaia to Deba by boat

A sea crossing past the cliffs of the flysch.

Voyage in boat from Zumaia to Deba, where the guided visit ends. We’ll admire the beauty of the flysch cliffs with a history of more than 50 million years, large landslides more than 100 metres high, hidden coves and one of the largest tidal flats in Europe. This is an excellent option for peacefully visiting two of the towns in the Basque Coast Geopark.

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Essential flysch

Take a boat trip to discover this great record of the Earth from the sea.

A fascinating boat trip that will allow us to discover the coastal flysch between Zumaia and Deba which holds millions of years of geological history in astonishing cliffs carved by the sea. This beautiful and singular landscape also hides one of the richest ecosystem in the Basque Coast, with a unique biodiversity that can not be seen in other parts of this territory.

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