For those who want to walk their own way, the tourist office has some leaflets with information about different hiking/walking routes. On a selection of walking trails we see the great variety of products and natural resources in our municipality. In fact, in terms of landscape, nature, geology, history and ethnography, Deba offers many tours of different levels: the Saint James Way, routes for Nordic Walking, Geo routes of Geoparkea and some proposals you will find below. Whichever you may choose, do not forget to respect the environment. Remember these guidelines and take them into account!
Nordic Walking is a form of walking that includes not only the action of the legs as in the normal way, but also the upper body. It consists of walking with two specialized sticks that are designed only for this modality.
It is a new movement for the body; it is pleasant and very effective and it acts lightly but effectively, improving muscle strength, cardiovascular system, coordination and movility.
Do not gather plants, animals, minerals or fossils: they form part of the landscape.
You are in an area used for livestrock grazing. Close all the gates and barriers that you find on your way.
Respect our farmers' work.
Only walk along the specially adapted trails. It is not advisable to go to the mountains alone.
Do not leave rubbish behind or bury it.
Camings is not allowed.
The prehistoric valley
A walk that begins in Deba, goes to the neighbourhood of Artzabal, and from there, through the old road on the river Deba, it takes us to Sasiola. The route runs largely on the mid-slope of Mount Ermitia, an area rich in caves such as Ermitia and Praileaitz, as well as the paleolithic prehistoric sites of great value.
It is a circular route that crosses the Deba estuary twice on its way to reach the Artzabal wetland. The marshes are environmentally sensitive and dynamic areas marked by the influence of the tides that cover it twice a day and determine a very peculiar flora and fauna.
Sarting and finishing point: Wallkway Anes Arrinda
Since ancient times it has been customary in Deba to include games with bulls in all kinds of festive events and celebrations. Through this walk we will discover the route that the bulls made from the Arriola neighbourhood to the town of Deba. Likewise, we will visit the only cattle ranch with own iron of all the CAPV.
Santa Katalina is a genuine watchtower from which you can make out a large part of the Basque Coast. An exceptional viewpoint where the wonderful landscape of the coast joins the karst landscape inside the Geopark.