Walking routes

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!

 

Flysch tour

Debako bira

Karst tour

The prehistoric valley 

The cliffs of Sakoneta

The viewpoint of Elorriaga

Black flysch

The marshlands of Casacampo

Deba and the bulls

Santa Katalina

 

Nordic Walking

 

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.

This area is appropriate for practicing Nordic Walking and the Nordic Walking Centre of Deba offers five routes of different levels.

Guidelines

Dogs must always be kept on a leash. Do not light fires or drop cigarettes.
 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.

 Walking routes

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. 

Technical details

Duration: 1h 15'

Length: 5 km

Difficulty: Easy

Starting point: Maxpe street

Finishing point: Sasiola

Track GPS - Wikiloc

 

On the way:

Meanders and banks of the river Deba

Lasao cliffs

Karst landscape. Arno-Izarraitz corridor

Ermitia cave

Karst pinnacles of Astigarribia and Iruroin

Roadway and Convent of Sasiola

The marshlands of Casacampo

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. 

Technical details

Duration: 30'

Length: 2 km

Difficulty: Easy

Starting and finishing point: Walkway Anes Arrinda

 Track GPS - Wikiloc

 

On the way: 

Deba river

Marshland of Casacampo

Artzabal wetland

 

Deba and the bulls 

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. 

Technical details

Duration: 45'

Length: 2 km

Difficulty: Easy

Starting point: Foruen plaza (main square)

Finishing point: Perlakua-Saka (Arriola)

Track GPS - Wikiloc

 

On the way:

The bullrunning route

The Agirre palace and the Sasiola tower

Cattle Marqués de Saka

 

Santa Katalina

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.

Technical details

Duration: 45'

Length: 2 km

Difficulty: Easy

Starting point: Foruen plaza (main square)

Finishing point: Santa Katalina

Track GPS - Wikiloc

The scenic view of Santa Katalina:

Santa Katalina Arno The prehistory
Andutz Aitzuri The black flysch

On the way: 

The Gurutze hermitage

The San Roke road

The San Roke hermitage

The Santa Katalina hermitage

Deba river course

Cliffs of Deba and Zumaia

Andutz

Arno