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Travel sustainably in Navarre

Eco-friendly travel is compatible with some interesting and fun-packed holidays.

Come and see for yourself!

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Charge your electric car or hire a bike

Charge your electric car or hire a bike

If you're coming to Navarre with your electric car or if you wish to hire one in order to make this "mindful" sustainable trip, then the following public charging points are available.

There's also the option of hiring a traditional or electric bike and exploring our Rail Trails, MTB areas or doing part of the Way of St James. Click here for more information.

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Sustainable accommodation

Sustainable accommodation

Navarre is one of the Spanish autonomous communities with the greatest number of holiday accommodation offers located in exceptional natural settings

Choose between a huge range of rural holiday homes, campsites, hostels and some unique types of accommodation in which the natural scenery provides great added value. Once you're there, you'll discover the great difference between simply sleeping or relaxing with this unique tranquillity that nature gives us.

You'll also find hotels, hostels and apartments that are increasingly including sustainable practices in their management and services.

  • Rural houses in Navarre

    Navarre was a pioneer in proposing a type of tourism that is in contact with the local culture, a culture that starts with the houses themselves.

    Experience staying in one of the beautiful stone-built houses to be found in the small villages and hamlets, places in which traditions are kept alive, as well as authenticity and respect for the environment.

    The offer in rural tourism accommodation has evolved and you can now find proposals for agro-tourism, restoration or activities in the surrounding area.

    Would you like to stay at one of the best rural holiday homes in Navarre? Discover them here.

  • Unique accommodation offers

    To get even closer to Mother Nature, what better option than to stay in accommodation that blends in with the environment!

    You'll sleep like you've never slept before: immersing yourself in the depths of the earth inside a cave; in a little timber house built on a hundred-year-old oak tree; in an igloo with views of the forest; or in a luxury lodge in the middle of the valley.

    Would you like to feel this fusion with nature? If so, check out the list of unique accommodation offers in Navarre. Discover them here.

  • Campsites and lodges

    Another highly recommendable option is to stay at a campsite and either sleep under the stars in a traditional tent, or book a comfortable lodge or wood cabin, a very attractive alternative. 

    Click here to make your campsite booking in Navarre.

  • Sustainable accommodation

    And, if you prefer to stay at an establishment that works with sustainable practices, we've added this link of interest:

    "Accommodation under the sustainable travel programme" by Booking: a list of almost 60 hotels, properties, apartments and rural holiday homes, with charm, luxury, located in historical buildings and, moreover, with very good ratings that are working in the interest of sustainability. + Info

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Stunning landscapes

Offered by the Pyrenees, its forests, valleys and rivers, the desert of the Bardenas Reales biosphere reserve,the gorges, waterfalls and river sources... natural settings that are a reflection of the tremendous biodiversity of this Kingdom of Navarre, a biodiversity that is the result of the confluence of three climates: the Alpine, Atlantic and Mediterranean. Natural landscapes that have remained intact, thanks to the awareness of the local inhabitants themselves and to the measures adopted for the conservation of the villages and the environment.

Stunning landscapes
  • Natural parks and reserves

    Navarre boasts 9 ecological districts, 44 types of ecosystems, 53 habitats of interest, 3 natural parks and 42 sites of community interest.

    15% of the animal species in the Iberian Peninsula are to be found here. Nature in Navarre is written in capital letters and you can feel it almost everywhere.

    So take a look of some of these places on our website and, if we win you over, don't hesitate to come and enjoy them right here!

    We're talking about the nature parks of Bertiz, Bardenas Reales and Urbasa-Andía, and forests such as the Selva de Irati, valleys such as the Baztán, river sources including the Urederra, and limestone gorges like Lumbier and Arbaiun.

  • Natural pools

    Would you like to take a dip in the heat of the summer, in a peaceful setting surrounded by nature? Well, a natural pool is just the thing for you.

    You can take a refreshing dip in pools, reservoirs, freshwater rivers or saltwater springs. More than a dozen places dotted around Navarre, in which the quality of the water and the bathing conditions are supervised by the Department of the Environment, so that safety and fun are guaranteed!

  • Rambling and MTB to get filled with fresh air!

    Walking or pedalling along listening only to the accompanying sounds, enjoying a good chat or the silence, looking around and committing the sights to memory, these are little pleasures that are within your reach during rambling and cycle tourism activities, thanks to the tremendous network of routes to be found in Navarre. Explore our GRs and local paths that go by hermitages, run alongside rivers, around reservoirs and villages, or take you into the depths of the wood.

    So go on and indulge yourself! Get more information on trails and cycling tourism in Navarre.

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Activities that are interesting, fun and really eco!

If you're interested in combining culture, nature and active tourism, but in a way that respects the environment and local culture, we're going to give you a few ideas.

  • Activities that are interesting, fun and really eco!

    Guided cultural tours

    If you'd like to be given an insight into the most important historical town centres and monuments in Navarre, then take part in guided tours, dramatised tours, tours for children... Walk, listen and be surprised.

  • Activities that are interesting, fun and really eco!

    Farm-schools in Navarre

    The best way to teach children to respect the environment from an early age is through direct contact with animals. They'll have fun while they acquire some positive values.

  • Activities that are interesting, fun and really eco!

    How about doing natural active tourism?

    Listen to the water flowing in the river or the sound of the birds, smell the grass, feel the wind, the freshness of the morning and the peace of nature, while your pulse rate quickens.
     

  • Adventure parks

    This really is immersion in nature! Hang from a zip line that takes you from one mountain to another, do a safe climbing course, do canyoning and all in the same park! Nature and fun in equal amounts!

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From the market garden to the table

From the market garden to the table

If you're into tasting fresh local produce, then come into our restaurants and sample our menu! 

We'll start with produce from the Ribera market gardens in the south of Navarre: warm cream of asparagus, mouth-watering sweet red Piquillo peppers, a delicious vegetable medley, chard stalks stuffed with shellfish and tender artichoke hearts. 

We'll continue with lamb chops from the Basin of Pamplona, roast suckling pig reared in Tierra Estella, and lamb from the Pyrenees, paired with a rich D.O. Navarre wine from the vineyards in the Central Area. If you feel like sinking your teeth into a steak in a cider house that uses its own apples to make its cider, then check out this proposal and don't be left wanting.

And dessert? We're going to use the milk from the sheep and cows grazing in our meadows to offer you D.O. Roncal or Idiazábal cheese with quince jelly, junket or cream horns, all finished off with our digestive liqueur par excellence, Pacharán (sloe berry anise liqueur) D.O. Navarre.

And that's not all! We've also got truffles, wild mushrooms, fresh white beans from Sangüesa, chistorra (fresh paprika sausage), cardoon, olive oil... many with the D.O. seal or with the Reyno Gourmet seal.

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Slow food restaurants

Slow food restaurants

At zero-km restaurants, chefs and local producers form an excellent team to offer us locally-grown seasonal produce prepared with care and creativity. In turn, they turn away from the standardisation of dishes and respect traditional culture. A perfect tandem, don't you think?

This slow food philosophy is committed to reducing the carbon footprint by promoting the consumption of local, seasonal produce and avoiding genetically modified food.

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Gastro experiences

Where do all these mouth-watering products come from?

You can find out by taking part in a truffle hunting experience or fungi foray, visiting a workshop for organic biscuits, going into a hop field and making your own beer, visiting a honey-making facility, exploring a vineyard and tasting the wine in the cellar, or an oil press and tasting the oil, accompanying a herd, exploring a cheese-making dairy and tasting the cheese, or even a salt deposit and tasting the bio-salts.

If you're interested in these and other gastronomic proposals, you can get more information in the plans section.

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Flea market, Organic markets and Organic plans

Flea market, Organic markets and Organic plans

Ekomercado de Pamplona (organic market)

Organic produce from Navarre is on sale in the morning of the first Saturday of each month in an iconic place, namely the old bus station in Pamplona. An awareness-raising space in which you can purchase seasonal produce, fresh and processed, directly from the producers, while enjoying tasting sessions, workshops, demonstrations, music... Opening times: 9.30 h to 14h: + info

Mercadillo de las Buenas Pulgas de Pamplona (Pamplona flea market)

Held on the same dates as the organic market, the flea market can be found in the beautiful square of San José, next to the cathedral. In this market all the products are recycled and take on a new life. As you will already know, all kinds of objects are on sale, so come along and look around, you're sure to find something to surprise you. Opening times: 10h to 14h. (except July)

Ekoplanes por Navarra (Organic plans in Navarre)

Organic producers in Navarre propose visits to their facilities to get an insight into how they produce wines, oils, biscuits, almonds and organic eggs, among others, as well as a nice walk through the surrounding area and gastronomic proposals to round off the day. + info

 

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Discover how a sustainable trip through Navarre is possible

Discover how a sustainable trip through Navarre is possible