Are you a two-wheel fanatic? Do you love getting out and about without the stress of a car? If so, you are in luck, because Navarre is ideal for being discovered by bike.
The variety of landscapes in this region give us terrain for all tastes. There are endless flatlands and just as many hills; desert landscapes and leafy forests; a network of Rail Trails and Nature Trails covering over 120 kilometres.
The infrastructures are enviable, and the views... You will be left speechless: they are quite simply unforgettable.
So, don’t hesitate: if pedalling is your bag, bring your bike or rent one on your next visit. We will take care of the spectacular surroundings for you.
To get into gear...
have a look at the Navarre by bike leaflet and get those pedals moving.
Types of routes you will find here
As we have already let slip, discovering Navarre by bike is a plan that will fit in no matter who you are travelling with. With a partner, family, friends, or alone, we have options for all cyclists. Just take a look at what we have to offer.
Ruta EuroVelo 1 en Navarra. La ruta de la Costa Atlántica
¿Sabías que existe un proyecto para poder circular en bici por toda Europa a lo largo de 80.000 km divididos en 16 rutas? Pues sí, has leído bien.
La ruta EuroVelo 1 llamada Ruta de la Costa Atlántica (Atlantic Coast Route) es una de ellas y pasa por Navarra.
EUROVELO 1 - NAVARRA
Atlantic Coast Route entra en España por el Pirineo Atlántico de Navarra. Comienza en Endarlatsa en el norte y enlaza con el Camino de Santiago.
Son 203 km repartidos en 5 etapas y para el acondicionamiento de las dos primeras se han unido los trazados de las Vías Verdes del Bidasoa y del Plazola, mediante el proyecto "Ederbidea".
The Way of St James by bike, sound good?
We are sure you have heard that Navarre is the gateway to the entrance of the Way into mainland Spain. Right?
Well, if you are curious, you should know that there are two options by bike: follow the route by road - taking into account the traffic - or cycling along the indicated pathway, looking out for pedestrians and considering that there are some complicated downhill stretches where you may have to get off and push.
Prepare your stages and get going!
Calculate your route
Yes, we know there are loads of routes to choose from. That's why you're going to find this route calculator really handy if you're not too sure about which is the best route to take to bike to a particular place. What's more, you'll also get information on all the nearby services.
In Navarre, mountain bikes are the in thing.
As a group, with your partner, by yourself... and the fact is that, here in Navarre, the practice of outdoor sports is both a luxury and an addiction for those who need to let their adrenaline flow on two wheels.
Discover stunning scenery, riding through idyllic oak and beech woods, mountain meadows and rocky crags that will simply take your breath away, grain fields and vineyards, deserts and awesome ravines, together with all those routes that lead you to the must-see top cultural attractions.
More than 3,000 bikeable kilometers divided into hundreds of sign-posted trails for all levels and crossing all over Navarre.
Get more details below:
Central Zone-Erdi Aldea Mountain Bike Space
What better way of getting to know the major attractions in Navarre such as the Olite Castle, Ujué, San Martín de Unx or the town of Puente la Reina, than on your bike.
This is possible thanks to the 46 mountain bike routes in the region, which are perfectly sign-posted and cater for all levels. One of them - the perimeter route - covers the entire Central Zone, joining the towns participating in the project over 7 stages.
You will be spoilt for choice.Discover the Middle Zone on your mountain bike
Tierra Estella-Lizarraldea Mountain Bike Space
With over 2,200 kilometres of routes, this is one of the largest mountain bike spaces in mainland Spain. As such, it offers something for all levels: Amateurs, families and experienced cyclists alike.
You can enjoy the great diversity of the Navarrese landscapes along the way, passing through the Urbasa-Andía Natural Park, the Cañadas Reales, the Way of St James or the Basque-Navarrese Railroad Rail Trail.
The space has 7 welcome centres with different services: shower facilities, small workshops and bike repair kits, or information about the mountain bike space and routes available.Click here for more information about this space
If you like mountain biking, Tierra Estella-Lizarraldea is sure to exceed all your expectations.
Irati Mountain Bike Centre
Experience the utmost freedom in this privileged setting. This space offers 16 mountain bike trails, with something for all levels.
This mountain bike initiative is part of a project that joins the valleys across which the Irati Forest lies: Salazar and Aezkoa in the Navarrese part, and Zuberoa and Cize in the French part. But what do mountain bikes know about borders? Their only objective is to ride, and the more places, the better.
So, enjoy the over 400 kilometres of cycle routes to truly get to know Irati and its surrounds.
Remember that you can always give your bike a quick service at one of the welcome centres, rent a bike if you need one, and get all the information about the place. They are:
Centro de montaña Irati-Abodi and Casas de Irati in the Salazar Valley
Arrazola, in the Aezkoa Valley
Chalets d'Iraty on the French side.
Mountain Bike Circuit and Trail in Eremua
Another pretty woodland circuit can be found in the Esteribar Valley.
Ideal for cyclists or runners. Whatever you choose, its natural splendour will accompany you along all 12 routes. The welcome centre is located in Zubiri and the routes leave from Zubiri and from Eugi.
If your aim is to discover new trails, improve your agility on two wheels, or train for a mountain race, there is space in Eremua for you - and my, my, what a space it is.Look at all the routes that await you
MTB Vidángoz Bidankoze
The Vidángoz trails provide 5 mountain bike routes so you can discover the Roncal Valley region at your own pace.
Gradients, distances and levels of difficulty to suit all preferences, making it easy to discover the Pyrenees, as well as the option of following a cattle track - the Cañada Real de los Roncaleses.
The welcome area is located at the entrance of the village, where you can also find climbing enthusiasts preparing their equipment to take out with them.Consult the routes and choose your favourite
Discover one of the most legendary hills of Tierra Estella through 3 sign-posted trails running through the territory of Montejurra. This solitary peak, which was of great strategic value during the Carlist wars and has a characteristic much-photographed profile, reaches an altitude of 1045 metres.
138 kilometers of awesome trails featuring complicated stages, sharp drops among holm oaks and hard climbs that will test your technique and physical fitness.
A perfect massif to enjoy and challenge yourself with.More info on Montejurra bizi
Had a puncture? No problem
Bike self-repair stations
Located on the different bike touring routes, these stations allow you to do the fine-tuning work and basic repairs you normally do at home. There are hooks to position your bike, a pump with gauge to pump up your tyres, oil, Allen keys, screwdrivers, tyre levers and adjustable spanners.
Where to find them:
Elizondo: Casa Rural Urruxka
Arizkun: Casa Rural Gontxea
Donamaria: Donamariako Benta Restaurant
Ochagavía: Ochagavía Nature Interpretation Centre
Urzainqui: Roncal Valley Service Station
Lesaka, Doneztebe-Santesteban, Jaunsarats, Puente la Reina, Los Arcos and Viana: EuroVelos 1 and 3