Arditurri Greenway, nature close to San Sebastian
This track used to be an old road used by the railway that transported the mineral extracted in the Arditurri Mines to the port of Pasaia. Today it has been reconverted into a varied and attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists, where you can enjoy the valuable cultural and natural resources of this rural environment.
The greenway runs parallel to the river Oiartzun and the imposing Aiako Harria massif becomes the protagonist of the landscape that accompanies us. It is an easy route, with little gradient, ideal for families with children. Along the way, there are countless traces of past times: mills, towers, forges, tunnels, etc.
The route also offers the chance to stop and enjoy two of the area's museums: Luberri, a geological museum that offers an unusual journey through time, and Soinuenea, a popular music centre with more than a thousand instruments.
Continuing along the river, the route ends at the Arditurri Mining Reserve, a spectacular enclave located on the slopes of the Aiako Harria massif. Arditurri is one of the few mining galleries that have been exploited uninterruptedly since Roman times for 2000 years. Guided tours.
In summer, a choo-choo train service will be offered that will take us from the historic centre of Oiartzun to the Arditurri Mines. This service includes the green train journey and entrance to the gallery at a reduced price, subject to prior reservation, and will be offered during July and August, with several departures every Wednesday.
How to get there from San Sebastian? On the 10km cycle lane that links the capital with the start of the Greenway. Or by public transport: By bus (Ekialdebus) lines E02 and E04, and by train (Euskotren) with a stop at Arragua.
Oarsoaldea Tourist Office
Madalen Kalea, 3, 20100
T.: 943 494 521 email@example.com www.oarsoaldeaturismoa.eus
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