Three getaways to go on a long weekend, discover the north and enjoy the autumn

No matter how urban a person is, the countryside has an appeal that is hard to resist. Luckily, the Todos los Santos bridge gives us a good opportunity to enjoy it. Specifically, we have selected three getaways with which you can discover the charms that the north of Spain hides. They are perfect for fall and will allow you connect with nature.

Gorbeia Natural Park, in the Basque Country

The first option that we bring you is the incredible Gorbeia Natural Park, in the Basque Country. It is located between the provinces of Álava and Vizcaya and both have their corresponding visitor center.

It is the perfect destination for hikers, as it has several routes to cover it. For gilts, we recommend the Etxaguen Path, of only 4 km. In addition, it is located on a karst complex with about 500 caves and caverns. Therefore, caving it is another of the many activities that can be practiced.

Irati forest, in Navarra

La Selva de Irati, in Navarra, is the ideal place to enjoy a silence that only interrupts nature. In addition, walking it will help you activate your muscles, since it is made up of a total of 17,000 hectares of wild nature. We also invite you to discover the nearby towns, which seem like something out of a story.

But the landscape is not the only thing that will surprise you. Almost hidden by the vegetation, are the remains of the Orbaizeta Arms Factory, which has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and which we encourage you to visit.

Muniellos forest, in Asturias

We finish with the Muniellos Forest, which is located within the Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña and Ibias Natural Park (Asturias). It is a place full of charm. We have selected it for being the largest oak grove in Spain. Furthermore, it is home to one of the richest plant and animal communities in Europe.

In order to preserve it, access is restricted. Therefore, to visit it you will have to request an authorization from the Government of the Principality. You can do it on its website or by phone, but we warn you that it is in great demand.

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