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Típicas majadas pastoriles vascas en la Sierra de Aralar
Rincones incógnitos de la Sierra de Urbasa
Ambiente pastoríl en activo en las Sierras que circundan La Sakana
Pico Beriain, cota máxima de la Sierra de Andia. Una de las "grandes cimas" del MTB en Navarra.
Las montañas de la mitología vasca saturan el horizonte
Escenas de la ruta

1 2 3 Possible routes for this STAGE.
For each of these routes we have options of different lengths and styles.

If the term STAGE confuses you, it simply indicates that in the proposal the accommodation is always the same. In other words, all the stages start from the same hotel where we stayed.

If you want to extend your vacation, you can combine different STAGES until you achieve the desired number of days.


El Valle de LA SAKANA aparece en las fotos aereas que aconstumbramos a visualizar cuando preparamos un viaje de montaña, como una profunda cicatriz que atraviesa horizontalmente la zona noroeste de Navarra.
Las sierras que dan forma al Valle son el escenario de las etapas de este BIKE STAGE. Esta son; Aralar y Altzania en el norte, y Andia y Urbasa en el sur. El denominador común de todas ellas es el de ser una geografía de media montaña con carácter fuertemente pastoríl que combina bosques y prados.
Tendrémos la oportunidad de recorrer 3 zonas bastante bien diferenciadas.

  • Zona 1: Sierra de Aralar
  • Zona 2: Sierras de Andia-Urbasa
  • Zona 3: Sierra de Altzania - Valle de La Sakana

Zona 1: Sierra de Aralar

Majada de Pikuta

Majadas pastoriles de Pikuta.


"Tapón" de ciclistas en el roquedo.

Enirio huts

Senderos serpenteantes en las Majadas pastoriles de Oidui. El pantano de Lareo va encogiendose en el bosque.


Otro momento, el mismo lugar. Majadas pastoriles de Oidui.

Refugio de Igaratza

Refugio de Igaratza, parada obligada, se acabo el subir.

Caballos en Desao

Caballos en Desaomendi, 1.306 metros, el punto más elevado de la etapa.

Basque Mountains in the background

La Sierra de Aizkorri y las montañas del interior de Gipuzkoa cierran el horizonte.

descend to Lekumberri

Pedalear relajado en las campas de Unakoputzua.


Zona 2: Sierras de Andia-Urbasa

La mole del Pico Beriain Ascenso al Pico Beriain

La estrella del Valle de La Sakana es el Pico Beriain que con sus 1.495 metros de altitud es una de las montañas ciclables más elevadas y emblemáticas de Navarra.
En la foto inferior, la montaña rellena el horizonte detras de los ciclistas. En este caso, una cima de las que no se olvidan.

Sierra de Andia - Subebajas

Constantes sube-bajas por lo alto de la Sierra de Andia

Descanso en el Pico Beriain Ermita de San Donato

Un descanso en el camino y ermita de San Donato, ya en la cima del Beriain.

Descenso del Pico Beriain Descenso del Pico Beriain y corredora de trail

Comienza el descenso, cada loca con su tema.

Descenso del Pico Beriain y La Sakana

Aforunadamente, todo lo que sube baja, descenso hacia Lizarraga.

Bosques de Urbasa-Andia

Arboles "invernales" en la Sierra de Urbasa, la "estrella" del día.

Pistas de Sierra Andia

Pistas de gravel en la llegada al Alto de Lizarraga, punto de descanso "oficial" de la ruta.

Cueva en el karst

Cueva de Lubierri, rincones ocultos en la ruta.

Ermita de San Adrián Valle de La Sakana

Ermita de San Adrián, mirador privilegiado sobre el Valle de La Sakana. Al fondo, la mole del Beriain va quedando atrás.


Zona 3: Sierra de Altzania - Valle de La Sakana


El sendero de Los Robles Milenarios da la bienvenida a la etapa por la Sierra de Altzania.

Tumulo-Dolmmen-Txaradigorri Dolmmen-Txaradigorri

Túmulo dolménico en lo alto de la Sierra de Altzania.

Cima de Intxusburu Dolmmen de Intxusburu

Dolmen de Intxusburu en la cima del mismo nombre. Comienza un bello descenso hacia Altsasu. Hacia el oeste la característica silueta de la Sierra de Aizkorri delimita el paisaje.


Así muere una estrella, Impresionante vestigio de Roble Milenario en la senda que lleva ese nombre.


Espacio perfecto para ciclistas y bicicletas, y referencia gastronómica indiscutible en la comarca. El Hotel IZAR ONDO es nuestro PUNTO BIKE en LA SAKANA.
Indicamos como referencia que la actitud del personal del hotel es la que ha provocado la existencia de este STAGE

Combi-Hotel-Izar Ondo

Hotel Izar Ondo

Combi-restaurante-Izar Ondo

Restaurante Izar Ondo


  • Ideal bike: The Stages are offered for different types of MTB, so obviously the ideal bike will be the one that best suits the style you choose.
  • Best time to go: The route can be done once the snow disappears in the highest mountains of the route. From there, we dare not say that one era is better than another. It really depends on the specific weather of the days we choose.
       Do not underestimate the weather, not even in the middle of summer. The conditions -especially in the Pyrenees- can be identical to those of the Central Pyrenees. To summarize... our advice is: bring even the long culotte and if it doesn´t come out from the suitcase, all the better.
       In summer it is necessary to be aware of the possibility of storms -frequent in the afternoons-.
  • Orientation: The route must be followed with a GPS device or with the mobile phone App that you are used to using for the same purpose.
       It is not advisable to try to learn how to use an App on the fly.
       We do not provide Apps or GPS user manuals. It is up to the users to have this knowledge.
       There is no on-site signage.
  • Provisioning: In most of the stages we will find towns with water and other services without too many difficulties. However, there may be exceptions to take into account.
  • Philosophy: The philosophy of the route is to make "sport bicycle touring" but trying that at the end of the day there is still enough energy for something else besides resting until dinner. This is done to allow us at the end to have enough time to be able to learn - even slightly - where we are.
    Anyway, if what you need are kilometers and hours on bike, all the proposals have their Option PLUS



Hostal Rural Izarondo

2 Stages / 2 Nights

197 € Price per person for groups of 6 or more people

206 € Price per person for groups of 4 or 5 people

226 € Price per person for groups of 2 or 3 people

Single room supplement:
36 €

3 Stages / 3 Nights

274 € Price per person for groups of 6 or more people

282 € Price per person for groups of 4 or 5 people

306 € Price per person for groups of 2 or 3 people

Single room supplement:
52 €

Y podéis añadir una Noche con Desayuno al finalizar la ruta por 32 € por persona en habitación doble o por 48 € en habitación individual.

In these proposals when the groups are odd, the accommodation is offered in double rooms and a single room.

If you want the price of the Pack to be cheaper, perhaps we can lower the level of one of the chosen hotels. And also, if the number of participants is odd; request a triple room.
- This management is only done once the Pack has been contracted -

Rates for the whole year, subject to availability.
The prices may vary when the dates coincide with the Easter holidays or with the Patron Festivities of any of the places of accommodation.


  • 2 o 3 nights accommodation in half board
    Depending on whether it is a pack of 3 or 4 stages
  • Shower service at the end of the last stage
    Depending on the possibilities of the area, this service will be given in the same hotel where we are staying or in other facilities outside the same
  • Tracks of the route in GPX format for mobile phones or GPS devices and printed map with each day routes options
  • Explanatory printed map-sketch of the different route options for each stage
    One per stage
  • Link to services that may be necessary along the route
  • Presentation of the route and delivery of information in hand the day of the arrival of the group to the hotel or the morning of the next day
  • Telephone assistance for incidents or consultations during the days of the contracted activity



  • Beers or other consumptions outside the proposed menus in the dinners or during the stay in hotels
  • Meals in restaurants at the time of the noon, unless it has been agreed previously to replace dinner with meals
  • Any kind of sports material, helmets, shoes, etc
  • Mechanical Assistance during the activity
    If possible, we will try to help you in case of a breakdown, but in many situations this help can be very limited due to lack of specific spare parts or other circumstances. The cost of the service if it can be done is € 18 per hour + € 0.40 per kilometer.
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the offer



  • Eliminate the dinners included by default in the Pack.
      Taking into account that most of the users have their own vehicle at the STAGE point, we have considered it interesting to leave open the possibility of not "forcing" you to have dinner at the assigned hotel.
    If you opt for this option, we will give you a list of the gastronomic possibilities available in the area so that you can reserve yourselves.
  • Airport/station pick up
    We put you in contact with the transfer companies that provide these services. We do not include its cost in our proposal.
  • Bicycle rental
    We put you in touch with a rental service in the nearest place to the route start point
  • Hire Asistance / Accident Insurance
    and / or Trip Cancellation Insurance


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General information about the MTB Forests of Navarra BIKE STAGES

The BIKE STAGES Forests of Navarra are a series of MTB Circular Routes - starting and ending in the same hotel - for pedaling through some of the most emblematic sites of the NAVARRE PYRENEES.
The common denominator of all of them is the great wooded mass and the mountain meadows that are interspersed in a sequence -forest/meadow- that will not leave us at any time.

The territories included -all of them in the north of Navarra- are, among others, the Urbasa - Andia Range and the unknown Lokiz in the North. The Aralar Range and the regions of Basaburua and Baztan in the center, and the forests of Quinto Real, Roncesvalles and the Irati Forest in the East.

The PIRINEOS PUNTO BIKE proposal to visit the area is, broadly speaking, a Self-Guided route pack which includes Accommodation, a Map -sketch- of each day´s route, the Tracks of the route for devices GPS, and -most importantly- Counseling on which are the best route options for each day of the STAGE based on your cyclist profile.

The level of demand of the routes -we always talk about MTB routes- is on average what we could call Medium / High level, with all the nuances that said definition hides, and without entering except for rare and warned exceptions in the field of Enduro.
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Map Stages Forests of Navarra

Different PUNTOS in NAVARRA where MTB STAGES are available.


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