SELF-GUIDED CYCLING ROUTE
EREMUA IRATI SINGLETRACKS
MAGIA NATURAL EREMUA-IRATI is an All Mountain in stages cycling route. It is located in the West of the Pyrenean mountain range, in what is known as the Basque Pyrenees, and joins the MTB and Trail Center EREMUA, located in the valley of Esteribar, with the Irati Forest.
Framed between the large wooded masses of Irati in the East and Anué in the West, a segment of the PYRENEES of low altitude makes its presence, with a landscape easily recognizable by its characteristic succession of beech trees, meadows, flocks, soft peaks, some rocky places, shepherds' huts and mountain villages located on relatively high elevations.
The combination of natural resources and low altitude has led to this being a highly humanized territory since ancient times and - what matters most to us - covered by many trails.
The legacy of the paths arising from pastoral activity, the use of the forest, smuggling and the transit of people outside the law, has generated what without exaggeration we could call a "microclimate" for mountain biking.
If we add to this "microclimate" the work done in the area by the EREMUA Trail and BTT Center, and especially that one of local bikers who altruistically are involved in the maintenance, creation and recovery of trails for this new use of cycling and hiking in a territory that they perceive as "exclusive", the "natural" result is:
The PIRINEOS PUNTO BIKE proposal to pedal the route is in broad strokes, a Self Guided Pack which includes the Half Board Accommodations, the Tracks of the route and the Luggage Transport from hotel to hotel.
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MAGIA NATURAL vs BASOAK MTB
Clarification for those who know the area and may have confusion when visualizing that this 2 routes share territory.
The difference between BASOAK MTB and MAGIA NATURAL is that the 1st one extends over a wider territory that corresponds to the wooded area of the North of Navarra, and that currently can have up to 8 stages, while the 2nd is included in the 1st and it is concentrated in the specific and most central section of the Navarrese Pyrenees between the Selvas de Irati and the Quinto Real.
On the other hand, MAGIA NATURAL has a maximum of 4 stages and only 2 hotels are used, one in the EREMUA area and the other in the IRATI area.
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The lines on this map are just one of many options. Unlike the usual routes by stages. MAGIA NATURAL has a less strict and defined itinerary, since the geography here is quite generous and that allows the routes to be adapted to the level and cycling style of the participants.
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Distance: 246 km Unevenness: 6.965 m
EREMUA is the "Zona Cero" of mountain biking in NAVARRA, a MTB Center with paths carefully prepared by a team of enthusiastic Navarrese "bikers".
MAGIA NATURAL Stage A gives the option of spending a day touring the best SingleTracks in the area before leaving for IRATI the next day.
Depending on your profile we will advise you one track or another. It will be really difficult to be disappointed ... jumps, slopes, easy routes, hard routes and spectacular chains are just waiting.
Ascending to Burdindogi along the Sugea route.
Descending the Carboneras route on a "cencellada" day.
Ending King Cobra, one of the "stars" of EREMUA.
Top of Leateko Gaina, at our feet, 600 meters of beech trees and singletracks below, the Eugi Reservoir awaits us.
"Carpeted" descents on the Carboneras and Magnun routeas.
Forest paths, usual in valley bottoms
"Fauna" typical and abundant in the environment. With us we are all already.
Maximum expression of the Navarre "flow" on the northern face of the Adi Mountain
Col de Aratun, geographical reference of the Adi massif.
Path along the eastern slope of Adi Peak. We are at the highest point of the route.
Demanding climb between the Sorogain Lodge and the Txasperro summit.
The descent to Roncesvalles begins on the slopes of Mendiaundi Peak.
The Colegiata of Roncesvalles in its environment.
We leave Roncesvalles and head back towards the Irati Forest.
Sections of "flow" on the descent to the old weapons factory of Orbaitzeta.
Weapons Factory of Orbaizeta, we are very close to the end of the stage, so we can "get lost" for a while between its ruins and its history.
The stage covers almost the entire Abodi Range. This often becomes the limit of the "hat" of clouds that emerges from the northern slope.
In order to reach the Tapla Mountain Pass and finally climb to the top of the Abodi Range, we will have to overcome demanding stretches of cattle tracks.
When the foggy "hat" makes an appearance the landscape changes.
During a short section of the track, over the Tapla Mountain Pass, we will have to push our bikes.
On the slopes of Pico Idorrokia we can keep pedaling.
Sections of "All Mountain" in the high part of the mountain range. Moments difficult to forget.
Arrival at 1,532 meters of altitude of the summit of the Abodi, maximum height of MAGIA NATURAL
Spectacular panorama from the top with the Pico de Ori - first 2,000 of the mountain range - on the left, and the main mountains of the Atlantic Pyrenees monopolizing the rest of the horizon.
Last meters by the axis of the Sierra de Abodi under the supervision of the increasingly present Pico de Ori.
Descent through Nordic ski slopes to the easternmost point of MAGIA NATURAL, the Pikatua Ski and Mountain Center.
Daily scenes on the slopes of Okabe Peak.
One of the most impressive megalithic complexes of the Pyrenees. The 26 cromlechs of Hilarrita in the vicinity of the top of Okabe.
Euphoria at the top. The Okabe peak flies over the Irati Forest.
Quick descent of the Okabe Peak.
Scenes of the route under the Urkulu Tower.
Astobizkar Summit with its Archeology of War items signage. Under its slopes a river of pilgrims. The Camino de Santiago enters Navarra.
Port of Ibañeta between Orreaga-Roncesvalles and Valcarlos. Its condition of natural passage used since prehistory between the 2 slopes of the Pyrenees makes it, in the collective imagination, a place linked to the Battle of Roncesvalles.
Ascent to Col de Lindus from Ibañeta. We move away from the Way of St. James...
... and we continue through our "deep" Navarrese Pyrenees.
Between the Col de Lindus and Aldaparri the landscape will not be wasted.
Descent of enduro style on the slopes of Aldaparri.
We enter the forests of the Quinto Real.
Sections of flow in the Txasperro meadows before the long descent to Urepel, one of the stars of the day.
Powerful descent towards Urepel.
Interiors of the northern slope of the Basque / French Pyrenees. Paths of the territory known as Quinto Norte.
Epic finale through the marked traces of the Nafar-Whistler route of the Eremua btt Center. For enduro lovers.
Depending on the sporting level of the participants, the route can be lengthened and the accommodation in Burguete replaced by the one in the Larraun neighborhood, closer to IRATI. In this option of MAGIA NATURAL, stages B and D -especially the last one- are quite demanding in terms of sports and you will have to be well trained to finish them in good condition.
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3 Stages / 3 Nights
1 circular and 2 point to point stagesAdding 1 stage more, Circular IRATI or Circular EREMUA
344 € Price per person for groups of 6 or more people
368 € Price per person for groups of 5 people
358 € Price per person for groups of 4 people
397 € Price per person for groups of 3 people
390 € Price per person for groups of 2 people
Single room supplement: + 97 €
4 Stages / 4 Nights
2 circular and 2 point to point stages
410 € Price per person for groups of 6 or more people
442 € Price per person for groups of 5 people
424 € Price per person for groups of 4 people
479 € Price per person for groups of 3 people
460 € Price per person for groups of 2 people
Single room supplement: + 144 €
And you can add a Night with Breakfast at the end of the route -in the same hotel where you started it- - for 56 € per person in a double room or for 88 € in a single room
Transport of luggage between hotels
1 bag or package of a maximum of 20 kg per person
If not needed, the cost of this service will be deducted from the proposal