Transfer from Donostia-San Sebastián to start of walk
The drive over the mountains to the trailhead starting from the village of Errezil whets the appetite for things to come: a medieval village nestling in a verdant valley between limestone mountains. The 1st day’s hike involves a steady climb up through beech forest and over the Gazume ridge just to the west of Mt Ernio, with sublime views in all directions. For some of the way we follow a long distance path that retraces the former trashumancia or livestock seasonal migration routes to and from the coast and mountainous hinterland. From the ridge at Komizolatza, topped by a large white cross, the route descends gently through pine forest via the hilltop chapel of Santa Grazi to another beautiful valley, the location of the pretty village of Aizarna. This village, with its picture-postcard cobbled main square, has some of the most striking rural architecture of any in inland Gipuzkoa and makes a perfect overnight base.
Distance/walking time/cumulation elevation gain:
14.7km / 4h20min / 680m approx.