Active Tourism

PR BI-22 Urkaregi Trail

This is an old service route which formerly linked the hamlets of the San Andrés de Extebarria municipality and joined the hamlets of the Larruskain area with neighbouring Markina-Xemein and Elgoibar.
2 h
Easy
2,74 km
750 m
414 m
500 m
83 m

PR-BI 23 Max or Kalamua Trail

This is an old trail which joins the Markina-Xemein villa with the meadows on the side of Maaxa o Kalamua mount.
2 h 20 min
Medium
8 km
825 m
711 m
225 m
82 m

PR-BI 24 Trail to Iturreta and Trabakua

Walking trail from Markina-Xemein to the locality of Iturreta and the hamlet of Zuluaga along an old route.
2 h 30 min
Easy
10,3 km
790 m
594 m
460 m
83 m

PR-BI 25 Trail to Munitibar Arbaitzegi Gerrikaiz

This trail joins the Lea and Artibai valleys, which give their name to the district.
2 h 30 min
Easy
12,4 km
600 m
445 m
500 m
81 m

PR- BI 26 Trail to Aulestia

This route joins Markina-Xemein with Aulestia, crossing old pathways.
2 h
Easy
9,7 km
460 m
344 m
440 m
68 m

PR-BI 27 Trail to Urregarai and Santa Eufemia

This is the route to Santa Eufemia and to Urregarai, which the pilgrims take annually on Saint Eufemia Day (16th September). It is a well known and loved route by locals.
1 h 15 min
Easy
5 km
625 m
624 m
95 m
80 m

PR-BI 28 Bolibar to Kortaguren Hamlet Route

Departing from Bolibar Square, this is the ideal route to learn about ancient features and traditions of the area (such as raised granaries, permafrost snowfields, dolmens...).
1 h 40 min
Easy
5,9 km
560 m
170 m

Orbero – Black

4 h 20 min
Very difficult
14,55 km
Yes
565 m
559 m
566 m
77 m

Ubilla Urberuaga – Red

This trail leads to Ubilla-Urberuaga, which is best known for its thermal baths built in the 19th Century.
4 h
Difficult
13,77 km
Yes
631 m
478 m
640 m
44 m

Arkillogana – Blue

This route brings us to one of the smaller valleys which make up the landscape of Markina-Xemein
1 h 55 min
Medium
5,66 km
Yes
266 m
333 m
275 m
72 m

Kanteramotxa – Green

This is an easy route, ideal for Nordic Walking beginners.
1 h 40 min
Easy
5,25 km
Yes
206 m
279 m
204 m
71 m

Urko (Bidegorri) Trail

This round trip route begins at the entrance to the Munibe Palace, on the road which joins Markina-Xemein with Etxebarria. Parts of the walk cross the historic “Camino Real” or royal path which joins these localities.
Easy
5,45 km
Yes
169 m
113 m
169 m
55 m

Markina-Xemein Circular Trail

Walk which circles the municipality. A great way to get to know Markina-Xemein whilst exercising.
Easy
4,57 km
Yes
76 m
122 m
76 m
70 m

Walk to Akarregi

Medium
5,74 km
370 m
477 m
228 m
131 m

Ziortza-Bolibar – Ondarroa

This walk follows the old merchant drover route leading to the Vizcaya coast. Here they once exchanged fish for wheat, salt, vinegar or wine from Rioja, a luxury item in those times; these trades lend their name the the route. Today this is a tourist and cultural route which ends at one of two points in our region, in this case the municipality of Ondarroa.
Medium
12,9 km
376 m
318 m
682 m
9 m

Ziortza-Bolibar – Lekeitio

This walk follows the old merchant drover route leading to the Vizcaya coast. Here they once exchanged fish for wheat, salt, vinegar or wine from Rioja, a luxury item in those times; these trades lend their name the the route. Today this is a tourist and cultural route which ends at one of two points in our region, in this case the municipality of Lekeitio.
Medium
11,11 km
615 m
342 m
297 m
7 m

Markina-Xemein and surrounding areas

1 h 20 min
Easy
10,25 km
Yes
340 m
261 m
340 m
16 m

Markina-Xemein

Markina Xemein-Amulatei-Arnoate-Kostola-Madalena-Markina Xemein
1 h 50 min
Medium
23,06 km
Yes
644 m
512 m
644 m
81 m

Markina-Xemein

Markina-Xemein/ Iturreta /Barinaga /Etxebarria / Urkaregi / Akarregi / Urberuaga /Markina-Xemein
3 h 20 min
Difficult
31,59 km
Yes
718 m
438 m
718 m
48 m

Inland Tour

Markina-Xemein / Munitibar / Gernika / Laida / Laga / Ibarrangeulu / Ispaster / Lekeitio / Ondarroa / Markina-Xemein
3 h
Medium
82,3 km
Yes
1.129 m
927 m
1.129 m
0 m

Coastal Tour

Medium
42,74 km
Yes
691 m
172 m
691 m
4 m

Urko (Bidegorri) Trail

This round trip route begins at the entrance to the Munibe Palace, on the road which joins Markina-Xemein with Etxebarria. Parts of the walk cross the historic “Camino Real” or royal path which joins these localities. Running
Easy
5,45 km
Yes
169 m
113 m
169 m
55 m

Markina-Xemein Circular Trail

Walk which circles the municipality. A great way to get to know Markina-Xemein whilst exercising.
Easy
4,57 km
Yes
76 m
122 m
76 m
70 m