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Navarre. A walk through the Lumbier Foz

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Navarre. A walk through the foothills of Lumbier. For those of us who like high mountains, from time to time you can play a day of walking. The nature reserve of the Foz de Lumbier is a gorge carved by the Irati river where birds nest like the Griffon Vulture, the hawk or the blackbird.


Griffon Vultures

Lumbier's Foz

Inside it is the remains of a bridge whose legend tells us that it was built by the devil, well, occasionally it seems nice, as it allows us to pass over the transparent waters of the Irati river.

Two tunnels cross the foz in parallel, the result of the passage of an old electric train and now serves as a road to enjoy the river and the almost 2km of gorge. To be able to reach the foz you have to leave Liédana, an old Roman villa where there are hardly any remains. From there you take a road parallel to the river that reaches the entrance of the foz. Foz de Lumier is called by the town where this small route ends, a route that unites these two Navarrese towns.


Foz de Lumbier

Walking along the dirt path of the foz allows you to contemplate its spectacular geology and its unique narrowness, which has allowed its conservation and isolation for centuries. The walk lasts just an hour, all depending on the stops to see the river and the flight of the griffon vultures.


Foz de Lumbier
Foz de Lumbier

Where to eat and sleep?

Not going too far, in Lumbier we have places like:

  • Irubide Hotel. Complies, both by proximity and price.
  • To eat cheap, La Cueva.
  • And to fill your belly, the Dantzari Grill.
If one does not want to stay in the area, this Pamplona, the capital of the regional community is only 30min away and a perfect place to dine some pintxos and spend the night.

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