Plans in Gorliz

Plans for an action filled day

A different kind of excursion for your mood or whatever takes your fancy.

This one is easy-peasy! A stroll along the entire bay of Gorliz, on a flat promenade. Along the way you will spot the will rthe statue of Dr Areilza, driving force behind the sanatorium. Take a break for a snack while drinking in the views!

Eup!!! Route to the highest lighthouse in the Cantabrian region to contemplate the steep Basque coastline and discover the coastal anti-aircraft posts and bunkers dating back to the 1940s.

Gorliz is a Nordic Walking Centre with 5 routes mapped out for you to enjoy this sport. Pick up your sticks and map at the Tourist Office and start walking.

Beach

AN INCREDIBLE BAY

The beach is protected by the bay in the shape of a sea shell, and is one of the safest and most spectacular on the Basque coastline.

A place to relax and practise all kinds of water sports, not to mention there’s a pinewoods surrounding it, making it ideal for a lovely barbecue or relaxing in the shade.

routes

24 CIRCULAR WALKING ROUTES

“NON GOGOA, HAN ZANGOA”

Donde van tus pensamientos, van tus pasos (Basque proverb) . Where there’s a will, there’s a way. There are a number of possibilities throughout the town of Gorliz for hiking through unique spots, some of which are steeped in history, with charming landscapes that will delight hikers. Here you will find 24 circular routes in Gorliz published by Pedro Pablo Uriarte Astarloa.

24 Circular Walking Routes 

routes

NORDIC WALKING

Walk with a gentle effective gait using two special sticks and enjoy a pleasant exercise.

Nordic Walking involves moving your legs and upper body in a gentle movement to improve muscle strength, cardiovascular system, co-ordination and mobility.

Pick up your free sticks at the Gorliz Tourist Office and enjoy 5 routes in the area.

NW Routes in Gorliz
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experiences

THE SMUGGLERS’ COVE

Using canoes or Big Sup boards we will paddle to the Smugglers’ Cove, a magical place surrounded by cliffs where we can snorkel in crystalline waters to observe the seabed and different species of the Cantabrian Sea.

The hues of the water will transport us to paradise destinations right next to our base in Gorliz. Once we’ve finished snorkelling, we’ll paddle back to base by canoe or the Big Sup.

Taupada Abentura

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GORLIZ-BUTROE ROUTE

This route, also known as the elver fishermens’ route, with a kayak and/or Big Sup board we will paddle along the mysterious route that elvers do after their sea jorney. We will travel along RIver Butron as the monitors show us all the best spots.

A great experience to connect with the nature, suitable for everyone over the age of 13, where tides will help us navigate and fully enjoy local flora and fauna . River Butron finally flows into Gorliz beach where its waters meet the sea.

Aloka Surf & SUP
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activities

WATER PARK

Besides, in the summer season a water park is installed in Astondo. This inflatable playground that floats in the water will make summer days even more fun. It is suitable for adults and children.

Come and splash!

New Diversion Park

activities

SURF

Enjoy your first surf experience and feel an special connection with the acuatic environment. This activity is suitable for all ages

With the support of an experience team you will have plenty of fun, Gorliz Beach is perfect for that first experience.

Aloka Surf & SUP
Be surfer
Cabo Billano
Taupada Abentura

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SUP

SUP, also known as paddleboarding or paddle surf, is a water sport that is on everyone’s lips. It consists on standing up on a board and sailing through the sea or river helped by a paddle. You can both sail under the guidance of an expert instructor o by yourself. This activity will make you work all the muscles in your body while having fun and relaxing yourself.

Aloka Surf & SUP
Be surfer
Cabo Billano
Taupada Abentura

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CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUNDS

Near the beach you’ll find the Cantabrian Pinewoods where you can spend a pleasant day using its amenities and barbecue sites.

At the entrance to this place of relaxation there is a recreation area with swings for the little ones to have fun while their parents enjoy the sea breeze.

Discover all the playgrounds in Gorliz

festivities

FESTIVITIES

The entire town, summer dwellers and visitors dive head first into the celebrations which include: gastronomic competitions, traditional dances, and concerts to live the festivities 24 hours a day.

The festivities are an excellent opportunity to learn about Basque culture and traditions. No doubt you will find out what a ‘Gau Pasa’ is. And then, why not learn to dance a Jota?

Additional information 

heritage

LIGHTHOUSE

Gorliz’s lighthouse is the town’s flagship. It was built on the cliffs, at 165 metres above sea level, in 1990. This 21 metre tower finished with a glass lantern is the tallest lighthouse in the Cantabrian region.

A path leads you to the lighthouse from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the sea.

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heritage

BUNKERS

Going down by the path next to the lighthouse you will notice the entire slope is perforated by 3 old coastal bunkers connected to each other and installed during the 1940s, but which were never used.

From the last platform you can see the remains of a heavy cannon. It’s worth having a wander round and taking some photos.

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