Welcoming the year in the mountains

Location Zuia, Areatza

31 December
1 January

One of the most deeply-rooted traditions and one that attracts more and more people every year is that of seeing out the old year or welcoming in the new one on one of the country's highest peaks. Individually or organised by mountaineering associations, from 31st December to 1st January thousands of people climb Gorbea, Zaldiaran, Adarra, Urkiolagirre, Loatzo and other mountains.


The aim is none other than to add zest to this already special day by enjoying the unparalleled views of our valleys, weather permitting, and share a good hamaiketako (breakfast).

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