The Natural Parks are one of the great attractions of any place you visit in the world, discovering in them not only spectacular landscapes but also autochthonous flora and fauna of great interest and that, in many cases, you will only be able to see in a specific park. Today I would like to write about the Natural Park of the Señorío de Bertiz, which is about 50 kilometers north of Pamplona.
In Bertiz You find a park with more than 2,000 hectares of vegetation, one of the most beautiful corners you can find in the Navarrese Pyrenees and which is on the banks of the Bidasoa River. This park is in the municipality of Oieregi, bordering Etxalar to the north and the Baztan Valley to the east.
At the park entrance is the botanical garden, which is over 100 years old and is the largest natural treasure that you are in the area. A beautiful place full of paths that you can stroll while enjoying more than 100 species of trees, plants and shrubs from different parts of the world. Although you do not like trees very much, if you go to the park it is advisable to see the entire garden as it is beautiful.
In addition to the botanical garden, there are many other very interesting things to see in this Natural Park. Environmental education has a lot to say in the area, so you can find places of interest such as a Nature Interpretation Center, an exhibition hall located in the Ciga Palace and several viewpoints from which to enjoy a spectacular landscape.
There are also areas of picnic area, parking lots, swings and various outdoor exhibitions. They highlight a charcoal burner that shows how charcoal is made, a lime scale for calcining limestone and tourist information office, in which you can get a map-guide of the park and all kinds of information so that your visit is much more complete and you don't miss out on anything interesting.
In the park you can Take walks by different trails to know the best areas. These trails have names and different characteristics, such as the Aizkolegi (11 kilometers and that takes you to the highest point), the Plazazelai (8 km and which is the only one authorized for cyclists) or the Irretarazu Trail (7 km to see traditional uses) forest).
Parque Natural delo Señorío de Bertiz, Navarra | España Fascinante (January 2021)
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