It is located at the entrance of the Peñas de Aia Natural Park, in the municipality of Oiartzun. You can enjoy both, the mountains and the sea, and the city of Donostia-Sans Sebastian which is only 10 minutes away. In the vicinity are the most highly recommended restaurants of the region.
Its location is unbeatable; it borders Hondarribia to the north, Fuerte de san Marcos to the south, the Peñas Aia Natural Park to the east and San Sebastian to the west.
Calendar of activities
16/01 Inauguration of the new cider (Opening of cider houses).
20/01 Donostia-San Sebastián Day (Tamborrada).
17/03 Beekeeper Day, Zegama.
10/04 Shepherd Day, Ordizia.
28-29/04 Plant fair, 17th edition, Aia.
28/04 Cider Day, 31st edition, cider tasting of the different ciders of the Basque Country. Orereta.
13/05 An average of 100,000 people attend a day of cultural activities to support the Basque language held at Lago Senpere.
20/05 Cider Day, 38th edition, natural cider tasting. Usurbil.
26/05 Cider tasting day. Oiartzun.
30/06 Txakolinaren eguna, 22 Txakoli (Basque dry White wine) harvesters. Old part of Donostia-San Sebastian.
11-18/08 Fair of agricultural products of the Basque country, Donostia-San Sebastian, Calle Loiola.
17/08 Biological agriculture 12th exhibition and sale of organic products. Zarautz.
25/08 Agricultural and livestock fair; cattle, cheese and cider contest. Elgoibar.
02-09/09 On both Sundays, trawler racing with an average attendance of 50,000 people at La Concha beach in Donostia-San Sebastian.
01/09 Agricultural fair, 6th edition of the tomato contest, 17th edition of the organic farming fair and cider tasting with over 50 cider harvesters, in the old part of San Sebastian.
02/09 28th edition of the Shepherd’s Day, “Latxa” sheep exhibition, Artzai Gazta cheese contest, sheep shearing, cider and sheep milk cheese tasting, Legazpia.
05/09 Basque Festivals, 14th Latxa sheep milk cheese contest, fruit and vegetable contest, mushroom exhibition, 37th edition of the Basque hen show, exhibition and sale of typical Basque country houses (caseríos). Ordizia.
08/09 Organic farming, 4th organic farming fair. Orereta.
11/09 Agricultural and Livestock Fair, Hondarribia.
07-08/10 Livestock, 33rd edition of the Basque Country championship on Pyrenean beef, animal exhibition. Gernika
11-14/10 4 days: beer day, tasting of the selected beers and dinner service in the town hall square. Oiartzun
27/10 Tolosa sweets, 25th edition, sale and fair of pastry products. Tolosa.
28/10 Mycology, 39th edition, mushroom exhibition. Zarautz.
11/11 Half marathon, Behobia-Donostia-San Sebastian. 30,000 participants. Irún.
05-09/12 Cultural gathering, Book and music fair, 100,000 attendants. Durango.
Pasai-Donibane/Donostia- San Sebastian. Along the coast, 3.5 hrs. Difficulty: average. Leave the car at Pasai Donibane, arrive to Donostia-San Sebastian and get back to Pasai-Donibane on public bus.
Oiartzun, Peñas de Aia, from the hillside, car park, ascend to mountain peak, 2.0 hrs. Difficulty: average. Peak is 950-1000 m high. Panoramic views.
Oiartzun, Artikutza, private estate owned by the city hall of Donostia-San Sebastian, all kinds of fauna, small forest, for lovers of ecological nature.
Oiartzun, megalithic set of 10 cromlechs and 2 tumuli of the Iron Age, Arritxulangaña (Bianditz). Approximate time: 45 mins.
Larrun, is located between Ascain and Sara. A 1,200 m ascent by train with panoramic views of the 4 seasons or hiking in the Bera municipality, 3.0 hrs. Difficulty: average – high.
Irún, along the Bidasoa River and estuary, Hondarribia-Hendaia, Txingudi marshlands, walk for pedestrians and cycling, 3.0 hrs. Difficulty: 0, paved.
Paid guided tours
Zumaia, a Unesco protected cliff, boat ride from Zumaia to Deba, and return by train to Zumaia.
Oiartzun, Arditurri, mine gallery, guided tour, approx. 2 hrs.
Hernani, Txillida Leku, open to the public again.