Very attractive, eighteenth,early nineteenth-century houses dominate both sides of the main street of this lovely Basque village.
Pharmacy and bank (closed in the afternoon for the civilised and celebrated siesta)
Accommodation: Hotel/restaurant Burguete (intelligent provision for bikes). A number of hostels.(t: 948-76 00 05). For those with a more generous budget, there are the Hotel Loizu Hs (t: 948-76 00 08) and Hotel Juandeaburre ( t: 948-76 00 78) Hotel Loizu has single rooms for 28 Euros but without baths.
Campsite: Urobi at Espinal, (see below); class II site, open 1 April to 30 September.
Go down the main street past the modern church of San Nicolas de Bari and the public garden. Do a right turn after 100m on the side of the bank building. Follow the track and cross. Go straight to the footbridge over the stream in the direction of UMUR (shades). Veer left to other UMUR (shades). This brings you to the road below the modern church of San Bartholomew and the tower of the Bibliotheca Publica on the other side of the road signposted to Espinal.
Cyclists have an easy time, going downhill. After 2.5km the road swings sharp right, a km before the ancient Basque village of Espinal.
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