The valley of Baztan which is always green has many atrations to see: many palaces and cottages with big windows; monasteries and medieval bridges over rivers; different meadows and hills; forests; megalithic monuments and caves… Besides, pilgrims, witches and smugglers. Nowadays you can follow their footprints through different routes: Camino de Santiago del Baztan, the witches’ and the path of the smugglers that joins the different caves of Urdax, Zugarramurdi and Sara. We will highlight the Caves of Ikaburu that has different guided visits of half an hour to admire the stalactites and the stalagmites of its rooms. The Caves of Zugarramurdi are famous becasue of the witches Sabath’s. The cave of Sara is French and in France we need to highlight that there are 20 kilometers of the frontier where the beach of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is. To see the panoramic views of the Valley of Baztan, there are good lookouts: Ziga, port of Otsondo and the top of GOrramendi. And if what you wish is being mountaineering, there are tops between thousand and one thousand four hundred meters high, besides, you can develop different excursions such as hiking by the route Abartan or the walk of the Waterfall of Xorroxin. There are also museums that are worth to highlight: the etnographic one Jorge Oteiza (Elizondo) or the sculptoric museum Santxotena (arizkun). We also recommend beautiful corners where you can get lost, such as the waterfall of Xorroxin (Erratzu), the dolmens of Izpegi and the megalithic ones of Erratzu-Aldudes. In the East of Baztan is the Natural Park of the Manor of Bertiz.
It is next to the border with France and in the valley of Baztan is located Zugarramurdi, famous for its witches and a place where meetings or “akelarres” are celebrated, the Caves of Zugarramurdi and the karst superficial complex “Sorginen Leizea” which is half kilometer far away from the village. The main cavity is erosional product of a stream of water called Hell Regatta, it has converted in a wide tunnel of 120 m long and a medium high of 10 meters. In the locality there is a Museum of the Witches in where you are informed of the Inquisition process which happened in 1610. Linked to these witches, there are every 18th of August a gastronomic festival in the caves, highlighting the roast lamb.
Close to the village of Zugarramurdi, you can visit the caves from 9:00 am to the nightfall. They conserve an attractive nearly unique: they supposedly welcomed akelarres until the XVII century. There are also walks that join these caves with the Urbazubi/Urdax and Sara.
Hiking route caves, greenways (train rides, etc.).