A mountain bike route through several beautiful areas of the Guesalaz Valley
It is a circular route with different possibilities of taking as reference the villages of Muez, Arguiñano and or Vidaurre, although its route, can have a variant, making it shorter, connecting with the village of Irujo.
The full circuit is Muez-Vidaurre-Muez, without visiting Irujo, 17.40 kilometres in length inevitably includes crossing two crossroads which we need to take.
- The variant of passing through Irujo adds another 5.30 kilometres on the trip. If we start at the information panel of Muez (at the exit of the village towards the mountain), next to the last houses of the village and a lamppost, the route descends along the path that is located in front until we reach a crossroad with a new concrete track.
- From this crossroad you can see the crossroad of Muez and a signpost with three arrows. We leave them to the right (the path that we will return by), and we follow the signs taking the path to the left, crossing a stretch of concrete track. The route runs along different trails of consolidated land and crosses various streams (all crossings are indicated with markers) reaching a path on the left (indicated on a post with arrows) climbing to the village of Arguiñano (identified by the heights of Artesa or Elimendi, a mountain in the shape of a trapezoidal).
- Taking this path (that passes through grass and grain fields) we arrive at the village Arguiñano, where we can see another information panel with information about the route.Following the green marks in the centre of the village, we come to a crossroad with a signpost indicating the way to go. We take the path to Vidaurre, climbing forest trails towards the Andía mountain range, circling the top of the mountain.
- Later, the tour continues descending (leaving the Artesa Mountain to the right). After a stretch of going downhill we arrive at a metal gate, that we have to cross to arrive at the village of Vidaurre a few meters below.
- Again we follow the green marks painted in the village, arriving at the information panel at Vidaurre, situated next to the Church. Here it is necessary to cross the road, following the green painted marks and we continue along the way know as Romanesque that allows us to cross the path that is practically parallel to the irrigation channel which runs between a lineal gallery forest made up mainly of the arrows indicating the direction we should follow (take the direction towards Muez). In this stretch, the trail runs though a small stretch of road.
- Arriving at the crossroad of Vidaurre, Irujo and Arozoz (in front there is porch with a table) we take the path that will take us directly to Muez – to the left – (you can see a sign indicating the path to follow). This section of the route the path passes through an oak forest, after which we can see
- the crossroad with the alternative road to Irujo. A signpost with arrows indicates the various options.
- We head in the direction of Muez. The route passes through field crops until we reach the crossroad we saw at the beginning, we can see the proximity of Muez, the village we began our route.
- We take the alternative road to Irujo from Muez that is also the road to Arguiñano, a place marked with a triple arrow, taking the path to Irujo, to the right.
- From the crossroads you can see the houses of both villages. Following the painted marks in the village, the tour allows us to reach an oak forest where we can see a post with arrows (variant crossing point between the long and short routes) and return to Muez to the right. Amongst field crops, the path leads us to the crossroad and to the village of Muez.