The return of lamias
Difficult mountain biking route in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve
The return of lamias and mermaids
On this circular mountain bike route from Bermeo, you’ll pass through Mundaka and the beautiful surroundings of the hermitage of Santa Catalina to then tackle the demanding climb to the Katillotxu mountain range, where one of the dolmen sites of Urdaibai is located.
You’ll then continue through Goierri and Zabale towards the summit of Mount Sollube, passing by the Roman necropolis of Tribisburu.
After resting and enjoying the views of this monte bocinero (where in the past, horns were sounded to announce the holding of the General Assembly), the descent to Gaztelugatxe and Matxitxako begins, allowing you to enjoy its scenic beauty and natural charm.
Katillotxu - dolmens
Sollube - mountain pass (684 m)
Gaztelugatxe - hermitage
What to see on the route?
The Katillotxu megalithic site is open to visitors and is signposted and has information panels. It’s worth stopping to see the five dolmens. On the slopes of Mount Sollube you’ll find another site, this time of a Roman necropolis, Tribisburu.
On the slopes of Mount Sollube you’ll find another site, this time of a Roman necropolis, Tribisburu. From there, you can enjoy wide-ranging views that stretch from the sea all the way inland.
Of course, you can’t do this mountain bike route without stopping to admire the magnificence of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.