The Arbaiun Gorge, at the bottom of the Pyrenean valley of Salazar
, between Lumbier and Romanzado, is the longest and most stunning of all the gorges in Navarre
. The river Salazar has cut the rock away over the centuries, giving rise to an unparalleled spectacle. Imposing vertical walls run for almost 6 kilometres.
A diverse and peculiar vegetation grows inside the gorge providing a variety of seasonal colours of great beauty. On its rocky outcrops there is a huge colony of griffon vultures, which you can see flying if you lean out over Arbayún from the viewpoint at Iso. This immense natural wealth has led to the Arbaiun Gorge being declared a Nature Reserve and also a Special Protection Area for Birds
Get to know this and other gorges in Navarre at the Gorge Interpretation Centre
The Arbaiun gorge has been cut by the river Salazar as it passes through the Leire mountain range. Its vertical walls have been carved by erosion over millions of years, as the river etched its course at the bottom of the gorge. It is considered the queen of the gorges in the region both for its length (almost six kilometres) and its stunning vertical rock faces which reach a height of 300 ... [+ info]
OBSERVATIONS: **Ruta de las foces: incluye Lumbier y Arbaiun con Mirua. Precio para grupos máximos de 15 personas: 135,00€ (duración: de 3 a 4 horas aprox).
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