Description

Circular low difficulty route that runs through natural and residential environments of approx. 5.5km starting in the Elexalde (Forua) district and finishing at Gernika Euskotren Station or vice-versa (for people with reduced mobility starting from Gernika is recommended, as from Elexalde you would have to cross the level-crossing). The soft compacted gravel track requires no great physical effort to cross it, so you can do it yourself following the signs/a map.

Highlight

  • Historical and cultural richness (civil war...)
  • Protected natural area (Red Natura 2000, Urdaibai Marshes)

How to get here

Access by road: BI-635 Amorebieta -Bermeo, BI-2224 Bolibar next to Markina-Gernika-Lumo, BI-638 Lekeitio- Gernika-Lumo, BI-2235 Gernika to Bermeo, BI-2121 Mungia to Gernika.

Access by public transport:  

Train: Zazpi Kaleak Station in the Old Town. Connects with the underground line (Euskotrenbideak).

Bus (Bizkaibus): Bermeo - Gernika - Bilbao: lines 3515 and 3514
Lekeitio - Gernika - Bilbao: bus lines 3513 and 3523

Route

Gernika-Lumo (Biscay)

Section 1

From the car park in the Elexalde neighbourhood to Gernika train station

Suitable for people with reduced mobility (PRM)

Very close to the center of Gernika begins the circular route through the upper estuary, 14 km that connect both banks through a pedestrian and cyclable walkway, which allows us to move from Gernika-Lumo to Kortezubi and Forua, or to reach the Murueta Punte viewpoint. Enjoying this walk through the estuary you can observe the adaptation of the different species to the rise and fall of the tides, as well as to the different landscapes arising from coexistence with human uses and uses in this environment.

Description of the section and its accessibility level

Section length
5,50 km
Pavement
Heavily compacted gravel, wooden planks, asphalt and paving reaching Gernika.
Obstacles
  • Level crossing

Equipment for receiving the external resource on the section

Is there reception equipment on the section?
No
Outdoor space: Parking areas and access to equipment
How close is it to means of transport?
Train station (Euskotren) on the same path. Bizkaibus stops on the path itself.
Is there a parking area?
Yes
Parking. Are there any minimum dimensions for adapted vehicles?
Yes
Is there any adapted access?
No
Are there slopes at the entrances?
No
Are the access slopes suitable for people with reduced mobility?
Yes, with no required assistance from third parties
Are there railings and/or handrails?
Yes, with no required assistance from third parties
Is there an equipment entrance sign next to the access, and is it adapted?
No
Pavement type
Asphalt, Cobblestones
Indoor space: General features
Are the access slopes suitable for people with reduced mobility?
No
Personal care area
Are there personnel trained in accessibility in the facilities?
No
Rest zone
Is there a rest area at the reception?
Yes
Maximum table height of 80cm (measured on the table top). Lower part of the hollow table top 70cm high, 50cm deep and over 80cm wide
No
Vending machines: Maximum height 120cm for buttons and display, lower product collection reach, minimum 40cm from the floor
No
Store
Is there one or more stores at the reception?
No
Children’s area
Is there a children’s area at the reception?
No
Exhibition room
Is there an exhibition room at the reception?
No
Exhibition Hall
Is there an exhibition hall at the reception?
No

Interpretive equipment

Are there trails on the section?
Yes
Access
Is there lighting at night?
Yes
Minimum accessible connection between parking spaces, if any, the start of the obstacle-free trail
Yes
Is there an adequate slope to allow circulation without assistance, with personal assistance or with technical assistance?
Yes, without assistance from third parties
Parking spaces reserved for vehicles used to transport disabled people according to current regulations. At least 5% of the total spaces
Yes
Parking signage, if any, with the International Accessibility Symbol on the floor and/or on walls
Yes
Informative poster at the start of the trail indicating the length, route, difficulty, duration and slopes by sections
No
Path start sign positioned no higher than 195cm
No
Itinerary
Vertical start signage
No
Compact, non-slip and with no projections along their entire length, allowing wheelchair transit
Yes. Heavily compacted gravel, wood planks, asphalt and cobblestones.
2 m. paved trails with non-deformable and non-slip material, with a different texture and different from the rest
Yes
For floors with planks, the spacing between the planks is no more than 1 cm, with occasional narrowings of a maximum of 90 cm
Yes
The route is more than 150cm wide, with occasional narrowings of 90cm
Yes
Minimum clearance height of 220 cm
Yes
Rest areas
Yes
Urban furniture (fountains, dispensers...) arranged along the pedestrian route to provide sound orientation
No
Guiding partition and/or tactile foot signs to draw attention to an important feature
No
Islands with a minimum width of 150 cm to facilitate two wheelchairs passing each other
Yes
Is there an adequate slope to allow circulation without assistance, with personal assistance or with technical assistance?
Yes, with staff assistance
Unevenness through pedestrian routes
Yes
Tree branches do not obstruct the route at below 2.20 m
Yes
Ramps, bridges and walkways with more than 50cm of unevenness, 90cm handrails and with handrails at two heights: 65-75 cm and 95-105 cm
Yes
Cycle touring lane
Does the section have a cycle touring lane?
Yes
Is there adequate lighting?
Yes
Concrete paving, compacted and board
Yes. Compacted gravel and wooden plank pavement on bridges.
For floors with planks, the spacing between the planks is no more than 1 cm, with occasional narrowings of a maximum of 90 cm
Yes
Width of 150cm on one-way tracks and 220cm on two-way tracks
Yes
200cm clear height
Yes
Lookout and observatory
Is there a lookout or observatory on the section?
Yes
Accessible connection from the parking, if there is one, to the premises, adapted to current regulations. Unobstructed area with a minimum width of 90 cm, an unobstructed height of 220 cm and a compact floor which allows for wheelchair access
No
Parking spaces reserved for vehicles used to transport disabled people according to current regulations. At least 5% of the total spaces
Yes
Parking signage, if any, with the International Accessibility Symbol on the floor and/or on walls
Yes
Height of interpretive panel between 45 and 195 cm
No
Interpretative panel features Braille, audio support, graphics, pictograms, etc.
No
Are ICTs available so that the location and services are publicized in different languages?
No
Are there any resources so that people with cognitive disabilities can understand them?
No
Are there any resources so that people with hearing impairment can understand them?
No

Educational Facilities

Nature classroom
Is there a nature classroom on this section?
No

Recreational facilities

Is there a recreational area on this section?
No
Access
Is there an adequate slope to allow circulation without assistance, with personal assistance or with technical assistance?
No

Beaches

Is there a beach on this section?
No

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