Description

The ‘Butrón Castle’ route starts opposite the castle car par. Before starting the route, we have to get off at the bus-stop by the Mungia-Urduliz/Urduliz-Mungia road, taking the Butrón Madalena Chapel as our reference. We walk down approx. 100m towards the castle from the bus-stop to the car park and starting point. On starting the route, we will see a bridge crossing the Butrón River towards the castle, which we must cross to actually start the route. The pavement is reduced so no problems to reach the bridge. Opposite us approx. 50m away the majestic Butrón Castle rises up before us, and having enjoyed the building, we then continue along the route turning 180⁰ to go back over the bridge then turning 90⁰ to the right, we encounter another small car park, which is our reference to go along the tarmac road that follows on, and is one-way for traffic should we encounter any. We can still make out the castle for approx. 100m among the large trees making up the castle surroundings and the banks of the river that surround it. Leaving the castle behind we start the so-called ‘Royal Path’, which during medieval times, was said to be the official entrance and access to Butrón Castle. As we go along the royal path on both sides, we can observe the typical landscapes of our culture and history with local agriculture and cattle-farming. Going in the opposite direction to the royal path we walk a further 200m and without realising it we reach the end or entrance to the royal path, which is our reference point to start our return coming upon the Mungia-Urduliz/Urduliz-Mungia road. At this point, we may come across vehicles coming our way so great care must be taken. 
We continue our return observing from another angle the royal path heading towards Butrón Castle, walking approx. 300m along the road without slopes or climbs.  Further on we can already make out the castle among the branches. Turning right along the same path, this stretch will provide us with shade as we will be walking underneath the large trees, the same ones we encountered at the outset. We are just 100m from the route starting point, which is also where it finishes, and where we find a building with information panels. These not only haven’t been adapted but they are also deteriorated. Leaving the castle behind us.

Highlight

  • Cultural, historical and landscape wealth
  • Place of tourist interest

How to get here

By car:
Toll-free Road BI-632 

By bus (Bizkaibus) routes:
A3225

Route

Gatika (Biscay)

Section 1

From the Butrón Castle parking lot to the Butrón neighborhood

Suitable for people with reduced mobility (PRM)

Short and simple section, with a concrete surface, runs along the banks of the river Butrón, enjoying the flora and fauna typical of the riverside forests. At the beginning of the trail we have a Bar to eat or drink.

Description of the section and its accessibility level

Section length
1,00 km
Pavement
Concrete
Obstacles

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
Are the access slopes suitable for people with reduced mobility?
No
Are there railings and/or handrails?
No
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?
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?
No
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
No
Parking signage, if any, with the International Accessibility Symbol on the floor and/or on walls
No
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
Is there an adequate slope to allow circulation without assistance, with personal assistance or with technical assistance?
No
Cycle touring lane
Does the section have a cycle touring lane?
No
Lookout and observatory
Is there a lookout or observatory on the section?
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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