Description

The Getxo Flysch route starts opposite the Aixerrota windmill, and a few metres from the route start, there are wheelchair accessible WCs in a car park opposite the Aixerrota windmill. The route, which is wide, regular and accessible due to reduced pavement kerbs, starts with views of Abra (Gran Bilbao Port). It has information panels none of which are adapted. The route begins changing from a comfortable flat style to one with a prolonged gentle upward slope. Rest areas before and after Galea Fortress, a point of cultural historical interest on the route. Leaving behind the Galea Fortress, we immediately reach a rest area overlooking the sea, and then start descending with a slight yet comfortable slope, to reach another large rest area overlooking the sea, with non-adapted information panels, fountain and benches. At this point we will have walked 2km from the starting point by the Aixerrota windmill. We can still see the sea on our left, the ground we’re walking on changes as we advance. A little further along, we come to a short steep incline. Throughout the route we continue coming across interesting information panels yet none of them adapted. Alternate stone benches make the sea more entertaining while offering visitors a rest. The Getxo Flysch offers us views of the Bizkaian coast, with upward and downward slopes, the ground is correct with an extension of nearly 5km. Leaving behind the downward slope (non-adapted access), which would take us to Aizkorri beach. With the end of the route in sight, at approx. 25m from Aizkorri beach car park, i.e., the end of the Getxo flysch route. It has no public wheelchair accessible WCs. At 200m from the car park, and at the end of the route we have a bus-stop (not adapted). 

Highlight

  • Aixerrota Windmill
  • Galea Fortress
  • Flora & Fauna wealth (Sea birds and coastal heathers)
  • Flysch

How to get here

By car:
Road BI-637 ‘La Avanzada’. Continue along N-637 & BI-637 to Errotatxu Ind. Industrial Polygon. Take the exit to Getxo/Berango from BI-637. Continue along Errotatxu Ind. Industrial Polygon. Take Ormaza Estrata, Gabriel Ramos Uranga Kalea, Peña de Santa Marina Kalea & Faro Errepidea towards Galea Errepidea. 

By underground:
Bidezabal underground station. La Galea promenade is 2km on foot.

By bus (Bizkaibus) routes:
A3411 Bilbao - Getxo 
A3414 Bilbao - Getxo (Artxandako tuneletatik/through Artxanda tunnels) 

Route

Getxo (Biscay)

Section 1

From the Aixerrota car park to the Aizkorri beach car park

Suitable for people with reduced mobility (PRM)

The Getxo Flych route, with its more than 4 and a half kilometers of distance (one way), and its easy access, is a very valid option to make some changes in it and to be able to transform it into an adapted route. With a very appropriate floor throughout the path that makes it up, non-slip and with no steep ramp. Sea views in more than 90 percent of the route, railing in almost the entire route, different viewpoints, rest areas, fountain in one of them and adapted public services in the parking lot that is located a few meters from the starting point. The final point, the Azkorri beach car park, lacks adapted public services, but there is a bus stop 100 meters away (not adapted).

Description of the section and its accessibility level

Section length
5,00 km
Obstacles
  • In the shady sections there is the possibility of finding puddles in case of rain. In winter risk of freezing.

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?
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, with staff assistance
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
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
No
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
No
Route length dimensions and time
5km one way Duration: 1h and 30 minutes
Cycle touring lane
Does the section have a cycle touring lane?
Yes
Is there adequate lighting?
Yes
Concrete paving, compacted and board
Yes Concrete
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
No
200cm clear height
Yes
Adequate signalling of maximum speed and dangerous crossings
No
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
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
Route length dimensions and time
5km 1 hour and 30 minutes

Educational Facilities

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

Recreational facilities

Is there a recreational area on this section?
Yes
Access
Is there adequate lighting?
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
Is there an adequate slope to allow circulation without assistance, with personal assistance or with technical assistance?
No
Parking signage, if any, with the International Accessibility Symbol on the floor and/or on walls
Yes
Outdoor space
Are 10% of the tables and benches accessible?
No
At least one accessible access, if any
No

Beaches

Is there a beach on this section?
Yes
Beach parking
Signage consisting of a general information monolith at the accessible beach area entrance
No
Parking spaces reserved for disabled people
Yes
Access ramps connecting to the walkways
No
Beach information
Walkways which virtually reach the shore
No
WC, changing rooms, showers and footbaths adapted
No
Parasols with an area for disabled people
No
Amphibious chairs and crutches
No
The possibility to practice adapted sports
No
There is a NOVAF machine (a type of adapted vehicle)
No
Bathing assistance staff
No
Visual and audio devices for people with sensory disabilities
No
Are there buoys and nets?
Yes
Are there identification bracelets?
No

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