Description

Linear route approx. 2.2km (Outbound) of low difficulty starting in Kobaron district (for those with reduced mobility better to start here, because it’s not feasible from Pobeña due to a steep slope with stairs) and ending in Pobeña district. You can lengthen the route 3km if you continue through the green belt of Piquillo direction of Ontón. The Green Belt of Itsaslur is the old railway track layout. The trail runs parallel to the coastline without slopes but with large bends making its route easy and comfortable. Throughout the green belt you come across natural spaces, cultural enclaves (industrial archaeology remains) due to the mining history of the area. The gentle railway layout means you can do it comfortably without much physical effort so you can do it yourself following the signs/a map. 

Highlight

  • Cultural Historical Wealth (The Industrial Revolution in Bizkaia)
  • Protected Natural Spaces recognised by the Natura 2000 Network:
  • SCI Barbadun River
  • Salt marshes of Areño & Pobeña
  • Dunes & sandy beach of Pobeña
  • Coastal maritime ecosystem
  • Campomar meadows & hedges

How to get here

By car:
A8 motorway exit San Julian de Muskiz
By train:
Renfe Suburban Line C2
By bus:
Pobeña (Muskiz). Bizkaibus. Route A3321 (Portugalete-Playa de La Arena-Muskiz) 

Route

Pobeña-Kobaron (Biscay)

Section 1

From Kobaron parking to the Pobeña neighborhood

Suitable for people with reduced mobility (PRM)

Itinerario lineal de unos 2,2 Km. (IDA) de dificultad baja con inicio en barrio de Kobaron, (para personas con movilidad reducida mejor comenzó desde aquí, ya que desde Pobeña no es viable due to a fuerte pendiente con escaleras) y final en el barrio de Pobeña. Existen la opción de alargarlo 3km más si se continúa por la vía verde del Piquillo dirección a Ontón. La Vía Verde de Itsaslur es un antiguo trazado ferroviario. El sendero transcurre pararelo al litoral marino, sin pendientes y amplias curvas proporcionando un grado de comodidad y facilidad en todo su recorrido. A lo largo de la vía verde se encuentran espacios naturales, enclaves culturales (restos de arqueología industrial) zona minera historiaren ondorioz. La suavidad del trazado ferroviario permite que se pueda recorrer sin hacer un esfuerzo físico importante, lo que permite una manera autoguiada de una manera.

Description of the section and its accessibility level

Section length
2,20 km
Obstacles
  • The access from Pobeña is not conditioned for people with reduced mobility, since, the access to the route is realized by very steep stairs.

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
Yes
Path start sign positioned no higher than 195cm
Yes
Itinerary
Vertical start signage
Yes
Vertical signage type
Read vertical signage
Compact, non-slip and with no projections along their entire length, allowing wheelchair transit
Concrete in good condition
2 m. paved trails with non-deformable and non-slip material, with a different texture and different from the rest
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
End vertical signage
Final read sign
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 no 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
No
In botanic gardens, if there are any, Braille signs no higher than 120cm to any accessible communication means
No
Route length dimensions and time
Length 2.2 km Travel time 30-40 minutes one way.
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?
Yes
Beach parking
Signage consisting of a general information monolith at the accessible beach area entrance
Yes
Parking spaces reserved for disabled people
Yes
Access ramps connecting to the walkways
Yes
Beach information
Walkways which virtually reach the shore
No
WC, changing rooms, showers and footbaths adapted
Yes
Parasols with an area for disabled people
Yes
Amphibious chairs and crutches
Yes
The possibility to practice adapted sports
No
There is a NOVAF machine (a type of adapted vehicle)
No
Bathing assistance staff
Yes
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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