Description

Linear route of approx. 23km starting from district of Mendexa (Lekeitio) direction Munitibar, where it finishes. Throughout the route we will be constantly travelling through an extensive riverbank forest along the edge of the Lea River. Throughout the route we will be going through different towns where we will find all the necessary services, the most important ones being: Lekeitio, Gizaburuaga, Aulesti, and Munitibar. Throughout this route, which does not have any important orographic difficulties, we will learn the history of the Lea River. It is short yet fast flowing, and starts on the slopes of Mount Oiz, on its northern slope to be exact. This place saw the first stable human settlements in our territory, since when over 1000 years have passed. In its mouth we can find archaeological remains and news of its rich activity since Roman times. The 16th and 17th centuries marked heyday and wealth of this region. Its hydraulic inventions, iron production, shipbuilding and seamanship were at the forefront of Europe. 

Highlight

  • Historical cultural wealth.
  • Natural space by protected by the Natura 2000 Network

How to get here

Bizkaibus: 
  • A3512 (Bilbao-Lekeitio via motorway) 
  • A3513 (Bilbao-Hospital Galdakao-Gernika Lumo-Ea-Lekeitio) 
  • A3523 (Bilbao-Hospital Galdakao-Gernika Lumo-Aulesti-Lekeitio) 

 Lurraldebus: DBO3

 By car:
 - From Bilbao we take the A-8 motorway direction Donostia-San Sebastián. We leave it at exit 18 (Amorebieta-Etxano). From there we take the road BI-635 direction Gernika-Lumo. Once in the town, we take the BI-638 to Lekeitio, passing first through Kortezubi and Solarte-Gallete. 
 - From Bilbao we take the A-8 motorway direction Donostia-San Sebastián. We leave it at exit 18 (Amorebieta-Etxano). From there we take the road BI-635 direction Gernika-Lumo. Once in the town, we take the BI-638 to Lekeitio, passing first through Kortezubi. From here take the BI-2238 direction Natxitua/Ea until you reach Ispaster. On reaching Ispaster take the BI-2238 direction Lekeitio. 

Route

Lekeitio (Biscay)

Section 1

From the Lekeitio car park to the Mendexa car park

Suitable for people with reduced mobility (PRM)

From the car parks the access to the path is somewhat far. The approach space to the path runs along an itinerary that does not always comply with the regulations, that is, it is not completely accessible. The minimum width is not constantly 1.20m wide, there are typical sidewalk projections. Existing longitudinal slope (downhill) from the sidewalk of the parking lot to the access of the route is less than 6%.

Description of the section and its accessibility level

Section length
1,00 km
Pavement
Continuous, compact and non-slip, asphalt and sidewalk.
Obstacles
  • Debido a la dificultad de aparcar en el propio pueblo, a las afueras, a 200 metros de llegar a Lekeitio, hay tres aparcamientos bastante amplios en los lados de la rotonda que se accede por la carretera que viene de Markina o de Gernika BI-2238. En Mendexa el parking se encuentra situado junto a la playa de Karraspio. Los aparcamientos para personas con movilidad reducida están próximos a la acera, son las primeras plazas que se encuentran al entrar al parking facilitando así al acceso inmediato hacia las aceras.

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?
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
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
Unadapted signage
Compact, non-slip and with no projections along their entire length, allowing wheelchair transit
Asphalt, cobblestones, gravel
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
No
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
Yes
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?
No
Unevenness through pedestrian routes
No
Tree branches do not obstruct the route at below 2.20 m
No
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
1 km, duration 15 minutes
Cycle touring lane
Does the section have a cycle touring lane?
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
Yes
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
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?
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
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
No
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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