Description

The route goes from the Peñas Negras Interpretation Centre towards La Arboleda District. The route runs through a natural environment recovered from intense mining, and it’s interesting to spot the different ‘streaks’ of vegetation both autochthonous (oak, riverbank forest, etc.) and conifer afforestation. In this area, it’s been possible to maintain a higher degree of vegetation due to the type of mining that was done (chiefly open pit), which had a lesser impact. 
Narrow dirt trails (maybe very muddy when it rains) mix with wider tracks of irregular thick gravel ground and earth. 
High level of difficulty for people in wheelchairs and reduced mobility. 
The route can be done in all-terrain Joelette chair.

Highlight

  • Part of the orography of Bizkaia:
  • Montaño, Punta Lucero, Serantes,Jata,Sollube....
  • Mouth of the estuary, port and towns on the left bank and mining area;
  • Localities on the right bank
  • (Getxo, Las Arenas, ...) and other geographical
  • geographical features (Ereaga Beach
  • Ereaga, Punta Galea,...

How to get here

On the Reineta funicular: 
La Escontrilla neighbourhood in San Salvador del Valle (Consult Euskotren)

By Bizkaibus:
A3332 Santurtzi-La Arboleda

Route

Valle de Trápaga-Trapagaran (Biscay)

Section 1

From the Interpretation Centre to the neighbourhood of Arboleda

Not suitable for people with reduced mobility (PRM)

This section runs through wooded areas with difficult access for people with reduced mobility as the trail surfaces are very uneven and slippery. Occasionally the trail becomes very narrow making wheelchair access impossible in addition to gentle and steep slopes. The trail is signposted with wooden markers and different colours depending on the route we are doing. 

There is an option of doing this route along the road as there is little traffic and what there is, travels slow due to the speed limits in the area.

Description of the section and its accessibility level

Section length
3,00 km
Pavement
Soil, stones, gravel, asphalt
Obstacles
  • Steep slopes
  • Stairs
  • Narrowing of the road
  • With rain excessive mud

Equipment for receiving the external resource on the section

Is there reception equipment on the section?
Yes
Outdoor space: Parking areas and access to equipment
How close is it to means of transport?
3km Bizkaibus 4km La Reineta Funicular
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?
Yes
Are the access slopes suitable for people with reduced mobility?
Yes, with no required assistance from third parties
Are there railings and/or handrails?
No
Is there an equipment entrance sign next to the access, and is it adapted?
No
Is the access properly signposted to guide users?
Yes
Pavement type
Gravel, concrete, grass
Indoor space: General features
Do the different equipment areas have adapted access?
No
Does the front door have a pre-landing?
Yes
Are the access slopes suitable for people with reduced mobility?
Yes, with assistance from third parties
Warning systems
Doorbell
Is there a minimum clearance of 150 cm around furniture where turning or manoeuvring is required?
Yes
Does the lighting system allow for correct reading with no reflections in each equipment area?
Yes
Is there a logical order to the exhibition hall's route, indicated by visible arrows and/or tactile foot signs?
No
Are there accessible ICTs "information and communication technologies" ?
No
Can these ICTs be seen by people with visual impairment?
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
Information in Braille and/or audioguide devices
No
Are there bathrooms, and is at least one of them accessible by transfer?
Yes
Is transfer possible on both sides?
No
Type of lavatory
Handles
Is there an evacuation map in Braille and high relief??
No
Personal care area
Are there personnel trained in accessibility in the facilities?
No
Do staff wear name badges or equivalent to show their communication skills with people with disabilities?
No
Nearby counter visible from the entrance for easy access, with an accessible area width greater than 80cm
Yes
Benches or supports for people with reduced mobility
No
Are there accessible ICTs "information and communication technologies" ?
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
Are ICTs available so that the location and services are publicized in different languages?
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
Store
Is there one or more stores at the reception?
Yes
Products for sale (books and documents) with lateral vertical reach to shelves between 20 and 40 cm wide and a height of between 40 and 120 cm
No
Products are positioned at a maximum height of 120cm
No
Children’s area
Is there a children’s area at the reception?
No
Exhibition room
Is there an exhibition room at the reception?
Yes
Obstacle-free clearance greater than 150cm
Yes
Maximum table height 80cm. Lower part of the hollow table top more than 70cm high, 50cm deep and over 80cm wide
No
Enhanced senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch)
No
Braille, light, sound, etc. buttons and push buttons
No
Exhibition Hall
Is there an exhibition hall at the reception?
Yes
Exhibition Hall: Diorama
Clearance around obstacles of more than 90 cm
Yes
Height of reading panel between 70 and 120 cm
Yes
Adequate lighting for proper viewing of the exhibits
Yes
Exhibition Hall: Model
Maximum model height 80 cm. Lower hollow part more than 70cm high, 50cm deep and over 80 cm wide
No
Clearance around obstacles of more than 90 cm
Yes
No cover to prevent it from being touched
Yes
Exhibition Hall: Interactive module
Clearance around obstacles of more than 90 cm
Yes
Easy push buttons
Yes
Previous, clear and concise operation explanation
Yes
Are ICTs available so that the location and services are publicized in different languages?
No
Exhibition Hall: Panel
Clearance around obstacles of more than 90 cm
Yes
Eye-catching, clear and short texts with a main title and no more than five key ideas
No
Adequate lighting system that allows for correct reading with no reflections or considerable effort
Yes
There are pictograms, graphic information...
Yes
Information in Braille language
No
Information in audio format
Yes
Information in written format
Yes
Are ICTs available so that the location and services are publicized in different languages?
Yes
Are there accessible ICTs "information and communication technologies" ?
No
Can these ICTs be seen by people with visual impairment?
No
Are there any resources so that people with cognitive disabilities can understand them?
No
Exhibition Hall: Texts and graphs
High contrast between background and text
No
Eye-catching, clear and short texts with a main title and no more than five key ideas
No
Adequate lighting system that allows for correct reading with no reflections or considerable effort
Yes
In general, for interpretive content, easy to understand concepts have been used
No
Appropriate typography according to reading distances
Yes
Exhibition Hall: Audiovisuals
Audiovisual material in subtitled and/or in Spanish Sign Language version
No
Audiovisual voiceovers using easy to understand language
No
Exhibition Hall: Multipurpose room
1% of places reserved for wheelchair users
No
Location of accessible places near the emergency exit with a width greater than 120cm
No
Retractable seats or seats with folding arms to facilitate user transfer
No
Adequate visibility to the presidential table from all points
No
Presidential table podium accessible via a certified motorised platform or ramp
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
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
Written
Compact, non-slip and with no projections along their entire length, allowing wheelchair transit
Uneven surface, grass, gravel, mud. Not suitable for wheelchairs.
2 m. paved trails with non-deformable and non-slip material, with a different texture and different from the rest
No
The route is more than 150cm wide, with occasional narrowings of 90cm
No
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
Written
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?
No
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
3km 60 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
No
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
Height of interpretive panel between 45 and 195 cm
No

Educational Facilities

Nature classroom
Is there a nature classroom on this section?
Yes

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?
Yes, without assistance from third parties
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
Yes

Beaches

Is there a beach on this section?
No

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