Experiences in nature - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz

The enclave and the location of Vitoria-Gasteiz, thanks to its colourful environment, make the Basque capital an environmental island, something which enables it to offer many activities and experiences surrounded by nature. One of its main attractions is that Vitoria-Gasteiz is a city that is predominantly green, far from the grey industrial cities of the last century.

Birding – Watching birds

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We have different types of birds that share our parks in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Also, in the province, thanks to its strategic geographical location and its different wetlands, there are six excellent areas for bird watching.


PaseoThe over ten million square metres of urban parks, areas and green routes make Vitoria-Gasteiz an ideal space for people who enjoy trekking.

Vitoria-Gasteiz green route (Armentia, Olarizu and Salburua): : page 1 and page 2 pdf

Horse riding

Paseo a caballoYou can go horse riding in the Armentia forest, which is very near to the city. You can also contact any of the riding schools that are located on the plain of Álava.

For more information, contact the Tourist Office.

Cycling routes

Paseo en bici Thanks to the fact that this is a flat area with a wide range of cyclo-tourism itineraries, a short ride from the city takes you to green spaces with a great deal of diversity. The green belt tour (30 km) requires no preparation and is always a very pleasant experience, both alone and with your family.

Bicycle rental

Green agenda

A whole host of activities connected to the environment take place in the city. See below for what’s happening over the next few days:

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