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Stage 9

Port to Pobeña Stage

km 12,3
Time 03H 10’
Difficulty Medium
Hostels 2
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Sea view is the best gift, with La Arena beach in Muskiz

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The route

  • Km 0. Portugalete (All services)

Portugalete puts an end to the urban world of the last days. This situation only increases the desire to revisit the coast, although we will still have to wait 11 kilometres to tread the beach again. From the hostel of pilgrims we go out in front of the street Casilda Iturrizar. We continue in front of Carlos VII Street, where the subway is located, and without loss we go down to the bike lane (bidegorri). This route almost exclusively stars this ninth stage. As soon as a road node and the A-8 are saved above, yellow arrows point to an alternative path entering Ortuella. In the guide we follow the route that goes through the bike path, indicated by the official wooden pole with the indication "La Arena 10 km" (Km 2). The crossing is placid but very monotonous. We spent a meater and later, after kilometer 8 of the bidegorri, next to the Nocedal district, belonging to Ortuella .

  • Km 4.3. Nocedal

During the march, Monte Serantes, a toponym that refers to a populated place of drinos, 450 meters high, screen facing the sea and the port of Bilbao. On the top, a forsaken fort from the early 18th century and a telecommunications tower plague the old mining landscape, we are not in vain in what was the most important iron extraction area of Bizkaia. A geological and also human legacy. Then we will enter Gallarta, the district that holds the capital of the municipality of Abanto and Zierbena.

  • Km 5.5. Gallarta

In the area of Campo Diego there is a museum dedicated to mining. Departing from Gallarta the bidegorri will place its view at the pyramidal summit of the Montaño, with an altitude of 320 meters. The Jacobean itinerary passes underneath the A-8 and disconnects the bike path for a bit. He recovers it again and in kilometer 3 of the bidegorri we passed a merendero (Km 8.1) . On the right there are orchards from the core of Kardeo. In a gentle descent through this valley of Somorface we reach the beach of the Arena, between the mouth of Barbadun and Peña Lucero.

  • Km 11.1. La Arena (Bars. Store. ATM)

Behind, almost in a remote past, is the memory of the last time we saw the sea. The beach is shared by the municipalities of Zierbena and Muskiz. To reach Pobeña, you have to follow the left, crossing a basin and a stretch of beach to reach the bridge over the Barbadun River. We leave aside the hermitage of Nuestra Señora del Socorro, of special devotion and patroness of Pobeña, place of Muskiz. In the parking lot, the Camino de Santiago continues to the stairs on the right. In order to go to the hostel, we have to go from the front to the population. It is the last of the province, also managed by the Group of Volunteer Hospital for Bizkaia. You do a great job!

  • Km 12.3. Pobeña (Hostel in season. Apartamentos Rurales. Bar)

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