Saying goodbye to autumn in Zeanuri.

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I checked the weather forecast, and the winter rain of Bilbao appears to be arriving soon. I decided to check out a route in Zeanuri, near the mountain of Gorbea. I caught the 9:15 BizkaiBus to Zeanuri that leaves the Abando train station and was in Zeanuri by 10:15 for the day’s adventure. He mirado la predicción del tiempo, y me parece que la lluvia del invierno de Bilbao va a llegar pronto. He decidido intentar una ruta en Zeanuri, a lado del monte Gorbea. Cogí el Bizkaibus a las 9:15 que sale de Abando y llegué en Zeanuria una hora después para la aventura del día.

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The trail leaves from the centre of the village. After having a quick café con leche, I set on my way. The village of 1290 is 33 km from Bilbao (19,8 miles) and is a good base to explore Gorbea. I tried to follow a route from the brochures I picked up in Deba that one time, but it was not well marked. As I did not want to get lost, I ended up taking a shorter route that took me to an ermita (hermitage) and offered spectacular views of the Basque mountains. El sendero sale del centro del pueblo. Después de un café con leche, empecé la ruta. El pueblo de 1290 está a 33 kilometros de Bilbao y es un sitio bueno para explorar Gorbea.  Intenté seguir una ruta de los folios que cogí en Deba, pero no estaba muy bien señalado. No quería perderme, y por eso seguí otro sendero más corto que me llevó a una ermita y ofreció vistas espectaculars de los montes vascos. 

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I decided to head back through Areatza, population 1227,  which is a really beautiful mountain village and home of a Centro de Interpretación de Gorbea. I arrived just in time to catch the Bizkaibus back to Bilbao. Decedí volver por Areatza, un pueblo muy bonito de 1227 habitantes. Hay un Centro de Interpretación de Gorbea allí. Llegué justo a tiempo para coger el Bizkai bus a Bilbao.

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It was a nice farewell to an incredible autumn the Basque Country has been having. Now comes the rain.  Era una buena despedida a un otoño increíble en Euskadi. Ahora viene la lluvia.

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Date of Hike: 15.Nov.2015
Point of Departure: Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) of Zeanuri
KM Hiked: Maybe 8.
Time of hike: 2 hours.

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