From the emerald green valleys near the Atlantic to the high, rocky mountains of the Pyrenees down to the Arizona-like desert of Las Bardenas and on to the abundantly fertile Ribera in the far south, Navarra offers a world of marvellous contrasts and all in an area just half the size of Wales!
Historically a region of immense strategic importance, wedged between Christian and Muslim Spain , Old Castille and Aragon and, of course, between Madrid and the French border, to this day Navarra enjoys special status and wears its noble history with pride. At its heart the regional capital Pamplona, famous for the running of the bulls each year in July, is a delight to visit at any time with 16thcentury fortifications, a magnificent cathedral and, of course, host of lively bars and restaurants.
Come and try the delicious market-garden delicacies from the south and wonderful meat from the northern mountains brought to table with a strong Basque influence and accompanied by superb regional wines you’ll never find at home. Foodies are certainly in for a real treat but so birdwatchers, hikers, cyclists, stargazers, canoers and anyone who enjoys the great outdoors!