Navarra - This is the 4 × 4 route through Selva de Irati and surroundings in the Pyrenees

If your visit to the Irati Jungle, in the Pyrenees from Navarre, you want it to be more than a simple walk through the forest, without a doubt the best option is to sign up for a 4 × 4 excursion.

In these excursions you can deepen the Irati Jungle visit and know not only this lush forest, but also the surrounding mountains and valleys, and discover beautiful and remote corners. In addition, you will access paths that as a private individual you are not authorized to travel

In my recent trip to Navarra I had the opportunity to make a 4 × 4 excursion through the Irati Forest and throughout this area of ​​the Pyrenees, which lasted five hours.

The company that offers these 4 × 4 routes is Auñak, and in reality it is a guided visit That can be tailored to your tourist interests.

4x4 routes through the Selva de Irati and surroundings in the Pyrenees of Navarra

While Auñak It offers several optional routes, such as the exclusive visit of the Irati Forest, or the extension to the Valleys of Salazar and Aezkoa, or even excursions around the Roncal Valley or the Way of Santiago de NavarraIn practice, when you contact Angel, you can ask for a tour that suits you.

In the 4 × 4 route in which I participated, we started from your rural hotel in the town of Garralda, south of the Irati Jungle.

After visiting the old Orbaizeta weapons factory, we enter the Irati Forest, whose access I remember you is prohibited to vehicles without authorization. In this way we arrive in the 4 × 4 van at Irabia Reservoir, the most characteristic enclave of this leafy beech.

4x4 routes through the Selva de Irati and surroundings in the Pyrenees of Navarra

Then we left the forest to climb Mount Aezkoa, with totally different landscapes. The route led us to enter France and tour some of the valleys, until returning to Navarra, specifically, to mount Azpeguiwhere we could see some cromlech (stone circles with Neolithic burials).

Throughout the tour we could see the characteristic cattle of the area, the pyrenean cows, and then, after following other steep paths that led us along with entrances of old mines, we finally reached Roncesvalles, the end of the very interesting excursion.

Landscapes of Mount Aezkoa de Irati in the Pyrenees of Navarra

The prices of excursions and 4 × 4 routes with Auñak through the Irati Forest are 200 euros, for a group of up to six people. If you are two interested in doing this excursion that will take you all morning, the price is 180 euros.