Irati Forest

Selva de Irati Navarra

Immerse Yourself in the Majesty of the Irati Forest: A Natural Sanctuary in the Heart of the Navarrese Pyrenees

From Hotel Iriguibel, we invite you to explore one of Europe’s most impressive natural treasures: the Irati Forest. This vast forest is the second-largest and best-preserved beech and fir forest on the continent, second only to Germany’s Black Forest. With nearly 17,000 hectares of nearly pristine nature, the Irati Forest is a true sanctuary of biodiversity.

A Natural Jewel in the Eastern Pyrenees of Navarre

Located in the heart of the eastern Navarrese Pyrenees, the Irati Forest is surrounded by mountains that guard the head of the Aezkoa and Salazar valleys. This natural enclave is accessible from the west through Orbaizeta or from the east through Ochagavía, offering scenic routes that are a delight in themselves.

An Ecological Spectacle Throughout the Year

Irati shines not only for its extent and preservation but also for its rich variety of flora and fauna. Walking its trails is to encounter a diversity of tree species that transform the forest into a tapestry of vibrant colors during autumn. The park houses various natural reserves such as Mendilatz and Lizardoia, which are living testimonies of its ecological value and unparalleled beauty.

Explore Wildlife in its Purest Form

Within its dense vegetation, the Irati Forest is home to a wide variety of animals, birds, and fish. Each step through this forest may reveal new surprises: from sighting deer to the echo of birds resonating among the trees. It’s a place where nature offers a constant and ever-changing show, depending on the season.

Enjoy Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family

The Irati Forest is not only ideal for nature lovers and experienced hikers but also offers activities for the whole family. You can enjoy tranquil walks along its well-maintained trails, mountain biking routes, and even cross-country skiing in the winter. It’s a destination that promises to enrich your stay at Hotel Iriguibel with adventures and unforgettable memories.

Visit the Irati Forest and Connect with Nature

We encourage you to spend a day exploring the Irati Forest during your stay at Hotel Iriguibel. There is no better way to connect with nature and rejuvenate the spirit than by immersing yourself in the tranquil and majestic atmosphere of one of Europe’s most beautiful forests.