Navarre is a focal point for cross-country skiing, one of the gentlest forms of winter sports, which enables the enthusiast to enjoy the sport safely and at the same time to take pleasure in the scenery. There are two main cross-country skiing areas, both of similar characteristics:
- The cross-country skiing circuit of the Larra-Belagua ski centre (Roncalia) was built in 2008, promoted by the Navarre Government. It has close to 32 km of cross-country skiing trails.
- Abodi-Irati ski centre (Salazar valley: it is located in the famous Irati Forest, at an average altitude of 1400 metres. It has 20 km of ski trails and snowshoe trails, all easy level, situated around a single starting point. The station is accessed from Ochagavía via the Larrau road, NA-211, at a distance of 13.5 for kilometres, near the old Pikatua customs house.
Navarre offers unbeatable terrain for expeditions with snowshoes
, which enable you to enjoy the impressive winter landscapes and the most secluded places.
When the snow is heavy, Navarre can offer other options for cross-country skiing, albeit in areas that are not well equipped, such as the Aralar
mountain ranges , where the beauty of the scenery accompanies the skier.