La Valdorba is made up of around twenty small villages and hamlets grouped within the municipalities of Barásoain, Garínoain, Leoz, Olóriz, Orísoain, Pueyo and Unzué.
Microclimates and transition landscapes between the foothills of the Navarrese Pyrenees and the driest parts of the Central Zone make the valley a place of great scenic interest.
Here you will find kermes oak, beech, wildflowers, wild mushrooms, fields of cereal crops and a peaceful atmosphere, and a silence that will transport you to times when the rural world was the heartbeat of our lives. You will see mockingbirds and vultures; perhaps even wild boards, foxes or badgers, and birds of prey such as golden eagles, kites and the Montagu harrier.
The weight of history can also be felt in Valdorba: medieval orders and pilgrims
carved out a branch of the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago through the valley. In La Valdorba there is a chapel to the Christ of Cataláin, known for its portico and built around the middle of the twelfth century.
In Orísoain you will find the parish church of St. Martin, with a notable Romanesque crypt under the altar. Very close, in the centre of the town of Iracheta, you can see a perfectly-preserved Romanesque hórreo (granary)
built from ashlars, with a stone staircase to get inside. There are also some impressive civil buildings in Barásoain, Olóriz and Pueyo.
La Valdorba is a place where you can enjoy car trips along the narrow roads that link the villages, marked by crosses such as those at Orísoain, Sansomain and Benegorri. If you fancy going up to the wind farm at Guerinda, in the municipality of Leoz, there is a spectacular viewpoint
over the central and southern areas of Navarre.
The 199 high-tech wind turbines in the Guerinda wind farm were complemented by the construction of an unusual flour mill
just over six metres in diameter, rebuilt over its ruins discovered in 1996.
Every year in December the Truffle Fair of Navarre
is held, in which chefs and experts in gastronomy from all over Spain participate.
The municipality of Leoz contains the Coto Valdorba, an area of 6,500 hectares of which around half are given over to hunting, with huge nature reserves and regarded as the largest controlled hunting area
From Valdorba you can reach the Pamplona basin in just a few minutes along the N-121 or the A-15 motorway. There are also other places of interest very close towards the south, such as Olite