MTB route between Balmaseda and Zalla through the peaks of the Ilsa (564 m), Rioya (678 m) and Espaldaseca (also called Trasmomosomes, with 696 m). In the first one, you must stop to wonder its privileged viewpoint, a wooden structure whose design is inspired by old fire watchtowers. With a total height of 6 meters, it protrudes over the mountain and offers a 360º panoramic view.
From the Iloss we will climb the Rioya through the firewall: a tough climb during which we will be accompanied by splendid views of the ancient Salcedo Valley. We will continue climbing through pastures and forests to the top of Espaldaseca, after which we will start the descent to Balmaseda and return to Zalla by road.
Distance: 34 Km
Grade: 1840 m
Itinerary type: Loop
Estimated time: 3-4
Type of terrain: Tracks, concrete roads and asphalt
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