Today it is the summer solstice. This stage is shorter than it would be possible if we go by bike, since it would make sense to go up to Gernika at least, but I have decided to stay in Ziortza-Bolíbar, to spend the night at Zenarruza monastery inn, since my leg’s muscles ache and I find it difficult to go on normally.
The first eleven kilometres are through internal forest trails, until we go towards the coast and get to Deba, from there, to Mutriku, to Ondarroa, and we get inland and do the last 20 km by mountain roads and tracks. I have to travel by roads because the conditions of the Way tracks are quite dangerous and terrible.
In Bolibar, when it is open, you can visit the museum devoted to Simón Bolívar, but I haven’t had the chance to see it yet because the opening times are weird and do not fit the tourist logic. Bolibar has a museum devoted to Bolívar because his father’s family was from this town. Zenarruza is a monastery located two kilometres from Bolibar, a quiet place, perfect to get some rest and for meditation.
Stage 24 in Wikiloc: http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4973495
GPS Track for Stage 24 download: http://goo.gl/ds0l8S
Distances: Albergue Santa Klara – Zenarruza Monastery 41 km
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