Arratzua-Ubarrundia is a valley and municipality located in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain. It is located just a few kilometers north of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Zurbano ARRAZUA-UBARRUNDIA in the Bernardo Estornés Lasa - Auñamendi Encyclopedia
Elvillar is a town and municipality located in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain. ELVILLAR in the Bernardo Estornés Lasa - Auñamendi Encyclopedia
Aramaio is a town and municipality located in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain. ARAMAYONA in the Bernardo Estornés Lasa - Auñamendi Encyclopedia Information available in Spanish
Alegría-Dulantzi is a town and municipality located in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain. The municipality is located some 14 km from Vitoria, it has an area of 19.95 km², a population of some 1,919 inhabitants. Alegría-Dulantzi municipality communes. By far the larger of the two is the municipal centre and township of Alegría-Dulantzi itself, which accounts for some 95% of the municipality's population; the municipality controls a small exclave located to the southeast, called Egileta, surrounded by a neighbouring municipality. The Battle of Alegría de Álava took place here in 1834. Alegría-Dulantzi official website of the local government authority ALEGRÍA DE ÁLAVA in the Bernardo Estornés Lasa - Auñamendi Encyclopedia Information available in Spanish
Elciego is a town and municipality located at the southern end of the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain. This town lies in the world-famous Rioja wine-production region, is home to the architecturally cutting-edge Hotel Marqués de Riscal, opened in 2006, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. ELCIEGO in the Bernardo Estornés Lasa - Auñamendi Encyclopedia Hotel Marqués de Riscal website
Lanciego is a town and municipality located in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain. The municipality of Lanciego in Rioja Alavesa consists of three towns: Assa and Viñaspre. Lanciego has a total population of 650, its name derives from Lantzeaga and Lantze = cultivate. The church of San Acisclo y Santa Victoria; the Hermitage of La Virgen del Campo. The public open air swimming pools; the polideportivo leisure centre. The old Frontón. Lanciego, located in Rioja Alavesa, settles on a flat area, in a small vale at the feet of the Cantabrian Sierra, it is watered by several creeks and is surrounded by lush vineyards from which the majority of local income is made. From its origin until the year 1630 it was a part of the jurisdiction of Laguardia, in 1630 it obtained the title of town; the first documented appearance of the municipality is in the year 1257 and in 1366 its demographic information is first documented, being a part of the kingdom of Navarre
Lagrán is a town and municipality located in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain. Its name comes from: larra-gran, its main webpage is: www.lagran.org It is located in the south part of Álava in a valley where the river Ega is born. It has an altitude of 756 m above the sea level and near the village, at only 3 km from there, are mountains with a heigh of 1,400 m. There is a huge variety of species of either plants. In this valley potatoes and different types of cereals are grown, for commercial purpose or for its direct consumption. In the border of this valley there are several forests. There can be seen hunters around this area, either major or minor hunting, because of its variety of fauna, it has 126 inhabitants, it is considered to be the oldest village in Alava, its age average is around 70 years old. There is little early evidence of this village, but the first documents using the name are from 1165, it was not considered a village then. In 1515, it started to be considered as a village.
In the 15th century, Lagrán was no longer an independent village when it became part of the kingdom of the Conde de Salinas and became part of the kingdom of the Duques de Híjar. When we speak about the demography of this village we can say that it has become to be a small village from being a big or normal village. There are few activities. There places to walk. Senda De Las Carboneras A-PR-50 - This path goes from Lagrán to Cruz del Castillo, before it served to communicate the Cantabrian Sea ports with the people of the Rioja and to trade with oil and wool in exchange for coal, potatoes, pickled fish etc. On this path you can see three representations that explain the process of making charcoal, one of the greatest cultural treasures of the valley, some tree species that contribute to enjoy of this walk. Senda Del Lavadero A-PR-51 - The path which goes from the laundry of Lagrán illustrates the walker a variety of flora and fauna posters, explanations of the valley. Can be seen an old site where lime was fabricated and the remains of a sawmill in the mountains.
Senda Del Monte Jaundel A-PR-52 - Along the way we will know some aspects of the landscape, artificial lakes which some farmers made for their animals and a mountain, between to villages and in the past was used for commercial purposes. We find some animals and plants species, a curious machine called "El Burro" which in the past was used to carry thin woods to where the charcoal was made. Senda De Lagrán A Pipaón A-PR-53 - This path connects the two rural villages covering part of the old existing road and crossing the old lake for watering "La Salmuera" and returning to the forest where many beeches can be found. Here are explanatory signs of different animals and plants species. You can see the remains of a clay quarry. There will be explained by some signs how the beeches were used for commercial purposes and an old hydroelectric generator, at the same time you will be able to use an observatory of birds. In the village you can visit the Pipaón " Ethnographic Museum " by the Usatxi Cultural Association of Dallas.
Senda De San Bartolomé A-PR-54 - A camping area for groups, with tables, barbecues and a shelter with berths, toilets, showers etc. But for its use the Lagrán hall must be consulted; this may be the most appropriate point for exploring all the paths. This route, although it can provide all kind of interesting aspects, it is designed for young people, because it is an unknown route, with many posters located around the area, which may come from different places. Senda De Lagrán A Villaverde A-PR-55 - This route shares its beginning with the Senda Del Lavadero A-PR-51, going through the Escuela de Golf and comes to Villaverde. In it you can see posters of the vegetation in the area, microfauna and other wildlife are explained. Official website of the Lagran council LAGRÁN in the Bernardo Estornés Lasa - Auñamendi Encyclopedia