Discover The Enchanted Forest in the Basque Country.
More reason to enjoy a Bilbao Yoga Retreat.
Just 40 mins drive away from our apartment where we host Bilbao Yoga Retreats is a fascinating pine forest at the heart of the Urdaibai Nature Reserve. The Forest of Oma is full of colourfully painted trees by the Basque Artist, Agustin Ibarrola who had a vision of combining art with nature in 1984.
The forest, which is accessible by both foot and bike was given the nickname The Enchanted Forest and really does put a spell on you. There are many paths to take which all allow your imagination to run wild. As you crawl and creep up steep hills past lush meadows, idyllic hamlets, cattle and perhaps a deer or two, you can not help but become totally immersed in the sheer wonder of nature. Worries, stresses and problems slip away as the simple reality of life takes hold.
After your trip to tranquility you can also enjoy a taste of the local gastronomy in many of the farmsteads and bars located around the rugged cliffs and country roads. If you come to Oma Forest by car head for the village of Kortezubi in the Vizcaya province and park the car just 300 metres away from Santimamine Cave, from there follow signs - don’t forget your walking shoes and leave you phone at home.