The Hostal Rural Ioar is surrounded by some awesome spots to walk to, whilst giving free reign to your imagination. Experience moments of peace and tranquillity, enjoying a SUNSET across the immense natural solarium of St Gregorio Ostiense and its spectacular, primitive landscape interspersed with monoliths created by a blind, giant sculptor … nature itself. This strategic spot is the great balcony of the Ebro valley.
In these clock-watching, mortgage-worrying times, enjoy a relaxing stay and feel the connection with nature in order to refocus on the essentials in life and recover a part of you that has been lost. In this respect we are in a privileged position, surrounded by holm oak and pine woods, and centuries old olive fields. Just 3 minutes away by car you can visit what is considered to be one of the oldest trees in the whole of Spain, the millenarian “three footed” holm oak at Mendaza. Declared to be the oldest living tree in 2007 by the Directorate General of Biodiversity and the Association of Woods without Frontiers. Within a 5 minute radius by car, guests can enjoy the municipal swimming pool of Mues, the sports centre and municipal pool of Murieta or the municipal pool of Los Arcos.We can enjoy the natural park of Urbasa-Andía which is only 30 minutes away. Millions of years ago the relief of a plateau known as Zunbeltz o Lazarraga changed for ever. There was a huge tectonic subsidence which caused the opening of a big corridor between the already known mountains ranges of Urbasa and Andía. Between the Atlantic Navarra and the Mediterranean one, there is a wide Natural Park in the West of the region of Navarra. Fields and lush beech forests coexist in this protected idyllic landscape, whose south border falls abruptly into Amescoas Valley, acting as a stunning natural viewpoint of the source of Urederra River.
|Nacedero del Urederra||30 minutes|
|Sierra de Aralar, Santuario||70 minutes|
|Sierras Urbasa y Andía||40 minutes|
|Museo trufa, Metauten||10 minutes|
|Sierra de Kodes||15 minutes|
|Embalse Alloz||30 minutes|
|Sierra de Lokiz||15 minutes|
Way of St James
We are located right on the Way of St James, at just 5 minutes from the end of stage at Los Arcos. The Hostal Rural Ioar pays homage to the Way and supports Pilgrims, by offering a pick-up service to take pilgrims from Los Arcos to Sorlada. Travelling is the best way of getting to know ourselves and others. So let’s start the journey to the stars by following the Milky Way, as the Way of St James is so often called.
Navarre racing circuit (Los Arcos)
This is a mega project for leisure and motor sports, located just 5 minutes away and which guests can enjoy. The circuit is host to national and international speed racing and offers speed racing track, karting zone, off Road track, technical 4*4 track, sliding trackand road education track. Other attractions In addition to the nearby spots already mentioned, other attractions include villages, towns and cities closely related to the Way of St James and boasting a rich architectural – artistic heritage of many different styles, such as Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque … with much to explore. Another option is wine tourism, either in Navarre, or in nearby La Rioja. There is also Pamplona / Iruña where the San Fermin festival held from 6th – 14th July are the Navarre parties per excellence.
|Los Arcos||5 minutes||Logroño||20 minutes|
|Viana||15 minutes||Vitoria / Gasteiz||45 minutes|
|Santurario Virgen de Codés||25 minutes||Tudela||80 minutes|
|Monasterio de Iranzu||25 minutes||Senda Viva, Arguedas||70 minutes|
|Puente La Reina||40 minutes||Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao||80 minutes|
|Olite||40 minutes||San Sebastián / Donosti||90 minutes|
|Pamplona / Iruña||45 minutes||Museo Jorge Oteiza, Alzuza||45 minutes|