Thursday, December 28, 2017

Gorbeia's Transhumance

Gorbea or Gorbeia is a mountain and massif, the highest in Biscay and Alava (Basque Country, Spain), with a height of 1,481 m AMSL. The massif covers a wide area between the two provinces.
The entire massif has been enclosed in a natural park of 200 km² created by the Basque Government in 1994 to preserve the local flora of beech and oak and fauna of wild boar and deer. The main access points for the mountain are Murgia from Alava and Areatza from Biscay.
Enrique Etxebarria is a shepherd who takes his flocks every May to the higher pastures at Gorbeia for the summer months, the transhumance. 

1 comment:

  1. Nosotros aca en la Casa de España en Manitoba tambien nos ponemos las boinas todos los dias y llevamos la makhila (o cachava o bastón etc.) en la otra mano. Si viven en la cuadra Sur o Este de Manitoba visitenos aca:

    Saludos y nos vemos!!
    El Vasco