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The route chosen for the fourth edition of the San Sebastián Circuit Spirit will remind a lot of the one made by that great motor caravan in 1923, days after the races at the San Sebastián Automobile Circuit “Lasarte Circuit”.

We will start the day, as in recent years, in the surroundings of the Plaza de Gipuzkoa where the Diputación Palace is located. From there, we will go to the town of Lasarte-Oria nerve center of the races held between 1923 and 1935, and in which Gipuzkoa was the European center of attention and meeting of the motor world. For its circuit and in its races, riders such as Caracciola, Stuck, Nuvolari, Varzi, Chiron ... and brands such as Bugatti, Delage, Chenard Walcker, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes Benz, Auto Union, ...

Once rendered visit to Lasarte-Oria, the caravan will go to the town of Tolosa, which held the capital of the province between 1844 and 1854. Villa of great historical and commercial importance, since it was a crossing point between Navarra and the ports of the Cantabrian. From that glorious past he has inherited a valuable historical center dotted by buildings and monuments of various styles. An urban helmet located in the plain formed in the confluence of the rivers Oria, Araxes and Berástregi. Festivals such as Carnivals, the oldest in Gipuzkoa, or cultural events such as the Choral Mass Contest, or the International Puppet Festival are, among others, attractive to the capital of Tolosaldea. Tolosa looks proudly at the past but has adapted to the new times.

The beautiful landscapes of the interior of Gipuzkoa await us. The town of Altzo famous for the well-known characters of “The Giant of Altzo” who were what they called Mikel Jokin Eleizegi Arteaga, the tallest person of the time with 2.30 meters tall. This person acquired relevance when exhibited due to his height, a fact that led him to travel throughout Europe. Handia, the film directed by Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi, was inspired by the true story of this character.

Once we visit the towns of Amezketa and Abaltzisketa we will arrive at the Larraitz camps, located at the foot of the impressive mole of Txindoki or Larrunarri, It is said that Mari, the lady of Txindoki, a young woman from the Irabi farmhouse of Amezketa, cursed by her mother and dragged here by the devil himself, finds in these corners his current abode. After passing through the towns of Zaldibia, Ordizia and overcoming the ramps and slopes of Mandubia, we will arrive at Urrestilla where we will regain strength to address the afternoon section.

Once you have enjoyed a table and tablecloth, you have to start up to approach the second section of the rally. Just three kilometers away we find the town of Azpeitia. Located in the center of the territory of Gipuzkoa. The Sanctuary of Loyola, where the most illustrious azpeitiarra San Ignacio, founder of the Society of Jesus was born, and from where the Ignatian Way leaves is one of the most visited places. The Basque Railway Museum is another attractive point for those who come to this Guipuzcoan tow.

After traveling roads from which you can see dreamlike landscapes, the caravan will arrive in Zumaia. Located in one of the most beautiful stretches of the Guipuzcoan coast, in a beautiful bay where the Urola and Narrondo rivers converge and surrounded by green mountains that descend to the sea in the form of steep cliffs from the geological point of view. From the beach of Itzurun to Deba you can see the peculiar rock formations that rise above the sea. At low tide, a peculiar phenomenon called Flysch is exposed.

Walking along the wonderful coastal road we will arrive at Getaria, the birthplace of sailor Juan Sebastián Elkano, and where the museum of the famous dressmaker Cristóbal Balenciaga, another of his famous children, born on January 21, 1895, is located. True innovator in fashion is considered as one of the most important creators of haute couture. After passing through the municipality that gives its name to the designation of origin of the Guipuzcoan txakoli, Zarautz awaits us. This Guipuzcoan town is first and foremost a popular summer destination. Its beach of 2.5 km. in length, it has attracted tourists and vacationers since the 19th century, when Queen Elizabeth II of Spain chose Zarautz as a summer residence. Also its famous waves attract surfers from all over the world.

Orio lives facing the sea, hence its important fishing tradition and in the practice of rowing sport you will also see the passage of the caravan of the San Sebastián Circuit Spirit rally. The historic center of Orio is part of an urban complex of great value because its medieval layout remains almost intact. Just at your exit, the cars will take direction to Igeldo, being able to enjoy the breathtaking views towards the sea that will bridle the route to follow.

We will have to descend from Igeldo to the urban center of Donostia - San Sebastián and “arrive” to the closed arrival park, where a large audience will be waiting waiting for the arrival of some exceptional cars.

In addition to traveling in the rally places dotted with natural, architectural and landscape elements of interest, participants, in their stay with us, can also enjoy gastronomy, another attraction and hallmarks of Donostia - San Sebastián and in general from all over the province of Gipuzkoa. From restaurants with Michelin stars, to any of the bars with their impressive bars full of pintxos, authentic miniature haute cuisine, including grills, cider houses and gastronomic societies, make it very easy to satisfy the palate. The friendliness of its inhabitants makes it pleasant to stay in this beautiful province whose banner is its capital Donostia - San Sebastián.

                                         about it

The route chosen for the fourth edition of the San Sebastián Circuit Spirit will remind a lot of the one made by that great motor caravan in 1923, days after the races at the San Sebastián Automobile Circuit “Lasarte Circuit”.

We will start the day, as in recent years, in the surroundings of the Plaza de Gipuzkoa where the Diputación Palace is located. From there, we will go to the town of Lasarte-Oria nerve center of the races held between 1923 and 1935, and in which Gipuzkoa was the European center of attention and meeting of the motor world. For its circuit and in its races, riders such as Caracciola, Stuck, Nuvolari, Varzi, Chiron ... and brands such as Bugatti, Delage, Chenard Walcker, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes Benz, Auto Union, ...

Once rendered visit to Lasarte-Oria, the caravan will go to the town of Tolosa, which held the capital of the province between 1844 and 1854. Villa of great historical and commercial importance, since it was a crossing point between Navarra and the ports of the Cantabrian. From that glorious past he has inherited a valuable historical center dotted by buildings and monuments of various styles. An urban helmet located in the plain formed in the confluence of the rivers Oria, Araxes and Berástregi. Festivals such as Carnivals, the oldest in Gipuzkoa, or cultural events such as the Choral Mass Contest, or the International Puppet Festival are, among others, attractive to the capital of Tolosaldea. Tolosa looks proudly at the past but has adapted to the new times.

The beautiful landscapes of the interior of Gipuzkoa await us. The town of Altzo famous for the well-known characters of “The Giant of Altzo” who were what they called Mikel Jokin Eleizegi Arteaga, the tallest person of the time with 2.30 meters tall. This person acquired relevance when exhibited due to his height, a fact that led him to travel throughout Europe. Handia, the film directed by Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi, was inspired by the true story of this character.

Once we visit the towns of Amezketa and Abaltzisketa we will arrive at the Larraitz camps, located at the foot of the impressive mole of Txindoki or Larrunarri, It is said that Mari, the lady of Txindoki, a young woman from the Irabi farmhouse of Amezketa, cursed by her mother and dragged here by the devil himself, finds in these corners his current abode. After passing through the towns of Zaldibia, Ordizia and overcoming the ramps and slopes of Mandubia, we will arrive at Urrestilla where we will regain strength to address the afternoon section.

Once you have enjoyed a table and tablecloth, you have to start up to approach the second section of the rally. Just three kilometers away we find the town of Azpeitia. Located in the center of the territory of Gipuzkoa. The Sanctuary of Loyola, where the most illustrious azpeitiarra San Ignacio, founder of the Society of Jesus was born, and from where the Ignatian Way leaves is one of the most visited places. The Basque Railway Museum is another attractive point for those who come to this Guipuzcoan tow.

After traveling roads from which you can see dreamlike landscapes, the caravan will arrive in Zumaia. Located in one of the most beautiful stretches of the Guipuzcoan coast, in a beautiful bay where the Urola and Narrondo rivers converge and surrounded by green mountains that descend to the sea in the form of steep cliffs from the geological point of view. From the beach of Itzurun to Deba you can see the peculiar rock formations that rise above the sea. At low tide, a peculiar phenomenon called Flysch is exposed.

Walking along the wonderful coastal road we will arrive at Getaria, the birthplace of sailor Juan Sebastián Elkano, and where the museum of the famous dressmaker Cristóbal Balenciaga, another of his famous children, born on January 21, 1895, is located. True innovator in fashion is considered as one of the most important creators of haute couture. After passing through the municipality that gives its name to the designation of origin of the Guipuzcoan txakoli, Zarautz awaits us. This Guipuzcoan town is first and foremost a popular summer destination. Its beach of 2.5 km. in length, it has attracted tourists and vacationers since the 19th century, when Queen Elizabeth II of Spain chose Zarautz as a summer residence. Also its famous waves attract surfers from all over the world.

Orio lives facing the sea, hence its important fishing tradition and in the practice of rowing sport you will also see the passage of the caravan of the San Sebastián Circuit Spirit rally. The historic center of Orio is part of an urban complex of great value because its medieval layout remains almost intact. Just at your exit, the cars will take direction to Igeldo, being able to enjoy the breathtaking views towards the sea that will bridle the route to follow.

We will have to descend from Igeldo to the urban center of Donostia - San Sebastián and “arrive” to the closed arrival park, where a large audience will be waiting waiting for the arrival of some exceptional cars.

In addition to traveling in the rally places dotted with natural, architectural and landscape elements of interest, participants, in their stay with us, can also enjoy gastronomy, another attraction and hallmarks of Donostia - San Sebastián and in general from all over the province of Gipuzkoa. From restaurants with Michelin stars, to any of the bars with their impressive bars full of pintxos, authentic miniature haute cuisine, including grills, cider houses and gastronomic societies, make it very easy to satisfy the palate. The friendliness of its inhabitants makes it pleasant to stay in this beautiful province whose banner is its capital Donostia - San Sebastián.