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The fifth edition of the San Sebastian Circuit Spirit will run along roads in Gipuzkoa and Navarra.

After taking the exit around Plaza Gipuzkoa in Donostia – San Sebastián, the caravan of vehicles will head towards Lasarte-Oria and from there, traveling through areas of the old circuit, head towards Hernani from where it will head towards the community of Navarra.

The first section of the rally will cover in its first kilometers the road that borders the source and first sections of the Urumea River. Towns such as Fagollaga, Ereñotzu are found along the way, and in the Pagoeta area, we enter the community of Navarra.

Goizueta welcomes us. Surrounded by mountains, this town is ideal to enter its green landscape, and discover the numerous cromlechs that we find in its hills. Arriving at the crossroads of the Basakabi restaurant, we change from the Urumea area to the Malerreka valley. I n Melerreka we find towns such as Ezkurra, whose name means acorn in Spanish, and it is believed that its place name refers to the abundance of trees that bore this fruit in the place where the municipality was located.

Famous are the carnivals of Zubieta and Ituren, which both towns celebrate together.

On Monday and Tuesday of the last week of January, the Joaldunak from both towns begin the parade. On Monday those from Zubieta leave for Ituren, and on Tuesday those from Ituren return the visit to those from Zubieta.

The most important municipality in the Alto Bidasoa or Malerreka region is Doneztebe (Santesteban). The town, which was a merchant town in the Middle Ages, is sheltered by several mountains in the Santesteban valley.

To finish the morning section we have to go to a unique place such as the Irrisarriland multi-adventure park, where in addition to enjoying its surroundings, it is planned that we will have lunch at noon.

In the afternoon section, the banks of the Bidasoa River are the ones that take center stage. On its shores, bordering Gipuzkoa and France, is the beautiful and picturesque town of Bera (Vera de Bidasoa). This town has a very interesting old town, full of buildings of great heritage value.

Following the land near the Bidasoa river and crossing the Endarlatza bridge, we enter Gipuzkoa again, and where the river takes center stage as the natural border between Spain and France. We arrive at Behobia, and Irún to finish in Hondarribia right at the mouth of the Bidasoa in the Cantabrian Sea. Its strategic location, on the border with its neighboring kingdom of France, made it play a very prominent war role over the centuries. Its old town, surrounded by the best preserved wall in Gipuzkoa, has a grid layout of its streets, characteristic of cities founded in the Middle Ages. At present, its urban center contains abundant vestiges of its historical past.

Another interesting area is the area of Calle San Pedro where you can see the typical and charming fishermen's houses. Its ground floors are largely occupied by bars and restaurants of great tradition and popularity.

The main festival in Hondarribia is its Alarde. It is celebrated on September 8 and

serves to commemorate the intercession of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the victory of its residents over the French army in 1638.

Mount Jaizkibel will serve to unite Hondarribia with Lezo on our journey, a town that offers an old town of high architectural-artistic value.

One of the essential visits in Lezo is the Gothic basilica of Santo Cristo, located on the Camino de Santiago along the coast. The temple is known for the image of Christ on the altar, as it is one of the only three representations of Jesus Christ crucified without a beard that exist in Europe.

Donostia – San Sebastián awaits us, a medium-sized cosmopolitan city that stands out for its gastronomy, its Ondarreta, La Concha and Zurriola beaches, and its Parisian-style buildings.

The most visited place by all those who come to the capital of Gipuzkoa is the Old

Town, Alde Zaharra in Euskera. Besieged under the protection of Mount Urgull, and wedged between the port and the mouth of the Urumea River, it was built after the fire of 1813. Its streets are full of shops, restaurants and bars with their bars full of pintxos that have given so much fame to the city.

The tamborradas of the eve and day of San Sebastián, the Big Week, the Jazz Festival, the Musical Fortnight, the International Film Festival, and many other acts and events spread throughout the year make Donostia – San Sebastián a worthy place to visit at any time.

For 2022, Donostia – San Sebastián has been chosen as the European capital of

Christmas.