Izaga or Itzaga (1,361m) is the most important peak around Pamplona, capital of Navarra. The route is short and beautiful and it's a very good option to walk in the mountain if you don't has a lot of time in the visit to Pamplona.
For the peak-baggers Izaga is in the list of Top 100 Prominent Peaks of Peninsula Iberica but it's a nice peak even if it was out of it.
I climbed a few of times from different trail heads but I think that for SP it's necessary to show only the normal route from Ardanaz de Izagaondoa because another possibilities are only for local people as the routes from Zuazu, Reta, Urbikain or Idozin.
The small range:
The mountain really has three summits: Izaga (1,361m), Ganbella (1,256m) and Santa Ágata (1,195m) but the two small peaks don't have interest for foreigners. If you want to climb it it's not very difficult descending from the main summit in 1h.
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Red TapeYou can climb the peak all the year, even in winter after a snowfall. You need only a pair of boots.
From 6th to 14th of July it's almost impossible to sleep in Pamplona because are the popular Sanfermines, one of the most important "Fiestas" of the World (we live normally in Pamplona around 200,000 people but in Sanfermines we're probably more than 500,000 people).
Note: if you have a GPS in your car you must be careful with the selection of the village Ardanaz (or Ardanatz) because near of Pamplona you has another Ardanaz in the valley of Egüés and not in the valley of Izagaondoa.
CampingI think the best option is to sleep in Pamplona because it's an important city with some monuments of interest and probably you don't go to Izaga if you're sleeping near Pyrenees and not in Pamplona. It's easy to find a lot of hotels in Pamplona in internet.
If you want to spend the night in a camping the most popular for foreigners is Camping Ezkaba because it's very near of the main city (30 minutes walking or 10 minutes by bicycle).
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