SBC-Day 5: Markina-Xemein to Gernika-25.5km

Day 5: Markina-Xemein to Gernika, is another long and difficult day. With rough mountainous terrain and some local roads. A steep climb after Bolibar to the monastery of Zenarruza (Ziortza). Here a community of Cistercian monks are found.  Your destination for today Gernika is home to Casa de Juntas and its famous Oak tree, it is customary that visitors go around the tree clockwise. The name of the town has been associated with the devastating bombing to which it was subjected in 1937. Picasso painted a painting in its memory.

Buen Camino!