You have to go past the shrine of Santa Lucía after you leave Gernika, and climb a forest towards Mount Arteagagana to then descend towards Alto de Morga. This is a brief respite as the church of San Esteban marks another climb, this time to the Alto de Aretxabalgana.READ MORE
After a few kilometres going down, you reach Goikolexea, with its Gothic church of San Emeterio and San Celedonio. The Camino does not directly cross the next village, Larrabetzu, but you can take a detour there and find any services you may need before you continue with your walk. It also has a nice pedestrian area with old stone houses.
From there you finish the last stretch to Lezama, with its Romanesque church of Santa María, rebuilt at a later period.
Tips from our postmen and women
What to do and see in Lezama?
"The municipality of Lezama hosts the training grounds of the Athletic Club de Fútbol, where the younger generation of players is trained. This is something particular of our Basque football club, as it has always prioritised players from this area and despite competition with bigger clubs, it has never left the Primera. This may be an interesting place to visit, especially if the teams are training, as it still has the metallic arch of San Mamés, the Athletic’s football stadium”.