Bosque de Oma

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Bosque de Oma
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Areti G
Madrid, Spain20 contributions
A different forest!!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Oma painted forest is a hidden treasure that combines art and nature.It is about one hour walking uphill among pine trees,fems and beautiful cottages!A place is full of colors and shapes unique in the world.I recommend you to venture into this beautiful natural space and lose yourself!!
Written April 14, 2019
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Gemma
Barcelona, Spain43 contributions
Great walk
Sep 2018 • Friends
There are several routes to make it easy for everyone. We took the hard one and it was easy enough. The painted trees were lovely, and the way back through the valley was peaceful and typical from the area. It was such a lovely walk!
Written October 1, 2018
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Marla7
Naas, Ireland680 contributions
Great walk, interesting place!
Aug 2018 • Couples
We went to the Bosque de Oma starting from the path near the caves. It's quite a climb so make sure you wear appropriate shoes and clothing. Probably not recommended for buggies and small children.
The walk is beautiful, all in the middle of the woods, and the actual "attraction" is really interesting and worth visiting. Lots of hidden meanings in the paintings!
We then walked down towards the village of Oma and then back up to where we parked near the caves, which is mostly roadside (but no traffic) with a nice footpath, but not much shade, so it was really hot and sweaty, and there are some steep hills!
Written August 15, 2018
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scorpioshanghai
Sydney, Australia1,626 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jun 2017 • Couples
We picked up the trail that starts right opposite the restaurant Lezika near Santimamine cave entrance. There's a car pick with good picnic spots. It is a good 3 km hike to the site & most of it on a slight incline. Bring water as it can be pretty thirsty work! However - the sight of the beautifully & artistically painted tree trunks are well worth all the effort. A good hour can be spent amongst these painted trees & are great picture opportunities. The hike back was alot easier ( as incline was mostly downhill).
Written June 26, 2017
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Chavernys
Anywhere253 contributions
Not worthy a Detour
May 2017 • Family
We went there just as an excuse to have a family excursion. The walk till the place is just average. Not suitable for trolleys. The forest itself is odd but I wouldn´t say is worth to spend a holiday’s morning there. It could be ok if you live in the area but definitely I wouldn’t make a detour in my trip to visit it. Avoid it during summer times, it should be very hot.
Written May 23, 2017
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VeganChickSingapore
Singapore44 contributions
Refreshing art in nature but be prepared for a looong walk!
Apr 2017 • Friends
if you come by public bus, be prepared for a really long walk. It's about 3km from the bus stop to the start/foothill of the climb which is another 3.5km hike..total round trip 13km. We had to go through part of the village, farmland, country houses (all on paved roads) to get to the start. Make sure you have GPS to navigate the village to foothill walk as it's not so straightforward. The uphill hike isn't so bad but there were some steep uphill/downhill steps when we got closer. So wear good shoes and think twice about going if it's raining as it's unpaved the closer you get.
As most people wrote, it's quite a beautiful experience and surreal to be surrounded by art deep in the forest.
What you need to take note of is the bus schedule back to Bilbao. We had to take a 8+pm ride back as there are less buses the later it gets. That made us quite tired as we didn't expect such a long day.
Written May 15, 2017
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Sergio S
Edinburgh, UK37 contributions
interesting landscape
Aug 2016 • Friends
walk to the painted forest of oma means walk up the hill for 2.8km, most of the time under the shadow of pines and eucalyptus trees, the path is an easy asphalted path to the top and a wee path down in a dusty sand path, the cars cannot go up the hill, but there is plenty of parking where the hike starts, recommended to carry a bottle of water, you will need it
Written September 5, 2016
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Jairobs
Eindhoven, The Netherlands13 contributions
A Transcedental Experience
Feb 2015 • Solo
After gratificant 2 hours walking you are gonna face one of the most earth conected artistic experiences in the world. With All eyes on you you get exposed and it's impossible not to make a nice meditation and conect with your soul.
Written January 9, 2016
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Dimitri P
6 contributions
A Cruel Joke
Sep 2015 • Friends
The Bosque de Oma has to be a joke the locals are playing on unsuspecting tourists. Supposedly it is 2.2 kilometers on foot to reach the forest. However, there is a perfectly fine car road that the locals use and the distance to the forest is more like 3.5 kilometers of steep slopes. Thus, you need about three hours to get there and back.
Far from the unique artistic jewel that all the guides are describing, the painted forest is an infantile artistic project of little interest. They claim that the artist has been working on it for 20 years, but a middle school could have painted the whole thing as a weekend project - and they might have done it better.
The worse thing of all is that there are tons of interesting things to do around the Basque Country, so visiting this forest is a truly a deplorable waste of time.
Written September 27, 2015
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HELCAY
Toulouse, France58 contributions
Nice walk and great land art
Why not leave Bilbao for half a day and enjoy a nice hike in the woods and the countryside?! You can leave your car on the parking place next to the restaurant and walk for about 3km (don t forget to take some water!), and suddenly here it is, the bosque pintado! enjoy the colours !
Written April 25, 2015
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