Alliance Spain SVIEK032 ENVI 17.07.2008 30.07.2008 18-26
SVIEK032-ASPARRENA 2 17/07/08 – 30/07/08 20 vol ENVI/RENO
Min Age:18 Max Age:26
Project: Asparrena is a pretty village of the Llanada Alavesa region. It is at the altitude of 605 m and is surrounded
by Altzania and Entzia mountain ranges. The municipality consists of 10 villages, its capital being Araia (1,180
inhabitants). That is the place where the volunteers of the workcamp will be hosted. It is also the starting point of
the paths that lead to two of the most emblematic and visited mountains in Euskadi: Aratz (1,443 m) and Aizkorri
(1,528 m). The project’s objective is to restore several fountains that can be found in those paths, due to the
limestone surroundings. Therefore, the Local Government of Asparrena wants to join municipality’s the naturalistic
and environmental interests—the famous and spectacular La Leze cave, Zirauntza river’s spring, the ruins of the
Marutegi castle, the stone path to San Adriбn (The Way of St. James) or the wide prairies of Legaire.
Task: Volunteers will collaborate in the restoration of the fountains that can be found along the mountain paths. For
that purpose, they will carry out the following tasks: arrangement of the fountains using brickwork materials;
improving and/or fitting pipes; signposting the location of the fountains; clearing the surrounding scrub.
Location: Asparrena (capital: Araia) is located 35 km from Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital city of Alava and the
Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. Araia’s Humor Theatre Festival is widely enjoyed (in August).
How to get there: http://www.turismoa.euskadi.net
Nearest airports: Foronda (Vitoria-Gasteiz), Loiu (Bilbao), Donostia-San Sebastiбn (Hondarribia)
Nearest train station: Araia and Vitoria-Gasteiz (Бlava).
Meeting point: on 01/08/08 at 6 pm outside the Town Hall in the village of Araia (Asparrena. Бlava)
Accomodation: State schools in the village of Araia (Бlava), furnished with bunk beds and mattresses. Sleeping