The ascent to Pagasarri Bilbao is an activity quite often, hence the path of Pagasarri be well documented.
Then the ascent route to the mountain described, with photographs to facilitate orientation:
The route starts at the San Adrián (Bilbao). We start from the Plaza Zabalburu, located near the train station and go down the street Avenida Juan de Garay and San Adrián. At the end of the street we find the bridge of the following image:
Way up to Pagasarri: Building Iberdrola
Crossing the bridge will cross the highway, reaching the building of Iberdrola. At this point we leave the city to begin the ascent to Pagasarri. We go around the building to the right to take the road Larraskitu, an asphalted road that runs through the neighborhood Larraskitu.
Way up to Pagasarri: Road Larraskitu
We continue about 300 meters down the track. We find a path that goes left. If we take this shortcut we'll end on the same track much later, avoiding to give more back. This step is optional, if we follow the track all the time we end up at the same point but take more.
Way up to Pagasarri: Shortcut
Continuing along the road, called Camino Pagasarri, we will find the Bar Athletic and later with a picnic and tables, together with a panel of the council with a map and information about the area.
Way up to Pagasarri: Road Pagasarri
If we continue down the road, we arrive at a point where a barrier preventing access to vehicles. It is where the climb to the mountain begins and where we will normally take about 45 minutes to reach him. Highlight a road that goes to the left, just before the barrier, which leads to the chapel of San Roque.
Way up to Pagasarri: Barrera Pagasarri
On the way up, we find the Fountain of Zapaburu.
Way up to Pagasarri: Power Zapaburu
Later we came to a crossroads that offers three routes to the Pagasarri. The right path is smoother and offers spectacular views of Bilbao. The route from the center, begins with stairs and an information panel. Of the three routes, it is the fastest (30 minutes) and the oldest, but also the most physically demanding. The left path instead, is the longest and the one that gives greater return, so it is the least is usually done.
Way up to Pagasarri: Cross on the Pagasarri
If we have chosen to Pagasarri the old way, by the way we find the source of the next picture. This way, almost at the end, joins the left path. On the descent we must remember to properly take detours.
Way up to Pagasarri: Fountain in the old way of Pagasarri
The road on the left and on the right end joining in the campaign of Pagasarri, under Mount Ganeta (685 meters).
Way up to Pagasarri: Campa Pagasarri
In the campaign we have a bar
Way up to Pagasarri: Campa and bar Pagasarri
To finish up the top, climb a hill behind the bar.
Way up to Pagasarri: Top of Pagasarri
Taking the old road Pagasarri, the ascent round the hour and twenty minutes.