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Garaio Park

Over the last years the Ullíbarri-Gamboa reservoir has held an increasing and important recreative use of its natural area, with appreciable social value and providing a peculiar quality label for the Nature Turism in Álava (Spain).The Ullíbarri-Gamboa reservoir is one of the most important human water supply reservoirs of Álava and Vizcaya.The area of this reservoir has been able to use the changes which were produced in the landscape by humans, creating aquatic environments with a very high environmental value.
This Natural Area is placed between the Llanada Alavesa and the mountains at the north of the Territorio Histórico, which is a transition area from the oceanic inffluence to the continental climate of the inland, and it combines oakwoods and gall-oak forests with areas with thick banks, marsh and lake ecosystems, wide water sheeds and urban and recreative nucleous, allowing a human compatible use with the conservation of its natural resources.Quiet walking, birds observation, turism by bicycle, picnic, bathing, Nature Interpretation activities or just landscape contemplation are activities specially recommended for being developed in Garaio and Landa Provincial Park, Mendixur Ornithological Park inside the RAMSAR area of the Ullíbarri-Gamboa reservoir tail ends, and the Green Route surrounding its bank.

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