To get to Aiete Park, we walk along Playa de la Concha and, in the middle of the beach, take steps up into town, turning right onto the street Aldapeta Galtzada at the top of the steps and walking about 2 km (1.25 miles) to the park.
Steps up from the bay
Mansion in the park
The gardens and floral displays in the park are spectacular and we wander the paths into the ravines and along the streams.
Paths and gardens of Aiete Park
From the park, we descend to the Urumea River (Urumea Itsasaderra) and walk along the river through the city to its mouth between Gros and Mount Urgull.
Along the Urumea River
At Gros, we're back on familiar ground and head around Mount Urgull on the Paseo Nuevo, once again enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean and the island and hills in the distance.
Sights of the Sea along Paseo Nuevo
And, we reward ourselves with a gelatto (pistachio) for finding our way through town to the park and back.