Field trip

Meeting point for both field trips is Bilbao-Bizkaia Tourism information office (Plaza Circular, 1, 48001 Bilbao). At 8:30 both groups will visit the Tourism Information Office and the buses departure around 9:00. In the end of the day the bus first goes to the Bilbao airport at 17:00 and then returns to the meeting point at 17:30. Please find a map that shows the meeting point and the Annual Conference venue here.

Option 1: Forest Management in the Basque Country

Timetable: 8:30-17:00

A traditional management of cultivated and pollarded beech forests and modern intensive management of pine forests can be visited in the field trip to Barazar mountains located in Zeanuri and Dima (about 40 km from Bilbao). Organised by the Provincial Council of Bizkaia.

Barazar forest itinerary

More information: Mr. Txomin Diaz Letamendi (e-mail: txomin.diaz(at)

Option 2: Forest-based Industries in the Basque Country

Timetable: 8:30-17:00

Delegates visit the town of Orozko where they can see different examples of the wood industry sector: sawmills, bioenergy, wood construction and new uses of wood (thermically modified wood). Organised by the Habic cluster (Basque Hospitality, Wood & Design Cluster).

More information: Mr. Oskar Azkarate (e-mail: oazkarate(at)

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