There are many cultural and historic sites worth seeing in and around our valley, with its various picturesque villages and the Monasteries of Leyre and San Juan de la Pena. Foz de Lumbier and Foz de Arbayun are unique canyons that each preserved their special plant and animal habitats. The magical Selva de Irati, one of the last old growth forests in Europe, is located 23 km from Asolaze. . The Sala de la Verna, a large subterranean space recently opened to the public, the caves of Kakueta and the Holtzarte Pass all beckon just across the French border. The closest large city is Pamplona, about 95 km away.