Local population

The mountains of Alava have a great variety of villages of remarkable significance and uniqueness which have maintained their old and traditional flavour. Its inhabitants, traditionally dedicated to ranching, have maintained an environment of great ecological wealth, open to all.

The production of honey, hunting, handcrafts, the sustainable exploitation of lumber or the collection of fruits and wild mushrooms are activities inherent of Izki and the mountains of Alava. Its peoples have known how to promote the cultural identity of their region and unite their social fabric. Each of Izki’s inhabitants feel linked to the mountains, its nature and traditions, being true champions and defenders of a lifestyle and a natural heritage and unique culture.


The Cuadrilla de Campezo-Montaña Alavesa is made up of 6 municipalities, three of which have terrain inside the Natural Park of Izki (Arraia-Maeztu, Bernedo and Campezo). The population of the surrounding region is currently 3,150 inhabitants. Nevertheless, the seasonal population (weekends, summer, holidays...) can double.

Meanwhile, the six municipalities which make up the Cuadrilla are made up by 47 populated areas or council areas, 13 of which are found in the area surrounding the Natural Park (Arluzea, Markinez, Urarte, Urturi, Quintana, San Román de Campezo, Bujanda, Antoñana, Atauri, Maeztu, Apellániz, Virgala mayor and Virgala menor), and only one (Korres), is found inside.