Basque Coast : San Sebastián to Bilbao (self-guided)1.200,00 € IVA incl.
On arrival I suggest you a intense city walk from the hotel to the “parte vieja” combined with the tasting of local miniature gastronomy (local word for tapas) of different textures and flavours accompanied with the typical local white wine called “txakolí”.
San Sebastián – Zumaia
Coastal line route squeezed between the ocean and the green mountains. The track roams through secondary roads admiring stunning landscapes. The old fishing villages of Orio, Getaria and Zumaia will be crossed, besides the famous summer resort of Zarauz.
Zumaia – Lekeitio
Leaving Zumaia village a 3th category summit (Itziar)will be reached and course follows downhill to end 5 km. later at the village of Deba. From here a secondary coastal line road will take the riders through the charming villages of Motrico ,Ondarroa and finally Lekeitio.
Lekeitio – Mundaka
The longest stage of the course. Continuous ups and downs combining inland and sea side landscapes. After leaving Lekeitio and following the coastal road the fisrts villages to reach are Laga and Laia beaches, famous places for the local people as the main summer resorts. Also the Biosphere reserve of Urdanibia declared “Biosphere reserve and world heritage” site by the UNESCO will be visited.
Just before the village of Mundaka that of Gernika will be visited. The latter being famous because of the painting of Picasso. The road between the mountains and the estuary will take the riders to the charming and also capital of the surf village of Mundaka where to spend this night.
Mundaka – Plentzia
Rolling roads await the riders ahead. First village to meet after a striking landscape is the sailor village of Bermeo. Some km. farer the magic and mistic place of San Juan de Gazteluetxe pitched in an island and connected to the continent through its endless sinous stairs to the top hermitage. Bakio, the following village where to have the opportunity to taste the local White wine also called “Txakoli”, typical produce in the Basque country to finalise the stage in Plentzia, where a charming hotel overviewing the fishing port wellcomes the guests.
Plentzia – Bilbao
Last ride of the course takes the riders into the city of Bilbao, this the most populous of the Basque Country. Soon after the starting the road becomes a mixture of road and biking lane driving the bikers straight to the heart of the city along the river bank. The stage and also the course ends at the imposing image of Frank Gehry’s architectural creation, Guggenheim Museum.
~ 6 nights Accommodation in double room with breakfast.
~ Information with practical suggestions collected in a Road Book
~ GPS tracks for your device
~ Luggage transport between hotels.
~ Personal welcome in San Sebastian.
~ Entrance ticket and Txakoli glass tasting in Bakio (4th stage)
~ individual room (check tariff))
~ individual traveller (+270€)
~ Lunch & dinner.
~ Bicycle. ( see options )
~ Extra nights.
- Touring Bike Specialized Sirrus 200 €
- Carbon Bike Specialized (check price)
- EBike (check price)
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