BILBAO GRAVEL WEEKEND

Min. 4 people Guided by ex-pros

Ride with us on a luxury weekend, enjoying Bilbao and its surroundings, paired with local gastronomy & culture

LevelCustomizable
Duration2 days | 2 nights
PriceFrom 950€

BILBAO GRAVEL WEEKEND

Min. 4 people Guided by ex-pros

Ride with us on a luxury weekend, enjoying Bilbao and its surroundings, paired with local gastronomy & culture

LevelCustomizable
Duration2 days | 2 nights
Price950€

HIGHLIGHTS

Discover Bilbao and its surrounding area riding with local ex-professional athletes, who will take you on the most hidden gravel routes, where you will admire the most amazing scenery.

Enjoy the most exclusive Basque culinary experience, savouring the typical Basque cuisine in Bilbao´s top restaurants and delighting in the tasting menu of an award-winning Michelin star restaurant.

Go on a private tour of the ultimate modern art museum, the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Program

  • Arrival in Bilbao and transfer from the airport to the hotel by private vehicle.
  • Welcome and reception by the Bizi Cycle Tours team at the Miró Hotel, located in front of the Guggenheim Museum.
  • Program briefing for the weekend, bike tours and routes.
  • Delivery of welcome kit: Bizi Cycle Tours jersey and water bottle.
  • Check-in.

 

Program

  • Breakfast at the Miró Hotel Bilbao.
  • Equipment set up before starting the route.
  • Departure by bicycle: Gravel route Bilbao – Encartaciones.
  • Transfer by van to the start and from the end of the route.
  • Lunch en route, including fresh products, drinks, healthy snacks.
  • Private guided visit to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
  • Dinner at the Michelin-starred Mina restaurant.

 

Stage 1

We will start the route from the neighborhood of La Cuadra, very close to Bilbao, along the Cadagua Greenway that runs along the course of the river of the same name.

We will enjoy a few kilometers of local road where we will be able to see the old farmhouses that mark the area. Once we finish the Greenway and after climbing a few kilometers of the San Cosme pass (usual for cyclists in the area) we will enter a beautiful gravel track that will take us to Mount Ilso (former military airfield of the Spanish Civil War), here we can enjoy unbeatable views of the Encartaciones.

We will descend by track to the Recreational Center of La Brena and once there we will descend again until we reach Balmaseda. The first town founded in Bizkaia in the 12th century, it is located in a narrow gorge bathed by the waters of the Kadagua River. A medieval bridge spans its waters and protects the old town, full of churches, mansions and stately homes, where events are held as its unique medieval market or the famous Stations of the Cross at Easter, starring the villagers.

From here, we will take a nice track that in the form of “eses” will take us to the top of La Garbea, one of the mountains that surrounds the region of Enkarterri.

We will have finished ascending, so after a nice pistero descent, we will take the secondary road that will take us, passing through the town of Zalla, directly to the starting point.

 

Program

  • Breakfast at the Miró Hotel Bilbao.
  • Equipment set up before starting the route.
  • Departure by bicycle: Gravel route Bilbao – Encartaciones.
  • Transfer by van to the start and from the end of the route.
  • Lunch en route, including fresh products, drinks, healthy snacks.
  • Transfer to Bilbao airport in private vehicle.

 

Stage 2

In this route we will start from Muskiz along the spectacular Vía Verde de los Montes del Hierro, an old mining railway line that leads us through the industrial bowels of Bizkaia, among spectacular panoramic views shaped by iron.

Following its winding and fun route with a varied and intense vegetation, we will reach the Traslaviña neighborhood. From there, and once we reach the village of Bezi, we descend through its spectacular pass, a classic of the cycling events of Bizkaia, until we link again with the Greenway from which we started the route.

 

DATES

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR

On Demand | Please request your suitable tour dates

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Included

Accommodation

  • 2 nights in a double room at the 4-star Boutique Hotel Miró located in front of the Guggenheim Museum.
  • Transfer to and from the airport in a private van.

Meals

  • Breakfast made on the spot at the Hotel Miró.
  • Two lunches on the road, including fresh products, drinks, and healthy snacks.
  • A dinner at the award winning one-star Michelin Mina restaurant.

Bike and Gear

  • Well-known professional bicycle brand.
  • Welcome kit, including a Bizi Cycle Tours jersey and a water bottle.

Support

  • A bilingual guide (English-Spanish) with lots of experience and knowledge of the area. Our guides are ex-professional athletes.
  • Transfer by support van to the beginning and end of the route.
  • Daily laundry for cycling gear.
  • Daily bicycle cleaning.

Activities-Souvenirs

  • Guided tour of the Guggenheim Bilbao museum.
  • Personalised photo album of the tour.

Not included

  • Flight tickets to and from Bilbao.
  • Other activities not included in the package and not organized by Bizi Cycle Tours.
  • Accommodation before and after the end of the tour.
  • Personal shopping during the tour.

Minimum 4 people. Check group rates with us.

BICYCLES

BH CORE GRAVELX CARBON 2.6

BH Core Gravelx Carbon 2.6

So lightweight, that you won’t believe that it’s an e-bike. Its frame is made of carbon, with the technology used in the frames of BH’s high-end road bike range.

This bike has a significant autonomy (165Km and up to 220Km) thanks to a combination of low motor consumption and a 540Wh battery.

The Core display is fully integrated into the stem and it features a button that allows you to increase or reduce the assistance level, through an LED colour system.

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