BILBAO 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€

HIGHLIGHTS

Discover Bilbao and its surrounding area riding with local ex-professional athletes, who will take you on the most hidden cycling 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 Bilbao hotel.
  • Equipment set up before starting the route.
  • Departure by bicycle: Bilbao – Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve Route.
  • A support van will always be available to provide technical assistance and snacks, as well as transportation through any section of the route if you do not wish to continue cycling.
  • Lunch en route, including fresh produce, drinks and healthy snacks.
  • Private guided visit to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
  • Dinner at the Michelin-starred Mina restaurant.

 

Stage 1: Bilbao – Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve

Leaving Bilbao through its iconic estuary we will head to Asua. After a first gentle climb to warm up, we will descend to Mungia, a small town surrounded by mountains and a multitude of farmhouses, some of them built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

We will continue flat to Gerekiz, a pass of 2 km of ascent. A fast and fun descent of 6 km will lead us to Gernika, world famous for the bombing suffered during the Spanish Civil War, the famous painting of Pablo Picasso and symbol of Basque culture.

From here we will cycle to the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, passing by some of the most beautiful beaches of the Biscayan coast: Laga, undoubtedly one of the most photographed beaches of the Basque Country, and Laida, an impressive dynamic sandy beach whose strong tides in winter change its appearance every year. Urdaibai, famous for its beauty, is a protected nature reserve with breathtaking views.

We will continue again towards Gernika, ascend Errigoiti, a 5 km long pass, and then gradually return to the imposing medieval castle of Butrón. Located in Gatika, for over three hundred years, since the sixteenth century, the castle was the scene of continuous and bloody battles between two sides of the nobility of Bizkaia. The lords of Butrón, who took refuge in the castle, exercised their power over the territory.

To finish this beautiful stage, we will ascend to Unbe and end the tour in Bilbao.

 

Program

  • Breakfast at the Miró Bilbao hotel.
  • Equipment set up before starting the route.
  • Departure by bike: Route Bilbao – San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.
  • A support van will always be available to provide technical assistance and snacks, as well as transportation through any section of the route if you do not wish to continue cycling.
  • Lunch en route, including fresh produce, drinks and healthy snacks.
  • Transfer to Bilbao airport by private vehicle.

 

Stage 2: Bilbao – San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Leaving Bilbao along the estuary, after a first gentle climb to warm up, we will pass through some beautiful villages in the interior of Bizkaia.

We will take a backroad to Markaida and then to Larrauri, where spectacular palaces were built. From there we will take a detour to Bakio, a privileged summer resort, surrounded by beaches, cliffs, coves and promenades.

We will continue along the coastal route that goes through Jata, which will allow us to enjoy spectacular views of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a protected biotope, which will soon captivate us with its dazzling landscape in the middle of the sea. Its spectacular beauty led it to be chosen as a filming location for the famous TV series, Game of Thrones.

We will continue along the coast to head towards a surprising place, the Lemoniz nuclear power plant, which was never put into operation, to reach the beautiful fishing village of Armintza. From there we will continue pedaling towards Plentzia, a coastal town with beautiful beaches.

With the estuary as a central element and the beach as a tourist attraction, Plentzia is a pleasant and cozy coastal town located about 25 kilometers from Bilbao, in a beautiful bay overlooking the sea. It is one of the most demanded localities by the Biscayans themselves to enjoy the summer season.

Finally we will return to Bilbao along the coast, passing by the impressive cliffs of Barrika, Getxo, Las Arenas and the estuary, showing its industrial past and learning first hand the model of reconversion of a city that is being studied all over the world.

 

DATES

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR

On Demand | Please request your suitable tour dates

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Included

Accommodation

  • 2 nights (double occupancy) at the 4-star Boutique Hotel Miró located across the street from the Guggenheim Museum (single occupancy available with additional charge)
  • 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.
  • There is always a support van available to provide technical assistance, refreshments, and transportation for any part of the route that you don’t want to cycle through.
  • Daily laundry for cycling gear.
  • Daily bicycle cleaning.

Activities-Souvenirs

  • Private 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.

 

Optional

  • Private guided tour of Bilbao.
  • Private guided tour of San Mamés stadium.
  • Visit to the Crusoe Treasure underwater winery.
  • Boat trip from Getxo.
  • Shopping with Virginia Berasategui.

Group

Minimum 4 people. Check group rates with us.

BICYCLES

TREK Émonda SL 6 Disc

This bicycle can deal with the toughest mountains, the steepest descents, the tightest curves and the fastest sprints.

The hydraulic disc brakes have great breaking power and control regardless of the type of road and the weather conditions.

Just like the other Émondas, it is designed to be the lightest and fastest in its category.

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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