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Our most recommended Basque Country Bike Tours

Bilbao: 3-Hour Guided Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

1. Bilbao: 3-Hour Guided Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

Explore Bilbao by bike like a local, on an easy 3-hour tour of all the city’s main sights, accompanied by a knowledgable guide who will tell you the history of the fascinating city and its old and new attractions. Departing from the central Calle de Villarias, follow your guide along bike lanes and pedestrianized streets to avoid the busy traffic. Follow the course of the river to learn why it was essential to the development of the city. Encompassing contemporary and historic sites, the tour will stop at the dramatic Guggenheim Museum, which opened on the banks of the Nervión River and was designed by the architect Frank Gehry in the 1990s. Marvel at the Euskalduna Conference Centre, built on the site of the old shipyards, and see the new San Mamés football stadium. Explore historic Bilbao at sites such as the Neo-baroque Teatro Arriaga. Cycle the narrow streets and wide plazas of the Casco Viejo (Old Town), and discover the site of the old city walls by the San Antón Bridge, linking Bilbao La Vieja and Casco Viejo.

San Sebastián Small Group Bike Tour

2. San Sebastián Small Group Bike Tour

The activity takes place in San Sebastián's romantic area and departs in late morning or afternoon from the Good Shepherd Cathedral. Depending on the time spent at every spot, which depends on the interests of the visitors, the total length of the activity may vary. From the Cathedral you will visit up to 15 spots in total, including 3 beaches, the Comb of the Wind and more.

Bilbao: Off-the-Beaten-Path Seaside Cycling Tour

3. Bilbao: Off-the-Beaten-Path Seaside Cycling Tour

Explore the Bilbao seaside by bike on this 2.5-hour fun and informative guided tour. Start your tour right at the feet of the iconic Vizcaya Bridge, where you’ll learn about its history, fun facts, and the present role of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a pleasant ride along the seaside, enjoy your first stop at Puerto Viejo. Beautiful and filled with history and anecdotes, you’ll have the freedom to roam and walk around its hidden corners and streets. Blend in among the locals and join them as we taste some world-famous pintxos (small snacks), and maybe a glass of wine, or a Caña for beer lovers.   You’ll then continue on to a few secret local spots before heading on to the route to the Cliffs where you’ll experience the Biscay coastline at its best. With its unmatched scenery, the majesty of the sea and fresh air will accompany you for one of the most beautiful bike routes in the Basque country.   After the tour, you can enjoy the beautiful Arrigunaga beach just meters away, grab a bite in one of its panoramic resto-bars, have a drink with your feet on the sand at the beach bar, or just read your book on the beach.

Bilbao 3-Day Package: Guggenheim, Hotel Stay and Bike Tour

4. Bilbao 3-Day Package: Guggenheim, Hotel Stay and Bike Tour

This 3-day Bilbao welcome package offers a variety of items to make your stay a memorable one. It includes accommodation at a centrally-located 4-star hotel, with plenty of pintxo bars, shops and lively streets in the area. You’ll also receive a ticket to the Guggenheim Museum and a guided tour of the city by bicycle. The Guggenheim is a renowned modern art museum that hosts expositions of works by national and international artists along with its permanent collection. You can use your museum ticket whenever you like during your stay, during the opening times of the museum. You’ll also get to know the city better on a guided bicycle tour. In additional, you’ll have enough time to explore the city by foot, including the old town, the Abandoibarra district and the shopping streets.

Bilbao: Alternative and Urban Art Small Group Bike Tour

5. Bilbao: Alternative and Urban Art Small Group Bike Tour

See another face of Bilbao, seen from the point of innovative art practices, exploring for about three hours neighborhoods such as Bilbao La Vieja, Zorrozaure or Bótica Vieja. During this bike tour about 3,5 hours you will encounter first hand the urban art scattered across the city, public art works, cultural centers, festivals and other emerging innovative initiatives. You will get to know reinvented spaces, old butcher´s transformed in cultural centers or obsolete industrial buildings turned into something else. It is a tour which invites you to be surprised, to enjoy, to learn and to look for details. A passionate and entertaining tour, narrated by a local guide and expert of the contemporary cultural life in Bilbao. 

Getxo and Bizcaya Bridge (UNESCO Site) Bike Tour from Bilbao

6. Getxo and Bizcaya Bridge (UNESCO Site) Bike Tour from Bilbao

Throughout this five-hour bike tour, starting in Bilbao, discover the maritime and industrial history of the villas. Explore the iron mines and learn about the way the citizens were able to transform the natural landscape into a place worth admiring. Begin your trip by visiting the new icons of the city, including the Guggenheim Museum, Euskalduna Congress Palace, and the Maritime Museum. Continue pedaling along the left bank of the estuary until it joins the open sea.  The Pendant or Bizkaia Bridge, which was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2006, links the Portugalete's Villa with Getxo. Once there, continue to The Gold Mile of Biscay, among the outstanding palaces built by the aristocracy at the beginning of the 20th-century. Visit the Sailing Club and Ereaga beach. End your journey in the quaint and picturesque Alcorta's Old Port.

Bilbao: Small-Group Bike Tour

7. Bilbao: Small-Group Bike Tour

Bilbao, as is the case with other Basque cities as Vitoria and San Sebastian, has a perfect shape and size to move around in on a bike. Taking some time to visit its hot spots while riding a bike is a must-do that should not be missed when visiting this fantastic city. This tour will allow you to discover Bilbao's most spectacular corners, which may otherwise be missed. Departing from the edge of Downtown and Old Town, your tour travels along the Ibaizabal Riverbank, where you will be able to enjoy first-hand the modern expansion of Bilbao at the end of the 20th century: the Zubizuri bridge and the Guggenheim Museum. You'll then pass through the statue of the tiger of Deusto, following the riverbank to reach the San Mames area, where the Athletic Club Stadium is located. Finally, you will cross the downtown of the city to look at the Old Town, which is of medieval origin. There you will be able to best observe the many contrasts that the city of Bilbao provides.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 122 reviews

Cacho (Oscar) did an amazing job. We had quite a great ride! He was very knowledgeable and proud of his Basque culture. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting or local who would like to learn more about Basque history, art, and scenery!

Nice bike ride along the beautiful coastline, something different from the city center. Learned a lot about the Basque culture thanks to our fantastic guide Renato! In the afternoon we ate tasty tortillas. In short, highly recommended.

This was an excellent way to see and learn about Bilbao! Highly recommend to anyone who likes to ride. Our guide did an outstanding job. Had great information and went out of his way to share his knowledge of Bilbao!

Nice, easy way to get around the city and get some wonderful onformation present and past about the city.

Leuke tocht met Roberto als gids. Veel gezien en gehoord in deze 3 uur tijd.