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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 a guided tour past all the city’s main sights like the magnificent Guggenheim Museum. Uncover the history of this fascinating city and learn about its stunning 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. Peddle by contemporary and historic sites and 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 down the narrow streets and through the 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.

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

From Bilbao: La Rioja Wine Tour by E-Bike with Wine Tastings

6. From Bilbao: La Rioja Wine Tour by E-Bike with Wine Tastings

Cycle through one of the world's most internationally renowned wine-growing regions on this La Rioja e-bike tour from Bilbao. Enjoy pickup from your hotel and cycle through centuries-old vines, medieval villages, olive tree farms, and the Sierra Cantabria. Stop for two tastings on the way. After getting picked up from your accommodation in Bilbao, set out for your vineyard adventure in the company of an expert guide who will teach you everything you need to know about the Rioja DOca, the vinification process, the local grape varieties, and the area's incredible 2000-year-old wine culture. Visit two wineries (one in the vineyards and the other one in the cellar) and taste three different Rioja varieties in each. In the second winery, enjoy a traditional picnic lunch in the vineyards. The lunch includes Spanish tortilla (omelet), tomato salad, local dry meats, and cheeses. Finish your Rioja wine tour experience with a stop at the medieval village of Laguardia. Take some pictures of this picturesque town with over 900 years of history before returning to Bilbao.

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What people are saying about Bilbao

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 80 reviews

Absolutely fab - no problem upgrading to an electric bike - brilliant guide who just gave us all his knowledge on Bilbao which was put forward on an interesting way engaging the 8 of us. Would definitely recommend as a must

Very nice bike tour! It offers a lot of information about Bilbao's history. Beñat (the tour guide) was very friendly and interactive. I highly reccommend this bike tour! It's definitely worth it!

Fantastic bycicle tour with the best guide ever! She was passionate to share the story of Bilbao, shared so much insider tips, was super friendly and even fixed my bike!

Excellent in all aspects. Our guide was superb, engaging and knowledgeable. Very good value for money too.

Amazing guide Great to see Biilbao with kids It’s good fun