5 Days / 4 nights  to see the best of Basque Country

Bilbao&Orduña City Tours /Trekking

Nordic Walking Routes / Bizkaia Coast and Villages

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This 5 days complete program will allow your group to have an experience based trip combining nature trekking /nordic walking paths, whole day coast tours, city & historical tours, winery guided visit, shepherd farmhouse visit experience while enjoying the famous Basque gastronomy.

Discover the Wolves´path to the magnificent Nervion Fall, the highest waterfall in Europe; an historical route in the old town of Orduña, “Natural & Historical route to San Pedro Mountain´s Spanish civil war trenches”“The best of Bizkaia Coast and Villages” will take us to discover the astonishing Basque coast landscapes, “Bizkaia Bridge” a world heritage site and the beautiful “Algorta Old Port”; ”Bilbao Old town  & Pintxos  Tour”, Txakoli winery and shepherds farmhouse guided visit, Basque cider house (sidrería) experience.  We propose also an extra day to visit the “Rioja Wineries and medieval villages” to enjoy the wine culture of The Land of the Basques.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY FOR 5 DAYS GUIDED TOURS

This program could be used also as a draft program to be customized, depending on your group interests and time available.

Minimum pax.

Maximum pax.

DAY 1

Check in & Hiking & Txoko Experience

Pick up the group at the airport or other agreed place and transfer to Untza.

After check in Ulle Gorri Rustic Home we will  start discovering the surroundings and the pretty town of Untza with an easy hikkig or Nordic Walking route

Time: 2 hours.

Difficulty: easy

Altitude: 50 mt

Dinner* and accommodation in Baserri Ulle Gorri

*If the Txoko were available, having dinner in the Txoko is a true basque experience, where the groups cook and enjoy the dinner all together.

DAY 2

Hiking & Nordic Walking Wolves Path Route

Breakfast in the Baserri and “With the boots on” we start our trekking / Nordic walking  route to discover the Path of the Wolves and Nervion source to the magnificent waterfall of Nervión fall, the highest waterfall in Spain, an amazing landscape with water only during winter and spring seasons, up to the awesome Santiago Mountain Natural Monument.

Transfer to have lunch to a typical Basque restaurant to enjoy our gastronomy. 

In the afternoon we will discover the old town of Orduña and its history, we will visit a winery and wine yarda of Txakoli, Basque white wine.

– Transfer to Ulle Gorri

After a whole day of emotions, and a heavy lunch, a light dinner will be served in the Baserri Ulle Gorri. 

A pleasant evening by the fireplace listening old basques histories could be a perfect end to finish the day.

– Accommodation in Ulle Gorri

DAY 3

The Best of Bay of Biscay Coast Tour

Breakfast in the Baserri and we will start the route to discover The Best of the Bay of Biscay Coast and Villages, the most amazing places of the coast including San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, now a place not to be missed; Bermeo, a traditional fishing village; Mundaka, a beautiful village famous for its freat surf wave, the stunning Urdaibai Natural reserve and Gernika town.

Acommodation in Ulle Gorri.

DAY 4

Trekking and gastronomic experience

Breakfast in the Baserri and we start another amazing day hiking (nordic walking option)  historic  route around the Sea of Meadows surrounding Ulle Gorri, discovering the recent excavated Spanish civil war trenches, the best conserved war landscape in the Basque Country.  Nothing has changed in the last 80 years,  so it is easy to  imagine the terrible historic events during the war. 

After the exercise,  a lunch in a “Sidrería – Sagardotegia”, a typical Basque Ciderhouse, will be an unforgettable experience: Cider poured from giant barrels and a huge traditional and fixed menu. 

A shepherd farmhouse will be visited to know how the shepherds works nowadays and the traditional process to manufacture the famous Idiazabal Basque Cheese.

After a heavy lunch, a light dinner will be served  at the baserri.

Accommodation in Ulle Gorri.

DAY 5

Bilbao & Pintxos & Bizkaia Bridge Tour

Breakfast in the Baserri and check out.  This will be our last day in The Land of the Basques, and depending on  your departure time, we could finish te complete program: Walking (Nordic walking option ) along the Nervion River at its mouth, from the “Bizkaia Bridge, a World Heritage Site to “Algorta Old Port“, a beautiful old fishing village, now a place to enjoy an appetizer. 

Return to Bilbao and free time to visit the Guggenheim. Exclusive guided tour to discover what we like the most of our city, Bilbao and a Pintxos (creative small bites) tour in the Casco Viejo (Bilbao old town).

Transfer to the airport or another point agreed.

Extra Day: Rioja Wineries

Optional: “Rioja Wineries and medieval villages Tour”

If you are food, wine and history lovers, Rioja is a destiny you can ́t pass up the opportunity to visit. Its wine-making tradition, the features of its soil and its climate have always yielded extremely high-quality wines that have earned international fame. 

We will be visiting vineyards and wineries with Certificated Denomination of Origin “Rioja”, with special interest in those that have kept the family tradition, as well as some of the most surprising wineries due to its architecture, such as “Marques de Riscal” wine cellar by the architect Frank Gery and medieval wineries carved in the soil. A perfect day to enjoy wine tasting in the wine cellars.

We will visit some the medieval village including Laguardia, recently included among the most beautiful villages in Spain and some interesting Neolithic Dolmens.

Ask for quotation to include this optional tour in your custom travel program.

Terms and Conditions

Includes:

4 nights accommodation & breakfast in the Baserri Ulle Gorri Rustic Home exclusively use for your group

1 lunch in a typical Basque restaurant after Nervion sources and Wolves Path hikking

1 lunch in a  “Sidrería- Sagardotegia”, a typical Basque CiderHouse experience

1 homemade Basque dinner in the Rustic Home or Txoko experience if available

2 light homemade dinner in the Rustic Home, ideal after a heavy lunch

1 Pintxos Tour in Bilbao  (4 pintxos and 4 drinks per person (Zurito (small beer), Rioja Crianza Red Wine, Txakoli (Basque white wine),  Mosto (non alcoholic grape drink).

Exclusive dedication of our Basque hosts – guides during the whole trip and routes.

  • Trekking route (Nordic walking option) to Untza and surroundings
  • Trekking route (Nordic Walking option) to Nervion Source & Waterfall and Wolves Path.
  • Trekking (Nordic Walking Option) and historical route to the Spanish Civil War trenches
  • Historical visit to the old city of Orduña
  • The Best of Bizkaia Coast tour: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo, Mundaka and Gernika town
  • Bizkaia Bridge & Algorta Old Port historic Tour
  • Bilbao & Pintxos Tour
  • Winery guided visit and Txakoli tasting (Basque white wine)
  • Shepherd farmhouse guided visit & Homemade Idiazabal cheese tasting

– Nordic walking poles included

– All transfers included by Minivan / private car

– Liability Insurance and hiking activities insurance

Not included:

  • Monuments and museums tickets
  • Food and drinks not specified in the program
  • Opcional routes
  • Travel insurance

Conditions:

Booking deposit: 30% when confirmed. The balance will be paid 15 days before the departure date.

Cancellation policy: 50% cancellation fee between 15 and 30 days, 75% between 7 and 15 days and 100% with less than 7 days.

Accommodation: Baserri Ulle Gorri is a rustic home, exclusive use for the group. 

Breakfast will be prepared by the host and served in the Rustic Home for the group

Dinner could be either prepared by the host and served in the Rustic Home or a local restaurant catering will be served instead.

Pintxos Tours: includes 4 pintxos and 4 drinks per person (Zurito (small beer),  Rioja Crianza Red Wine, Txakoli (Basque white wine),  Mosto (non alcoholic grape drink).

Txoko: Basque traditional social club where friends prepare lunch together and enjoy the company. If  Untza Txoko is available, the dinner will be prepared as the traditional way. If not, a traditional Basque dinner will be prepared by the hosts in the Rustic home kitchen for the group.

Sidrería- Sagardotegia: Typical Cider house in the Basque Country. A gastronomic Basque experience not not be missed.

Trekking recommended equipment: Mountain boots, basic trekking equipment (back pack to carry the water and some food), proper clothes for walking, change of clothes, and depending on the season, warm clothing, raincoat, etc. 

Travel program. It´s a different, exclusive, relaxing and carefree experience in the Basque Country, based on an off-the-beaten-path philosophy but also focused on the “can´t miss” places that you´ll love to talk about when returning home. The travel program may have some variations due to schedule changing in the monuments, climatological issues, unexpected events, improvements of the travel program always up to the host -guide criteria and the group condition. Very important: the trekking activity will depend on the mountain and climatological conditions, in case the weather is not suitable to do the activity , an alternative experience will be scheduled.

Remember that this is not a touristic package, but an experience based trip to enjoy the nature, the gastronomy and culture in The land of the Basques.

Accommodation

Ulle Gorri is a beautiful basque farmhouse, situated in an ideal location to explore The Land of the Basques with a small group of friends and/or family. The  house is rented complete and exclusively for the group.

“Baserri” or “caserío” is a traditional basque farmhouse. Ulle Gorri has been restored recovering old original materials, giving the house a unique personality that seduces our guests. The restored antique furniture, the magnificent doors and the precious earthen pottery, which belonged to an ancient palace of the area, make Ulle Gorri a very special place to rest and enjoy.

Great location: less than 20 minutes from Vitoria, 40 minutes from Bilbao and La Rioja and only an hour and 15 minutes from Donosti (San Sebastián) or Pamplona and with easy access just 10 minutes away from the motorway exit.

It has a large living room with fireplace, a beautiful kitchen and 5 double bedrooms with 4 bathrooms distributed over two floors. On the lower floor a bedroom with a double bed and an insuite bathroom and on the upper floor a suite with a double bed, a bathroom and a small hall, a bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom insuite and two double rooms with two single beds. The rooms on the top floor have views over the countryside.

Both the interior of the house and the outdoor area with a fantastic meadow with fruit trees and flower garden, are equipped to allow your mind and body to rest and to be able to enjoy it without stress: music chain with a selection of CDs, books, magazines, maps and tourist information of the area.

Ulle Gorri

Travel Agency

Apregindana Lekua 2
01449 Untza- Apregindana
Álava/Araba – SPAIN

Registro Turismo:

AVI 00116 - CEI:2437

+34 647 712 806

contact@ullegorri.com