A Weekend to Discover The Land Of The Basques
Unique & exclusive & custom travel planning for small groups in the Basque Country
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What could you discover in a weekend?
“Bizkaia Bridge”, World heritage Site and the beautiful “Algorta Old Port”; ”Bilbao Yesterday & Today Tour” including a pintxos gastronomic routethrough the “Casco Viejo” (Bilbao old town); ”With your boots on” we cross the path of the wolves to the magnificent Nervion Fall; an historical route in the old town of Orduña and we complete the weekend program with a route to discover “the best of Bizkaia Coast and Villages”. We propose also an option to visit the “Rioja Wineries and medieval villages” and enjoy the wine culture of The Land of the Basques.
¡It would be a weekend not to be forgotten!
This program could be used also as a draft program to be customized, depending on your group interests and time available
Pick up at the airport or other agreed point to visit the Nervión 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 Untza and accommodation in the Baserri Ulle Gorri.
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 yards of Txakoli, Basque white wine .
After a whole day of emotions, we will prepare a Basque homemade dinner in the Baserri Ulle Gorri or in the Txoko of Untza, a traditional Basque experience.
Accommodation in the baserri.
Breakfast in the Baserri and check out. We will start the route to discover The Best of Bizkaia 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 great surf wave, the stunning Urdaibai Natural Reserve and Gernika town.
Transfer to the airport or to the point agreed.
Opcional: Rioja Wineries & 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.
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.
Prices and Conditions
2 nights accommodation & breakfast in the Baserri Ulle Gorri exclusively for your group
1 lunch in a typical Basque restaurant after the trekking
1 home dinner in the Rustic House
Exclusive dedication of our Basque host – guide during the trip
Bizkaia Bridge & Algorta Old Port Tour
Bilbao & Pintxos Tour
Trekking route (Nordic Walking option) to Nervion Waterfall and wolves path.
Historical tour in the old city of Orduña
Txakoli Winery guided visit and tasting the Basque white wine, Txakoli
The Best of Bizkaia Coast tour
All transfers included by Minivan / private car
Liability Insurance and trekking activities insurance
Monuments and museums tickets
Food and drinks not specified
Dates: Weekends all over the year, except Christmas, Easter and Summer season ( July & August ). Ask for our programs for these special seasons.
Terms and conditions
Payment policy: 30% Booking deposit and balance 15 days before the travel starts. Bank transference or credit card
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, exclusively for the group
Breakfast will be prepared and served in the Rustic Home.
Txoko: Basque traditional social club where friends prepare lunch together and enjoy their company. If the Txoko is available, the dinner will be prepared as the traditional way. If not, a traditional Basque dinner will be prepared in the Rustic home kitchen for the group or it will be taken from a restaurant.
Trekking/Nordic Walking Routes. The routes are suitable for all personas with a standard physical condition, with or without Nordic Walking techniques experience. For those who want to experience their first Nordic Walking route, a basic guidelines will be provided to perform the exercise effectively. The aim is that all the group enjoys the trail, so there will be stops to regroup and to give explanations.
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 this is not a touristic package, but an experience based trip to enjoy the nature, the gastronomy and culture of The Land of the Basques.