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

Bilbao&Orduña City Tours /Trekking

Nordic Walking Routes / Bizkaia Coast and Villages

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

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

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This program can also be used as a model, to be customized according to your group’s interests and time availability.

Whether you want to tour the basque country, see San Sebastian, visit this historic region or just do sightseeing, this tour has something for everyone.

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From:  940 € per person

DAY 1

Check in & Hiking & Txoko Experience

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

After check-in at Ulle Gorri Rustic Home we will begin discovering the surrounding area and the pretty town of Untza with an easy hike or Nordic Walking route

Time: 2 hours.

Difficulty: easy

Altitude: 50 mt

Dinner* and accommodation in Baserri Ulle Gorri

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

DAY 2

Hiking & Nordic Walking the Wolves Path 

Breakfast at the Baserri, afterwards we’ll start our trekking walking route “with our boots on” to discover the Path of the Wolves and Nervion source to the magnificent waterfall of Nervión fall. It is 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 a typical Basque restaurant for lunch, to enjoy our some local gastronomy. 

In the afternoon we will discover the old town of Orduña, learn about its history and also visit a winery & wine “yarda” of Txakoli (Basque white wine).

– Transfer to Ulle Gorri

After a full day of activity and a heavy lunch, a light dinner will be served at the Baserri Ulle Gorri. Followed by a pleasant evening by the fireplace listening to old basques stories, the perfect end to the day.

– Accommodation at Ulle Gorri

DAY 3

The Best of the Bay of Biscay-Coastal Tour

Breakfast in the Baserri, before we being our route to discover The Best of the Bay of Biscay’s Coasts and Villages. We will visit the most amazing places on coast including San Juan de Gaztelugatxe – a must see location for all visitors, Bermeo – a traditional fishing village, Mundaka- a beautiful village famous for its great surf waves, the stunning Urdaibai Natural reserve and Gernika town.

Accommodation at Ulle Gorri.

DAY 4

Trekking and gastronomic experience

Following breakfast in the Baserri, we will have another amazing day hiking (nordic walking option) through the historic route around the Sea of Meadows surrounding Ulle Gorri, discovering the recently excavated Spanish civil war trenches, the best conserved war landscape in the Basque Country. Nothing has changed in the last 80 years, making it is very easy to imagine the terrible historic events of the war. 

After our morning activity,  we’ll have lunch at a “Sidrería – Sagardotegia”, a typical Basque Ciderhouse, which will be an unforgettable experience: Cider is poured from giant barrels and there is a huge traditional and fixed menu. 

We will visit a shepherd farmhouse afterwards, to learn how the shepherds work nowadays and the traditional process used to manufacture the famous Idiazabal Basque Cheese.

A light dinner will be served  at the baserri.

Accommodation at 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 will finish the complete program: Walking (Nordic walking option ) along the mouth of the Nervion River at its mouth, from the “Bizkaia Bridge” (a World Heritage Site) to the “Algorta Old Port“, a beautiful old fishing village and a perfect place to enjoy an appetizer. 

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

Transfer to the airport or another previously agreed location.

Extra Day: Rioja Wineries

Optional: “Rioja Wineries and medieval villages Tour”

If you are food, wine and history lovers. La Rioja is one destination you cannot miss the opportunity to visit. Its wine-making tradition, the richness 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 that are “Protected Denomination of Origin” certified “Rioja”. Taking special interest in those that have kept the family tradition alive, as well as some of the most surprising wineries due to their architecture; such as “Marques de Riscal” wine cellar designed by the architect Frank Gery and the medieval wineries carved in the soil. A perfect day to enjoy wine tasting in the wine cellars.

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

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

Terms and Conditions

Includes:

4 nights accommodation & breakfast at 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 dinners at 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),  or Mosto (non alcoholic grape drink).

Exclusive dedication of our Basque hosts-guides throughout 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 Coastal 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 or private car

– Liability Insurance and hiking activities insurance

Not included:

  • Monuments and museums tickets
  • Food and drinks not specified in the program
  • Optional 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 will either 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 each others company. If  Untza Txoko is available, the dinner will be prepared in the traditional way. If not, a traditional Basque dinner will be prepared by the hosts in the Rustic home 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 unique, exclusive, relaxing and carefree experience in the Basque Country, based around an “off-the-beaten-path” philosophy but also focusing on the “must-see” spots that you’ll love to talk about when return home. The travel program may have some variations due to scheduling changes at monuments, climatological issues, unexpected events, improvements to travel program according to the host-guide’s criteria or the group’s condition. Very important: the trekking activities will depend on the mountain and climatological conditions, in the case that the weather is not suitable to do the activity , an alternative experience will be scheduled.

Remember that this is not a tourist package, but an experience-based trip to enjoy the nature, the gastronomy and the 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 entirely and exclusively for the group.

“Baserri” or “caserío” is a traditional basque farmhouse. Ulle Gorri has been specifically restored recovering old original materials, to give 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 in 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 a fireplace, a beautiful kitchen and 5 double bedrooms with 4 bathrooms distributed across two floors. On the lower floor a bedroom with a double bed and an ensuite bathroom. On the upper floor a suite with a double bed, a bathroom and a small hallway, a bedroom with two single beds and an ensuite bathroom and then 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 a flower garden, are equipped to allow your mind and body to rest and to be able to enjoy everything without stress. Listen to music chain with a selection of CDs, read books or magazines, maps and take a look at maps and tourist information of the area.

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+34 647 712 806

contact@ullegorri.com

Ulle Gorri

Travel Agency

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

Rustic home: Ref XVI00132

Travel Agency Registration: CEI 2437