2019 A summer trip discovering the Basque Country

8 days /7 nights

 

Bilbao Old Town, The Best of Biscay Coast, Iron River Historic Tour, Rioja Wineries & Medieval Villages, San Sebastian and the East Coast, Txakoli Winery, Green Vitoria-Gasteiz, Old Roman Salines, Orduña Old Town, Shepherd for a day, Basque Cider House, Gorbeialdea & Salto del Nervion hiking – Nordic Walking paths.

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This complete 8 days program will allow your group to have an experience based trip  during this 2019 summer, combining nature  hiking /nordic walking paths, full-day coastal tours, city & historical tours, wineries guided visits 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 Historical route Iron River. See “The best of Biscay 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 and wine tasting at  “Rioja Wineries and medieval villages” to enjoy the wine culture and the amazing San Sebastian and the East Coast.

Rural accommodation  old traditional Basque Farm House exclusively  for the group.

Half board at the farmhouse: Live & Vegan Cooking-Art experience for breakfast and dinner. Other meals included: Pintxos at Bilbao & San Sebastian, Cider House Meal.

All transports included by Minivan 

SUGGESTED ITINERARY FOR OUR 8 DAYS GUIDED TOURS

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.

2019 Dates :

August 3rd to 10th
August 11th to 18th

From 1.760 € per person

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DAY 1

Check in & Hiking through Gorbeia Sea of Meadows 

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

Art cooking dinner experience with Live & Vegan food at Ulle Gorri Baserria exclusively for the group..

Accommodation at Etxea House at Ulle Gorri Baserria = Basque Farmhouse 

DAY 2

Old Añana Salt flats,  Vitoria – Gazteiz Medieval Old town

After a healthy Breakfast at Ulle Gorri Baserria, we will be heading to visit the Añana salt flats,  that are one of the oldest salt factories in the world, with more than 6.500 years of history.  Salt Tasting and guided tour included .

The visit to Vitoria-Gasteiz´s Historic District, declared a Monumental Complex in 1997, will take us to places where time seems to stand still. The medieval city centre with its charming atmosphere is very well-preserved. During the first week of august takes place the city main festivity. We would love to guide you through our festivals too .

-Cooking Art Experience Live & Vegan dinner by Izar Gorria.

-Accommodation at Ulle Gorri Baserria 

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.

– Cooking Art Live & Vegan dinner at Ulle Gorri created and served by “Izar Gorria”. 

-Accommodation at Ulle Gorri Baserria.

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.

Included - not included

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

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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Ulle Gorri Baserria has the category of Rustic Home registered at the Basque Country Tourism Department,  that means that the house installation  accomplish the requirements of safety and protection to our guests . He have also obtained the Certified of Commitment with Tourism Quality  SICTED  for both,  the rustic house and  the Travel Agency  Ulle Gorri Travel.  And we are adapting our environmental protection procedures to obtain the European  Ecolabel in 2019 .

 

+34 647 712 806

contact@ullegorri.com

Ulle Gorri

Travel Agency

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


- SICTED Commitment Tourism Quality
- Rustic home: Ref XVI00132
- Travel Agency Registration: CEI 2437

Se ha recibido ayuda financiera de la UE  para la realización de las obras de construcción  y adecuación del caserío  para el  cumplimiento de la normativa del Gobierno Vasco para la obtención de la categoría de Casa Rural .