2020 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 the next 2020 summer, combining, top of all 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/ Optional Basque meals catering. Other meals included: Pintxos at Bilbao & San Sebastian, Cider House Meal.

All transports included by Minivan 

SUGGESTED ITINERARY FOR  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.

2020 Dates :

From June to September 

From 1.775 € per person

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DAY 1

Check in & Hiking through Gorbeia Sea of Meadows 

Pick up the group at the airport (Bilbao / Vitoria )  or other agreed place  at the Basque Country and transfer  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  meals  at Ulle Gorri Baserria exclusively for the group. Optional .Optional Basque Meals Homemade Catering Meals Homemade Catering 

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 .

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

– Accommodation at Etxea House at Ulle Gorri Baserria

DAY 3

The Best of Biscay Coast and Villages Tour

After the healthy breakfast in the Baserri,  we beging our route to discover The Best of Biscay Coast 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.

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

– Accommodation at Etxea House at Ulle Gorri Baserria

DAY 4

Rural experiences:

Shepherd for a day and Basque Cider House Experience 

After a nice sleep and a healthy breakfast at Ulle Gorri Baserria, you will start  one amazing rural experience 

You will  discover a trade that remains alive in the Basque Mountains, being a sherpherd for a day at Gorbeia Moountain. Sheep dogs able to guide a flock, sheep which provide milk for the unmistakable  Idiazabal cheese and people who refuse to let such an important tradition die. You will be visiting one of our traditional and familiar cheese factories, where you will be able to see the production process of the PDO Idiazabal Cheese and enjoy a tasting.  Furthermore, you will get to know the Latxa sheep – the indigenous breed of Euskadi .

For lunch you will have a true Basque Gastronomy experience SAGARDOTEGI: The Basque Cider House. This is one of the regions best-kept secrets. The entire sagardotegi experience is one that shouldn’t be missed and could easily be the highlight of any trip to the Basque Country. The cider houses are generally only open during the cider season. However, there are a few that stay open all year round. 

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

– Accommodation at Etxea House at Ulle Gorri Baserria

DAY 5

«Gastronomic and historic bespoke tour at Rioja Wineries & Vineyards and medieval villages» 

After a  delicious and healthy Vegan Breakfast at Ulle Gorri Baserria., we will head to La Rioja Alavesa, which is the Basque  Rioja .

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 2 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 one medieval wineries carved in the soil.  A perfect day to enjoy wine tasting in the wine cellars. We will visit some of the medieval villages in the area including Laguardia, recently included among the most beautiful villages in Spain and some interesting Neolithic Dolmens.

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

– Accommodation at Etxea House at Ulle Gorri Baserria

DAY 6

Hiking through the Wolves´ path to Nervion Fall . Orduña Old Town

After a great and healthy breakfast we start the hiking route (Nordic Walking option) from Ulle Gorri Baserria “with our boots on” to walk through the  Wolves´path to Nervion Fall.

This is an “off the beaten path” route that runs at the edge of the sierra through spectacular landscapes that will take us to Nervión’s source, passing through the unknown and mysterious Gibijo’s wolfhound.

 

Time: 4 hours.

Difficulty:  Medium /low . 10 km

Altitude: 50 mt

In the afternoon, a guided and exclusive visit to the ancient city of Urduña / Orduña, the only one of the Bizkaian territory that holds such title. Located in a place of singular beauty, it`s a crossroads and its strategic position has allowed it to witness the changes and the evolution of history. 

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

Accommodation at Etxea House at Ulle Gorri Baserria

DAY 7

Gipuzkoa Coast and San Sebastian 

After a nice and healthy breakfast, we will be heading to Zumaia along one of the most beautiful coastal road in the Basque Country .

You will be visiting Getaria Fishing Village ,  visiting a Txakoli  Wineyard  and Winery to taste this local white wine.  

Discover the beautiful San Sebastian city, locally known as Donostia.

Walk through the Concha Promenade to the Comb of the wind of Chillida & Moneo.  Amazing sculptural unit create d by the famous Chillida. 

Pintxo crawling in San Sebastian  old town for dinner .

Trasnfer and accommodation at Etxea House at Ulle Gorri Baserria

DAY 8

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.

Included - not included

Includes:

Transfer from Bilbao airport to Ulle Gorri  Baserria 

7  exclusive Live & Vegan Cooking art experience for breakfast at Ulle Gorri- Etxea. Optional Basque Breakfast 

6  exclusive Live & Vegan Cooking art experience for dinner at Ulle Gorri- Etxea. Optional Basque Meals.

1 Sagardotegi traditional lunch at the Basque Cider house. Cider included. Other drinks not included. 

1 Pintxos Tour at Donostia (San Sebastian)

1 Pintxos Tour at Bilbao Old Town. 

All transport included. Renault Trafic Combi exclusive use for the group 

Liability Insurance and hiking activities insurance

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

  • Hiking  route (Nordic walking option) to Untza and surroundings
  • Hiking  route (Nordic Walking option) to Nervion Source & Waterfall and Wolves Path.
  • 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 and  guided visit to the Cider House facilities.
  • Medieval City of Vitoria – Gasteiz, Old Roman salines at Añana. 
  •  Rioja Wineries and medieval villages. including 2 winery visits and Wine tasting.
  • Gipuzkoa Coast: Getaria Fishing village, Txakoli Winery visit  and San Sebastian Pintxos tour 
  •  Iron River tour,  Bilbao Old town and Pintxos Tour  

– 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
  • Optional  Wellness activities

NOTE : Drinks as Craft Beer, Rioja Red Wine, Txakoli white wine and Idiazabal Cheese could be bought at Ulle Gorri Baserria.

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 .