BASQUE EXPERIENCE | bikeNOW EUROPE

Region France / Spain - From Bilbao to Lourdes

Tour Basque Experience

EXPERIENCE SOME OF THE FAMOUS CAMINO SANTIAGO AND SURROUNDING COUNTRY BY BIKE​

7 days / 6 nights

Level: Intermediate Advance

Distance: 480km

Price From: A$2,423

We start at the rooftop bar in the Spanish coastal seaport of Bilbao overlooking the city skyline at twilight. You may make some time on your arrival to visit the 2nd of the famous Guggenheim Museums. From Bilbao, we begin our journey to France along the rugged Basque coastline through small fishing villages to arrive at the iconic seaside town of San Sebastian for Tapas and Sangria in the old town. Our green route inland toward the Pyrenees is carefully chosen for smooth quiet roads all the way with the option to bag the trophy climb of Col d’Aubisque on arrival to Lourdes.

 

This route was chosen to offer exceptional landscape and cultural experiences on a route that is not too challenging.

Highlights

  • Guggenheim Museum

  • San Sebastian Old Town

  • Basque Culture

  • Col d’Aubisque, Col du Soulour

  • Coastal Roads and views

  • Basque Hinterland

Arrival Details

5th June 2020

Fly into Madrid or Barcelona then fly or fast train to Bilbao. We suggest arriving a day early to recover and to visit the Museum.

Departure Details

11th June 2020

if not continuing: Fly from Pau or Tarbes or train from Lourdes to Toulouse or Paris airport.