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    Biarritz to Bilbao: Discover Basque Culture & Delicious Pintxos

    Biarritz to Bilbao:  Discover Basque Culture & Delicious Pintxos
    Starts from

    Biarritz

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    37

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    197 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Biarritz

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    197 mi

    History and CultureGastronomyCross-border
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    Hannah Henderson

    Hannah Henderson

    Travel Expert

    Highlights

    • Experience the Belle Epoque grandeur and opulence in Biarritz.
    • Discover the delights of Basque Pintxos in San Sebastian.
    • Have your own Game of Thrones experience at Gaztelugatxeko.
    • Revel in a Bilbao renaissance.
    Starting in Biarritz, the famous surf town in the south-west of France, you get a taste for seaside grandeur and start to see the Basque influence. Drive south to Spain and to the Pintxos capital of the world (Basque tapas) - San Sebastián. Then you can have your very own Game of Thrones experience at Gaztelugatxeko, before heading to Bilbao (or Bilbo in Basque). More pintxos, small squares with vibrant crowds, and a magnificent city renaissance await you. World-class museums, street art, a dash of grit, and an aspirational attitude make Bilbao a bit of a revelation!

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    Starting in Biarritz, the famous surf town in the south-west of France, you get a taste for seaside grandeur and start to see the Basque influence. Drive south to Spain and to the Pintxos capital of the world (Basque tapas) - San Sebastián. Then you can have your very own Game of Thrones experience at Gaztelugatxeko, before heading to Bilbao (or Bilbo in Basque). More pintxos, small squares with vibrant crowds, and a magnificent city renaissance await you. World-class museums, street art, a dash of grit, and an aspirational attitude make Bilbao a bit of a revelation!
    Hannah Henderson

    Hannah Henderson

    Travel Expert

    • Experience the Belle Epoque grandeur and opulence in Biarritz.
    • Discover the delights of Basque Pintxos in San Sebastian.
    • Have your own Game of Thrones experience at Gaztelugatxeko.
    • Revel in a Bilbao renaissance.

    Travel itinerary

    Biarritz, Bayonne, Espelette and the Pintxos capital, Donostia-San Sebastian
    10 Activities

    Day 1

    66 mi0.5 mi

    Biarritz, Bayonne, Espelette and the Pintxos capital, Donostia-San Sebastian

    The first day of this road trip takes in scenery from the white sand beaches of Biarritz, to the chocolate-filled streets of Bayonne. Then up into the hills to Espelette, where hot peppers are king. Back down to the coast and then over the border into the northern part of Spain. Donostia-San Sebastian is the Pintxos capital of the world - so prepare yourself for a filling night of snacking and Sangria.
    22:05
    Gateau, Basque Museum, and a Dose of Game of Thrones
    7 Activities

    Day 2

    82 mi1 mi

    Gateau, Basque Museum, and a Dose of Game of Thrones

    Starting your day in Donostia-San Sebastian with classic pastries. You will weave your way through the countryside to Guenica and the Museum of the Basque Country. After your dose of history, it's then time to spend the afternoon on the wild coastline at Gaztelugatxe.
    21:00
    Gorliz Lighthouse, Gorgeous Getxo Views and Marvellous Engineering at Viscaya
    9 Activities

    Day 3

    34 mi3 mi

    Gorliz Lighthouse, Gorgeous Getxo Views and Marvellous Engineering at Viscaya

    Taking in the magic of this northern section of the Basque Country coastline is the ticket for day 3. Lots of nature, wild and rocky viewpoints, and a little more Game of Thrones for good measure. Ending in convivial Getxo, Bilbao's delightful neighbour. To see the unique Viscaya Bridge.
    22:00
    Brilliant Bilbao and an Agroturismo Experience
    11 Activities

    Day 4

    15 mi3 mi

    Brilliant Bilbao and an Agroturismo Experience

    Your final day will be spent in and around the brilliant city of Bilbao. Indulging in epic amounts of Pintxos, delightful old town squares, world class museums and perhaps a funicular ride. Ending in an agroturismo farm stay experience for your last evening.

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