What you'll do
We will meet in the heart of the city: Plaza de Unamuno. From there, in front of the Basque Museum there will be a short introduction of the Basque Country and expections for our hike will be set. Then we will set off to climb the Pagasarri Mount (Altitude: 673m, Distance: 15km loop, elevation gain: 550m). The walk starts right off the meeting point, passing through the 7 famous streets that belong to the oldest part of the city, continuing by emblematic places such as the Ribera market, where we will finish our hike and taste delicious “pintxos”. As we cross the river and continue through some of the same streets the St. James Way passes by, we´ll leave behind the city center and start ascending steadily while enjoying the delights of the Basque countryside, just one step away from the busy downtown. At the top, a picnic with panoramic views of Bilbao is the best way of preparing for the descent back into town. Finally, we will get back into town the same way we went up and grab a bite from a great selection of local pintxos & and drinks.
After our hike a maximum of 3 pintxos & 1 drink per person. . Snacks & beverages will be provided during the hike. Let me…
Staying hydrated is a must while hiking. Feel free to tell me your preferences and I´ll accomodate (still, sparkling,…
Sunscreen & 1st aid kit
I consider myself a citizen of the world although I was born in Madrid. I´m a passionate active traveler who loves biking and hiking in nature. Bilbao´s surrounding mounts are the perfect challenge to get to know the Basque Country authentically and more especifically Bilbao´s history. I´ve worked as a trip leader in the active travel sector in regions all around Europe and enjoy connecting with people while sharing a unique, fun, and healthy experience. And of course, what better way of finishing this hike than experiencing a great assortment of local pintxos made by local friends of mine.
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Where you'll be
As your mount host and guide I intend to take you to one of the most authentic mounts near Bilbao, known mainly by locals who enjoy running, hiking and biking just one step away from home. There is no better way of getting to know the basque culture than through its outdoor activities and its food. Apart from hiking, we will also end up this experience visiting the Ribera Market so we can taste Bilbao´s best pintxos & drinks
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This includes guide knowledge + hike lead + gastronomic experience. It`s designed to last between 4-6h depending on the hikers´ pace and preferences. Cows, goats, horses and dogs can be encountered.
Hiking & pintxos downtown Bilbao