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Basque by Bike – San Sebastian Cycling Tour

2,5 hours

Donostia-San Sebastián

Price from 43€


Operating days: Everyday

Basque by Bike – San Sebastian cycling tour

What do you get when you mash up history, art, and culture, add a sprinkling of beaches and palaces, and mix it all up with some Basque charm on two wheels? “Basque by Bike” is the best San Sebastián bike tour ever, that’s what it is! Give your brain a workout along with your legs and learn all about Donostia while riding the city’s fabulous bike trails.

Your “Basque by Bike” cycling adventure will start in the historic street of Reyes Católicos. After meeting your guide and getting acquainted with your new wheels, we’ll head towards the historic Santa Catalina bridge, the first bridge to be built in the city.

Next, we’ll glide through one of the city’s busiest and hippest neighbourhoods: Gros. Here, we’ll take time to mingle with the locals and we’ll show you where to find the best people-watching spots.

At Cataluña Plaza you’ll learn about life in the city, as you’re guide talks about the cost of living in this popular local neighbourhood.

As you cycle, we’ll enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Biscay and admire the brave surfers along Zurriola beach. We will also pass by one of the most important and controversial buildings in San Sebastián, Kursaal — boasting a glamourous history.

We’ll follow the contemporary Boulevard that separates the Old Town from the new part of the city and head towards La Concha beach, one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches where we’ll stop to appreciate the views. Learn why there are so many small trees in this area, and how a local legend connects San Sebastián with Japan.

The bidegorri (bike path) is next; we’ll follow the route along La Concha beach up to the palace of Queen Maria Cristina, before arriving at one of the locals’ favourite beaches in the city: Ondarreta.

From there, your “Basque by Bike” sightseeing cycling tour takes you to the end of the bay, where nature meets civilisation. Discover some Basque modern art before veering through one of the city’s oldest, most authentic neighbourhoods and toward a “secret passage” that connects two parts of the city. Ride through districts that show the many faces of San Sebastián, from the workers’ city to the aristocratic belle époque of the past. Follow the Urumea River back to the city centre, passing villas and bourgeois palaces.

Our “Basque by Bike” tour will end here. If you are hungry, Reyes Catolicos is a great place to find some food. Or join our Pintxo tour! Before you go, don’t forget to ask your expert local guide for tips for the rest of your trip. “Basque by Bike” will be a funny and exciting option to know “La Bella Easo” (nickname with which San Sebastian is well-known worldwide)

Operating day: Everyday

Scheduled starting point: 10:00 or 16:00

Starting point: Reyes Católicos, 14, 20006

Ending point: Mollaerdia 6, beside the stairs of Portaviones building (red & white building beside the fishing port).

Instructions to redeem your voucher

Voucher type: Digitised of printed.

With the purchase of this activity we will provide you with a digitised voucher with a QR code inserted inside, which will serve our guide to verify the validity of your purchase. If you prefere so, because that way you feel yoursel safer, print and show it at the beginning of the activity. And that is all. Enjoy!