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Basque Country Discovery tour: Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastian

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Basque Country Discovery tour: Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastian

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  • PriceFrom 995 euros
  • DAY6 nights / 7 days

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Embark on a 7-day adventure through the captivating Basque countryside, renowned for its natural beauty and rich historical culture. Starting from the historic city of Vitoria-Gasteiz and ending in San Sebastian, a city renowned for its cuisine, you will ride amidst majestic mountains and stunning coastlines, immersing yourself in the fascinating natural landscapes of the Basque Country.

Vitoria-Gasteiz, easily accessible by bus or train, welcomes you with its historic charm and vibrant atmosphere. Along the way, be sure to explore hidden gems like Lekunberri and iconic sites such as the Plaza del Castillo in Pamplona. Your cycling adventure will conclude in San Sebastian, where you can unwind on the beautiful La Concha Beach.

Set off on this cycle tour and create lasting memories of an unforgettable experience in the Basque Country.


D1Arrival in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Your trip begins in lively Vitoria-Gasteiz,  which is easy to reach by plane, train or bus. If you're sufficiently well rested after your arrival, take the time to explore the Old Town, where you can make a visit to some wineries, stroll around the medieval quarter, and admire the city's cozy, narrow streets and stunning architecture. Make sure to get a good night's sleep to prepare for your cycling adventure tomorrow!

D2Vitoria-Gasteiz to Maestu 56 km/35 miles, 640 m/2100 ft of climbing

Following the detailed directions we will provide you with, you will leave Vitoria-Gasteiz and soon find yourself pedaling northward on quiet secondary roads. Take in the stunning and varied countryside of the region, with its farmlands, forests, and lakes along the route. Once you have completed the final climb, you will reach the village of Maetsu, where you can unwind and enjoy the calmness of this cozy and friendly village.

D3Maestu to Estella 44 km/27 miles, 200 m/655 ft of climbing

Today, you will be able to rest your legs a little, as your ride follows a downhill course. For the first part of the ride, you can simply let the river Ega show you the route!   Along the way, take in the charm of the small villages you’ll pass through - plenty of opportunities to take a welcome coffee break or a leisurely lunch.   Before you know it, you'll arrive in the scenic town of Estella. While you're there, make the most of your evening by exploring its historical sites. If time allows, visit the Church of San Pedro de la Rúa, explore the Palace of the Kings of Navarre, and take a leisurely stroll along Plaza de los Fueros, the main square of Estella, surrounded by historic buildings and cafes.

D4Estella to Pamplona 45 km/28 miles, 670 m/2,200ft of climbing

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before saddling up your bike.  The serious climb of the day doesn’t come until the last part of your journey.  About halfway through your ride today, you’ll be able to stock up on snacks from Puente la Reina-Gares, which is bursting with local delicacies to try.  You will finish today in Pamplona, a city known the world over for its annual Running of the Bulls festival. Furthermore, being on the Camino de Santiago, this town has had a tradition of catering to travelers for centuries.

D5Pamplona to Lekunberri 41 km/25 miles, 470 m/1,540 ft of climbing

After bustling Pamplona, you’ll soon be riding through the peaceful and grandiose landscape of this part of Spain.  On your left, not so distant, is the Natural Park of Aralar, a protected area renowned for its diverse flora and fauna. Your destination, Lekunberri is the ideal gateway to explore the natural beauty of this area.  Meeting the strict criteria set by the World Tourism Organization, Lekunberri has been honored as one of the "Best Tourism Villages" in 2021.

D6Lekunberri to San Sebastian 58 km/ 36 miles, 720 m/2,360 ft of climbing

The first stretch of the ride involves some climbing, but once the climb is done, you can coast up to the halfway point of your ride.  The rest is flat.  Your destination is San Sebastian, known for its beautiful beaches, culinary delights, and vibrant atmosphere.  We recommend arriving early enough to explore it, whether you are interested in history and architecture, or beach activities.  The rest of the day is yours to spend however you please! 


After breakfast, depart San Sebastian at the time of your choice.

Booking & Prices

  • Price details
  • 6 nights' accommodation in rural hotels and in "city" 3- and 4-star hotels 

  • 995 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 470 euros
  • 1,015 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 485 euros
  • 1,045 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 505 euros

These prices include:

  • 6 nights' accommodation as described above
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Roadbook provided as an app (when used as a GPS, no data plan is necessary)
  • Tourist information (provided as part of the app)
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • Service charges and most taxes

These prices do not include:

  • Local hotel taxes (to be paid directly at each hotel)
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 145 euros per bike. Full-carbon racing bikes
    are available at the rate of 210 euros.

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