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Discover the future of alternative urban cityscapes
Get beneath the skin of this Spanish city on Bilbao’s Underground Culture Bike Tour, a guided day tour taking you off the beaten track and into the alternative scene. Discover the city’s diverse artistic culture: graffiti, public and urban art, cultural centers, festivals, and a host of exciting emerging initiatives. You’ll visit La Salve Bridge, Bilbao La Vieje, Marzana Dock, Zorrotzaurre, Dos De Mayo, and ZAWP. This is a city transforming old into new in crazy and creative ways - bike to an old butcher’s shop, and you’ll find it’s now an off-the-wall artistic hub!
Cycling first to La Salve Bridge, ride under the radiant red arc that defines this huge structure and connects it seamlessly to the contemporary Guggenheim Museum beneath. As you bike through to Bilbao La Vieje, discover the oldest neighborhood of the city currently undergoing deep gentrification to attract young creative and entrepreneurial minds to the city.
Your guided bicycle tour moves on to Marzana Dock for a relaxing riverside ride past stunning architecture, all of which throw dancing reflections onto the River Nervion. You’ll zip on to Zorrotzaurre, Bilbao’s intriguing artificial island. Your day tour continues to Dos De Mayo, a bohemian neighborhood of alternative boutiques, market stalls, and vibrant eateries. Nearby ZAWP (Zorrotzaurre Art Work in Progress) is an association looking to reinvent ideas about urban transformation. With a dedication to preserving the historical heritage of the area, the ZAWP also repurposes warehouses for one-of-a-kind concerts and inclusive artistic events.
This family-friendly route encourages you to open your mind to Bilbao’s unique contemporary culture, with the added benefit of bike rental. Every detail has a secret behind it, explained by your insightful local guides. If you’re seeking a truly modern Spanish experience, this is the bicycle tour for you.
Days Start Finish Wednesday & Sunday 11:00 am ~2:00 pm
Rate EUR Adult €35 Child €17.50
Minimum of 2 participants required to start this tour.
La Salve Bridge, Bilbao La Vieje, Marzana Dock, Zorrotzaurre, Dos De Mayo, ZAWP
- Bike rental
- Local guide
- Bottle of water
Meeting place & directions
Tourne Bilbao - Villarías Kalea, 1, 48001 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
★★★★★ Mary 4 months ago
A lovely way to see Bilbao along the river
It’s a great way to spend an afternoon in Bilbao. Our tour was on Sunday morning so the traffic was light. One of our cyclists fell off the bike but we were passing the bike shop on a loop of the river so they replaced the bike immediately and offered plasters and bandages. Our guide was very nice and showed us plenty of interesting street art en route. The tour was three hours long so you would need a moderate level of fitness. Good value and fun!