Bike Tour Reviews: Basque Country  Bilbao To San Sebastián Via Olite


Basque Country: Bilbao to San Sebastián via Olite

COUNTRY: Spain

7 nights
4.7/5 (3)
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours

4.7/5 (3)
7 nights

Guided from EUR € 1989

Guided:
May 25; Jun 1, 8, 2024 (minimum 8 participants; *indicates fully booked)

Description:
Behold the full glory of the Basque Country on this epic guided tour of its multifaceted landscapes and scintillating Spanish cities! As you bike from the vibrant, visionary city of Bilbao to the jewel in the Basque's crown, San Sebastián, you'll cross…

View Tour

  • Basque Country
    (5/5) Linda Croft 2 months ago

    Perfect Blend of Cycling, Cultural Experiences, Friends and Food!

    From our tour of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to our last dinner in San Sebastian we packed in a lot of cycling and great experiences! The hotels and Paradors we lovely, well located and comfortable. I'm a solo traveller from Canada and the group was mostly Germans but they spoke English as did the guides so I was always informed. The bikes were great. The cycling was spectacular. We had some gorgeous descents. The food was plentiful and delicious. Many great memories!

    •  (photo by Linda Croft)
  • (5/5) East coaster September 23, 2018

    Back in the saddle

    This was my first bike tour in 15 years. I've toured many countries by bicycle in the past but I was not in good cycling shape when I went on this trip. Fortunately it was completely enjoyable and a great way to start bike touring again. The routes are fabulous, including some dirt roads, and there was almost no traffic. The scenery is varied and the rides along the coast are beautiful. I used a regular bike but most other riders were on e-bikes. Most of the other folks in the group were retired and went on a lot of bicycling tours, including with the same tour operator, Rotalis. There was not much of a range in age. The group stays together so no one is left behind which means that you travel at the pace of the slowest person. The meals were wonderful but lengthy. All in all a very relaxing and interesting tour.

    What was the date of your tour?
    August 25-Sept 1, 2019
    How many tours have you completed?
    12
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 5/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 3/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
    • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
  • (4/5) Maryam September 9, 2018

    Basque 2018

    This was an organized tour but its was not balanced, most people had e-bikes and the level of ride was not comparable. The routes and difficulties were not explained well and underestimated. There was a day that we were biking on shoveled road for over 30 Km' s and it was not even mentioned prior to the ride.

    What was the date of your tour?
    August 25th 2018
    How many tours have you completed?
    6
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    Somewhat harder
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    Solo travelers
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 3/5 Value
    • 4/5 Included meals
    • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 2/5 Ease of navigation
    • 2/5 Tour documents
    • 4/5 Local tour company services
    • 4/5 Route selection
    • 3/5 Guides (if applicable)