Basque Country Off The Beaten Path

  • Near Bilbao
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  • Near Bilbao
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  • Near Bilbao
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Basque Country Off The Beaten Path

  • Near Bilbao

    Bilbao Off The Beaten Path

    Another old funicular railway and a very picturesque one can be found in a town on the left bank of the Nervion, between Bilbao and the sea. It starts in the town of Trapagaran which can be reached both by Bizkaibus and RENFE (commuter train). If you use the latter, get off at the station from Barakaldo, and there is a connecting Bizkaibus service...

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  • A little old town with outstanding...

    You can visit Getaria for a lunch break. There are quite a few good restaurants plus it is a quaint, street-cobblestoned little town by the ocean. You can watch, smell the aroma or eat different kinds of fish, seafood and meat from the outdoor grillers.

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  • A little old town with outstanding...

    You can visit Getaria for a lunch break. There are quite a few good restaurants plus it is a quaint, street-cobblestoned little town by the ocean. You can watch, smell the aroma or eat different kinds of fish, seafood and meat from the outdoor grillers.

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  • Drive out the cities

    Visiting cities like Bilbao or San Sebastian is excellent and really worth it. But the best thing you can do in the Basque Country is to rent a car and drive outside the cities. You'll experience how lovely is that country!Some examples: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Hodarribia, Lekeitio, Elantxobe, Deba... The coast is specially beautiful!

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  • Costa Vasca

    The Basque coast offers a wonderful range of scenery reminiscent of Cornwall. The fishing ports contain many interesting sites and some excellent bars and restaurants. A car is really needed to explore the area, although towns such as Mundaka and Bermeo are available by train and others by Bus (Bizkaibus).

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  • Balmaseda

    This small town was of great importance in the middle ages, being on the route from Castille to Vizcaya. This explains the architecture. It fell into decline as other traffic routes opened up, only to perk up once again with the coming of the railroad.Balmaseda is most famous for its annual good friday passion play.Balmaseda is best visited by FEVE...

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  • Foret d'Iraty - France

    When you walk across the area you come along the "pic des Escaliers" (1472m) or the "pic d'Hory" (2107m).If you’re lucky you’ll see a lot of animals the "col d'Orgambidesca" is famous for its migrating birds, but there is also a large variety of mammals and reptiles.SnakesFrogsSalamandersFoxesDeerWild horsesSquirrelsRabbitsETC…

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  • Foret d'Iraty - France

    Or Iraty forest, is the biggest beech forest in Western Europe and it’s located on the French side of the Basque Pyrenees.This forest used to be a part of an ancient timber concession for local ship constructors.Now it is paradise for nature lovers, ornithologists and hikers.At the entrance of the park you’ll find several marked hiking trails, who...

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  • Fisher village

    There's a lot of village in Basque coast that were builded for fisher. Now, they are one of places where basque culture keep stronguer its authenticity. The little streets are very lovely, often builded within a lot of stairs due to the mountains in the country finish in the sea.

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