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City break in Basque Country. Active leisure ideas for Basque Country - attractions, recreation and nightlife

san sebastian You will find multiple leisure time activities for any taste in the Basque Country. There are a few fields for tennis fans, where you can rent the equipment and have an induction for the beginners. Surfers are advised to go to Bilbao. La Arena, a beach 20 kilometers from the city, has central, left and right waves. The beginners will like the Bacio beach, also close to Bilbao. Moreover, it has a lot to offer to divers. Sopelana, Arrietara Achibiribil, and Mundaka beaches attract a lot of surfers from all over the world. For a decade, the Mundaka beach hosted one of the stages of Surfing World Series – ASP World Tour.
When started talking about the culture of eating in the Basques Country, it is necessary to mention pinchos. Tapas, a type of appetizer, served with wine in all the bars and restaurants in … Open
If you have a license to drive a jet ski, you can surely go to the Bay of Biscay, where you can rent it. You can also rent a canoe in San-Sebastian. You don’t even need to have good skills to handle it, as the water here is calm. And if you like a cruise, you should go for a voyage along the seashore. On Santa Clara Island, you may not only have a quick bite but also enjoy the panoramic view of the city. If you like to fly, you can ride a hot air balloon in Rioja. If you are not sure of your language skills, you can ask for a guide service.
Do you prefer to explore the world from the ground? Then fourteen most beautiful Natural Parks are at your disposal. Each of them has several foot routes for different levels of sports state. For instance, on the top of Gorbea mountain, which is located on the territory of the same name reserve, you will see a picturesque view. In Armanon you will find a famous Posalagua cave, which contains a great number of stalactites. The Basque Country is amazingly suitable for tourism fans. Besides foot walks, you can do rafting, go for a real hiking rout for a couple of days, or just take a walk across those forests and valleys. For example, from San-Sebastian to Pasajes de San Juan, a small fishermen village. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The Basque country has its name for a reason. This territory, which has been populated with a unique ethnic community since ancient times, still has its traditions and customs. By the way, … Open
Those, who prefer road trips, can always rent a car. It will cost you minimum two hundred euros for fourteen days, which is less, then in any other region of the country. The road trip is the best way to see the Basque Country in all its diversity, being able to visit as many cities, as you can. Please note, that if you are younger than 21 years old and you don’t have a lot of driving experience, you won’t be able to rent a car. You’d better start your trip from San-Sebastian and finish it in Bilbao. This way, you will have the opportunity to swim a lot, enjoy the lifestyle of quiet Basque villages and see multiple natural and man-made monuments.
BILBAO -  SAN ANTON The nightlife of the Basque Country is quite diverse. In San-Sebastian, you can not only go to various nightclubs but also visit more quiet and intimate places. For instance, at Dioni’s bar, which walls are practically covered with the autographs of famous people. Or at Museo Del Whisky, where you can enjoy piano music and try different sorts of whiskey – their collection of this drink is one of the biggest in the world. Casino Kursaal will give you the opportunity to dive into the world of excitement for just one cent, and those, who don’t really like poker, roulette and slot machines, will have a great evening at Centro Kursaal.
There are a lot of places in the Basque country, which you should definitely visit. In Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum will obviously catch your attention. It may be called the Louvre in … Open
In Bilbao, you can dance in one of the oldest clubs in the city – Café Boulevard, party at Caos discotheque, in Columbus or in a dozen other places. You can drink wine and listen to live music at Cotton Club, go to a casino at Gran Casino Nervión – in a word, you won’t be bored. By the way, if you like Caribbean music, you should definitely check out Jaragua. Every big city in the Basque Country has its own nightclubs – everyone will find a place for their taste and budget.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Basque Country and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Basque Country
♥   Natural Park 'Urkiola' , 14.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Aizkorri-Aratz' , 16.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Gorbeia' , 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Izki' , 32.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Aralar' , 42.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Basque Country
♥   Amusement park 'Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo' San Sebastián, 59.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Karrantza Valley and Pozalagua Cave' Biscay, 73.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Senda Viva' Arguedas, 118.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Basque Country
♥   Restaurant 'El Portalón' Vitoria-Gasteiz. Type - Traditional cuisine. 16.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Akebaso' Atxondo. Type - Traditional cuisine. 16.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Toloño' Vitoria-Gasteiz. Type - Traditional cuisine. 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Izaga' Vitoria-Gasteiz. Type - Traditional cuisine. 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Kaskagorri' Vitoria-Gasteiz. Type - Creative. 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Basque Country from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Ladder Gastelugache

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
The most terrible thing is to move up the stairs at a time when the sea is worried. In some places the staircase passes through very narrow ridges. This staircase built of stone is very beautiful, it will be a great place to admire the surrounding landscapes and a place for a memorable photo session. Travellers will be able to visit a church located on the island, in which an interesting collection of exhibits is kept today. For hundreds of years, sailors, who managed to escape from storm, brought their gifts to the church. Today, they form the basis of the exposition presented in the museum. … Read further

Department of Health of Basque Lands

From the series “Glass Architecture - Impressive Villas and Buildings from Glass”
Notwithstanding all these restrictions, specialists from Coll-Barreu Arquitectos agency made something unbelievable. They built a unique construction that doesn’t have analogues in the whole world. The wonderful glass building is situated on the beautiful historical street that was built in the 19th century. The unique seven-stored building is taken by the Department of Health of Basque Lands. Two floors are used for laboratories. Glass walls cover offices, conference rooms, records. … Read further
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City break ideas for neighbours of Basque Country

Guide to your best city break in Basque Country - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Basque Country - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Basque Country?' disappears immediately.
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