Tour of the Basque Country

June 2, 2024

Our exclusively private cycling trip to the Basque country of Spain to explore some of the iconic riding locations in Europe. Our 11-day trip commences in Bilbao, one of Spain’s famous cities. After moving a little further into the Basque country to Durango for a stunning 4-days of cycling through the Basque countryside, we travel to the popular seaside city of San Sebastian for a night stopover before continuing along the coast to Oviedo of Asturias.

We will enjoy a few days of culture and food with some fantastic rides around the area before venturing into the high mountains of Asturias.

Dinner on 2 nights, with wines is included on the first and last night of your trip. Leaving the other nights available for you to make your own reservations at local restaurants in Durango, San Sebastian, and Oviedo.

Key Details

  • 11 Days
  • Social to Experienced
  • All breakfasts, Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Hotels
  • Support Vehicle
  • Mechanical Assistance
  • Bespoke Tour
PRICE (AUD)

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Single Supplement 1420
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Tour Departs

Bilbao, Spain, June 2, 2024

Tour Finishes

Bilbao, Spain, June 12, 2024

Tour Style

Bespoke Tour: Our exclusively private cycling trip to the Basque country of Spain to explore some of the iconic riding locations in Europe. Multiple ride options to suit the needs of the guests.

Group Size: 6 to 14 guests – 3 staff

Accommodation: 4-star premium accommodation. Durango 4-star suite, San Sebastian 4-star Superior Rooms, Oviedo 4-star King rooms

Trip Suitability

Social Riding and Leisure: We understand that your cycling holiday is a HOLIDAY! You may not normally ride every day at home. Our ride routes allow you to cherry-pick the sort of riding that you’d like to do. Choose the days you want to climb, the days to ride flat, and the days to rest.

Experienced Riders: Your cycling holiday is actually about the bike! Our epic and challenging ride options seek more vertical meters and longer miles. Choose your rest days or recovery rides, or just ride, and ride, and ride.

Meals Included
  • Buffet breakfast every day
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Farewell Dinner
Tour Inclusions
  • Transport throughout
  • Transport your bike with professional bike carriers
  • 10 nights accommodation in 4-star hotel – Premium Rooms
  • Arrival transfer on day one from Bilbao Airport or approved pre-trip accommodation
  • Departure transfer to Bilbao Airport
  • Ride files and detailed tour itinerary
  • 1 x Bikestyle Tours Cycling Kit
  • Hosted by our experienced tour guides and professional drivers
  • Mechanical assistance with your bike
  • Ride support vehicle when you need it most
  • Navigation assistance on all guided rides
  • Sports powders, water, and bars during your ride
Pricing

PRICING: Pricing for private groups is based on the agreed minimum number of participants being met at the time of receipt of payment of final invoices by all tour participants. Prices may increase if minimum numbers are not met at the time of final invoicing (90 days prior to the tour departure date). Final pricing will be based on the number of participants at the time of invoicing.

Price: AUD $(twin share)

  • 6 Guests – AUD $9200
  • 7 Guests – AUD $8600
  • 8 Guests – AUD $9600
  • 9 Guests – AUD $9200
  • 10 Guests – AUD $8700
  • 11 Guests – AUD $8400
  • 12/14 Guests – AUD $8100

Single Supplement: AUD $1420

Note: All tours costs are per person, not including airfare, and are based on two persons per room. If traveling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying a single supplement.

Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.

Bike Hire On Request

Options

  • Bossi Di2 Titanium bikes with disc- brakes
  • Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon di2 with rim brakes
  • Cannondale Synapse carbon bikes with mechanical Shimano 105 and rim brakes

Bike Hire Pricing (30% discount applied)

  • Bossi Ti (12 speed di2 disc) $665
  • Cannondale Evo Di2 $525
  • Standard Cannondale Synapse $455

Welcome to Basque

  • Date
    Sunday, 2 June 2024
  • Location
    Bilbao, Spain

This morning, the staff will meet you at Bilbao airport at 11 a.m. or collect from an approved pre-trip hotel in Bilbao. We will have a short transfer to our hotel in Durango where we stay for 4 nights in a luxurious 4-star hotel.

Tonight, we will enjoy dinner together at our hotel, so that you have a chance to discuss your trip with your trip leaders.

Daily Highlights
  • Warmup ride in beautiful Spain
  • Welcome Dinner
Rides Type

Ride Details | 35 km, 400m

Once settled into our hotel we will head out for a short shakedown ride of around 35km.

Meals
Welcome Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Guernica

  • Date
    Monday, 3 June 2024
  • Location
    Durango, Spain

Our first ride takes us from Durango to Guernica, exploring its poignant past through the Guernica Peace Museum. Pedal through scenic landscapes, enjoy lunch in Guernica, visit Parque de los Pueblos de Europa, and return via charming villages.

You are free to explore Durango this evening for dinner.

Daily Highlights
  • Guernica Peace Museum
  • Visit Parque de los Pueblos de Europa
Rides Type

Ride Details | 55 km, 750m

Rolling hills with some short steeper sections to test the legs.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Urkiola National Park

  • Date
    Tuesday, 4 June 2024
  • Location
    Durango, Spain

Pedal through picturesque landscapes from Durango to Urkiola Natural Park. Traverse lush forests, and serene lakes, and visit the Sanctuary of Urkiola. Discover stunning vistas, enjoy a lunch amidst nature’s tranquility, and capture the essence of Basque beauty while cycling through this captivating region.

You are free to explore Durango this evening for dinner.

 

Daily Highlights
  • Urkiola Natural Park
Rides Type

Ride Details | 61 km, 900m

Ride through Urkiola National Park. Take a long steady climb out through the national park and descend back to our hotel.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Bay of Biscay

  • Date
    Wednesday, 5 June 2024
  • Location
    Durango, Spain

Today you will ride to the Spanish coastline and towards San Sebastian. Experience charming fishing villages and the rugged, breathtaking views of the Bay of Biscay.

You are free to explore Durango this evening for dinner.

Daily Highlights
  • Bay of Biscay
  • Navigate the rugged coastline
Rides Type

Ride Details | 96 km, 1800m

Ride to the Bay of Biscay, navigate the rugged coastline, and enjoy the views. Rolling hills with some sharp shorter climbs.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

San Sebastian

  • Date
    Thursday, 6 June 2024
  • Location
    San Sebastian, Spain

Pedal from Durango to San Sebastian, venturing through Basque countryside. Traverse charming villages, relish coastal views along the Bay of Biscay, and explore San Sebastian’s historic heart. Savor the city’s culinary delights and unwind on its pristine beaches. A memorable blend of culture, scenery, and gastronomy awaits.

You are free to explore San Sebastian this evening for dinner.

Daily Highlights
  • Explore San Sebastian
  • Ride the Bay of Biscay coastline
Rides Type

Day 5 – Ride Details | 85 km, 1600m

We will make our way to Debra before following the coastline to our next hotel in San Sebastian.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Onto Oviedo via Bilbao

  • Date
    Friday, 7 June 2024
  • Location
    Oviedo, Spain

After breakfast, we will transfer to a fantastic location in Asturias, Oviedo. On the way, we have the opportunity to stop in Bilbao and explore the Guggenheim Museum. After our arrival in Oviedo, we will be able to enjoy a couple of easier days before tackling the big mountains.

Daily Highlights
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Oviedo
Rides Type

No ride today

Meals
Breakfast

Coastal Escape to Gijon

  • Date
    Saturday, 8 June 2024
  • Location
    Oviedo, Spain

Pedal from Oviedo to Gijón, a coastal treasure. Discover charming towns, relish fresh seafood for lunch, and explore Gijón’s history-rich district. Immerse in Asturian maritime life. Return to Oviedo after a day that combines scenic cycling with coastal cultural exploration.

Daily Highlights
  • Visit Gijón
Rides Type

Ride Details | 100 km, 1100m

Our ride will head to the maritime village of Gijon. It will be a slightly downhill run to the coast and uphill on the way home.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Senda del Oso and Bear's Proaza

  • Date
    Sunday, 9 June 2024
  • Location
    Oviedo, Spain

Embark on the picturesque Senda del Oso, winding through the Asturian countryside. Discover Proaza, housing the Bear’s Proaza Foundation, offering insights into local wildlife conservation. Immerse yourself in Teverga Village’s charm before returning to Oviedo, relishing the blend of nature, culture, and community initiatives along the way.

Daily Highlights
  • Ride through Senda del Oso and famous Bear Path
  • Discover Proaza
Rides Type

Ride Details | 75 km, 1600m

This afternoon we will ride the Bear’s Path. The Senda del Oso is an old mining train track, converted into a Greenway that can be done on foot or by bicycle, we will tackle it on two wheels.

 

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Las Ubinas – La Mesa National Park

  • Date
    Monday, 10 June 2024
  • Location
    Oviedo, Spain

Embark on a challenging ride through Las Ubinas National Park. We will conquer the Alto La Cobertoria. Pedal through scenic landscapes, ascend challenging gradients, and reach the summit to admire the region’s rugged natural beauty. Today offers a memorable cycling experience in Asturias.

Daily Highlights
  • Las Ubinas National Park
  • Ride Alto La Cobertoria
Rides Type

Ride Details | 100 km, 2300m

Ride the Alto La Cobertoria, a challenging ascent that will test the legs before a stunning descent back to the hotel.

 

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Cycle to Cider Country

  • Date
    Tuesday, 11 June 2024
  • Location
    Oviedo, Spain

Set forth on a ride through lush landscapes toward cider country, passing by enchanting orchards and rural beauty. We will visit traditional Asturian cider houses and understand the art of cider-making. Enjoy an Asturian farewell dinner paired with local cider and wine.

Discover the region’s deep-rooted traditions and culinary delights.

Daily Highlights
  • Visit traditional Asturian cider house
  • Farewell Dinner
Rides Type

Ride Details | 40 km, 500m

Ride to cider country, through rolling hills outside of Oviedo before returning to town for your farewell dinner.

Option to ride the hardest climb in professional cycling, Alto de L’Angliru – To consult with trip leader

Meals
Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Adios - Safe Travels

  • Date
    Wednesday, 12 June 2024
  • Location
    Departure Bilbao

Sadly, our tour comes to an end. We will transfer our guests to Bilbao Airport for your connecting travel. Bilbao is easily reached from the airport by train, should you wish to stay a few days longer.

Please schedule departing international flights from 2 p.m. onwards.

Rides Type
Meals
Breakfast
Ride with Pro

Bike hire available

Worried about travelling with your own bike? We have basic and premium options available.

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