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Bilbao: 3-Hour Guided Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

1. Bilbao: 3-Hour Guided Highlights Small Group Bike Tour

Explore Bilbao by bike like a local on a guided tour past all the city’s main sights like the magnificent Guggenheim Museum. Uncover the history of this fascinating city and learn about its stunning old and new attractions. Departing from the central Calle de Villarias, follow your guide along bike lanes and pedestrianized streets to avoid the busy traffic. Follow the course of the river to learn why it was essential to the development of the city. Peddle by contemporary and historic sites and stop at the dramatic Guggenheim Museum, which opened on the banks of the Nervión River and was designed by the architect Frank Gehry in the 1990s.  Marvel at the Euskalduna Conference Centre, built on the site of the old shipyards, and see the new San Mamés football stadium. Explore historic Bilbao at sites such as the Neo-baroque Teatro Arriaga.  Cycle down the narrow streets and through the wide plazas of the Casco Viejo (Old Town), and discover the site of the old city walls by the San Antón Bridge, linking Bilbao La Vieja and Casco Viejo.

Bilbao: Old Quarter Walking Guided Tour

2. Bilbao: Old Quarter Walking Guided Tour

Over 500 years of history will be explored on this walking tour. From the Cathedral of Santiago, Plaza Nueva, the Church of St. Anton and the ruins on which it stands, to the Mercado de la Ribera. This is where the town was born, this is where the port was, and from where the city opened to the world - serving as a bridge between northern Europe and the Hispanic kingdoms. You'll be guided by your professional tour guide in a small group. Learn the history that took place in the streets that Miguel de Unamuno once walked through. Your guide will also take you on a traditional “txikiteo” or “poteo” (bar crawl) to the area's most iconic bars.

Bilbao : Private Walking Tour

3. Bilbao : Private Walking Tour

Go on this private tour for 2 or 4 hours and explore Bilbao with a local guide. The whole itinerary might vary as it depends on the rhythm of the group and the priorities that are set before the tour. The tour starts at the Old Town, the founding nucleus of the Villa de Bilbao. Among other places, you will see the Arenal promenade where the Arriaga Theater is located. Pass by the Church of San Nicolás, the Concordía station, and the imposing building of the Bilbaina Society.  Stroll through the Old Town and pass by the famous Plaza Nueva and Plaza de Miguel de Unamuno. Walk around the area of the seven streets and stroll along the Cathedral of Santiago.  If you choose the 4-hour tour, it is possible to go into the city center, La Gran Via, El Ensanche, Moyúa square, Doña Casilda Park, the Alhóndiga, or the Azkuna Center. Marvel at the imposing building that houses the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao built by the famous architect Frank Gehry.

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What people are saying about Arriaga Theater

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4.8 / 5

based on 235 reviews

Absolutely fab - no problem upgrading to an electric bike - brilliant guide who just gave us all his knowledge on Bilbao which was put forward on an interesting way engaging the 8 of us. Would definitely recommend as a must

Very nice bike tour! It offers a lot of information about Bilbao's history. Beñat (the tour guide) was very friendly and interactive. I highly reccommend this bike tour! It's definitely worth it!

Fantastic bycicle tour with the best guide ever! She was passionate to share the story of Bilbao, shared so much insider tips, was super friendly and even fixed my bike!

Excellent in all aspects. Our guide was superb, engaging and knowledgeable. Very good value for money too.

Amazing guide Great to see Biilbao with kids It’s good fun