Your San Sebastian cycle adventure begins in the historic street of Reyes Católicos. After meeting your guide and getting acquainted with your new wheels, we’ll head towards historic Maria Cristina bridge, the first bridge to be built in the city.
Next, we’ll glide through one of the city’s busiest and hippest neighbourhoods: Gros. Here, we’ll take time to mingle with the locals and we’ll show you where to find the best people-watching spots.
At Cataluña Plaza you’ll learn about life in the city, as you’re guide talks about the cost of living in this popular local neighbourhood.
As you cycle, we’ll enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Biscay and admire the brave surfers along Zurriola beach. We wil also pass by one of the most important and controversial buildings in San Sebastián, Kursaal — boasting a glamourous history.
We’ll follow the contemporary Boulevard that separates the Old Town from the new part of the city and head towards La Concha beach, one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches where we’ll stop to appreciate the views. Learn why there are so many small trees in this area, and how a local legend connects San Sebastián with Japan.
The bidegorri bike path is next; we’ll follow the route along La Concha beach up to the palace of Queen Maria Cristina, before arriving at one of the locals’ favorite beaches in the city: Ondarreta.
From there, your San Sebastián sightseeing bike tour takes you to the end of the bay, where nature meets civilisation. Discover some Basque modern art before veering through one of the city’s oldest, most authentic neighbourhoods and toward a “secret passage” that connects two parts of the city. Ride through districts that show the many faces of San Sebastián, from the workers’ city to the aristocratic belle époque of the past. Follow the Urumea River back to the city centre, passing villas and bourgeois palaces.
Our tour ends here, ff you are hungry, Reyes Catolicos is a great place to find some food. Or join our Pinxto tour! Before you go, don’t forget to ask your expert local guide.
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Basque by Bike group tour.)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, bike (or e-bike), helmet and rain poncho rental.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Comfortable shoes and clothes
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: From 9th Jan 2018, the new meeting point is at San Frantzisko 1 Street, 20001 San Sebastian.
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Closure of sites: If the secret passage between neighbourhoods is closed we will return via the path along the bay.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour, but please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page or email us at email@example.com. Children under the weight of 22 kg or 24 kg are permitted to join this tour free of charge but they must be seated on the back of their parent/guardian’s bike. There are two child seats available for use during the tour (one for 24 kg max and one for 22 kg max). Please let us know when booking that you are travelling with a small child. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Note that we only have one bike for kids between 120 and 135 cm (six – eight years approx.) and two for kids between 135 and 155 cm (eight – 12 years approx.). All child bikes and child seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on booking date. Please notify us at the time of booking if you will need a child’s bike or seat so we can reserve it for you. The rest of our bikes are suitable for people taller than 150 cm. Some kids and teenagers will fit these bikes with no problem even if they are a bit shorter than this or younger than 12 years of age.