Basque Mountains + Rioja Winery

Basque Cities & Mountains + Rioja Winery

–Visit Rioja Wine Cellar
–Gorbeia Natural Park
–Bilbao – San Sebastian – Vitoria
-Nervión Waterfall

Wine, nature, mountains and friends… the most essential elements of a good holiday!

During this trip you will have the chance to taste the best wine of Spain: RIOJA, while enjoying the atmosphere of the mountains in the Basque Country. We will visit the highest waterfall of Spain: Nervión Waterfall, as well as the city of Bilbao, Vitoria, and San Sebastian, which are perhaps the most beautiful cities in Spain.

What you can see on this trip:

  • Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastian
  • Logroño and Haro
  • Gorbeia Natural Park
  • Nervion waterfall (the highest waterfall in Spain)
  • A RIOJA wine cellar (The famous CVNE)


Logroño: this is the capital of the Community of La Rioja and located on the riverside of the Ebro River. The city is most famous for its wine culture, gastronomy, the Camino de Santiago, and the Old Town center. It is not surprising that the city has a rich wine culture since it is the capital of the wine culture in Spain. After visiting the city and having lunch, we will go to Haro, where we will visit the famous winery.


Gorbea Natural Park is the most popular and well-known part of the Basque mountains. This mountain is basically the boundary between the territory of Biscay and Alava with its 1482 meter hight.
The two main attractions in the Natural Park are the Itxina Protected Biotope and the Gujuli Waterfall. At this time of the year the park looks like covered with a red blanket since the color of the leaves.


Bilbao is internationally known for its cultural and urban transformation during the past few years. There are many things to see and discover in the city, such as the Guggenheim Museum, which is a great international symbol and a gateway to the universe of Basque culture. The good news is that we will visit this Museum on the 3rd day of our trip with an official city guide (optional visit).


If you are a fan of the “Belle époque”, the historical cities and the ocean, you will fall in love with San Sebastian. Many things are waiting fo ryou here, such as the beaches, the Victoria Eugenia Theater or the Miramar Palace. San Moreover San Sebastian is internationally known as the city of cinema. The good news is that we are going to explore this city on the 3rd day after Bilbao.


Walking in Vitoria is like traveling back in time because it has a beautiful medieval history. Currently, it is among the Spanish cities where we can find the best quality of life in the country. Vitoria has a well-kept historical center surrounded by large, beautiful green areas and we can find an imposing cathedral and a lively Plaza Mayor as well.


Salto de Nervión is the highest waterfall in Spain. 
Peninsula: Salto de Nervión, with more than 270 meter of waterfall.
This is a magical place located between the provinces of Alava, Burgos and Bizkaia.

Description of the hikes

Route 1: Gorbeia Natural Park

Option 1. Gorbeia Mountain from Canteras (Medium high, 800 ascent)
Option 2. Otzarreta beech forest (Medium, 400 ascent)*

*Option 2 only in case of bad weather

Distance: 11-13 km (depends on the weather) 
Positive difference in altitude: 800 m / 400 m
Technical difficulty: Moderate
A negative difference in altitude: 800 m/400 m
Maximum altitude: 1.500 m / 900 m
Type of route: Circular
Route 2: Viewpoint Salto de Nervión (The highest waterfall in Spain)
Distance: 7 km
Elevation gain: 401 m
Technical difficulty: Moderate
Maximum altitude: 805 m
Type of route: Circular 

Our hotel

We have chosen our 3*** hotel Ilunion Hotel Bilbao with great care, thinking of everyone and making the most of the 4 days. Something central and in a city where you can visit nature in the morning and go out in the evening. Also, it is a central point for all the routes and cities we are going to visit. We stayed in Bilbao centre at Ilunion Hotel 3***. The rooms are triple but you can ask for a double or single room.
Can I come alone and how do I share the rooms? 
Of course, many of our travellers come alone. We divide the rooms between the same sex and we try to have the same age group. 

Brief trip itinerary

Saturday 03/12
We will leave Friday night around 01:00 and go directly to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe where we will arrive around 10:30. We will visit the most impressive island in Spain, where they filmed a good part of Game of Thrones and other movies. After the visit we will go to BILBAO where we will have our hotel for all the nights. The rest of the day we can rest and visit Bilbao.
Sunday 04/12
Second day we have two options. Option 1. Hiking route in Gorbeia Park + Vitoria. Option 2. Gorbeia Park (Walk) + Vitoria.
Monday 05/12
On the third day, you can plan it however you want. You have several options: Wake up early and take advantage of the day and visit Bilbao quietly or wake up later quietly. At 15:00 we leave for San Sebastian, if you want (optional) come with us if you don’t stay in Bilbao discovering more. We will have dinner there and then we will be in Bilbao again.
Tuesday 06/12
On the last day we will wake up early, and we will do a 7-8 kms hike to Salto de Nervión (the highest waterfall in Spain) Moderate/easy level route. The best time to visit this waterfall is after November (because it will have rained, without the rain the waterfall says nothing, but after the rainy season it is a marvel). After the route we return to Valencia, with a stop at one of the most famous wineries in Spain CVNE and lunch in HARO. This way we say goodbye to the Basque Country with a good taste in our mouths.

Meeting Point: Avenida Aragón 31 (In front of Mestalla)

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

Use of a mask will be mandatory at all times on the bus.

Todos nuestro viajes están organizado por agencia de viaje Wexcursion, con numero de licencia. CV-m-1881-V

All our trips are organised by Travel agency, Wexcursion, under licence number CV-m-1881-V.

                                                                                                        Important & Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy of the trip to Bilbao Up to 3 weeks (21 days) before the refund of 80% of the total amount Up to 2 weeks before (14 days) (60% of the total amount) Up to 10 days before 50% of the total amount. After 10 days, we cannot refund any money unless it is due to government restrictions. If you are late to the meeting point, we will not refund your money and you will lose it. The program is designed with a lot of experience and guides but there may be changes due to traffic, weather or a better alternative (we will inform you by mail and WhatsApp group). The amount of the reservation and the activities are not refundable.

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