Last updated on February 8th, 2016 at 11:01 pm
Cycling around Basque Country
Cycling around Basque Country. After a long and hard day from Santander. We spent 12 hours cycling under the rain and wind . Finally , we got Bilbao. Where we rested 3 nights . Our host Ruben , a student who likes bicycle too. He was waiting for us . He is very friendly , talkative and fun . He prepared a delicious dinner for us !!
We spent a couple of days doing touristic thing . Bilbao , I liked a lot , cheerful , Guggenheim , downtown … We were visiting friends !! Galder , a guy who I met traveling in Nepal , guided us around the city . He took us for lunch in downtown. It was the best food that we tried traveling by bicycle during months !! At night , Galder showed us around the city and bars . We had too much fun !! It was our favorite city during the whole trip !! We didn’t stop laughing with Galder stories and jokes . He also taught us about Basque Country culture and the language .
We were lucky in those days in Bilbao !! Athletic , soccer team , was playing that day. We could live the atmosphere around bars close to the stadium , with Chari and her friends . Bars were full of people before the game. They were playing against Real Sociedad , eternal enemy . Last night , we spent at Daniel ´s home , a friend of Rubén. We spent great time talking to him and his roommates before leaving the city . And telling them our experiences cycling around Basque Country.
From Bilbao , we cycled until Berritz. Short ride , around 3 hours cycling . Cycling around Basque Country was a lot traffic. A lot of cars and trucks the most in the road . Once we got Biarritz. Our host Jon , drove us in his van until Andoain . We saved some hours cycling and he showed us amazing landcapes . Cycling around Basque Country by van was easier and good for our legs.
Jon is a healthy , fun and happy guy . At that time , it was party at his hometown , Andoain . We spent a couple of days meeting his friends and family . Andoain is very small town , around 15 000 people . They speak Basque which is so difficult to understand . But all people talked Spanish with us .
During the day , Jon drove us around San Sebastián , mountain , beaches . We spent great time with him and his family who love bicycle and cook really good !! At night we went out for beers around the town , it was full of people .
After spending two amazing days in Andoain. We headed to the next country in our bicycle trip around Europe . Our experience cycling around Basque Country was done and we left to France.