Total San Sebastian Tour: Hike, Bike & Pintxos Bites

Outdoor Activities in San Sebastián
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Tour description

Enjoy the best of San Sebastian on this full day tour, taking in some of its most famous sights as well as some hidden gems and delicious bites along the way. Hike up Monte Urgull for breathtaking views across the Bay of Biscay, taste our favourite 

pintxos in the charming Old Town and go off the beaten track to explore attractive neighbourhoods that not many tourists know about, from the comfort of your bicycle seat. This tour is a fantastic introduction to your stay in Basque country and is great for active travellers looking to get the most out of their time in the city.

This Total Day Tour combines three of our most popular San Sebastian tours: Mysterious Urgull Hill, Grab Your Pintxo and Basque by Bike. Starting in pretty Zuloaga Plaza in San Sebastian’s delightful Old Town, your expert local guide will lead you towards the beginning of an exhilarating walk up Monte Urgull, an impossibly picturesque hill overlooking the city. As we ascend the hill you’ll see the batería del Gobernador, the English Cemetery, the charming old castle and the city’s history museum. The uphill portion of our walk ends at the foot of the Sacred Heart statue. As we go back own the hill, we’ll pop into the castle jail, we’ll pause at another stunning viewing point then we’ll stop at a battery of cannons, called Las Damas (meaning ‘ladies’ in Spanish). This is a great spot to stop for a bird’s eye view of the city, where your guide can show you some of the main, unmissable spots around the Concha Bay: The City Hall, Hotel Londres, the Concha, Ondarreta Bay and Igueldo Mountain. You will definitely be thirsty by now! A much needed drink at one of our favourite bars in the city.Once we have satiated our thirst, it’s time to fill our bellies with some of our favourite pintxos! We’ll take a scenic wander through the Old Town and then on to the up and coming Gros neighbourhood, absorbing the atmosphere and learning everything you need to know about the food culture and history of the city.The pintxos we will present to you are the best reflection of modern Basque gastronomy: they preserve the heritage of tastes and flavours of Basque cuisine while the presentation will be like a modern piece of art (tasty, tasty art...). After all that lovely food, it’s time to burn off some calories with a leisurely bike ride that will give you refreshingly different views of the city of San Sebastián. We’ll follow the bidegorri (bike path) along some of the most expensive properties of Spain facing La Concha and Ondarreta beaches and we will check out the waves and surfing culture over at Zurriola beach. From here, we’ll ride to the end of the bay, where nature meets civilisation. You’ll 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. You’ll ride through districts that show the many faces of San Sebastian. As your cycle tour continues, you’ll get to enjoy the wild of the ocean and admire some brave surfers along Zurriola Beach, in the beautiful Gros district. Your Day Tour ends here, which is great if you’re feeling peckish again or you just fancy a glass of wine after a busy day of sightseeing!Please note: As this is a combination of our three most popular tours, you may not have the same guide for the entire day but rest assured, whether you have one guide or three, all of us are passionate about our incredible city.

What's included

  • Local English-speaking guide One drink in the morning Six pintxos and three drinks during lunch Bike and helmet rental in the afternoon

What's not included

  • Additional food and drink Souvenirs Tips/gratuities for your guide Bus tickets if needed