Bilbao Extensions

Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque region and one of the most affluent in Spain. Set just in from the Bay of Biscay, Bilbao is home to several museums and has a rich food scene.

Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao The Guggenheim, designed by Frank Gehry, is the most impressive structure in Bilbao. A museum of modern art, the building itself is impressive enough, but the changing exhibitions can be breathtaking.

Fine Arts Museum

As the name suggests, this museum offers more traditional art than the Guggenheim, with works by Gauguin, Goya, Cezanne, El Greco, Bacon and Van Dyck amongst others.

Mount Artxanda

A funicular railway can be taken up this small mountain. From the top there are stunning views of the city.

Azurmendi Restaurant

Basque Cuisine Bilbao's best restaurant has a tasting menu rivalling the best in the world. The tasting menu is fairly expensive at EUR 75, but is a truly unique experience.

Old Quarter

The old quarter, centered around Bilbao's 12th century cathedral, is full of narrow streets containing many artisan shops and tapas bars. It is a great way to spend an afternoon exploring in a pleasant, historic setting.

San Mames

The San Mames stadium is the home to Atheltic Bilbao Football Club. The team is iconic throughout the football world for only selecting players with Basque heritage. The stadium itself, holding over 50,000 supporters, is widely recognised as the most atmospheric in Spain, and it is well worth watching a game here if you can.

If you wish to add an extension to your tour, please enter the details on the booking form, or contact us to discuss your options.

We work with many hotels in Bilbao to suit a range of budgets and can provide a recommendation based on the area of the city that is most of interest to you (e.g. the old quarter, the Guggenheim...)

We can also arrange accommodation for you in many other cities in Spain.

Please note that extensions are outside of the contract between Cycle Fiesta and the customer and are a direct contract between the customer and the hotel.

Transfers to and from an extension are not included. However, we would be happy to assist you with the booking of train tickets and can provide you with details of Taxi firms to help you with your arrangements.