Basque By Bike Small Group Cycle Tour In San Sebastián - San Sebastian

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Overview

What do you get when you mash up history, art, and culture, add a sprinkling of beaches and palaces, and mix it all up with some Basque charm on two wheels? The best San Sebastián bike tour ever, thats what! Give your brain a workout along with your legs and learn all about San Seb while riding the citys fabulous bike trails.

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Your San Sebastián cycle tour will start at one of the most iconic buildings in the city: the town hall, Ayuntamiento. Before we take off, you’ll get to mingle with locals, check out the antique carousel, and learn quirky facts like why there are so many small trees in this area, and how San Sebastián is connected to Japan.

We’ll follow the bidegorri bike path along La Concha beach up to the palace of Queen Maria Cristina, before arriving at one of the most local beaches in the city: Ondarreta.

From there, your San Sebastián tour will take you 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 Sebastián, from the workers’ city to the aristocratic belle époque of the past as you follow the Urumea River back to the city centre, passing villas and bourgeois palaces. You’ll also discover one of the most important buildings of San Sebastian, Kursaal — a building that’s linked with a kind of dark past.

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. You’ll head toward the port area, one of our favourite places for appreciating the city, and a place where past and present meet (it’s also the entrance to the food heaven of pintxo bars, by the way — very important to know!).

You’ll ride back across the Monte Urgull battlefield and along the old city walls, and finish your San Sebastián cycle adventure down the contemporary Boulevard that separates the Old Town from the new part of the city.

Inclusions for Basque By Bike Small Group Cycle Tour In San Sebastián

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Bike and helmet rental

Exclusions for Basque By Bike Small Group Cycle Tour In San Sebastián

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide
  • Seats and trailers are available for an extra fee (trailers are suitable for up to 7 years of age, and seats are suitable for children from 9 months to approximately 3 or 4 years of age)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes

You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people

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 info@sansebastianurbanadventures.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 (6-8 years aprox) and two for kids between 135 and 155 cm (8-12 years aprox).

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. 

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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4 reviews by the users

  • Had a great time on the cycle tour. Both the guides were very knowledgeable, informative, approachable and engaging.
    So glad that we had locals showing us around and once the tour had ended, they recommended the best places to go in town for what every your heart desire.
    Only gripe is that i didnt do it sooner.
    Thanks again Oihana

  • Awesome awesome way to get the lay of the land. Nanelia has excellent enthusiasm. Great history lesson as we went around. Loved her so much, I signed up for the hike the next day. Highly recommend this tour!

  • It was a great way to get to know San Sebastian in a tourist perspective, a bit of its history and modern daily life. Tomasz our guide was fun, accommodating and informative. Highly Recommend!

  • We have done city bike tours in Paris, Rome, and Barcelona and have found them to be great introductions to a city. We have done walking tours as well but find that bike tours cover so much more in the same amount of time.

    So based on our past experiences, my husband and I looked forward to the tour I booked through Viator with Basque by Bike. The tour ended up exceeding our expectationsit was the best of the city bike tours weve done, and we liked the other ones very much!

    Our tour guide, Tomasz, was a great guide. He is the owner of the company, speaks excellent English, has a great sense of humor, and is very knowledgeable about the city. There were only two others in our group that day. The 10-speed bikes were in excellent condition, with baskets to hold personal belongings. We also stored some at his office by the harbor, the meeting point. Tomasz was very safety conscious as well.

    San Sebastian is a bike-friendly city, so we were on bike paths almost the entire tour. The city is very flat, making pedaling easy. The only hill we climbed was Mount Urgull, using a lift to get to the starting point. After that, it was mostly flat or downhill. Besides covering the typical tourist areas, the tour also included residential areas as well, so you really had a sense of the city beyond what tourists usually see. We learned a lot a about the history of San Sebastian along the way, and Tomasz was able to answer any question that came up.

    I didnt want this tour to end. Book this tripyou wont be disappointed.

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