Depart from your Bilbao hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and begin your journey to the secluded secrets of the Basque Country. Admire the scenic splendor of the landscape as you travel a winding road towards Biscany, scanning the horizon for dramatic mountains and industrial landmarks.
Arrive at the traditional village of Elorrio, a quaint and quintessential place that exudes the essence of provincial life. Stroll the narrow streets and visit the impressive Church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion during your relaxed free time in the pueblo. Next, venture to Oinati to visit the Basque Country’s oldest university; admire the impressive grandeur of the university buildings and marvel at ancient medieval tower houses, the grand Town Hall and the serpentine streets.
Ascend the steep side of a mountain towards the Sanctuary of Arantzazu, a distinctive architectural example designed by local sculptors. Absorb the panoramic vistas from its vertiginous perch and gain fascinating insight into the structure’s past before returning to the minivan and relaxing during the journey back to Bilbao.