Explore the Basque history and quirky charm of San Sebastián on this 2.5-hour bike tour. Cycle along beaches, rivers, battlefields, and bays with a savvy guide, passing by aristocratic palaces and avant garde pinxto bars along the way. With a relaxed pace and the flexibility to stop often, It's a great way to get acquainted with San Sebastián’s contrasting historic highlights and modern vibe.
2.5-hour bike tour of San Sebastián
Explore the city's captivating contrast of old and new
See local sun and surf culture at La Concha and Zurriola beaches
Learn about local history and culture from a guide
Pedal past the port district, home to the city's best pintxo bars
Cover more ground than a walking tour while enjoying fresh air and flexibility
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)
Departure & Return
Calle Reyes Catolicos 14, Bajo. 20006 San Sebastian
Calle Reyes Catolicos 14, Bajo. 20006 San Sebastian
What To Expect
Meet your guide and pick up your bike and helmet, and kick off your two-wheeled tour at San Sebastián’s historic Reyes Catolicos. Start pedaling and head toward the city’s oldest bridge, the Maria Cristina. Cruise through the bustling neighborhood of Gros and spend some time mingling with the locals at Cataluna Plaza. Then, hop back on your bike and take in sweeping views of the Bay of Biscay as you glide down to Zurriola Beach, a popular surfing destination. Next, pass by the controversial Kursall building as you wind down the boulevard arriving at La Concha beach. Stop here and discover San Sebastian’s surprising connection with Japan. Continue along the bidegorri bike path that hugs the beach, and admire the stately palace of Queen Maria Cristina en route to Ondarreta Beach — a favorite sandy spot for locals. Pedal on to the end of crescent-shaped La Concha Bay, where you’ll head inland. Scout some examples of modern Basque art before winding your way through one of the city’s oldest districts. On route, discover a ‘secret passage’ that connects two areas of the city and then follow the Urumea River past bourgeois villas and through working-class neighborhoods. Your tour concludes back at Reyes Catolicos, where you can head out on your own in one of the best places in town for a pintxo bar crawl.
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
New closure of site: If the secret passage between neighbourhoods is closed we will return via the path along the bay.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Aug 2017
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!
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.