In rural Durango, Basque Country, only 30 mins from Bilbao
We are in a rural area just outside Durango, midway between the cities of Bilbao, (30 mins away), San Sebastián (50 mins) and Vitoria (40 mins), with great walking in the beautiful Urkiola Natural Park on our doorstep, and the chance to experience life in a small Basque village. 10 mins walk from the picturesque old town of Abadiño, with a few local bars, little shops and restaurants, and 3 kms. from Durango with its many shops, monuments, restaurants and good public transport links / motorway between Bilbao and San Sebastián.
A WEALTH OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO
You will be spoilt for choice for things to do and see, whether you fancy days out in the city, exploring the lovely coast and beaches of Biscay and Guipuzkoa, or doing some of the wonderful walking or cycling routes in the hills and mountains nearer home. You can set out from the house for hiking or rock-climbing routes from the famous Atxarte pass in Urkiola, or go horse-riding, caving or try your hand at cheese-making in a local farm. Try the interesting guided tours to Durango run by the tourist office and local history group.
There are many more activities a bit further afield from surfing, whale and dolphin-spotting to bird-watching, donkey-trekking or visiting the many interesting museums , churches and monuments dotted around the Basque Country. This is an area with a unique cultural and historical heritage and its own language, traditions and way of life which are especially well-preserved in rural areas.