Eguzki B & B

In rural Durango, Basque Country, only 30 mins from Bilbao

LOCAL AREA

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.  There are many more activities nearby from surfing, whale and dolphin-spotting to bird-watching 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.

The Rioja Alavesa wine area is just over an hour's drive away, and there are also many small producers of the local 'Txakolí' wine nearby, including our next door neighbours.

You are also sure to want to spend some time just getting to know the local towns and villages such as lovely, historic Elorrio and sampling the marvellous Basque food.  See 'Restaurants' section.