Bilbao is a cultural and natural delight, with its myriad of splendid buildings, such as the Guggenheim Museum, standing on the banks of the Estuary of Bilbao, all framed by the surrounding green mountains, making for a postcard-pretty sight. The mountain climbing in the area is fun, enjoyable and accessible to all, with the gentle nature of the climbs proving immensely popular to everyone who visits the city. Choose from our selection of mountain climbing trips in Bilbao, and prepare to be wowed!
Basque Country 6-day guided mountaineering trip
What should I know about Mountain Climbing Spain?
Bilbao often serves as a gateway to the rest of the Basque region, with other popular cities such as Pamplona and San Sebastian easily within reach.
The local people are fiercely proud of their Basque culture, heritage, customs and traditions, so try and learn more about it before you arrive.
Bilbao receives an above-average amount of rain compared to the rest of Spain, so please pack and wear appropriate clothing to prepare for this.
Why should I choose Spain for my Mountain Climbing adventure?
Bilbao truly is one of the cultural capitals of Europe, with its myriad of museums, art galleries and monuments to Basque culture littering the city. The focal point of the city is the splendid Guggenheim Museum, whose opening kick-started the cities revival in the 90's. Along with the amazing local food and drink, the city will always be associated with its proud Basque identity, culture and heritage.
The Natural Surroundings
The hills and mountains that surround Bilbao provide a sublime frame to the city, with Mount Artxanda and Mount Pagasarri popular nearby climbing spots. There are many parks located within the city limits, as well as a green belt around the outside, ensuring that exploring the great outdoors and the tranquil Basque countryside is easy to do, wherever you are in the city.
Whilst Spanish is obviously heavily spoken in Bilbao, the Basque language is also spoken and used quite often, with many of the residents being bilingual. It is a fascinating and beautiful sounding language, with its mysterious and unknown origins only adding to its romanticism. Try and learn a few words, and the locals will very much appreciate the effort.
What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Spain?
Mild for most of the year, May-October averaging 20-26 degrees celsius and November-April averaging 13-20 degrees celsius. Frequent rain from November-March.
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How can I get to Spain?
Fly to Bilbao Aiport from the rest of Spain and other major European cities. Bus, train or car from all main Spanish cities.
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When is the best time to travel to Spain for Mountain Climbing?
March-November, to avoid the coldest part of the year.
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