Flora and fauna of the Basque Country, 7-day Guided hiking tour from Bilbao


Join Pablo, your UIMLA-certified guide, as he takes you on this 7-day guided hiking tour exploring the flora and fauna of the Basque Country, a world-famous region known for its diverse natural beauty and spectacular landscapes and terrain.


7 Days

All year

Open to everyone

First Time


  • Explore the vast and wonderfully diverse flora and fauna of the Basque Country!
  • Whale watch in the Bay of Biscay from the town of Bermeo
  • Visit the myriad of wetlands, lagoons and waterways
  • See the countless species of flora and fauna all around the region


I will guide you on this fun and special 7-day hike discovering the flora and fauna of the Basque Country, where we will run the full gamut of its jaw-dropping natural beauty, from whale watching in the ocean, to lush green forests and plains, to majestic and huge mountains and an amazing variety of animal and plant species.

The Basque Country is an autonomous region located in the North of Spain, with Bilbao its largest city. It has its down distinct language and a fiercely rich and proud sense of identity distinct from Spain itself, and contains a wild variety of flora and fauna, with several micro-climates across the region.

We meet on the first day by transferring from Bilbao Airport to our B & B country house.

The second day is spent whale watching from the quaint and idyllic town of Bermeo, a slice of paradise on the Bay of Biscay.

The subsequent 3 days are spent hiking, trekking and walking around the postcard-pretty countryside, as we discover the myriad of farms, caves and forests that dot the region, each with their own distinctive flowers orchids and plants. The Urdaibai biosphere reserve and area of Gorbea are particularly impressive highlights.

If we are lucky we will encounter animals such as deer, vultures and countless species of birds, and the Urkiola Mountains loom large over many settings.

The final few days are spent birdwatching and visiting the famous La Guardia Lagoons, before we head back to Bilbao on the last day with a head full of brilliant memories and a newfound appreciation for this exquisite part of the world.

This trip around the Basque Country will provide memories to last a lifetime – book now to experience!


Day 1: Transfer

Transfer from Bilbao airport to accommodation in B&B country house in Urdaibai. Time permitting, a visit to Ogoño or the tidal flats may be organized additionally.

Day 2: Whale watching

Whale watching out of Bermeo in the morning and a visit to Gernika or tidal flats in the afternoon. Time of year, state of tides and availability of whale watching boat all need to be taken into account.

Day 3: Trekking

Trekking in Urkiola completing a route designed to end in a country house where lodgings are to be found for the night, not before a visit to Alluitz Natura, where visitors are shown local farming traditions and methods.

Day 4: Excursion

Excursion around Gorbea until Itxina, time permitting visiting the caves of Baltzola or Jentilzubi. Accommodation in previous night’s lodgings.

Day 5: Birdwatching

Birdwatching, mainly necrophagous,in Unza. Afternoon visit to the Abornikano oak forest in Urkabustaiz. Transfer and accommodation to La Guardia in the afternoon.

Day 6: Lagoons

Visit to La Guardia Lagoons and enjoy the experience of an afternoon lunch in Casaprimicia.

Day 7: Finish

Return and tour of Bilbao, Vitoria or Salburua on the way back.




B & B country house in Urdaibai

Meeting point

Bilbao Airport


About the guide

Pablo is original from the Bay of Biscay, so that makes him a passionate ocean lover, but close enough to the nearest Basque, Pyrenees and Cantabrian Mountains to be able to enjoy them while climbing, ski touring or hiking.

Pablo has traveled and works in some of the most thrilling mountain ranges in Earth, but he reminds that those ones close to home are his favorite ones.

A high biodiversity makes the north of the Iberian Peninsula an unbeatable place, where to discover whales in the morning, head some alpine peaks in the afternoon, and delight a fine red wine watching the sunset at the prairies in the late evening. This intense two hours’ drive is not only fulfilled with stunning species of flora and fauna, but also with a vast amount of cultural and gastronomical heritage, that Pablo would love to share with you.

He is particularly keen on birds and wild flowers, but he is also very knowledgeable about large mammals, surfing, kayaking and fly fishing, as well as he knows pretty well some of the best hikes in the north. Other destinations such as Alaska, Canada, Patagonia, Greenland and New Zealand are also well known for him.

Please feel free to contact with Pablo for any enquire and he would be joy to reply you as soon as possible!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 176 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Guided service is 170 Euros+VAT total per day for a group of up to 6 people.


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