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Rock climbing day in the Basque Country

Discover the beautiful Basque Mountains in a full-day rock climbing outing along with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Oscar Gogorza.

Mountain RangeCantabrian Mountains
Duration1+ day
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Basque Country is an autonomous community in northern Spain that comprises the provinces of Alava, Guipuzcoa, and Vizcaya. The region is surrounded by the Bay of Biscay to the north, the autonomous community of Navarra to the east, the province of La Rioja to the south, and Cantabria and Burgos to the west.

The Basque Country’s main cities (Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria-Gasteiz) are enclosed by the beautiful Basque Mountains, considered the eastern section of the larger Cantabrian Range (2,648m), which stretches over 300 kilometers across northern Spain, parallel to the Cantabrian Sea. Although the Basque Mountains’ peaks are not particularly high – the Aizkorri massif, its highest summit, stands at 1,551 meters –, they offer stunning green, rugged landscapes. Its limestone and granite elevations, vast forests, rivers and waterfalls make the Basque Mountains a perfect climbing area.

I usually suggest a climbing site near the city of Bilbao, in the province of Vizcaya, for this outing. However, there are several great climbing areas around, so we can choose the most convenient location for the whole group.

Based on participants’ preferences and previous climbing experience, we can do a traditional climbing outing, or a single- or multi-pitch sport climbing tour. We can even extend it for over a day. During the excursion, I will explain basic climbing techniques and the proper use of equipment, as well as provide guests with key safety guidelines.

Enjoy a rock climbing outing in the astonishing Basque Mountains. Send me your booking request now!

If you are looking for other mountain activities in the area, check out the 6-day guided mountaineering trip and the 7-day sport climbing tour in the Basque Country, and the summer trekking week in the Pyrenees.

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About the guide

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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Spain

I’m based in Bilbao, in the Basque country. This region has plenty of possibilities for mountain programs, which are not so popular, and I really like to guide people in the area.

And I also work a lot in the Pyrenees, which are just a 3-hour drive from Bilbao.

For me, to guide is to share an experience and a moment in the mountain.

The mountain is a place where to live and feel experiences that are hard to explain, but is also important to understand it: without a solid knowledge it is complicated to remain safe in a mountain environment. A guide won’t guarantee total safety, but is there to identify and manage risks.

The way I see it, a famous peak hides several unnamed peaks, which are probably more remote, less visited, but equally beautiful. So it’s important to know why is it that we go to the mountains.

Get in touch with me and I’ll be glad to guide you and help you discover the beautiful spots in the Basque country and the Pyrenees!


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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 361 each

Group of 2

EUR 181 each

Group of 3

EUR 124 each

Group of 4

EUR 93 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back


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