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The Basque Country by motorhome or van or whatever you want, is an explosion of wild nature, gastronomy and culture. One of those places that you should not miss on a route with a motorhome or camper van.
Here we explain our route through the Basque Country in a camper van for a week through this wonderful place.
Our route through the Basque Country by van consisted of about a week but everyone can do it to their liking.
The 1st day we went to Vitoria Gasteiz, the 2nd day we toured all of Bilbao. When leaving Bilbao we could not resist visiting the Butrón Castle, then our route headed towards San Juan de Gaztelugaxe. Finally we went to visit Bermeo and Lekeitio.
And finally, before the Flix de Zumaia return home. Here we leave you this beautiful route.
DAY 1 of the route through the Basque Country by motorhome or campervan: Vitoria by motorhome or camper
We start the route in our van in Vitoria Gasteiz, the capital of Alavesa.
First you should know that Gasteiz is not the Basque name for Vitoria, but rather the old name of the town on which Vitoria was built. A curious data.
Vitoria is a green city, in fact in 2012 it was recognized as such.
What to see in Vitoria by motorhome or camper: 8 essentials
About what to see in Vitoria here are some recommendations:
- Strolling the best of Vitoria: Visit the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca and the Plaza del Machete, strolling through Calle Cuchillería and Plaza de la Burullería, one of the most beautiful things to see in Vitoria. In this laneway, in Chuchillería street, don't miss the Cordón house, free entry, in Gothic style with a beautiful starry vault, or the archeology museum or the Fournier card museum.
- Visit the Cathedral of Santa María, inspiration for "A World Without End" by Ken Follet, and the New cathedral
- Visit the Tower of the Anda. A medieval defensive tower.
- See the Medieval wall of Vitoria, half of the originals are preserved.
- Enjoy the route of the murals that since 2007 is an expression of citizen participation in the city decorating its streets.
- Go from art museums, to the Artium, the museum of contemporary art or visit the Museum of Fine Arts.
- Walk or bike around the Green Ring made up of 6 parks: Armentia, Salburua, Olarizu, Zabalgana, Zadorra and the Alegría River Park.
- Enjoy good food and pintxos by Vitoria
Where to spend the night in Vitoria in a motorhome or camper
Luckily, Vitoria has a free motorhome and camper area with services (N 42 ° 51'55.1376 ”W -2 ° 41'7.1808000000001” /42.865316,-2.685328). But above all to think that if you go on Wednesday there is a municipal market and you will not be able to access.
DAY 2 of the route through the Basque Country by motorhome or van: Bilbao by motorhome or camper
We continue our route through the Basque Country by motorhome or camper, with a visit to Bilbao.
What to see in Bilbao in a motorhome or campervan: 6 essentials
Here are some recommendations about what to see in Bilbao by motorhome or van:
Strolling around Bilbao by seven famous medieval streetsSomera, Artecalle, Tenderia, Belosticalle, Old Butchery, Barrenkale and Barrenkale Auger), l Ribera market, lto Plaza Nueva or Barria, lto Plaza Unamuno and by el Ensanche and Gran Vía.
- Visit the Bilbao Cathedral, the Basilica of Our Lady of Begoña, the social center of Bilbao the Alhondiga, Arriaga Theater and the Town Hall.
Visit an art museum, the symbol of the city, the museum Guggenheim of modern art or by the Museum of Fine Arts.
Enjoy green areas such as Doña Casilda Park, the Ria de Bilbao or Mount Artxanda, going up on its funicular.
Visit Maritime Museum
Enjoy the gastronomy of Bilbao and its pinchos
Where to spend the night in Bilbao in a motorhome or camper
Bilbao has a area for motorhomes and camper payable, about € 15 a day, with services, the Kobetamendi area. From here you can visit the city well. Coordinates: 43.25890 / -2.96268 N 43º 15 ′ 32,05 »/ W 02º 57 ′ 45,66»
DAY 3 of the route through the Basque Country in motorhome or campervan: Castillo de Bultrón in motorhome or camper
The origins of this castle date back to the XNUMXth century, although its current appearance is due to the Marquis of Cubas in the XNUMXth century with a beautiful Bavarian style.
It is a castle located in the middle of a beautiful forest in a privileged environment near Bilbao.
How to get to Butrón Castle by motorhome or camper
Butrón Castle is located just over 24km from Bilbao and 30 minutes by motorhome or camper. It is halfway from Bilbao to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, so you can take advantage of the trip to make this stop.
The easiest option is to go from Bilbao on the BI-631 to Munguía and then take the detour from the BI-634 towards Gatica. You cross the town and following the same road you will find a detour on the right after 4 kilometers. There the castle is indicated on a small sign.
Once you arrive there is a car park where you can park your motorhome or camper and already walking, you cross the river by the bridge and you will see the castle a few meters away.
Where to park and spend the night in Butrón castle by motorhome or camper
Bn the castle of Butrón, before arriving, you will find a parking lot of the same castle at the following coordinates 43.370833, -2.912778, free and without services.
DAY 4 of the Basque Country by motorhome or van: San Juan de Gaztelugaxe by motorhome or camper
San Juan de Gaztelugaxe
This place has become popular with Game of Thrones and Dragonstone is in San Juan de Gaztaluagxe. A magical place formed by a natural islet in which the sea has sculpted the rock into an arch and a cave. Its name in Basque means castle on the rocks (or something similar), and it is that previously, a castle stood here that served as a fortress in different battles, as well as defense against attacks by corsairs. Finally, here today there is only a hermitage from the beginning of the XNUMXth century.
To access San Juan de Gaztelugaxe you have to reserve a ticket which is free. There is limited capacity up to date so plan your visit and book here: https://www.tiketa.eus/gaztelugatxe/
Where to park in San Juan de Gaztelugaxe by motorhome or camper
Before reaching San Juan de Gaztelugaxe you will find a large parking lot full of cars attracted by the silhouette of the islet and its Hermitage. The GPS coordinates of this car park: 43.43944, -2.78333, free and without services.
DAY 5 of the Basque Country of the route through the Basque Country in camper van: Bermeo
What to see in Bermeo by motorhome or camper
- Tour the old town of Bermeo with its colorful houses and the old port
- Visit fisherman's museum
- Walk the Lamera park
- Enjoy the gastronomy
- Visit Matxitxako lighthouse located at Cape Matxitxaco on a walking route
- Bathe in beaches parraíso like the Aritzatxu cove
- Visit San Juan de Gazteluagxe as we have proposed before
Where to park and spend the night in Bermeo in a motorhome or camper
We arrive in Bermeo, on our 5th day of touring the Basque Country by motorhome or van, and we can go directly to its great motorhome area in Bermeo free GPS: 43.42306 / -2.73472 N 43º 25 ′ 23 »/ W 02º 44 ′ 05 ». Has a nearby bus to go downtown
DAY 6 of the Basque Country of the route through the Basque Country by motorhome or campervan: Lekeitio by van or motorhome
What to see in Lekeitio by motorhome or camper
- Tour the old town of Lekeitiio full of heritage
- Enjoy the gastronomy
- Visit the island San Nicolas Island, which you can only do at low tide. A beautiful place.
- Bathe in paradise beaches.
Where to park and spend the night in Lekeitio in a motorhome or camper
Lekeito has a free motorhome area, well more like shared parking, since there are as many cars as there are cars, but it has services (some like paid water). GPS coordinates: 43.35833, -2.50749 .
DAY 7 of the route through the Basque Country in a motorhome or campervan: visit the Flysh of Zumaia in a motorhome or camper
The Zumaia Flysh in a motorhome or camper, the last stop on our route proposed by the Basque Country in a motorhome or camper
They can be visited on foot or by boat.
Where to park and spend the night to see the Zumaia Flysh in a motorhome or camper
Between Deva and Zumaia, just before reaching Zumaya we turn left to a parking lot where routes to visit the Zumaia Flysh depart. GPS coordinates 43.288203, -2.286704C. This parking lot is dirt and has a picnic area but there are no services of any kind.
From the car park you can immediately access the beach where you will see the Flysh, but you can also take a path that will take you to have a bird's eye view of the Flysh formations.
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