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- An Interactive Culinary Experience- In this workshop I want you to travel with me from the traditional Basque dishes to the modernist techniques of molecular cuisine. We will learn how to make 4 traditional pintxos, upgrading them to get surprising outcomes. We will explore with the preparation of these 4 pintxos: - Modernist Gilda. - Slow cooked Cod with pil pil sauce. - Smoked steak tar-tar toast. - Gatzatua with honey and dried fruits. - A Perfect Atmosphere to Meet New Friends- You are welcome to taste the local wine and cheese as you and other participants attend the workshop. Enjoy the inviting atmosphere and meet new friends.
Bilbao pintxos, food & history tour with a local
We will go from 5 to 6 bars to ensure that you have tried everything Bilbao has to offer. We will walk around the city from bar to bar, discovering the basque cuisine, local pintxos and the most popular drinks as well. Even if you see 0 guest coming there might be people joining us from other platforms, don't be shy to ask about the tour or about different schedules. You will get to know the history of Basque language and the Basque people, differences between Spain and Basque Country and the past and present of Bilbao. I am very passionate about History and basque traditions, don't be afraid of making too many questions. I will adapt the route depending on if you are more eager to walk and see places or want to try more local foods. The bars and places we will see on this route are not the main touristy ones, I will bring you to special places for a different reason each. If you are a private group, a company or a team, this is definitely the experience for you, send me a message and I will arrange something that suits you. I had been a host for up to 30 people in the past for some team-building activities. Other things to note You will have eaten enough food at the end of the experience, so you don't need to think about dinner. Let me know if you have any food restrictions or want to focus on a specific kind of food or drink.
⭐The High End Bilbao Food Tour
Hola, If you are a foodie and want to discover why Bilbao has become the gastronomical reference of Northern Spain you must join us. We have the highest quality food & drinks route you could possibly imagine. You will taste the best selection of pintxos (6-8 Basque tapas) all paired with a lovely variety of local drinks. I passed the WSET3 wine exams (Prof. sommelier qualification) with distinction so you are in good hands! I´m a food passionate, trained chef and my hobby is to keep discovering the gastronomical gems of my city. I will share all of this with you and I´ll explain to you the roots of each dish and drink you try, its ingredients and how you could recreate it at home. You will learn a lot of interesting stories about Basque Country and I will show you the "essential local rules" to order the best food when you are on your own. You will experience it like Basque people hopping from bar to bar pairing local food with drinks. Other things to note: Do this tour on your first day for recommendations about the area Please feel free to request dates and times not post
Bike & Pintxos in Getxo, Scenic Bilbao's Seaside
After sharing a couple of laughs we will jump on our bikes and ride through my town where I will show you local life. The local bike route will get us all the way to our first stop: UNESCO Site Bizkaia Hanging Bridge where we will enjoy great views from the bridge and the iconic towns of Portugalete and Las Arenas. We will then continue through the beach side breathing fresh air and admiring the beauty of the area until our next stop: The "Puerto Viejo" old fishermen town, where we will enjoy a break in this pintoresque hidden gem, time for drinks and pintxos! Great views and amazing photo opportunities. Time to get lost, no rush. After we enjoy the amazing Basque Cuisine we will check out the local "Fronton", icon of Basque traditional sports. Following the "Bidegorri" we will then cycle through the Cliffs Route and discover the amazing Landscape of the Bay of Biscay and its Geological formations. Be prepared for breathtaking views and the most freshest air you can get! After our deep contemplation moment we will go inside the little roads of the green country side and make our way back to our Bike shop, where you will meet the rest of the team! Other things to note 20-25 minute Metro ride to/ from City Centre My times are flexible, so don't hesitate to contact me to arrange time and date. Looking forward!
Coastal hike to San Juan Gaztelugatxe
San Juan of Gaztelugatxe is probably one of the most beautiful places along the Basque Coast. Since Games of Thrones was shot here, it has become a must see for every visitor. Would you join me on a nice walk along the Basque coast to discover this magic spot? This area is full of beautiful landscapes, great culture, superb gastronomy and breath-taking history. This popular spot is much more than film set and I want to introduce its great natural richness and contribute to the conservation of the place. Discover the most popular spot around Bilbao on a different way!
The Architectural Rioja Wine Tour
If you are visiting Bilbao is very likely that you love wine, gastronomy and architecture. In this Bilbao day tour experience you will visit the famous Rioja wine region, two of the most beautiful wineries of Rioja and the medieval village of Laguardia (nothing to do with the airport in NY no worries ;) This tour leaves Bilbao early in the morning. The drive (1.5 hours) is beautiful as it crosses the green national park of Gorbeia and the impressive range of mountains of Sierra Cantabria Our first stop will be the Marques de Riscal winery designed by Franck Gehry and then we will head to the Ysios winery designed by Santiago Calatrava. Two fascinating buildings with SUPERB wines and avant-garde architecture. You will at least do the whole winery tour in one of them. You will taste at least 6 wines and learn everything about the Rioja wine making process, our classification control board, our grapes and our terroir! On top of that we will visit the magical medieval village of Laguardia, a lovely walled village with cobbled streets and stunning gothic churches. This town is devoted to wine and it has some of the most amazing views 360º over the Rioja vineyards and the range of mountains of Sierra Cantabria! For lunch you will enjoy some Riojano tapas with some local wine (it´s included in the price)
⭐The Premier Food & Wine Tour of Bilbao
-We will do as the Basques do! A bar hopping tour of Bilbao. We (the Basque people!) demonstrate our love of gastronomy with these tasty little bar snacks. We will visit 5 BARS WITH 8 PINTXOS AND 5 DRINKS INCLUDED. - We will try the special pintxos, the ones you don't see on the bars! I will order them for you and the chef will make them instantly for you. This is one of the many insider tips I will show you on my tour of Bilbao. -We are going to sample the traditional pintxos and also others that have been given AWARDS in the famous pintxo competitions! You will experience all Bilbao has to offer on this tour with stops at very modern bars, and also stops at some of the oldest bars in the city! -I will teach you how to order pintxos as it can be quite overwhelming to a first time visitor. After my tour you will have the confidence to go in any bar in the city! -I pair the pintxos with a wine most suitable to type of food we are experiencing. We will sample red and white wine, cider, and other drinks on this tour. -I know the best bars in my city and what to order as I was born and raised in Bilbao! There are many mentioned online, but you are sure to experience some of the best lesser known local establishments on a Basque pintxo tour with me! Other things to note: Please come hungry! This will be a FULL MEAL!!!
Surf course 1 day
Surf lessons every day for all ages and levels. The lessons last 2 hours and it is all inclusive. We will try from the first day to get you to have a good technique in your paddle, stand up and understand everything related to currents, tides . We always depend on the sea, so we recommend calling 609482823 beforehand or writing to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability.
Boutique Rioja Wineries & Picnic Lunch
Get ready to visit the most beautiful and with higher reputation wine region of Spain, La Rioja. This tour leaves Bilbao early in the morning. The drive (1.5 hours) is beautiful as it crosses the green national park of Gorbeia and the impressive range of mountains of Sierra Cantabria! Whether you have visited many wineries or none at all this is the tour to learn everything about the Rioja wine region. You will visit 2 different boutique wineries tasting only their finest wines and in of them you will enjoy a wonderful light picnic-style lunch with stunning views. In case the weather doesn't allow it, we will have a sheltered alternative. Be certain that at the end of the tour you would have tried all type of Rioja styles rated 90+ Parker points. We will see underground cellars with hundreds of years of history, wineries with shocking architecture, a dolmen with 5,000 years of history and Laguardia a medieval village awarded as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and it truly is! Apart from the wine tastings, we will head to the best spots to take some pictures of stunning winery architecture such as Ysios designed by Santiago Calatrava or Marques de Riscal by Franck Gehry. So this is really a day to share a glass of wine with passionate wine drinkers, to admire the beauty of this region and to learn about the Rioja history, gastronomy and culture!
De Bilbao al mar en velero por la Ría desembarcando en Getxo
Si estás alojado en Bilbao te propongo hacer una excursión en velero. Te recogeré en el Museo Marítimo en mi Hunter Europa, un velerito pequeño, acogedor y familiar donde podrás disfrutar de conocer Bilbao desde otro ángulo y además de recorrer su emblemática ría para hasta su desembocadura en el mar. Si la marea lo permite haremos un pequeño tour por Bilbao pasando por debajo de sus puentes hasta llegar al Guggengeim, y emprenderemos la travesía navegando por toda la Ría, donde podrás apreciar los restos históricos del Bilbao industrial y disfrutar de esa bella travesía con un picoteo para que la disfrutes al máximo. Pasaremos por debajo del Puente de Bizkaia y libraremos el faro de Arriluce hasta llegar al mar, pudiendo observar la belleza del municipio de Getxo, su ubicación y sus playas desde otra perspectiva. Allí desembarcaremos y podrás conocerlo o cenar pintxos o en uno de sus muchos restaurantes. Te recomendaré lugares. Hay metro directo de vuelta a Bilbao
Tour San Juan de Gaztelugatxe y Urdaibai
Visitaremos algunos de los lugares más hermosos de todo el País Vasco, que además son clave para entender la historia y cultura de esta tierra. Una visita a Urdaibai, área en la que he crecido, visitando lugares mundialmente conocidos como San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Gernika o Bermeo. Nuestro viaje nos llevará primero a la zona de San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, famoso por ser el escenario de Rocadragón en la famosa serie “Juego de Tronos”. Actualmente, debido a un corrimiento de tierra no es posible visitar la capilla, por lo que accederemos a varios miradores para contemplar la belleza del lugar. Continuaremos hacia Bermeo, para visitar la que fue capital de la provincia hasta 1602 y descubrir un elemento central de la historia vasca: el mar. La visita finaliza en Gernika, pueblo clave para entender la cultura vasca, donde descubriremos la trágica historia de su bombardeo, que inspiro a Picasso para pintar su famoso cuadro “Guernica”. Me encantaría que me acompañaseis a descubrir mi zona favorita de todo el País Vasco. He crecido jugando, nadando y pescando en este hermoso rincón de nuestra geografía y hoy es el día que quiero compartirlo contigo, ¿te animas?
Happy Pintxos tout
Cultural and gastronomic visit *Dive into the charm and beauty of the old town and enjoy the best pintxos in town preselected by culinary experts * visit three of the top pintxos bars in a gastronomic visit with a local guide, available in different hours of the day and the evening to meet your availabilities A Basque Country speciality, Pintxos are tapas in a miniature form, made in small bites that are a treat to the eyes and mouths! *Enjoy local specialities and try basques signature alcohols such as Txskoli wine while discovering the history behind the Basque Country world known cuisine I’m here to show you my beloved city from a different set of eyes, eyes of those who live it every day and fell in love with the mystical mixture of arts, culture, traditions, rare pearls and legends The Bilbao Pintxos tour is a delicious way to get to know our culture. A life show staring laughter, conversations, movement and entertainment Other things to note I adapt to your needs and requests
Taste delicious Vegan Pintxos in Bilbao
This experience is designed to show you the local lifestyle: the “Pintxo-pote”, which is basically hopping from one bar to the next one while drinking little glasses of alcoholic beverages and eating little snacks called “Pintxos”. I would like to introduce you this old tradition with a particularity: we will taste just VEGAN products. I know it from my own experience with my guests: it’s sometimes difficult to guess if the different “Pintxos” on the counters of bars and restaurants are vegan or vegetarian. English level here is not very good, so many visitors prefer not to risk and eat products and courses they already know from their country and they miss one of the main highlights here in the Basque Country: its gastronomy. Traditional cuisine has been largely vegan for many centuries. Unfortunately, there was a time when finding pintxos that are vegetarian was a mission impossible, even the vegetable sandwich had ham or tuna! Luckily this has changed and with the great work of many cooks today you can taste pintxos 100% vegetables, with the authentic taste of our gastronomy. I am very proud of this route I have designed. Not only will you discover the traditional and modern techniques that are becoming trendy on the vegan scene in Bilbao, but you will also be able to discover places and projects in Bilbao, which many visitors do not enjoy. Other things to note IMPORTANT: Some of the places are 100% Vegan, but others not. Please if you are very strict with that, please let me know.
Discover Bilbao at a glance
This is an experience to discover the history, architecture and culture of Bilbao. A nice walk that will visit all the major sights of the city, paying special attention to the culture and lifestyle. Interested in Basque culture? Join me, I would love to show you this beautiful country. We will visit all the major sights in Bilbao: the Guggenheim Museum (outside, if you are interested in visiting the museum, please contact me), the city's financial district and of course the old town. You won't miss all the secret corners and unknown stories that even many locals don't know.
Bilbao pintxos & friends
Our pintxo pote Discovery experience starts at Ribera Market, the largest covered food market in Europe and where both Michelin star chiefs and ordinary citizens stock up on some of the best food the city has to offer. We want you to get to understand the importance of food in how we socialize with each other and the special little tricks to do it like a local. Afterwards, it is time to dive into the Old Town and its hidden secrets, so our first stop would be one of the classic bar where "txikiteros", the local wine drinkers, sing songs while drinking. If we are lucky we have the option to share with them a wine and a classic aperitivo discussing about the traditions and symbols of the Basque Country. Following, we will head to iconic Plaza Nueva, to taste 2 pintxos and learn about the local basque wine: Txakoli in one of its local bar. Once we have visited the old Town, we will cross the River to enter the Ensanche, the economic center of the city.. We will visit a very historic bar an we will have the chance to taste Rioja wines, as well as pintxos that mix the most-avangarde cuisine with the most traditional flavours of local products. Your tour ends here, where you´ll not only be full of tasty pintxos, but also have a newfound knowledge of local culture and traditions. And most importantly, you´ll feel like an authentic Bilbaíno