PAÍS VASCO WITH MOTORHOME 8/10 days

02/07/2020
Ruviway

Ruviway want to facilitate your motorhome trip. We want to help you choose the best destinations to enjoy your free time discovering new places. Admire landscapes, stroll through emblematic towns and cities.

Ruviway want to facilitate your motorhome trip. We want to help you choose the best destinations to enjoy your free time discovering new places. Admire landscapes, stroll through emblematic towns and cities, do many recreational, cultural, and gastronomic activities.

On this route we suggest you discover the País Vasco, Rioja and Navarra,

We prepared a week-long route, also ideal for a longer vacation, especially in summer where you spend long hours enjoying the sea and the range of activities is more extensive. It can also be visited in less days or by making several short trips.

It is fascinating to make a getaway in any season of the year, although if you visit it in summer, you should bear in mind that there are many people and it is more difficult to circulate, park and find places to spend the night, it will be important to be well informed to facilitate the day to day.

On this route we suggest you spend the night in motorhome and camping areas to save time and searches, where you can find all the services for the motorhome. However, there are many places to explore and enjoy the adventure.

ROUTE

  • Logroño
  • Santo Domingo de la Calzada - Haro
  • Vitoria Gasteiz
  • Bilbao
  • Bermeo – Mundaka – Lekeitio - Mutriku
  • Zumaia – Zarautz
  • Donosti / San Sebastián
  • Pamplona

 

 

1st day / Logroño

We suggest you start the route through Logroño. Capital of La Rioja, surrounded by the Ebro river and recognized for having one of the most famous tapas streets in the world, Calle Laurel.

You can spend the day walking through its streets of great historical personality, visit its impressive Co-cathedral of Santa María de la Redonda, visit the Stone Bridge, the Paseo de la Florida, the Plaza Santiago and take a good walk along the Paseo Rio Ebro.

To eat, as we have already mentioned, you can go to the famous Calle Laurel, it is full of bars where each one has a different “pincho” specialty, we also recommend trying the famous “Caldos” with a glass of their best wines!

If you are wine lovers, we suggest you visit one of its centuries-old wineries, wine museums or to do a high-quality tasting.

If you visit Logroño in summer and / or go with children. Logroño has municipal swimming pools with large slides to cool off and have a good time.

For park and spend the night, we suggest you go to the Logroño motorhome area, it has 10 free parking spaces from where we can take a bus to get to the center.

Many motorhomes also park and sleep in the parking lot of the Las Norias Sports Complex, we must bear in mind that on Sundays they market.

2nd day / Santo Domingo de la Calzada - Haro

2nd day we suggest you arrive and visit Santo Domingo de la Calzada, it’s located about 40 minutes from Logroño and is the city with the largest walled area in La Rioja. Famous for its landscapes, architecture, gastronomy, and legends.

After lunch and 20 minutes away we will find the city of Haro, the wine capital of La Rioja, you can take the opportunity to make a route through the vineyards, visit one of its famous wineries, stroll through the center declared a historic-artistic complex. At sunset, you can get lost in the streets of the Herradura area and taste some of its tapas accompanied by some of its best wines.

On this occasion we advise you to sleep at the Haro Camping from where you can get to the city by taking a walk.

3rd day / Vitoria - Gasteiz

45 minutes from Haro and entering the País Vasco, we find its capital Vitoria, known for being a green and environmentally friendly city. Vitoria also has another title: Spanish Capital of Gastronomy.

The first thing we recommend is to visit the Ensanche area and continue until you reach the Neoclassical Vitoria. Get lost in the streets of the old town and visit its cathedrals.

Later we suggest you stroll through the “anillo verde”, it is the greenest part of Vitoria where you will find the Salburua park or the nature interpretation center.

As the Spanish capital of gastronomy, we suggest you try its “pinchos” accompanied by a good glass of wine in any bar in the old town or its squares. If you prefer, you can also eat in any of its emblematic restaurants trying their meats, Iberian, rice, fish and much more.

To park and sleep we advise you to go to the motorhome area of ​​Lakua in Vitoria, it has 40 places where you can take the tram or bike path to get to the city center.

4rth day / Bilbao

We continue to Bilbao, an hour away. It is the largest city in the País Vasco. Although traditionally known for its industry, it has managed to reinvent itself as a tourist, cultural and gastronomic destination.

Some of the must-see sights of the city are strolling through the old town and the Ensanche, visiting the Guggenheim museum with impressive architecture and its surroundings.

As a reference of the visit, it is important to highlight the Bilbao estuary and its bridges as it is like going through the history of the city.

Other interesting places to see are Plaza Moyua, the Doña Casilda de Iturrizar park, the Bilbao city hall, the Begoña basilica, the Santander station, and the Arriaga theater, among others.

For football lovers, in Bilbao we find the San Mamés stadium of Athletic Bilbao where you can make an interesting visit to the stadium and the club's history museum.

We suggest you park and spend the night in the motorhome area of ​​Kobetamendi (above the Kobeta park), nearby you will find a bus that will take you to the city center.

5th day / Towns of the coast

We encourage you to continue the route visiting the fascinating coast of the País Vasco where you can enjoy the sea, spectacular views and nature walks. We propose it in a single day, although if you have more time you can better enjoy and charge batteries in these spectacular places.

We recommend visit Bermeo, 37 km from Bilbao. It is a beautiful town with a seafaring tradition (an old whaling town). It is essential to get to the Hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the sea and the coast.

Another interesting stop is the town of Mundaka, a paradise for surf lovers. We propose to continue to Lekeitio. This picturesque town is the typical image of a Basque fishing town, the labyrinthine old town has one of the most notable artistic and architectural heritage of the region (Palacio de Uriarte, Oxangoiti, Uribarri and the Basilica of the Assumption of Santa María). The coastal area is spectacular where we will find a natural treasure with the island of San Nicolás.

We will continue to Mutriku, Geopark of the Basque coast and considered one of the most beautiful sections of its coast, it stands out for its narrow and steep streets where we can see beautiful palaces and towers of the XV, XVI and XVII centuries.

To sleep you can get to the motorhome area of ​​Zumaia, it is an industrial area not very nice but well connected to reach the center of the town. If you prefer you can also get to sleep at the Zarautz campsite.

The towns of Bermeo and Lekeitio have a motorhome area where you can, apart from spending the night, find all the necessary services.

6th day / Zumaia – Zarautz

When you get up you can go to the center of Zumaia and take a tour of the town, the Ermita de San Telmo and visit the Itzurum beach. From here, if you feel like it, you can take a boat trip.

In the afternoon we encourage you to get to Zarautz, with a 2.5 km long beach known as “the queen of the beaches”. Zarautz is a great attraction for surfers from all over the country. At the eastern end of the beach we find the protected biotope of Iñurritza, formed by the estuary, the dunes, and the marshes. Climb up to Mount Talaimendi where there is a viewpoint with beautiful views of the town and the island of Mollarri.

Zarautz is ideal for eating fish and seafood and of course its famous “pinchos” accompanied by a good txacolí.

We suggest you sleep in the Berio motorhome area in San Sebastián, in the Illumbe area or if you like the mountains, go to the Listorreta area, near San Sebastián. It is a very quiet place in the middle of nature.

7th day / Donostia - San Sebastián

San Sebastián is considered the jewel of the País Vasco, it is a city of French style and gentrified with an admirable urban landscape.

It is essential to visit and stroll along La Concha beach until you reach the port, stroll through the old town, and climb up to Monte Igueldo.

To eat we recommend the fish and seafood from the port or go from tavern to tavern in the old town tasting a wide variety of pinchos, txacolís and wines.

If you are lucky to have more days or we propose to get to Hondarrubia, touching France, it is a beautiful, picturesque, singular, and charming town that will make any visitor fall in love.

Depending on the tiredness and the time you have available, we suggest you go back to sleep in San Sebastián or go to sleep until the motorhome area of Trinitarios in Pamplona.

8th day / Pamplona

Pamplona It is the capital of Navarra and a city of "crossroads" where modernity and tradition merge. Pamplona invites you to slowly enjoy its squares and streets.

Pamplona is popularly known for the San Fermín festivities, although on July 7th the festivities last a whole week between running of the bulls and festivities. Therefore, if you visit it on these dates you must consider that you will find many people.

If you visit it the rest of the year, we recommend spending the day getting lost in the old town, Estafeta street (which houses a section of San Fermín), the town hall, the castle square, La Taconera (walls, doors and portals), the citadel (lung of the city) and the cathedral of Pamplona.

Eating in Pamplona is being seduced by popular gastronomy and its famous pinchos.

We hope that this brushstroke by the País Vasco, la Rioja and Navarra helps you discover this wonderful land and makes your motorhome visit easier.

We remind you that Ruviway rents you the motorhome so that you can discover and enjoy this way of traveling, the freedom that traveling by motorhome provides is unique. The concept of route takes on meaning when you can decide at any time where I want to go, where I want to sleep and what I want to do.

Even with prior planning, traveling by motorhome allows us to adapt the trip to each moment, to each sensation, to our vital rhythm and the environment rhythm.

 Drive your Dreams!