Greenway of the Montes del Hierro

Traveling through the mining past of the Basque Country

Experience type

Culture & nature


4 days & 3 nights



Price 575€ (*)

Iron has shaped the landscape, life and character of Euskadi for centuries. Going through the Greenway of the Montes de Hierro is an opportunity to learn about the roots of this territory, and the history behind the train that played an important role in its mining past. In this itinerary, we will enjoy nature and incredible landscapes through small towns and villages with charm and vestiges where iron was once forged.

In this proposal we will discover Bilbao, its old town and its hidden corners; besides enjoying a unique experience in a Gastronomic Society or “txoko”. We will also have time to visit the international Guggenheim Museum.

We will also visit the Puente de Vizcaya, or Puente Colgante, the largest representative of the Euskadi industrial age and declared a UNESCO cultural heritage in 2006.


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DAY 1 - Bilbao

After the check-in, we will have lunch at a nearby tavern. Later, we will take a panoramic tour of the city until we reach the Vizcaya Bridge, or Puente Colgante, which connects the Nervión River, one of the jewels of industrial architecture and a true icon of the city. We can climb the bridge walkway, from where we will have stunning views of the city. In the afternoon we will visit the Seven Calles of Bilbao and the old quarter, ending the day at the Plaza Nueva, where we will be able to taste the best Basque pintxos.

DAY 2 -Traslaviña-Pobeña

We will begin our journey through the Greenway of the Montes del Hierro from Encartaciones, we will start our jourey visiting its museum. The first kilometers of the route run along the bank of the Kolitza river. We will go through tunnels and remnants of ironworks, where the iron was extracted from the mines to manufacture different utensils. During our path, we can see the kilns of calcination of the Catalina mine, in the neighborhood of El Castaño. We’ll make a stop to eat and continue the tour visiting El Pobal, an old blacksmith shop and, depending on the day we visit it, we can enjoy a professional live demonstration. We will continue through the coastal landscapes of Itsaslur, from where we can see the beautiful Playa de la Arena. We will spend the night in Pobeña.

DAY 3 - Pobeña-Ortuella-Bilbao

After breakfast, we will continue our journey along the road until we reach Bilbao. We will stop at Ortuella to visit the Mining Museum of the Basque Country to learn about the history of this activity, which shaped the essence of the territory. We will continue until we reach Bilbao, crossing the Vizcaya Bridge, an exciting entrance to the city. In the afternoon, we will visit the famous Guggenheim Museum. For dinner, we have prepared a unique experience in a traditional Gastronomic Society or “txoco”, where we will taste some typical local dishes, we can also be part of the cooking process if we wish.

DAY 4 - Cosmopolitan Bilbao

Depending on our return schedule, we will have free time to enjoy the city at our leisure, strolling through the narrow streets of its downtown . If you wish, we can extend the itinerary and visit San Sebastián or get closer to Cantabria.


Price: 465€ (*)


SERVICES INCLUDED: transfers, lodging in half board (water and wine in meals). Activities indicated. Rental of bicycles Tickets and visits to monuments. Basic travel assistance insurance and local taxes.


(*) SERVICES NOT INCLUDED: alcoholic beverages. Tips Any service not specifically indicated in the section of services included, will be considered as a service NOT included.


OPTIONAL: transfer of the vehicle to the indicated point of arrival. Extension of days in San Sebastián and Cantabria.


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