Events and Experiences
Cycle touring events and tourist experiences to enjoy Urdaibai by bike.
Cycle touring events
Klasika Orbea Bilbao Bizkaia
An event for advanced cyclists looking for a real challenge that starts in Bilbao and goes through a large part of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve.
The race offers two route options. One of 106 kilometres that passes through Muxika and climbs the Balcony of Bizkaia and another of 144 kilometres that goes deeper into the reserve to run along its right bank, also reaching the top of the Nabarniz pass and passing by the spectacular beaches of Laida and Laga.
Gran Fondo BIBE Transbizkaia
The Long Distance Transbizkaia BIBE starts in neighbouring Durango and, with a finish in Urkiola, enters the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve from Munitibar to cross Gernika and reach Sollube. It then returns via Gereriz to climb Montecalvo.
It offers two bicycle touring routes: a long-distance route covering 179 km and +3500 m, and a middle-distance route, covering 122 km and +2445 m of elevation difference.
L' Étape Bilbao
To mark the start of the 2023 Tour de France in Bilbao, the Grand Départ Pays Basque 2023 has decided to promote the creation of an exclusive edition of “l’Étape Bilbao by Tour de France”, a bicycle touring race that will follow the same route as the professional cyclists of the Tour de France in the 2023 Grand Départ.
There are three route options, two of them covering the left bank of Urdaibai and the longest, the complete route (185 km and +3,300 m) covering the whole of Urdaibai.
The Oiz Challenge
The Oiz Challenge is the bicycle touring race that runs through the URDAIBAI Biosphere Reserve. A race that will allow you to enjoy cycling in unique natural surroundings, along the Basque coast and climbing to the top of Bizkaia, with stretches as demanding as they are spectacular.
The Oiz Challenge consists of three different routes: one of 72 km, another of 128 km, and the long-distance route of 164 km.
Experiences and trips for cyclists
Discover the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve by road bike with local guides who are ex-professional sportsmen and women.
Immerse yourself in spectacular natural surroundings, discover the most beautiful beaches of Bizkaia, and enjoy the most exclusive Basque gastronomic experience.
Visit the world’s first underwater winery and artificial reef and sample its wines aged underwater.