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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

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Address: Bakio, Bermeo, Spain
Phone Number: 30-12376
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Our hike from Bakio to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.

I have copied my wording from a forum post on our experience to San Juan de Gaztelugtxe hoping it may be helpful for others considering using public transport from Bilbao and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have copied my wording from a forum post on our experience to San Juan de Gaztelugtxe hoping it may be helpful for others considering using public transport from Bilbao and hiking from Bakio to San Juan de Gaztelugtxe. "Last year I posted on TA asking for assistance on how best to reach San Juan de Gaztelugatxe from Bilbao by... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We took "the bus" from downtown Bermeo to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe one afternoon. The bus only comes once every 2 hours, it's a mini bus that holds 6, and said "taxi" on it. The ride is about 10 minutes and goes really fast. We were taking our time hiking down to the beginning of the stairs but when we... More 

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huntsville, al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

About a 45 minute drive from Bilbao and definitely worth it! A gorgeous view point and hike. No pictures do it justice. You have to park at the top of the mountain and climb all the way down and then start the hike to the view point. In total I walked about 4,000 steps which isn't much at all. Even... More 

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Driving between San Sebastian and Bilbao we stopped at both Guernica and this amazing place. Ever since planning our year away in Spain, even when we were back in Oz the images of this place fascinated me. And today I saw it! And the weather was perfect! Now I don't know about how other people have driven down there because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We got lucky on May 4th when we arrived Bilbao on the Eclipse: It had stopped raining! Too bad that the clouds hung in there for most of the day cuz San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (pronounced "gas-telloogahtchay") is a place you DO want to visit for at least a photo stop. That said, our driver Mikel ("Meekel") of Tours By... More 

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Москва, Россия
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are a nature lover, feel excited by the spectacular views and do not mind cross-country hiking - then Gaztelugatxe is definitely the place to go! The untouched and wild beauty of this place admires and won't leave you indifferent: green hills, rocky beach washed by the wavy sea, 10th sentury bridge followed by the stairway path up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Amazing views! P.S. Just to warn enybody who want to go there in May - they are working on the road to get to the chapel so you can not get there. The road is closed! Plan your visit when this is over otherwise you may be unsatisfied...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Gaztelugatxe is an islet on the coast of the basque country. It is connected to the mainland by a man-made bridge. On top of the island stands a hermitage. it has an interesting history and it is a MUST to visit when you are travelling around the Basque Country. You need a car to reach the place and then walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Just got back from visiting SJ de Gaztelugatxe. I had the place all to myself as I arrived around 8.30, with only the men who carry the refreshments up and down to the little church for company. Beautiful! Was a bit hard to find with GPS, as the road it sent me to was closed, but to be honest, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lovely place, yet you have to be in good form or don´t be in a hurry when you go there, because the huge amount of stairs to get to the top. I suggest to eat after you get back from the top, because you are going to need a pleace to sit and something to drink. There is a nice... More 

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Address: Address: Bakio, Bermeo, Spain
Phone Number: 30-12376
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bermeo

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