Night tour in Bilbao (60 minutes)
5.9km route through Abandoibarra
After the sun sets, we will enjoy all the riverbank of Abandoibarra by moonlight. It will be an hour-long trip without any obstacles and in which you will get to know the city in a very different way.
The tour will begin in our headquarters, in the Ajuriaguerra Street, from which we will roll to the Euskadi Square. There, we will be able to see the Iberdrola Tower, which is home of the famous electric company and that is Euskadi’s tallest building, with 41 stories. Next to it, we will observe other flashy constructions such as the classicist Artklass Building or the modern Ferrater Homes, luxury blocks that opened in 2011.
On the opposite side of the great tower, we will find the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, centenarian installations with a vast collection of artistic manifestations that make the museum one of the most important ones nationwide. In its surroundings, we can enjoy the Streetlamp Forest work, a collection of luminarias designed by the sculptor Juan Luis Moraza from Álava, which simply has to be visited by night.
Leaving the art gallery behind, we will ender the Casilda Iturrizar Park, a space of more than 8 hectares of English-styled gardens that include a pond with ducks, geese and swans. We will cross this green zone from end to end to reach the Euskalduna Palace of Congresses and Music, a spectacular building that is home to some of the best spectacles in the city. In its surroundings, we will see several works of urban art: the Forest of Trees, a group of tree-shaped lamps; an elephant made of flowers called Clemente; or a sculpture representing the Greek muse Terpsícore, designed by the eternal Salvador Dalí. This last work can be seen in the middle of the pond around which we will go to continue our way to the dock that is located next to the palace.
In the Ramón de la Seta Dock, we will find the Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum and its famous Carola Crane, an anormous crane from the mid-twentieth century, which remains as the last remnant of the old shipyards. A bit further, in the dock of the museum, we will see several of the boats that are part of the exterior expositions and, next to them, the boat the led the massive celebration of the latest league of the Athletic: The Gabarra.
Next, we will take the nearby Olabeaga Dock to go up the Euskalduna Bridge and cross to the Deusto neighborhood. From the gigantic viaduct, we will be able to enjoy some enviable views: on one side, all of the Abandoibarra Walk and, on the other one, the impressive San Mamés Stadium.
Once we reach Deusto, we will roll through the Ribera de Botica Vieja and the Avenida de las Unviersidades, where the University of Deusto and the peculiar Pedro Arrupe Walkaway are located, and we will pass under the giant La Salve Bridge. Regarding the latter, we will see an impressive red arch flanked by thousands of LED lights, a work by the French artist Daniel Buren that has to be seen at night.
Our tour will continue through the Campo de Volatín Walk up to the Zubizuri Bridge, a walkway that we will use to cross to the Uribitarte Walk, again in the Abando neighborhood. Right after getting off the bridge, we will be in front of the Isozaki Towers, two crystal skyscrapers standing 82 meters tall, designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. Leaving both buildings behind, we will continue across the paseo until we reach Bilbao’s tourist epicenter: the Guggenheim Museum.
We will enter Guggenheim through the Campa de los Ingleses dock, passing by the famous metallic 9-meter tall spider called Mamá, and in front of the great pond located behind the museum. Once we are there, we will be able to see all of the museum’s genuine architecture, with its curved surfaces and its mixture of stone, crystal and titanium. If the Guggenheim is an architectonic spectacle already, visiting it at night becomes a magic experience for any tourist.
To finish our tour, we will go around the museum until we reach its front, and we will take the mandatory pictures with Puppy, the giant small dog made out of flowers that guards the museum’s main entrance. This work, by the very-well-known Jeff Koons, will be our goal in this unforgettable tour through the Bilbao night.
- Explanation and training for handling the Segway (it is not included in the tour duration time)
- A tour guide in the contracted language
- Security helmet
- Raincoat (in the event of rain)
- Coverage through Civil Liability Insurance
- Comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended (and, in the cold months, warm clothing)
- For safety reasons, participants must have a minimum weight of 40 kg.
- Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
- In the event of adverse weather conditions, the date of the activity will be modified.
- By buying a tour, you accept the legal conditions.
- If you plan to go with a group of more than 5 people, it is preferable that you contact us previously.