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  • Day8


    July 2, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Der Tag startet wieder vor dem Sonnenaufgang weil es einfach so schön ist in den Bergen. Die Sonne aufgehen zu sehen und alles noch schläft. Heute ist erstmal die letzte Bergetappe da es nach Bilbao aus dem Baskenland geht und somit auch aus den Pyrenäen. Diese Etappe ist dafür bis Bilbao traumhaft schön. Doch dann der Kulturschock 😉von einer Woche Wald und kaum Menschen in ein Mega Getümmel. Das geht gerade garnicht deswegen verlasse ich Bilbao auf dem schnellsten Wege. Allerdings geht es dort 8 km durch ödes Industriegebiet. Doch auch das gehört zum Camion. Dafür ist das Etappenziel Portugalete um so schöner. Die Herbe in einer Schule ist Tipp topp und so so liebe Hospitaleros❤️und das beste ist 😉noch keine Blase🙏🏻🤣
    Heute von Km142 zu 168🌞bei 38 Grad
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  • Day125

    Bilbao sightseeing

    August 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    So up early for us and on the road by 9.00, walk to Metro and travel to 'old town' of Bilbao, full of narrow cobbled streets, old and new buildings, looking at the Teatro and visited what is claimed to be one of largest covered markets in Europe 3stories fruit veg meat and fish. Then towards the Guggenheim museum, we didnt go inside as raining and ticket queue long but walked around and took photos of exterior which is impressive including spider and dogs, also walk though city seeing churches and other old city buildings we have delicious menu del dia for Eur10. 50 each including 3 course and a drink and bread, with choice of food, while we were eating it hammered down but only drizzle after. On next post I have attached photos of Bizkaia Bridge,the hanging bridge, the oldest shuttle suspension Bridge in the world there is a gondola that hangs from the Bridge that moves people and cars from side to side.Read more

    Chris Simcox

    Looks like fun. The Spider is by Louise Bourgeois, pretty famous sculpture. Bilbao seems like a cool place to visit.

  • Day125

    Bizkaia Bridge

    August 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Suspension Bridge and gondola. We took lift up and walked across river on walkway at about 50m above sea level then took giant gondola back only about 5m up. Gondola can carry 6cars and numerous people. Last photo shows some of the Villas (I think we would call them palaces) that line the Estuary on the East side the west is all industrial. John tells me Guernsey ships some of its scrap to Bilbao.Read more

    Mary Le Poidevin

    Wow - scary

  • Day4

    Portugedes y Getxo

    June 12, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today we headed north to the costal and port towns of Portuguedes and Getxo. First however we needed breakfast. After Kent found us a great place to eat, and after we walked 40 minutes to get there, we found that it was closed. I mean, why would a breakfast place be open at 10.30 in the morning??!

    Hopped on a metro to head to Portugedes, we met an American man on the train who told us his wife’s mum was from the region and then just wanted to talk about the Royal family and Netflix series. Honestly.

    Portugedes is a quite a small place with no result centre. The big (well more like small to medium) draw here is their bridge. The first transporter bridge in he worked was built here in the 1800’s and its quite something! It’s exceptionally ugly but also quote a feat of engineering. We stopped to have a coffee, admire the river and bridge and then headed up.....

    It was SOOOO windy at the top!!!!! A little scary at times to be honest but we were caged in so all was well. I can’t say the views were great as there wasn’t that much to look at!! The area has a port and that’s about it!

    We headed back down to go and get some lunch and ended up at a locals place. I find heading into a locals restaurant to be the most daunting thing in the world, it always feels awkward and confusing. A feeling not helped by the first waiter who when I asked (in Spanish!) if they had a table for two hoe just walked off to find someone else to talk to us.... food however was great!! We both had a salad, tiny little fish for main, a hunk of bread (which was just sat on the table when we arrived), and I had a banana (skin on and just popped on the table for me) as desert. My other desert choice was an apple. We had ordered 2 glasses of wine with lunch, and we were just given a bottle. After waiting 10 mins for someone to pour our wine, we just did it ourselves. Total bill €22 and he wine was free..... no wonder the place was rammed at 3pm. #livelikealocal

    Next a stroll over to the beach, a coffee (where Rather Be was being played!) and home for a much needed nap!
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  • Day125

    Getxo marina (coastal Bilbao)

    August 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We traveled on along the coast passing Urdaibai bird reserve, then Bermeo fishing port, also San Juan de Gaztelugatxe a church on the top of the hill out to sea where historically people left offerings in return for a sailors safe return, Armintza a gorgeous little harbour the inner bit much too small for us to even go in but so very pretty, Islote Billao where we stopped for a dip and a smack, before Plentzia (beach and resort) where there was a beautiful big old building and a monster island (inflatable in the sea). Then Bilbao harbour which is actually 20km from Bilbao city. There is a 2mile submerged breakwater with a restricted area around it to the East that we went around only to see the locals going over!
    We stopped in Getxo Marina but after finding out the price we wished we had tried the Las Arenas yacht club, which the pilot book said was basic as Getxo is Euro83 per night. We are hoping to stay just 2 nights as have some sightseeing lined up in the morning in Bilbao city or 1 night would be enough at that price. Another hot day but as we were on the water it didn't feel as bad.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Getxo, غوتكسو, Geĉo, Guecho, ゲチョ, Gečas, Гечо, 格乔