3-day route

Discovering the three capitals

by car

To do by car

Home: San Sebastián
Finish: Vitoria-Gasteiz

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Go on a thrilling journey through time to discover the three Basque capitals: transport yourself to San Sebastián's Belle Époque, to Bilbao's industrial past, and to the Middle Ages and Napoleonic Wars in Vitoria-Gasteiz. This adventure is a fascinating experience, which will allow you to become intimately acquainted with each city's character. Come and discover the historic, cultural and culinary idiosyncrasies of each one.

  • Virgen Blanca square
  • Bilbao
  • San Sebastián

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Things you will remember

  • The pride with which Bilbao looks back on its industrial past.
  • The incomparable beauty of La Concha bay.
  • The medieval streets of Vitoria's Historic Quarter.
  • The colours, flavours and textures of Basque cuisine.
  • Vizcaya Bridge, the pride of the Bilbao Ria.
  • The secrets which are hidden in the Santa María cathedral.
  • The pintxos you will sample in San Sebastián's Old Part.


  • Bilbao's Aste Nagusia (Big Week) festival, which takes place in August.
  • Tamborrada festival in San Sebastián, which takes place in January.
  • Las Fiestas de la Virgen Blanca, or Festival of the White Virgin, in Vitoria which is held in August.
  • Travel along the Bilbao Ria in a boat.
  • Travel around Vitoria's Green Belt by bicycle.
  • Relax in one of San Sebastián's spas.
  • Go shopping in any of the three capitals.