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What to Do in Bilbao During the Day

Trip to San Sebastian

La Concha

The city of San Sebastian is just a tantalizingly short journey from Bilbao.

Famed for its beautiful beaches and Michelin-starred restaurants, the city is where the beautiful people of Spain head for their summer vacation. La Concha, a glimmering carpet of sand stretched out before the radiant water of the Bay of Biscay, is the city’s most famous beach and immensely popular with locals and tourists.

The restaurants of San Sebastian are held in a similar regard to those of Paris; this really is one of the premier cities to enjoy an epicurean evening. Arzak and Martin Berasategui are two favorites, but there are many other highly rated restaurants and bars where you can enjoy pintxos, the distinctive Basque version of tapas.

If you’ve really enjoyed the food in San Sebastian, why not try a private one-day cooking class? The classes are hosted by a talented local chef and include a guided visit around the wonderful market of San Sebastian. Not only will you pick up invaluable tips on how to create the wonderful Basque cuisine but you’ll also learn about the local produce that makes the area famous. And the best part? Getting to eat your own creation in a beautiful private dining room with specially chosen local wines.

It may come as a surprise to learn that the Basque area of Northern Spain boasts some of the finest surfing beaches in Europe. The golden sand, great waves and stunning coastline around San Sebastian attract surfers from across the world. Whether you’re an experienced surfer or looking for your first wave ride, grab a board and head for the beach. Boards can be rented at various surf shops around town and private lessons are available for beginners and more experienced surfers.

Tenedor Tours will organize return trips from San Sebastian and cater their tours exclusively to your specific requirements.

Gabriella Ranelli de Aguirre

+34 94 439 6060

PO Box 5070, San Sebastian

www.tenedortours.com