San Sebastian by Electric Bike & Pintxos

An electric bike ride through San Sebastián from East to West, climbing a mountain, crossing a river, getting to know its architecture, its geography, the secrets of its history and ‘cool,’ as well as its authenticity. There will be pintxos and an in-depth course on how to roll like a local in the beloved Basque bars.

The wall

We start at the foot of Mount Ulia, in the young, surfers’ neighborhood Sagües, where beautiful* young locals (*we can’t always guarantee this) come to say goodbye to the day. There, next to ‘el muro’ (the wall) is the sculpture called la Paloma de la Paz (the Dove of Peace) by Nestor Basterretxea, an emblem of the importance of peace, freedom and coexistence.

River of architecture 

After touring Zurriola beach, we arrive at the Urumea River, where we’ll update you on the main architectural trends in San Sebastián, almost all of which can be seen from here. A building awarded the Mies van der Rohe Prize for Contemporary Architecture? Here it is. Basque rationalism inspired by the Bauhaus? Also here. European modernism overlooking the river? We have it. Buildings that look like they were stolen from a street in Paris? A good handful.

Urgull’s waiting

The second mountain on our route is Urgull, an old military fort that has protected the city for centuries. At its feet is the 'Empty Construction' by Jorge Oteiza, another example of contemporary and gigantic Basque art (as you may have noticed, we Basques like large-scale, unusual sculptures) from where you get unbeatable views of the bay of La Concha. From there we’ll go to the port and the access gates to the Old Town. There’s no better place than this to talk about the sea, the Basques, and their relationship to it throughout history. We’ll also talk about food (as important to the Basques as the sea itself).

 La Concha ride

You can feel very lucky to enjoy the 2.5 kilometers that separate the Town Hall (which was one of the most important casinos in Belle Epoque Europe) from the sculpture of the Wind Comb by Eduardo Chillida, at the other end of the Bay. What will you see? A bay in the perfect shape of a shell, a spa that has been operating for more than 120 years (La Perla), some hundred-year-old trees (called 'tamarisks,' but people mistakenly call them 'tamarinds'), twisted by the maritime winds, and a palace (Miramar) that was the summer resort of Spanish Royalty for several years.

Take me to the top

They say that God made a model of paradise and that once it was built, he kept the model… thus, San Sebastián was born. To understand (and enjoy) the natural beauty of San Sebastián, we’ll start at the top of Mount Igueldo where you’ll find the most amazing views of the city. There, we’ll learn about the history of the Basque Country, the Bay of Biscay and the role of San Sebastián in all this. Can you get rich trading wool? Were boats of a quality and reputation similar to that of Ferraris and Porsches manufactured in sixteenth century Euskadi? Yes, and yes.

Combing the wind

Next, we will head to the most photographed sculpture in the city: the Peine del Viento by Eduardo Chillida, made of corten steel (hence its deliberate rust color.) To scratch the winds and frequent waves of this place.

Old Town, new habits

The Old Town is the gastronomic epicenter of San Sebastián (yes, here are the pintxo bars, the gastronomic sociedades ‘ [think private eating clubs], seasoned locals enjoying the timeless 'txikiteo' [a sort of uptempo bar-hopping] – ordering 'zuritos' or 'cañas'. Here is the gluttonous, indulgent San Sebastián you’ve heard tell of), and the site of the city’s oldest buildings. You’ll come away with a Master's Degree in navigating “miniature cuisine” (how do you order a pintxo? When do you pay?), and High Honors in Basque bars.

Bring it all!

Okay. Let's talk about serious things. Everything we’ve told you about  pintxos wouldn’t make sense if we didn’t visit three iconic bars to try their most famous pintxos accompanied by cider, wine or beer. The snack will end with the sweet dessert that locals love to eat while walking down the street: a creamy, sweet and stunning artisanal ice cream. 

Price for

  • Price: two people 495€
  • Extra person +145€
  • You need to be able to ride a bike and be between 1.50 (4’11”) and 1.90 metres (6’3”) tall to ride the bikes comfortably
  • For groups bigger than 8 people contact us


  • Private tour
  • Time: 10:30 and 17:00
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Places: San Sebastián

* We cannot guarantee the ascent to Monte Igueldo. During days of high visitor volume, the guide will propose an alternative route.


  • Professional guide
  • Electric bikes
  • 5 pintxos
  • 5 drinks

Not included

  • Meals, drinks and tickets not listed above
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