Tag: Bilbao

One from the Vaults: The Basque Country-Bilbao

Forgive me but I’m continuing with my gander down memory lane in my beloved Basque Country. Last Friday we finished up the 2016 Vuelta a Espana in Bilbao and that’s where I’m kicking off again today. We’ve probably spent less time in Bilbao than… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: The Basque Country-Bilbao”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta III – Bizkaia

Here’s the last of my 2016 Vuelta a Espana trilogy. We first visited Bilbao in Bizkaia back in 2011 when the Vuelta stopped and started in the Basque country for the first time in 33 years. No prizes for guessing why the Vuelta had… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta III – Bizkaia”

The Basque Country: Bilbao

We’ve probably spent less time in Bilbao than in its fellow Basque cities of San Sebastian and Vitoria-Gasteiz and our visits have always been prompted by watching stages in either the Vuelta al Pais Vasco or the Vuelta a Espana. That said, it’s a… Continue Reading “The Basque Country: Bilbao”

Missing Itzulia

This week sees the 59th running of the Tour of the Basque Country (Vuelta al Pais Vasco) and we’re not there, again! We’ve watched this stage race continuously from 2011 but were forced to miss the last two years’ because of issues with my… Continue Reading “Missing Itzulia”

Postcard from the Vuelta III: Bizkaia

We first visited Bilbao in Bizkaia back in 2011 when the Vuelta stopped and started in the Basque country for the first time in 33 years. No prizes for guessing why the Vuelta had avoided the area for a while. Fittingly, that stage was… Continue Reading “Postcard from the Vuelta III: Bizkaia”