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Top Five Places To Ride Your Bike in San Sebastian

February 25, 2021
Just like in Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, and more, riding a bike a great activity to do in San Sebastian. The air is fresh, the sights are beautiful, and the people are friendly. What's not to love. Cycling is already a way of life here in this city, be it as a tourist activity, a mode of public transportation, or simply something to do on the weekends. But which places within San Sebastian should you right your bike to? Or in? Here are the top five suggestions that are guaranteed to make riding your bike here even more enjoyable.
Top Five Places To Ride Your Bike in San Sebastian


Gros District

Though Gros is one of the less popular districts of San Sebastian, it's definitely a go-to place for a lot of cyclists. It's not just that it's a beautiful neighborhood, it's also emerging as a hipster haven where food, coffee, and art reign supreme. Comparable to the likes of New York's Brooklyn borough or Paris' Montmartre district, there's a lot to see and do here. Perhaps, at first, you'll just bike through on your first time passing by but the next time? You'll be persuing the shops, drinking coffee. eating food, and more!
Top Five Places To Ride Your Bike in San Sebastian
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Parte Vieja

If you're only in San Sebastian for a day, you should devote it to exploring Parte Vieja! Known as the 'Old Town' of the Basque Country, it's a walk through the past of Spain. From the cafes and shops to the grand old churches, everything about this district screams classic. It's easily one of the busiest parts of the city by far. However, there are times when things are calm in this area. And on those times, it's great to cycle through the place and absorb the culture, the romanticism, and the nostalgia that Parte Vieja emits!
Top Five Places To Ride Your Bike in San Sebastian
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La Concha Promenade

A stunning shoreline, a beautiful beach, and by afternoon twilight, a romantic pathway intimately lit by the streetlamps. At first glance, the La Concha Promenade is one of the most relaxing parts of San Sebastian. It's not exactly a peaceful place, but there's something serene about the classic vibe and the romantic feel of the two-kilometer-long walkway. And while it is a walkway, cyclists are more than welcome to ride their bikes through here to bask in its coastal glory. Many even choose this as either their first stop or destination in using their bikes as a mode of public transport.
Top Five Places To Ride Your Bike in San Sebastian
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Monte Igueldo

Though you'll definitely have. hard time cycling up to get to its peak, Monte Igueldo is a definite must-visit. Firstly, the magnificent views here make it one of the most beautiful spots in San Sebastian. The mountain itself is stunning, but the views you'll see from this vantage point? Utterly breathtaking! Secondly, if you're one to use cycling as a form of exercise, no other route will pump your adrenaline quite like going up this mountain. You'll shed more than your fair share of extra weight with such an endeavor. And to tie things up with the first point, seeing the views from up here is the best reward for all your hard work!
Top Five Places To Ride Your Bike in San Sebastian
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Camino de Santiago

Speaking of hard work, none is practically more strenuous than riding your bike along Camino de Santiago. Technically along the outskirts of San Sebastian, many hikers and cyclists use the city as their starting point to exploring this trail. Along the way, you'll get to see all of the natural wonders of the Basque country, from untouched marches, storybook-like forests, all sorts of adorable creatures, and more. Not to mention the fact that the fairly secluded area makes for an entirely relaxing bike ride as well. Benefiting your mind, body, and soul, cycling your way through Camino de Santiago is exceptionally rewarding.
Top Five Places To Ride Your Bike in San Sebastian
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All of San Sebastian is beautiful, exciting, and more. But when it comes to riding your bike, these five places are more or less the best ones you ought to cycle through. You'll benefit in many ways when you do it, including getting to know more about this mysterious city!

Whether you're going back to your luxury home or off to see these amazing places in San Sebastian, you'll really benefit a lot from riding your bike in this city!




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