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Best Outdoor Activities in Bilbao

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Parque Etxebarria

One of the largest parks in Bilbao since the 1980's, Parque Extebarria is located right in the city's old town, the Casco Viejo. This large green space is a favorite among the locals and visitors to Bilbao to relax and spend some time outdoors in nice weather. The park is especially popular among joggers and cyclists. Visitors can see the remnants of Bilbao's industrial past at the massive chimney that stands to this day. With beautiful views over the city, the park is a popular spot for evening strolls.

Bilbao, Spain
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Gorbea Natural Park

Located a few miles away from Vitoria-Gasteiz, the Gorbea Natural Park is Basque county in Spain is a popular holiday getaway for outdoor enthusiasts with its stunning natural landscapes and rich biodiversity. Comprising of pristine old forests, mountains, rivers, ravines and meadows, the park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna with tree species like ash, alder, willow, poplar, conifers, cypress and pine found here along with animals like deer, hawks, eagles, polecats, bobcat, dormouse etc. The must visit places here are Itxina Karst, Araba meadows, Mairuelegorreta caves, Cruz del Gorbea and Gujuli Saldropo wetland.

Galdakao, Spain
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Parque de Urkiola

Some 33 kilometers from Bilbao along the Bilbao-Irún motorway, you'll come across the Duranguesado region: an impressive natural landscape of valleys and fascinating mountains, set in the Urquiola Natural Park. This beautiful landscape situated in Abadiño has all the charms of a natural paradise and captivates all those who visit it. The Urkiola Park is a wonderful area of 5,800 hectares (14,332 acres) that was declared a Natural Park in 1989 CE. It is a vast area of land with numerous species of vegetation, among which the beeches and oaks that surround the summit of Puerto de Urkiola are plentiful. Alongside, there is a medieval roadway that joins the plateau with the Bermeo port, where the Santos Antonios Shrine is found. You can also take advantage of the varied opportunities for sport that the reserve offers.

Abadiño, Spain
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