Activities

ACTIVITIES IN GORLIZ

ACTION!

Gorliz is an active tourist destination with a wide variety of sporting activities offered in a natural coastal environment, with marvellous cliffs, a beach and nature.

Age isn’t an excuse, there is fun for all!  Combine your experience with our cultural and gastronomic offer and treat yourself to a lovely sunset.


Actividades

IGERIBIDEAK

Gorliz beach is part of the IGERIGUNEAK swimming areas. The aim of this initiative is to promote recreational and healthy swimming on the beach in a safe and autonomous way, intervening as little as possible in the natural environment.

More information

Experiences

ROUTE TO BILLAO ISLAND

Join the guided kayak or SUP trip from Gorliz Bay to the protected area of Billao Island, located at the foot of the Gorliz lighthouse and its bunkers. You can also snorkel in this incredible area full of underwater life.

Cabo Billano

Activities

LONGBOARD

Longboarding has arrived to Gorliz, opening up a world of surfing possibilities. Using a longer board, the technique and style of the longboard will capture you completely, thanks to a team of professionals who will guide you in learning and perfecting this sport.

Be surfer

Activities

AQUATIC GYMKHANA

Dare with the games and challenges prepared for you and your team, where you will develop your dexterity, ingenuity, skill and cooperation, all this in the water or in the sand! The tests will make you have a great time while you work on your coordination, improve your balance, aim and communication skills.

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Activities

SWIMMING

Individual swimming courses are offered in the bay of Gorliz, an ideal place for this sport thanks to the calm sea.

Cabo Billano

Activities

SKATE

Enjoy skateboarding, longskate and surfskate, each of them a stimulating and complete activity. With surfskate you can imitate the technique of surfing on asphalt, and you’ll be amazed by the sensation of freedom that the moving axles of this skateboard give you! In addition, the speed and dynamism of the longskate will allow you to feel the adrenaline to the maximum, enjoying an exceptional experience.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Uribe Kosta Surf Eskola

Experiences

ARRAUN CHALLENGE

Enjoy an exciting competition between two teams on board their respective boats (BigSUP) on a route along the bay of Gorliz.

Cabo Billano

Experiences

FLYSCH OF BIZKAIA FROM THE SEA

These activities offer spectacular views of one of our most valuable treasures from a different perspective. The company Cabo Billano offers a guided route along the flysh by kayak or SUP, from the bay of Gorliz to Askorriaga and the ruins of its fort. In addition, for those who wish to skirt the cliffs of the Barrika flysh, the company Be surfer offers paddle or canoe routes from Gorliz to Barrika, accessing the beaches of Muriola and Barrika.

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Experiences

AQUATIC ACTIVITY + ENOTOURISM

It offers the opportunity to do an activity on the water and get to know the first underwater winery-artificial reef in the world, with more than 10 years of experience in the research of underwater wine. You will enjoy a unique activity in an unparalleled environment.

Be surfer

Activities

SUP-YOGA

This sport, born on the coast of Florida, consists of practising yoga on a paddle surf board. The bay of Gorliz is an ideal place to practise this relaxing activity, and you are sure to enjoy the calm that it offers.

Be surfer

Routes

WALKING TOURS

Get to know the surroundings with scheduled walks around the area, covering different routes such as the walk to the Gorliz lighthouse, to “The Broken Castle” (smugglers’ cove) or walks to Armintza via Mount Ermua, sometimes combined with other water activities.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Activities

SKIMBOARD

Skimboarding is a sport that, unlike surfing, is done on the shore of the beach. Come and try this new activity, you’ll love it.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Experiences

COMBINED ACTIVITIES

If you want to enjoy a complete experience, you can practice a water activity and complete your experience with a walk around the area, a meal or pintxos in a local restaurant, a paragliding flight or a lifeguarding session.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Activities

BOAT TRIPS

Experience the beauty of our coast. You can discover the coves of the Bay of Gorliz and the spectacular Flysch of Bizkaia. You will learn about the wonderful origin of this geological heritage and feel the spell of the sea on a boat with an experienced skipper.

Uribe Kosta Sea Tours

Activities

DEEP-SEA SPORT FISHING

Feel the thrills of deep sea fishing in summer and enjoy a day to remember. You can discover the secrets of traditional tuna fishing and experience the vibrant sensations of the high seas.

Uribe Kosta Sea Tours 

Activities

SIGHTING OF CETACEANS

One of the most intense experiences that the sea offers us is the experience of seeing different types of dolphins in freedom. During the cruises there will be an opportunity to see these wonderful animals, but also frequent are the visits of seabirds such as gannets and shearwaters.

Uribe Kosta Sea Tours

Activities

LEISURE IN THE BAY

Share a special moment with your friends or family and enjoy the coves of Gorliz Bay for any kind of celebration. You can swim in its transparent waters and enjoy the comfort of the boats in a protected and unique environment.

Uribe Kosta Sea Tours 

Routes

ROUTES ON FOOT OR BY BIKE

These low-difficulty routes cover the most representative areas of Gorliz.

The Provincial Council of BIzkaia has defined them as “Cholesterol Routes” and they are designed to be done both on foot and by bike.

Routes of choresterol

Experiences

RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT

Gorliz has active tourism companies where to rent surf equipment such as:

Surfboards and suits

-Paddle Surf

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Uribe kosta surf eskola

Routes

NORDIC WALKING

Walk with a gentle effective gait using two special sticks and enjoy a pleasant exercise.

Nordic Walking involves moving your legs and upper body in a gentle movement to improve muscle strength, cardiovascular system, co-ordination and mobility.

Pick up your free sticks at the Gorliz Tourist Office and enjoy 5 routes in the area.

Nordic walking routes

Download our brochures

Routes

15 CIRCULAR ROUTES FOR CHILDREN

15 circular routes from Gorliz, designed by Pedro Pablo Uriarte Astarloa to perform with the youngest of the house.

“Going with children to the mountains has no problem but to keep their interest constantly so they don‘t get bored. It is very difficult for children not to be able to physically endure six, eight, ten, twelve or more kilometers of walking in the woods, including slopes. However, if we manage to keep their interest they will not feel any more tired than we do and will rise without excessive problems.

15 circular routes for children

Routes

24 CIRCULAR WALKING ROUTES

“NON GOGOA, HAN ZANGOA”

Donde van tus pensamientos, van tus pasos (Basque proverb) . Where there’s a will, there’s a way. There are a number of possibilities throughout the town of Gorliz for hiking through unique spots, some of which are steeped in history, with charming landscapes that will delight hikers. Here you will find 24 circular routes in Gorliz published by Pedro Pablo Uriarte Astarloa.

24 Circular Walking Routes from Gorliz

Activities

COASTEERING

Access magical places below the cliffs next to the beach.

With the guidance the instructions of our expert guides, you will go all along the spectacular coastline while you play with the waves, jump into the water, swim, snorkel and climb over the rocks. An activity for all levels and conditions,that will give you the chance to discover the magnitude of our cliffs from a superb point of view.

Be surfer

Taupada Abentura

Experiences

THE SMUGGLERS’ COVE

Using canoes or Big Sup boards we will paddle to the Smugglers’ Cove, a magical place surrounded by cliffs where we can snorkel in crystalline waters to observe the seabed and different species of the Cantabrian Sea.

The hues of the water will transport us to paradise destinations right next to our base in Gorliz. Once we’ve finished snorkelling, we’ll paddle back to base by canoe or the Big Sup.

Taupada Abentura

Experiences

GORLIZ-BUTROE ROUTE

This route, also known as the elver fishermens’ route, with a kayak and/or Big Sup board we will paddle along the mysterious route that elvers do after their sea jorney. We will travel along RIver Butron as the monitors show us all the best spots.

A great experience to connect with the nature, suitable for everyone over the age of 13, where tides will help us navigate and fully enjoy local flora and fauna. River Butron finally flows into Gorliz beach where its waters meet the sea.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Taupada Abentura

Uribe Kosta Surf Eskola

Activities

SURF

Enjoy your first surf experience and feel an special connection with the acuatic environment. This activity is suitable for all ages

With the support of an experience team you will have plenty of fun, Gorliz Beach is perfect for that first experience.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Uribe kosta surf eskola

Activities

BIGSUP

Put the coordination and balance of your team to the test.

On a giant board (up to 10 people) and travelling with the aid of paddles, you will be able discover magical places in a different funny way.

And of course, there will be the odd dip or two.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Activities

SUP

SUP, also known as paddleboarding or paddle surf, is a water sport that is on everyone’s lips. It consists on standing up on a board and sailing through the sea or river helped by a paddle. You can both sail under the guidance of an expert instructor o by yourself. This activity will make you work all the muscles in your body while having fun and relaxing yourself.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Uribe kosta surf eskola

Activities

WATER PARK

Besides, in the summer season a water park is installed in Astondo. This inflatable playground that floats in the water will make summer days even more fun. It is suitable for adults and children.

Come and splash!

New Diversion Park

Activities

BODYBOARD

Slide over the surface or wall of a wave on a board.

There are 3 ways to catch waves on a boogie board: prone, drop knee and stand-up. Choose yours or practise them all to become a real pro.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Uribe kosta surf eskola

Activities

CANOEING

Learn to paddle in a canoe or kayak and practice at the spectacular Gorliz Beach or River Butrón.

You willl paddle through amazing enclaves where you you will get the chance to see different landscapes from a privileged view. Our expert tour guides will guide you along the route while sharing all their knowledge about the environment so that you can enjoy a peaceful sail.

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Uribe kosta surf eskola

Activities

SNORKEL

Discover the hidden seabed in the Cantabrian Sea with a pair of goggles and a snorkel.

Submerge yourself in the Smugglers’ Cove after a canoe journey and dive into the safe waters of this protected environment. Enjoy your sea adventure, and who knows you might come across some treasure!

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Activities

CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUNDS

Near the beach you’ll find the Cantabrian Pinewoods where you can spend a pleasant day using its amenities and barbecue sites.

At the entrance to this place of relaxation there is a recreation area with swings for the little ones to have fun while their parents enjoy the sea breeze.

Discover all the playgrounds in Gorliz

Routes

WALKING TOURS

Get to know the surroundings with scheduled walks around the area, covering different routes such as the walk to the Gorliz lighthouse, to “The Broken Castle” (smugglers’ cove) or walks to Armintza via Mount Ermua, sometimes combined with other water activities.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Routes

ROUTES ON FOOT OR BY BIKE

These low-difficulty routes cover the most representative areas of Gorliz.

The Provincial Council of BIzkaia has defined them as “Cholesterol Routes” and they are designed to be done both on foot and by bike.

Routes of choresterol

Routes

NORDIC WALKING

Walk with a gentle effective gait using two special sticks and enjoy a pleasant exercise.

Nordic Walking involves moving your legs and upper body in a gentle movement to improve muscle strength, cardiovascular system, co-ordination and mobility.

Pick up your free sticks at the Gorliz Tourist Office and enjoy 5 routes in the area.

Nordic walking routes

Download our brochures

Routes

15 CIRCULAR ROUTES FOR CHILDREN

15 circular routes from Gorliz, designed by Pedro Pablo Uriarte Astarloa to perform with the youngest of the house.

“Going with children to the mountains has no problem but to keep their interest constantly so they don‘t get bored. It is very difficult for children not to be able to physically endure six, eight, ten, twelve or more kilometers of walking in the woods, including slopes. However, if we manage to keep their interest they will not feel any more tired than we do and will rise without excessive problems.

15 circular routes for children

Routes

24 CIRCULAR WALKING ROUTES

“NON GOGOA, HAN ZANGOA”

Donde van tus pensamientos, van tus pasos (Basque proverb) . Where there’s a will, there’s a way. There are a number of possibilities throughout the town of Gorliz for hiking through unique spots, some of which are steeped in history, with charming landscapes that will delight hikers. Here you will find 24 circular routes in Gorliz published by Pedro Pablo Uriarte Astarloa.

24 Circular Walking Routes from Gorliz

Actividades

IGERIBIDEAK

Gorliz beach is part of the IGERIGUNEAK swimming areas. The aim of this initiative is to promote recreational and healthy swimming on the beach in a safe and autonomous way, intervening as little as possible in the natural environment.

More information

Activities

LONGBOARD

Longboarding has arrived to Gorliz, opening up a world of surfing possibilities. Using a longer board, the technique and style of the longboard will capture you completely, thanks to a team of professionals who will guide you in learning and perfecting this sport.

Be surfer

Activities

AQUATIC GYMKHANA

Dare with the games and challenges prepared for you and your team, where you will develop your dexterity, ingenuity, skill and cooperation, all this in the water or in the sand! The tests will make you have a great time while you work on your coordination, improve your balance, aim and communication skills.

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Activities

SWIMMING

Individual swimming courses are offered in the bay of Gorliz, an ideal place for this sport thanks to the calm sea.

Cabo Billano

Activities

SKATE

Enjoy skateboarding, longskate and surfskate, each of them a stimulating and complete activity. With surfskate you can imitate the technique of surfing on asphalt, and you’ll be amazed by the sensation of freedom that the moving axles of this skateboard give you! In addition, the speed and dynamism of the longskate will allow you to feel the adrenaline to the maximum, enjoying an exceptional experience.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Uribe Kosta Surf Eskola

Activities

SUP-YOGA

This sport, born on the coast of Florida, consists of practising yoga on a paddle surf board. The bay of Gorliz is an ideal place to practise this relaxing activity, and you are sure to enjoy the calm that it offers.

Be surfer

Activities

SKIMBOARD

Skimboarding is a sport that, unlike surfing, is done on the shore of the beach. Come and try this new activity, you’ll love it.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Activities

BOAT TRIPS

Experience the beauty of our coast. You can discover the coves of the Bay of Gorliz and the spectacular Flysch of Bizkaia. You will learn about the wonderful origin of this geological heritage and feel the spell of the sea on a boat with an experienced skipper.

Uribe Kosta Sea Tours

Activities

DEEP-SEA SPORT FISHING

Feel the thrills of deep sea fishing in summer and enjoy a day to remember. You can discover the secrets of traditional tuna fishing and experience the vibrant sensations of the high seas.

Uribe Kosta Sea Tours 

Activities

SIGHTING OF CETACEANS

One of the most intense experiences that the sea offers us is the experience of seeing different types of dolphins in freedom. During the cruises there will be an opportunity to see these wonderful animals, but also frequent are the visits of seabirds such as gannets and shearwaters.

Uribe Kosta Sea Tours

Activities

LEISURE IN THE BAY

Share a special moment with your friends or family and enjoy the coves of Gorliz Bay for any kind of celebration. You can swim in its transparent waters and enjoy the comfort of the boats in a protected and unique environment.

Uribe Kosta Sea Tours 

Activities

COASTEERING

Access magical places below the cliffs next to the beach.

With the guidance the instructions of our expert guides, you will go all along the spectacular coastline while you play with the waves, jump into the water, swim, snorkel and climb over the rocks. An activity for all levels and conditions,that will give you the chance to discover the magnitude of our cliffs from a superb point of view.

Be surfer

Taupada Abentura

Activities

SURF

Enjoy your first surf experience and feel an special connection with the acuatic environment. This activity is suitable for all ages

With the support of an experience team you will have plenty of fun, Gorliz Beach is perfect for that first experience.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Uribe kosta surf eskola

Activities

BIGSUP

Put the coordination and balance of your team to the test.

On a giant board (up to 10 people) and travelling with the aid of paddles, you will be able discover magical places in a different funny way.

And of course, there will be the odd dip or two.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Activities

SUP

SUP, also known as paddleboarding or paddle surf, is a water sport that is on everyone’s lips. It consists on standing up on a board and sailing through the sea or river helped by a paddle. You can both sail under the guidance of an expert instructor o by yourself. This activity will make you work all the muscles in your body while having fun and relaxing yourself.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Uribe kosta surf eskola

Activities

WATER PARK

Besides, in the summer season a water park is installed in Astondo. This inflatable playground that floats in the water will make summer days even more fun. It is suitable for adults and children.

Come and splash!

New Diversion Park

Activities

BODYBOARD

Slide over the surface or wall of a wave on a board.

There are 3 ways to catch waves on a boogie board: prone, drop knee and stand-up. Choose yours or practise them all to become a real pro.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Uribe kosta surf eskola

Activities

CANOEING

Learn to paddle in a canoe or kayak and practice at the spectacular Gorliz Beach or River Butrón.

You willl paddle through amazing enclaves where you you will get the chance to see different landscapes from a privileged view. Our expert tour guides will guide you along the route while sharing all their knowledge about the environment so that you can enjoy a peaceful sail.

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Uribe kosta surf eskola

Activities

SNORKEL

Discover the hidden seabed in the Cantabrian Sea with a pair of goggles and a snorkel.

Submerge yourself in the Smugglers’ Cove after a canoe journey and dive into the safe waters of this protected environment. Enjoy your sea adventure, and who knows you might come across some treasure!

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Taupada Abentura

Activities

CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUNDS

Near the beach you’ll find the Cantabrian Pinewoods where you can spend a pleasant day using its amenities and barbecue sites.

At the entrance to this place of relaxation there is a recreation area with swings for the little ones to have fun while their parents enjoy the sea breeze.

Discover all the playgrounds in Gorliz

Experiences

ROUTE TO BILLAO ISLAND--> ROUTE TO BILLAO ISLAND

Join the guided kayak or SUP trip from Gorliz Bay to the protected area of Billao Island, located at the foot of the Gorliz lighthouse and its bunkers. You can also snorkel in this incredible area full of underwater life.

Cabo Billano

Experiences

ARRAUN CHALLENGE--> ARRAUN CHALLENGE

Enjoy an exciting competition between two teams on board their respective boats (BigSUP) on a route along the bay of Gorliz.

Cabo Billano

Experiences

FLYSCH OF BIZKAIA FROM THE SEA--> FLYSCH OF BIZKAIA FROM THE SEA

These activities offer spectacular views of one of our most valuable treasures from a different perspective. The company Cabo Billano offers a guided route along the flysh by kayak or SUP, from the bay of Gorliz to Askorriaga and the ruins of its fort. In addition, for those who wish to skirt the cliffs of the Barrika flysh, the company Be surfer offers paddle or canoe routes from Gorliz to Barrika, accessing the beaches of Muriola and Barrika.

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Experiences

AQUATIC ACTIVITY + ENOTOURISM--> AQUATIC ACTIVITY + ENOTOURISM

It offers the opportunity to do an activity on the water and get to know the first underwater winery-artificial reef in the world, with more than 10 years of experience in the research of underwater wine. You will enjoy a unique activity in an unparalleled environment.

Be surfer

Experiences

COMBINED ACTIVITIES--> COMBINED ACTIVITIES

If you want to enjoy a complete experience, you can practice a water activity and complete your experience with a walk around the area, a meal or pintxos in a local restaurant, a paragliding flight or a lifeguarding session.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Experiences

RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT--> RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT

Gorliz has active tourism companies where to rent surf equipment such as:

Surfboards and suits

-Paddle Surf

Aloka Surf & SUP

Be surfer

Cabo Billano

Uribe kosta surf eskola

Experiences

THE SMUGGLERS’ COVE--> THE SMUGGLERS’ COVE

Using canoes or Big Sup boards we will paddle to the Smugglers’ Cove, a magical place surrounded by cliffs where we can snorkel in crystalline waters to observe the seabed and different species of the Cantabrian Sea.

The hues of the water will transport us to paradise destinations right next to our base in Gorliz. Once we’ve finished snorkelling, we’ll paddle back to base by canoe or the Big Sup.

Taupada Abentura

Experiences

GORLIZ-BUTROE ROUTE--> GORLIZ-BUTROE ROUTE

This route, also known as the elver fishermens’ route, with a kayak and/or Big Sup board we will paddle along the mysterious route that elvers do after their sea jorney. We will travel along RIver Butron as the monitors show us all the best spots.

A great experience to connect with the nature, suitable for everyone over the age of 13, where tides will help us navigate and fully enjoy local flora and fauna. River Butron finally flows into Gorliz beach where its waters meet the sea.

Aloka Surf & SUP

Taupada Abentura

Uribe Kosta Surf Eskola

Companies

URIBE KOSTA SURF ESKOLA

Uribe Kosta Surf Eskola has a long experience. Specializing in surfing classes, they have been teaching surfing classes on the coast of Uribe since 2002.

Companies

NEW DIVERSION PARK

In july, august and some days of september, New Diversion Park is installed in Astondo, at the corner of Gorliz Beach. This inflatable floating water park will make kids and adults enjoy the beach in a different way.

Companies

URIBE KOSTA SEA TOURS

Unforgettable experiences on the coast of Bizkaia!


They organize four different activities:



  • Dissemination routes

  • Sighting of birds and cetaceans.

  • Offshore fishing trips.

  • Nautical leisure

Companies

TAUPADA ABENTURA


Taupada Abentura, was born in 2021 with professionals with many years of experience in Active Tourism.





They organize multi-adventure activities, different experiences and also summer camps. Activities for groups of friends, families, companies, schoolchildren, administrations …


Companies

ALOKA SURF & SUP

This enterprise offers surf lessons and guided paddleboarding tours to reduced groups (advance booking is required). They also rent equipment to make those activities; clients can pick the material up directly in their premises at Sopelana or arrange another place to do so. They also offer different activities for people with reduced mobility.

Companies

BE SURFER

Be surfer is the first surf school in the area specialising in longboard surfing. Its members aim both to encourage surfing among children and to offer activities to all kinds of groups, from beginners to advanced. The school is open all year round, and also offers many other activities: paddle sup (in the summer season), sup-yoga, big sup, longskate and surfskate, coastering, canoeing and snorkelling. It also organises other experiences such as mixed paddle surfing and diving activities, paddle or canoe routes from Gorliz to Barrika along the cliffs of the flysch and wine tourism experiences.

Companies

CABO BILLANO

This enterprise offers a wide variety of water activities around Gorliz, both in the estuary and in the sea. They provide Bodyboard, SUP, Kayak and Surf lessons, as well as some guided water tours. Available all year round. Find out more about their various activities and join them to enjoy an amazing day of active tourism.

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