Plans in Gorliz

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Get the engine running, and speed up the adrenaline with an action filled day.

Get wet! Bodyboard, surf, canoes and kayaks to spend a day in ‘the cool’.

Explore! Become a smuggler, go snorkelling and discover the underwater wine cellar.

Fly! Climbing, zip-line, fly board, etc. You’re advised not to look down.

Come! Hiking, karts with pedals, skateboard and active tourism experiences. Endless activities to put your sporting spirit and stamina to the test.

Beach

AN INCREDIBLE BAY

The beach is protected by the bay in the shape of a sea shell, and is one of the safest and most spectacular on the Basque coastline.

A place to relax and practise all kinds of water sports, not to mention there’s a pinewoods surrounding it, making it ideal for a lovely barbecue or relaxing in the shade.

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

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

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

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

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.

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festivities

FESTIVITIES

The entire town, summer dwellers and visitors dive head first into the celebrations which include: gastronomic competitions, traditional dances, and concerts to live the festivities 24 hours a day.

The festivities are an excellent opportunity to learn about Basque culture and traditions. No doubt you will find out what a ‘Gau Pasa’ is. And then, why not learn to dance a Jota?

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heritage

LIGHTHOUSE

Gorliz’s lighthouse is the town’s flagship. It was built on the cliffs, at 165 metres above sea level, in 1990. This 21 metre tower finished with a glass lantern is the tallest lighthouse in the Cantabrian region.

A path leads you to the lighthouse from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the sea.

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heritage

BUNKERS

Going down by the path next to the lighthouse you will notice the entire slope is perforated by 3 old coastal bunkers connected to each other and installed during the 1940s, but which were never used.

From the last platform you can see the remains of a heavy cannon. It’s worth having a wander round and taking some photos.

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heritage

ASKORRIAGA FORT

Popularly known as ‘The Little Broken Castle’, this fort was erected in the 18th century chiefly to prevent a possible attack from the English ships in the Gulf of Bizkaia.
Today, only the ruins are left which can be seen on the route to the lighthouse.

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