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“san juan”(30 reviews)
“basque country”(27 reviews)
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All reviews san juan basque country ring the bell game of thrones car park the bus parking lot three times amazing place amazing views great walk the cliff sunny day sea level stone bridge plaza moyua worth the climb
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I didn’t research this place before we went. We drove from Bilbao on a long weekend holiday. It was difficult to find a parking space. You have to walk down about 1.5 km on a path that can be slippery and difficult for people with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank b4yoli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pace for a day or half outdoors. I'm not used to hills, thus was really tired after walking up and down all the road (including walk from Bakio and back).

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk is steep down a cliff side and up steps to the top, it’s a great day out but make sure you go early as we didn’t realize it would take as long as it did and had to walk back in the dark...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shreivissa
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I walked between Bakio and the chapel . It was up and down (and hilly at some places), but it was a wonderful walk. It was rewarding when one of the most scenic views, as I have ever seen, appeared from the walking path.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank onionyfood
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We climbed up the cliff on probably hottest day of October, and we couldn t have picked better day for it. Sun was shining, reflecting itself in ocean waves, the surrounding rocks and whispering of the sea made one of the best walking experiences i...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mr_ReVilo
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We whent about 9 in the morning, nice time. Super place, great walk, many fantastick wiuw places, waves,wind, sea. The steps up to the monestry. Just a super walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eivindm2013
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Well worth the visit and a really nice hike from the mainland parking area to the monastery itself. The steps up are quite steep so you need to be in reasonable shape, especially if it is hot. It is best to arrive early - we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dave451
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic walk with amazing views. The beers and tapas at the restaurant when you return were also wonderful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Going downstairs we could see everyone in their way back sweating and having a hard time. Meanwhile, we had an easy way down. The stairs were pretty easy. At the top, we found stunning views, it was truly amazing. However, in our way back to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gemma F
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We picked a very busy day, a bank holiday with a paella festival on, great atmosphere at the base. Two of us went to the top, and rang the bell 3 times (to make a wish), well worth the hike. The views are fab!

Date of experience: September 2018
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15 November 2018|
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Response from Mr_ReVilo | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Barbara, sure we were there w/o car. You take bus (at Moyua Plaza) from Bilbao to Bakio (no. A3518). On weekends there s no buses up to the San Juan, but there are private vans, that can take you there.. It cost 2... More
7 November 2018|
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Response from travelovemn | Reviewed this property |
Watch for weather. You need to go down and up to reach the place; and road could be slippery.
9 October 2018|
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Response from AronSumi | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry but I have no idea. I guess if the weather allows it, yes but due to it's nature, during bad weather conditions it is either closed or can be visited only at own risk. There must be some info on the web just search... More