Webs & Mobile App
Check out the reference websites, which have all kinds of useful info:
You can also download an Android or iPhone app with tourism info about Basque country
If you want to hang out by the sea, there are a few beaches nearby. They can be reached easily with a 30 minute ride on a bus or the Metro and a 15 minute walk.
Do not forget to check Amazing events for July near Bilbao. Some of them are in Bilbao or just a short ride away by Metro.
Additionally, here's a selection of other nearby towns and villages:
- Portugalete-Getxo: In these two towns, you can visit the famous Hanging Bridge, a Unesco World Heritage site. You can reach them by taking the Metro.
- Gernika: Beautiful village at the coast that was bombed in the civil war and where the medieval parliament of Biscay was located. You can get there with Euskotren from Atxuri (see timetable). Nearby, there are wonderful beaches, and the remarkable painted forest of Oma. This is all in the Biosphere Reserve of Urdaibai.
If you have a free day you should consider visiting one of the other three capital cities of the Basque Country: Donostia-San Sebastian (99 Km), Vitoria-Gasteiz (66 Km) or Pamplona-Iruña (157 Km). There are buses to each of them from Termibus (see routes and timetables).