San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, in the Basque Country, is an isthmus, that is an accident of geography that connects a small island and the mainland by a narrow strip of land. From a distance, in fact, looks like an island. It is one of the most impressive of the Biscay coast, with its church of San Juan, the tenth century, and with magnificent views are enjoyed from the top of this small islet. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe can be visited only on foot, climbing a long stairway, from which you can see the cliffs of much of the Bay of Biscay. According to legend, the shrine of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Templar in origin and in its courtyard have found remains of medieval burials. It is a tradition to ring the bell of the chapel three times and make a wish. It is important to remember that San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is part of Gaztelugatxe Protected Biotope, which includes the area between Cape Bakio and Matxitxako. Bakio is a small coastal town located about 30 km northeast of Bilbao and is surrounded by the mountains of Burgoa Garbola, Sollube and Jata.
This position gives Bakio repaired a climate with mild temperatures, rain but little prone to frost and snow. This climate has encouraged the cultivation of Mediterranean products such as green pepper, asparagus … and especially the vid: here are the best representatives of the art of making txakoli the entire Basque Country. Three good examples would be Abio, Zabala and Gorrondona, whose cellars can be visited by groups organized by the tourist office Bakio. Despite its proximity to the sea, Bakio has not developed a seafaring activity characteristic of the Biscay coast. But has the largest beach of the coast (about 1 km in length). Bakio beach is frequented by lovers year-round water sports such as surfing, kayaking, surfing, wave-ski, etc. .