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Excursion 15: Balmaseda and Local Txakoli Winery
Tour Code: BIO-013
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 4 1/2 hours)

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Depart from the pier and drive to a local wine cellar for a tour and wine tasting. The tour will then proceed to the town of Balmaseda, located 19 miles southwest of Biscay's capital city, Bilbao.

Enjoy a walking tour of Balmaseda, one of the most important cities in the Encartaciones region of Biscay due to its proximity to Cantabria and Castile. It has been, and continues to be, a major center for the furniture and steel industries. Among its highlights are an attractive historic quarter and a "puenteviejo" (old bridge) crossing the river Kadagua that dates back to 1199. On November 5, 1808, it was the scene of the Battle of Valmaseda between the French and the Spanish armies.

Please note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.25 miles of uneven surfaces and cobblestones. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.

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