Paul Calderon heads the Café La Granja, one of the bars of the Route Bordon around Bilbao, and other emblem of the city. He is a wine lover and has two courses as oenologist. For him the perfect marriage of a good red wine as Rioja Bordon would be “meat or a cheese”. When he is not at the Café La Granja, Paul likes to go to txoko (local of gastronomic societies), have some wine with friends, or walking through the hills, a very typical activity among locals and those who enjoy their free time surrounded by nature. The city offers a number of itineraries that can be made from all districts without having to take the car.
- From the 1st district, from the Park Sarriko, you can reach the Monte Banderas taking a walk of 4.8 kilometers.
- The district 2, City Hall, is the starting point to begin a path between paths leading to Etxebarria Park.
- The access road to Mount Abril, in the 3rd district, part of the Europa Park and has a length of 7 kilometers.
- In the 4th district, from the Larreagaburu Park, you reach the top of Santo Domingo.
- From the Plaza de la Cantera, in the 5th district, on a trail through forests passing through the Bolintxu you reach Ibai Eder Park in La Peña.
- Mount Pagasarri is the most visited hill by locals. You can reached it from the Plaza Moyua, in the center of Bilbao, after walking 9.4 kilometers and overcome a height difference of 347 meters.
- In the 7th district, from Eskurce Park, you reach the meadows and picnic in Mount Arraiz.
- Since Termibus station, in the 8th arrondissement, you can access the Kobetamendi Park that features barbecue grills, a fountain and a leisure area.
And after a day out in the mountains of Bilbao end at the Café La Granja and ask for a ‘pintxo de tortilla’ accompanied with a Rioja Bordon, because with Rioja Bordon energy is replenished much better.