The region of Uribe
The region of Uribe
The region of Uribe or Uribealdea, in Euskera, is one of the 7 regions that divide up the Biscay province. It is made up of 23 municipal areas amongst which Sopela, Urduliz, Plentzia, Gorliz, Bakio or Mungia are notable. The region of Uribe has a population of close to 150,000 inhabitants which grows significantly in the summer since some of its towns, especially the coastal ones, are a typical summer destination for people from Bizkaia.
Uribe comprises of coastal and hinterland and in this complete landscape we can enjoy inland valleys surrounded by breathtaking hillsides, rolling green fields reaching the coastline and finishing at the sheer cliffs that hang above popular beaches and the ever-present Cantabrian sea.
A reference in business tourism
Year after year, the region of Uribe further establishes itself as a destination for business events. And it’s because, when organising this type of event, agencies and organisations take into account the location, the communication, the infrastructure, the cultural and gastronomic offerings and variety of recreational activities.
As for communication, the region of Uribe depends on a major road network that makes it easy to access all its different municipalities and places of interest. Public transport (metro and bus) connect it with Bilbao and the surrounding neighbourhoods. Even the international airport of Bilbao can be found within this region, in the municipal town of Loiu.
Similarly, and next to the airport, The Scientific and Technological Park of Bizkaia is located. Established as one of the most important parks of its type in Basque Country and within the rest of the state. With 255 businesses set up, many are leaders in strategic sectors such as aeronautics, electronics, energy, environment, engineering, medicine or information technology.
On offer, are different catering establishments with 3 and 4-star ratings, such as the Hotel – Golf Palacio de Urgoiti, scattered throughout the length and breadth of the region and comprising of suitable spaces for organisation of meetings, conferences and exhibitions.
Gastronomy is yet another attraction to the area. The possibility of delighting in the typical tastes of Bizkaia, from typical traditional Basque cuisine as offered in Aspaldiko Restaurant or Izarza Restaurant to the new tastes and food concepts from the three-star Michelin Azurmendi Restaurant run by chef Eneko Atxa.
This region also houses some of the best-known Txakoli bodegas (white wine) in Bizkaia. The Doniene Gorrondona Bodega is situated in Bakio, the cradle of Biscayan Txakoli. It is one of the Txakoli bodegas notable for having the best references when it comes to processing their own wine. This makes it currently the only bodega, amongst those dependent on the ‘Denominación de Origen’ classification, to have their own distillery.
Furthermore, in the same locality, we find the Txakoligunea, a museum dedicated to Txakoli. Through audio-visual and interactive installations we discover the history, characteristics and peculiarities of this wine.
The Gatika municipality is where the only castle in Bizkaia can be found, the Butrón Castle. A beautiful construction erected in the 13th century initially as a Casa Torre or Tower House that for 300 years witnessed the continuous and bloody battles between the various noble households of Biscay. Once the conflicts had ended between nobles, the castle lived through a period of decadence until at the end of the 19th century it was restored, acquiring its current style and form.
To this we need to add a comprehensive offer of activities and experiences directed towards the MICE sector, companies that have adapted their active tourism and adventure products in order to align them with the needs and requirements of a niche more and more in demand.
On behalf of Troka Abentura we are creating proposals especially intended for every type of event, developing dynamics of team building, corporate social responsibility or incentives. Always based on our culture and making the most of the beautiful natural environment that surrounds us.
If you would like to know more about this fantastic region and its infinite possibilities, you can visit uribe.eu for more detailed information.
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