Getxo is a landmark destination for surfing aficionados. Its beaches, its cliffs and its pliable waves welcome thousands of tourists every year who come from all over the world to practice this sport. La Vuelta will depart from here for the first time and will, no doubt, visit the Bizkaia Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006. The Getxo Circuit, the locality's most distinguished cycling trial, will celebrate its 73rd edition in 2018, as will La Vuelta.
Few territories can compete with the Basque Country's passion for cycling: thousands of fans line the roads, a solid quarry of riders, and a privileged orography provide the local touch. This year, the prize for cycling lovers comes in the form of an unprecedented La Vuelta climb: the Balcón de Vizcaya, jewel of the village of Berriz, in Mount Oiz.