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Northern Spain - Ride Rioja - Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Highlights

  • Staying at the fantastic San Millan de la Cogolla monastery, a World Heritage Site.
  • Soaking up the atmosphere of the medieval towns of Ezcaray and Laguardia
  • Wine tasting in a Riojan bodega
  • Cycling through Mediterranean forests, along mountainsides and through endless vineyards
  • Rolling along the Camino de Santiago
  • Pedallin’ on a Via Verde

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival into Bilbao airport - Transfer to Logrono    
2 Logrono to San Millan de la Cogolla 28 Miles / 46 Kms B L  
3 San Millan de la Cogolla to Ezcaray 19 Miles / 31 Kms B L  
4 Ezcaray to Haro 21 Miles / 34 Kms B L  
5 Haro to Laguardia 25 Miles / 41 Kms B L  
6 Laguardia to Logrono 19 Miles / 30 Kms B L  
7 Departure from Longoro - Transfer to Bilbao airport   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Trip Information

This trip to the world-renowned wine region of Rioja is an absolute gem, offering leisure cyclists the chance to discover the area's sights, both natural and cultural. The Rioja region spreads itself out along the fertile Ebro valley, hemmed in by the dramatic Cordillera Cantabrica and the lofty peaks of the Sierra de la Demanda.
It’s no surprise that Rioja is a land where people live and breath wine, boasting more than 500 wineries. A combination of calcium-rich, clay soils, a privileged climate giving masses of sunlight, and the shelter from the Cordillera Cantabrica, strikes the perfect balance needed to create fantastic wine. Curiously, although wine has been produced in the region since Roman times, it was French winemakers with pest-depleted harvests who saw the potential of the region. Rioja has now got it all from traditional bodegas and medieval caves, to modern architectural cellars.
However, Rioja offers far more than fantastic vino tinto...it also serves up some of the best food in Spain! Hearty mountain stews and tasty, local meats and game - fresh and simple produce reign supreme. Isolated by the mountainous natural barriers to the north and south, the region has also kept a strong cultural heritage that has been spiced up by the ancient influence of the Camino de Santiago which runs straight through the heart of it, giving Rioja an added depth of history and culture.
This Riojan Rolling tour is run as a guided tour, however, if you enjoy a little more freedom and flexibility then opt for the self guided version.

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Trip Summary

Duration:
7 days
Prices From:
$2,025

Optional

Bike Rental:
$220
Bike Rental:
$220
Electric Bike Rental:
$380
Electric Bike Rental:
$380
Single Room:
$255
Single Room:
$255

Trip Details

Place to place

6 nights hotel accommodation

5 days riding

Breakfast and lunch

Guided with vehicle support

Airport transfers

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Last Updated: 26/04/2016