Wine tourism Through La Rioja

380km / +5.340m
Level: ★★★★☆
Autoguiado
Departure: All year round
5 stages / 5 nights

TRIP DESCRIPTION

La Rioja is a spectacular and unique place for cycling.

 

Halfway between Atlantic and Mediterranean climates, its privileged geographical situation generates a diversity of landscapes difficult to find in such a small space.

 

Mountains, vineyards, quiet roads, the Ebro river basin, traditional and design wineries, traditional and modern gastronomy, prehistoric remains, medieval monuments, fortified villages, monumental towns full of culture and history … this is the environment in which we will ride, in short… La Rioja.

Excellence in La Rioja cuisine, excellence in hotels and excellence in the stages to be carried out.

Wineries

Bodegas Vivanco

Bodegas Lecea

Bodega Marques de Riscal

Bodega Eguren-Ugarte

El Fabulista Bodega

*PRICE: 665€ per person in A / D regime in double room.

ITINERARY

STAGE 1: LAGUARDIA - VILLABUENA DE ÁLAVA CIRCULAR STAGE

Distance: 69 Km Slope: 0 m

Circular stage, first riding on the slopes of Sierra de Cantabria, then pedaling theEbro vineyards. A route involved in the wine environment and culture.


STAGE 2: LAGUARDIA - EZCARAY

Distance: 76 Km Slope: 0 m

Stage in which we will meet the vineyards of Rioja Alavesa and the mountain villa¬ge of Ezcaray. The Monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla - World Heritage Site -will be today’s highlight.


STAGE 3: EZCARAY CIRCULAR STAGE

Distance: 67 Km Slope: +1.500 m

High mountain stage in which the ascent to the legendary climb of La Cruz de laDemanda - stage finish for several “Vuelta a España” editions - will be the reference.


STAGE 4: EZCARAY - BRIÑAS

Distance: 90 Km Slope: +860 m

Visit the unknown “Riojilla burgalesa” and climb the Montes Obarenes slopes allthe way to the spectacular viewpoint called “Púlpito de la Rioja”.


STAGE 5: BRIÑAS - LAGUARDIA

Distance: 78 Km Slope: +1.080 m

Contrasts stage between the vineyards from which we will start and finish and theAlava Mountain forest through which the rest of the stage will take us.

HOTEL/S

PHOTOS

SERVICES

INCLUDED
  • B&B
  • Briefing and welcome pack.
  • Route information: tracks and description.
  • Bikefriendly space for your bike in the hotel: bike storage facilites, washing area and workshop area with tools.
  • Insurance
  • ADDITIONAL SERVICES TO CONTRACT
  • Port or airport transfers
  • Luggage transfers between accommodations.
  • Bike rental
  • Guide, support car and provisioning
  • Cultural, gastronomic, nature visits
  • Dinner at a winery
  • Wine tasting in a winery
  • Wine Oil Thermal Circuit & Spa
  • Possibility to adapt the route to your level
  • Since 665 €

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