La Rioja, the most famous wine region of Spain, with its rolling fields dotted with authentic villages and vineyards, is ideal for a cycling tour with a  strong taste of Spanish tapas  and  wine.  A mosaic of stunning landscapes is bathed in history, natural beauty and old traditions that persist to this day. A week of cycling pleasure that allows you to  taste the wines of La Rioja, visit some of the most beautiful yet unknown villages of Spain, experience the hospitality of the local people and the extraordinary beauty of the vast open spaces of the Spanish countryside. The beautiful old town of Logroño is a great place to end the tour in style. 

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  • Day 1 WELCOME
    Arrival at Logroño and accommodation at the Hotel Los Portales, in the town centre and very close to the busiest street of the capital of La Rioja, Calle Laurel. Logroño is a very happy and lively little town where you should try the "tapas", accompanied an exquisite, local red wine.
  • Day 2 "TAPAS" AND "CALADOS"
    Logroño - Laguardia
    36.0 km
    Today’s route will lead you from Logroño to the village of Laguardia, in the area known as La Rioja Alavesa. The departure from Logroño is by the Way of Saint James, where you will probably meet many pilgrims. After a few kilometres you leave the fields behind to enter the characteristic landscape of La Rioja, the vineyards. Once settled in your hotel, we recommend you to go explore the stunning old town of Laguardia (10th Century) and to any of its wineries with the typical “calados”, as El Fabulista or Casa Primicia wineries, and taste the famous Spanish “tapas”.
  • Day 3 A SEA OF VINEYARDS
    Laguardia - Haro
    32.0 km
    Today you will leave Laguardia towards the Ysios Winery, designed by the architect Calatrava and one of the insignias of La Rioja. Our route goes over La Rioja Alavesa and Euskadi, through rural paths and secondary roads, between old and new vineyards. A very beautiful landscape that looks, at some points, like a huge sea of vineyards that change colour depending on the season of the year. You will go across rural villages with stone houses and small churches, until reaching Haro, back in La Rioja. Two of the most famous wineries of La Rioja, Viña Tondonia and Muga, are located in Haro. You can visit them on weekdays.
  • Day 4 WINE CULTURE MUSEUM
    Haro – Santo Domingo de la Calzada
    34.0 km
    Along the first part of this route, until Briones, the countryside is very flat and still full of vineyards. At the village of Briones you will find the Wine Culture Museum, of the Vivancos Dynasty. This amazing museum is unique in the world and we strongly recommend a visit. From Briones you cycle into a more rural part of La Rioja, and as you get closer to today´s destination, the vineyards make way for cornfields. At the End of today´s route lies Santo Domingo de la Calzada, an 11th century village on the path of the Pilgrims Route. You will be staying in what used to be the hospital for pilgrims back in the Middle Ages.
  • Day 5 WAY OF SAINT JAMES IN LA RIOJA
    Santo Domingo de la Calzada - Nájera
    37.0 km
    Departure from Santo Domingo de la Calzada by the Way of Saint James, where you will probably meet some pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. This first stretch goes up and down following the undulating land of La Rioja, with the mosaic landscapes of wheat fields and the Ezcaray Mountains at the horizon, until you reach San Millán, cradle of the Spanish language. From this point you will go to the East by a beautiful rural road between old vineyards and with stunning views of La Rioja. Descent to Nájera.
  • Day 6 ALONG THE EBRO RIVER
    Nájera - Logroño
    37.0 km
    Today you will cross two different autonomous commmunities. First, in La Rioja you will find more cereal fields and then, when you get closer to Álava, the vineyards will increase. You will arrive to Elciego where one of the most famous wineries of the area is located, Marqués de Riscal, designed by Frank Gueri. After leaving Elciego you will meet the Ebro River which you will not leave until the end of your trip, back in Logroño. Accommodation in Logroño.
  • Day 7 LOGROÑO AND DEPARTURE
    Free day in Logroño and transfer (optional) to the airport or starting point.

For self-guided and guided: departure all year round. Recommended from March to November.

Selfguided price

  • Basic price: 895.00 €

Supplements prices

  • Single room: 285.00 €
  • Bike rental: 200.00 €
  • Half board: 180.00 €
  • Ebike rental: 280.00 €
  • Solo traveller: 225.00 € (+ single supplement)

The price includes:

  • Welcome meeting with a local guide speaking English
  • 6 nights B&B
  • Accommodation (rural hotel, 3*and 4* hotels)
  • The transport of belongings between overnight stays
  • Gps with everyday tracks and maps for every day
  • Maps for each day
  • All the tourist information about the route
  • A telephone number in case of any problems

The price does not include:

  • Transfer to/from airport
  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • Rental bike full-equipped 

Guided price

For guided tours please contact us: info@trekandride.com

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

Cylcing in La Rioja is much more than just cycling a certain amount of kilometers  to get from one place to the next. La Rioja is one of those lesser known regions that will leave no visitor untouched. The hills and valleys are surrounded by majestic mountains, eagles and vultures circle the big sky, the wine and food are exquisite, you can almost touch the history  when you cycle through the villages. Life has not changed here for centuries, and although there is plenty of wine and pelgrim related tourism, it has not altered the honest character of the local people. Cycling in these hills and vineyards can be challenging, but the rewards far outweigh the effort. 

LEVEL

Medium: distances are relatively small but the rolling countryside and ocassional gravel roads demand a good physical condition.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit to the most important wineries of La Rioja, from the most traditional to the newest ones.

  • OD La Rioja wine tasting

  • The gastronomy of the area

  • Logroño and its Calle Laurel

  • Vivanco Museum of Wine culture, one of the great icons of the Culture of Wine in the world

  • Medieval villages and monasteries

  • Cycling between vineyards

TRAVEL INFORMATION

The closest international airports are:

  • Madrid Airport

By plane: Madrid-Logroño: 50 min

By car: 3h 15min (transfer or taxi)

  • Bilbao Airport

By car: 1h 30min (transfer or taxi)

By bus: 3h 30 min (4 buses per day)

  • Zaragoza Airport

By car: 1h 30min (transfer or taxi)

By bus: 3h (6 buses per day) 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Languages: All the information is available in Spanish, English and French.

Minimum age: We recommend children 14 or older who are used to doing sport.

 

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  • self price: 895.00 €
  • self price children: 895.00 €
  • self price senior: 895.00 €
  • single room: 285.00 €
  • bike rental: 200.00 €
  • half board: 180.00 €
  • ebike rental: 280.00 €
  • solo traveller: 225.00 €
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