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Northern Spain - Rioja - Ruta del Vino - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Staying at the fantastic San Millan de la Cogolla monastery, a World Heritage Site.
  • Cycling high along the limestone cliffs of the Sierra de Cantabria
  • Enjoying the atmospheric, medieval towns of Ezacary and Laguardia
  • Wine tasting in a Riojan bodega (or two!)
  • Cycling through Mediterranean forests, along mountainsides and through endless vineyards
  • Rolling along the Rio Ebro into Logrono for an authentic slice of tapas heaven in Calle Laurel

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Bilbao Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Logrono to San Millan de la Cogolla 44 Miles / 71km Approx. 1,035 Metres Approx. B L  
3 San Millan de la Cogolla to Neila 42 Miles / 68 Kms Approx. 1,150 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Neila to Ezcaray 60 Miles / 97 Kms Approx. 1,270 Meters Approx. B L  
5 Ezcaray to Laguardia 51 miles / 82 Kms Approx. 1,350 Metres Approx. B L  
6 Laguardia to Logrono 51 Miles / 82 Km Approx. 1,150 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Departure: Bilbao airport Non Riding Day   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Come and discover this Spanish cycling gem and world-renowned wine region. La Rioja doesn’t need much of an introduction…
The deep red ‘tinto’ that has shaped the culture and land for centuries. Cycling around Rioja will make an indescribable impression on you; landscapes, heritage, culture, wine...Offering road cyclists the chance to discover the area's sights, both natural and cultural. It’s no surprise that Rioja is a land where people live and breathe wine, boasting more than 500 wineries and fantastic cycling where deep red ‘tinto’ has shaped the culture and land for centuries.
A combination of calcium rich clay soils, a privileged climate giving masses of sunlight, taking influences from both Mediterranean and Atlantic weather, sheltered by the Cordillera Cantabria stirs a perfect concoction 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, jaw-dropping 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 fantastic tasty local meats and game - fresh, simple local produce are the staples. 
The Rioja region spreads itself out along the fertile Ebro valley, hemmed in by the dramatic Cordillera Cantabria and the lofty peaks of the Sierra de La Demanda threaded by sinuous roads to help discover the region. The cultural heritage is strong and 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.
Come and discover this Spanish cycling gem and world-renowned wine region. Cycling around Rioja will make an indescribable impression on you; landscapes, heritage, culture and of course wine...!

 


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Holiday Summary

Duration:
7 days
Prices From:
£1,355
Estimated flight price
£200

Optional

Bike Hire:
£160
Bike Hire:
£160
Single Room:
£160
Single Room:
£160
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47

Holiday Details

Place to place

6 nights hotel accommodation

5 days riding

1 wine tasting session

Breakfast

Fully guided with vehicle support

Airport transfers

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