La Rioja Wine Tour Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £789 per person
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• Cycle through the small wine villages of La Rioja Alavesa
• Cycle through rural paths and secondary roads between old and new vineyards
• Visit the most famous wineries of La Rioja
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1. Welcome
Arrival to Logroño and accommodation at the Hotel Los Portales, in the town centre and very close to the busiest road of the capital of La Rioja, the Calle Laurel. We reccommend you to go for a stroll around the town and taste the “tapas” of the Calle Laurel.
Day 2. “Tapas” and “calados”
Logroño – Laguardia
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 will leave the growing fields behind to enter the characteristic landscape of La Rioja, the vineyards. Once settled in your hotel, we recommend you to go for a walk around the medieval village 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. Sea of vineyards
Laguardia – Haro
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 colours depending on the season of the year. You will go across rural villages with stone houses and small churches, until reaching Haro, in La Rioja again.
Two of the most famous wineries of La Rioja, Viña Tondonia and Muga, are located in Haro. Both of them have their own cooperage that you can see working if you visit them on a weekday
Day 4. Wine Culture Museum
Haro – Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Distance: 34 km
Along the first part of this route, to Briones, the countryside is very flat and still full of vineyards. At Briones it is located the Wine Culture Museum, of Dinastía Vivancos, that is worth a quiet visit.
From Briones on you will leave La Rioja of wines to enter a more unknown Rioja, with a landscape that turns to be more Castilian, with cereal fields and just a few vineyards. The finishing point today will be Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a village linked to the Way of Saint James from its origins back on the 11th Century.
Day 5. Way of Saint James in La Rioja
Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Nájera
Distance: 37 km
Departure from Santo Domingo de la Calzada by the Way of Saint James, where you will probably meet some pilgrims doing the French way.
This first stretch goes up and down following the undulating land of La Rioja, with the mosaic landscapes of the growing fields and the Ezcaray Mountains at the bottom, until you reach San Millán, cradle of the Spanish language.
From this point you will go to the East by an incredible rural path between old vineyards and with stunning views of La Rioja. Descent to Nájera.
Day 6. Down the Ebro River
Nájera – Logroño
Distance: 37 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 it is located one of the most famous wineries of the area, 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 to the airport or starting point at the fixed time.
This tour starts in Logrono
The route mainly runs along minor roads and rural paved roads and occasionally, through dirt roads.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The La Rioja Wine Tour tour stays in rural hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- Welcome meeting by a local guide speaking English
– 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 every day
– Tourist information about the route
– Telephone number in case of emergency
La Rioja Wine Tour, 7 days, 6 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04 – 31.10.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £789 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £189
Half Board Upgrade: £139
Hotel Category Descriptions
Five nights in 4**** hotels, two nights in three star superior hotel and high quality rural hotel (equivalent to 3-4 star).
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
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Holiday Price: £789
Single Supplement: From £189