La Rioja Wine Tour Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £929 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: Arrival to Logroño
Logroño, capital of la Rioja, is a small but vibrant city with a beautiful historic city center and excellent restaurants and tapas bars.
Day 2: Logroño to San Millán de la Cogolla
Short transfer to the starting point. Handover of bikes and cycle along the Camino de Santiago for the first 20 kms to experience this ancient long distance pilgrim route with World Heritage recognition. Tonight you will reach the beautiful town of San Millan de la Cogolla which holds two historical and cultural jewels: the Monasteries of Yuso and Suso, both World Heritate Sites.
23 miles (38 km)
Day 3: San Millán de la Cogolla to Ezcaray
After a chance to visit the Monasteries in the morning, today is an easy cycle through lovely countryside to the historic town of Ezcaray, set on the foothills of the impressive Sierra de la Demanda mountains. Tonight a chance to dine in the exclusive two Michelin Star restaurant Echaurren in Ezcaray.
21 miles (33 km)
Day 4: Ezcaray to Haro
Another easy cycle, this time along a dedicated cycle lane, away from any traffic. Coffee stops in Santo Domingo de la Calzada and Casalareina will reveal two rich historic and artistic towns well worth exploring before arriving to the capital of wine production in the Rioja region: Haro.
21 miles (37 km)
Day 5: Circular route Haro
There will be chances to visit wineries in Haro in the morning and evening but today you will ride along a delightful loop amongst vineyards to take in the essence of this rich region.
18 miles (31 km)
Day 6: Haro to Laguardia
Set off cycling along the river Ebro always amongst vineyards to reach the beautiful town of Briones where you can visit the Wine Museum of the wineries Vivancos. From here enjoy the quiet country roads taking you through stunning landscapes until you reach beautifully preserved medieval town of Laguardia where you will spend the night.
23 miles (37 km)
Day 7: Laguardia to Logroño
Soon after leaving Laguardia you come to the town of El Ciego, famous for its wineyard Marques de Riscal and its spectacular building designed by architect Frank Gehry. One last cycle along small country roads surrounded by vineyards beside the river Ebro until we reach Logroño.
18 miles (31 km)
Day 8: Departure
Extra nights in Logroño or Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim Museum.
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
A bicycle specialist will deliver your bike and adjust it to your specifications. We carry your luggage between hotels so you can travel light.
Important: Models can vary according to the holiday and date selected!
We use fully-equipped touring bicycles:
Puncture resistant hybrid tyres ideal for road cycling but with some tread to give you the security you need on dirt track sections, 21 or 24 gears, comfortable seat, front suspension, adjustable handle bars, bike stand, mudguards, bottle holder as standard.
• Bike type: Giant Argento and Kalkhoff Voyager or equivalent.
• Odometer included.
• Choice of sizes from xs to xl and male/female bikes.
• Electric bike hire available on request.
Equipment included in the price:
• Rear pannier
• Map carrier
• Puncture repair kit
• Multitool set
La Rioja Wine Tour, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04 – 31.10.2020
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £929 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £339
Half Board Upgrade: £149
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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: £929
Single Supplement: £339