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8-Day Cycling the Best of La Rioja

8-Day Cycling the Best of La Rioja

8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$1,437 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Tour Code
    SYP-19-3823
8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$1,437 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Tour Code
    SYP-19-3823
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 7-night accommodationTransfersTransfers Luggage transfer between hotelsInclusionInclusion Detailed itinerary and mapsMealMeal Breakfast included

Summary

Breathe in the wonderful landscapes of the famous wine-growing region of La Rioja in this 8-day cycling tour. Pedal along very quiet country lanes, passing widespread vineyards with hovering mountains.

Don’t miss the most delicious wines of the region by visiting local wineries and a wine museum.  Explore the tapas bars and historic city centre of Logroño and head to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Suso and Yuso monasteries. Spend a memorable night in the mountain village of Ezcaray and another in the beautiful, walled town of Laguardia.

Accommodation for 5 nights is at selected 4-star hotels and 2 nights at a 3-star superior hotel and a high-quality rural hotel.

This tour departs from Logroño.

Itinerary

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 - 23 miles (38 km)  - Climb: 541 m
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 Heritage Sites.

Day 3, San Millán de la Cogolla to Ezcaray - 21 miles (33 km) - Climb: 421 m
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 Echuarren in Ezcaray.

Day 4, Ezcaray to Haro - 21 miles (35 km) - Climb: 80 m
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.

Day 5, Circular route Haro - 15.7 miles (25.3 km) - Climb: 471 m
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.

Day 6, Haro to Laguardia - 23 miles (36 km) -  Climb: 661 m
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.

Day 7, Laguardia to Logroño, 18 miles (30 km) - Climb: 166 m
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.

Day 8, Departure
Your tour ends today.

Inclusions

  • 7-night accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Detailed maps and roadbook
  • Emergency support

Exclusions

  • Bicycle and e-bike rental
  • GPS device
  • Extra nights in Logroño or Bilbao
  • Half board (dinners)

Important Notes

  • Price is based per person in a double room.
  • Supplement applies for solo travellers and single room bookings. Contact our team for pricing and other information.

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