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Cycling the Winelands of Rioja

This self-guided cycling holiday takes you through the vineyards, rolling countryside and picturesque villages of La Rioja. Planting, harvesting and wine-making rule the local calendar, while historic towns, stone walls and ancient bridges adorn the countryside. Along your route there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy impressive wine estates and soak up the history and culture of this fascinating region. Each evening, you can look forward to welcoming accommodation and famous regional gastronomy.

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle La Rioja - Ride past the famed vineyards of the Ebro Valley and visit historic villages
  • Wine and Tapas - Excellent local wines complimented by superb regional cuisine
  • Sierra de la Demanda - Cycle the foothills of the Demanda range to the birthplace of the Spanish language
  • Camino de Santiago - Cross the pilgrims' trail (St James' Way) at Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Trip starts in Ezacaray

  • 2
    Circular route via Santo Domingo de la Calzada

  • 3
    Pedal to Badarán via UNESCO World Heritage monasteries

  • 4
    Bike across plains to San Vicente de la Sonsierra

  • 5
    Loop ride into Alava

  • 6
    Circular route along the River Ebro to Haro

  • 7
    Trip ends in San Vicente de la Sonsierra

Trip notes

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Why Book this trip
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a pump, lock, spare inner tube and tyre levers. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 6 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bicycle, Car
Accommodation
5 nights Premium Hotel
1 night Standard Hotel
Cycling Information
On this journey you cycle 187 km over five days (an average of 37 km per day) with further optional rides available. The terrain is mostly gently undulating, more pronounced on days 3, 5 and 6, with some flat sections mixed in. Most of the route is on tarmac roads with about 15% on gravel roads in good condition. We have graded the route as easy to moderate.
Included Bike
24 gear Specialized Crosstrail hybrid bike with front suspension.
Luggage Transfer
Included between hotels