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7 Excepcional Bike Stages among Wineyards and Mountains

Roads of La Rioja, Soria, Burgos, Alava and Navarra.
Tour combining stages through the interior of La Rioja with stages through the Sierras that surround it.
The sporting activity is complemented with Gastronomic Experiences and visits to wineries.

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Self-guided Package 9 days / 8 nights

WINEYARDS and MOUNTAINS in LA RIOJA
- LUXURY -

In this auto guided version you will pedal on your own and we will make sure that your luggage is waiting for you at your hotel by the time you finalize the stage.

The Program, day by day

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Logroño
      If you arrive soon to Logroño and want to pedal a few kilometers, we will give you a track to go around the city.
    This first night we have not included the dinner in the Pack, as you will see for yourselves that would mean stealing the experience of traveling along Laurel Street and its surroundings and choosing between the overflowing selection of tapas.

  • Day 2 - Stage 1: Logroño - Laguardia - Logroño
    Distance: 74km   Unevenness: 1260m
       Before leaving in search of the Sierras that we will visit in the comming days, we will make a stage combining the banks of the Ebro - through which we will reach Elciego and Laguardia - with the slopes of the Sierra de Cantabria, through which we will pedal to the medieval village fortified of Labraza.
       An initiation day among vineyards.
    In the afternoon, we will visit the Franco-Españolas Winneries in Logroño -an institution among the Riojanas wineries- there we will acquire the necessary knowledge to face the Gastronomic Experience that will be waiting for us at the TONDELUNA Restaurant.

  • Day 3 - Stage 2: Logroño - Montenegro de Cameros
    Distance: 82km   Unevenness: 1460m
       We are going to La Sierra. In this second stage on the bicycle we went direct towards the South, we left the cozy vineyards and we entered by the overwhelming Cañon del Río Leza in the Sierra de Cameros. We will cross all the "... of Cameros" existing -villas of mountain with the memory of its past emerging between its streets and its stones- until coming to the Sierra de Cebollera and to Montenegro de Cameros, a recondito village of the province of Soria that welcomes us in his Almazuela, a Posada Real of 4 * where the wines of the Duero - already close - will compete with the Riojas during the dinner.
       It will undoubtedly be one of the most emblematic nights of the route.

  • Day 4 - Stage 3: Montenegro de Cameros - Ezcaray
    Distance: 98km   Unevenness: 1300m
       In this third stage we will link the Sierras de Cameros and La Demanda. After ascending one of the highest points of the route, the 1563 meters of the Las Viniegras Mountain pass, we descend through the narrow ravines of the Najerilla river on its way to the North looking for the Ebro. We still do not have to get to it, so we turn to San Millán de la Cogolla in search of the Monasteries of Suso and Yuso - World Heritage - and continue bypassing the Sierra de La Demanda until we integrate into it when reaching Ezcaray.
       Depending on availability, we will stay at the Hotel Echaurren or at the Palacio Azcarate Hotel, 2 establishments well prepared to receive cyclists.

  • Day 5 - Stage 4: Ezcaray - Cruz de La Demanda - Ezcaray
    Distance: 68km   Unevenness: 1450m
       Today is a High Mountain day. The proposal is to promote the "myth" of the sierra -La Cruz de la Demanda-, which at 1855 meters constitutes the highest point of our route. Later, since it is not so much either, we propose to ascend to Bonicaparra - his little brother - a pleasant ascent immersed in an almost constant beech forest.
    It will give time to finish the stage by noon and be ready to "face" the Gastronomic Experience of the day in the form of Tradition Echaurren, a menu proposed for cyclists by the also Chef Riojano cyclist Francis Paniego.
       One of the options of this day is to replace the Echaurren Tradición with El Portal del Echaurren, which with its 2 Michelin stars constitutes one of the greatest exponents of La Rioja and national Gastronomy.
       We leave dinner free for each one to explore on their own the numerous culinary options offered by Ezcaray.

  • Day 6 - Stage 5: Ezcaray - Haro
    Distance: 92km   Unevenness: 940m
       After ascending the Pradilla Mountain pass and already in Pradoluengo we will definitely separate from the Sierra de La Demanda and we will enter the Riojilla Burgalesa. Cycling from South to North we cross through flat fields of crops until we get up the slopes of the Montes Obarenes and reach Cellorigo, the well-known "Púlpito de La Rioja". Afterwards we will make a "mandatory" stop in Sajazarra and its castle and again among vineyards - almost exclusive of Muga Wineries - we will go to our final stage in Haro, the Capital of Rioja.

  • Day 7 - Stage 6: Haro - Elciego - Haro
    Distance: 87km   Unevenness: 1010m
       From the Capital of Rioja we made a circular route in the basin of the Ebro. We will link the lands of the Rioja Alta with those of the Rioja Alavesa starting a day imminently wine in which we will constantly alternate villages, vineyards and the Ebro. We will complete all this in the afternoon with a visit to one of the Bodegas of the essential Barrio de la Estación of Haro.
       We will end the day moving to the nearby town of Casalareina where in addition to the villa itself we will know the essential cuisine of "La Vieja Bodega" or the one of "La Cueva de Doña Isabela". Decision to be made depending on the availability of reservations. We do not know which is better.

  • Day 8 - Stage 7: Haro - Logroño
    Distance: 81km   Unevenness: 1200m
       In our last stage we will alternate radically different environments. We will ascend among the vineyards to the Sierra de Cantabria, entering through the port of Rivas de Tereso to La Montaña Alavesa and its forests. Always cycling along its Northern slope we will arrive to Navarre where in the historic Villa de Viana we will coincide with the Pilgrims of the Camino de Santiago who will accompany us to Logroño.
       We are already in familiar territory and with enough knowledge to decide for ourselves whether to dine alternating tapas in the bars of the old town or in one of the Gastronomic Sanctuaries of the city.

  • Day 9 - Departure from Logroño
    Free morning to organize the return. After breakfast the contracted service ends.

The all route
Distance: 582km   Unevenness: 8620m

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The hotels during the route

1ª, 2ª y 8ª night: Logroño - Hotel FG Logroño -  We have chosen this hotel located on the banks of the Ebro just at the point where our route enters the city for our stay in Logroño. In addition to its unbeatable location, their quality is unquestionable, we are talking about a four star service "camouflaged" in one of three.
To the usual services of a hotel of these features we add that we have free access to the relaxation of the hotel zone, which consists of a jacuzzi, sauna and gym.

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www.fglogrono-hotel.com

night: Montenegro de Cameros.

Depending on availability we will stay at the Posada Real La Almazuela or in La Costanilla´s cottages.
In this second option, breakfast and dinner are served at La Almazuela restaurant, a rural hotel categorized as 4-star POSADA REAL.

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www.almazuela.net - www.lacostanilla.com

4ª y 5ª night: Ezcaray - En función de la disponibilidad nos alojaremos en el Hotel Echaurren o en el Palacio de AzCarate
En ambos casos disfrutaremos de una cena especial de Cocina Tradicional en el Restaurante Echaurren.

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www.echaurren.com

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www.palacioazcarate.com

6ª y 7ª night: HARO Hotel Arrope or Hotel Ciudad de Haro

www.hotelarrope.com

www.ciudadeharo.com

night: FG LOGROÑO

Visits to wineries that are included

Bodegas Franco-Españolas

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Visit to Bodegas Franco-Españolas, one of the great wineries in La Rioja. With almost 125 years of history is still a reference when talking about the world of winemaking.

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Its privileged location, on the banks of the Ebro River, allows us to reach it without the need of a vehicle, simply on a pleasant walk across the Puente de Hierro from the old quarter of the city.

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During the visit, we will visit a winery founded in 1890 thanks to the golden age that Rioja experienced in the 19th Century, when the French, whose vineyards were agonising under the attack of the phylloxera plague, came to the region in search of replacement vineyards.

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Guided Visit and Wine tasting with 3 different wines and appetizer
Visit duration: 90 m. approximately
Possible languages for the visit: English, Spanish or French

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www.francoespanolas.com

Barrio de la Estación  Haro - the Capital of Rioja -

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Visit to one of the most important wineries of the internationally known "Barrio de La Estación" of Haro.

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The Gastronomic Experiences included

Gastronomic Experience - TONDELUNA -

For the arrival to Logroño we have proposed a "meeting" with the Riojan gastronomy by Luisa Barrachina and the well-known Riojan chef Francis Paniego (3 Michelin stars).
Tondeluna is a modern, informal and fun place that has prepared a menu with the name of one of the great Bike Tours of La Rioja; FUENTES del VINO. And since we also come cycling, this same menu, which is the one that appears in the photographs, will also be used to introduce us to some of the secrets of modern Riojan gastronomy.

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www.tondeluna.com

Gastronomic Experience - ECHAURREN TRADITION -

Gastronomic Experience in Casalarreina

- LA VIEJA BODEGA - or - LA CUEVA DE DOÑA ISABELA -

- LA VIEJA BODEGA -

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“Life is too short to drink bad wines”
Sergio Mujico (The Sommelier)

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“Cooking is a pleasure that I love to share”
Félix Sarceda (Head chief)

www.laviejabodega.es

- LA CUEVA DE DOÑA ISABELA -

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www.lacuevadedonaisabela.com

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TARIFFS

1760 € Price per person for a group of 2 people in a double room

Rates for the whole year, subject to availability.
The prices may vary when the dates coincide with the Easter holidays or with the Patron Festivities of any of the places of accommodation.

INCLUDED

  • 8 hotel nights in double room
  • 8 Buffet breakfasts
  • 6 lunches or dinners, 3 of them in "Gastronomic Experience" format and 3 in the restaurants of the hotels in which we lodge.
    The first and last day - both in Logroño - we have not included the dinner to give the freedom to choose between the wide culinary offer existing in the city. However, if preferred, can be included as an option.
  • Transport of luggage between hotels
    1 bag or package of a maximum of 20 kg per person
    If not needed, the cost of this service will be deducted from the proposal

  • Gastronomic special day in TONDELUNA restaurant in Logroño
  • Gastronomic Experience Echaurren Tradición
    Traditional tasting menu paired with 2 wines
  • Gastronomic Experience La Vieja Bodega or La Cueva de Doña Isabela in Casalarreina during the stay in Haro
    Includes taxi service Haro-Casalarreina
  • 2 visits to Wineries; Bodegas Franco-Españolas in Logroño and another one in the Barrio de la Estación of Haro.
  • Rioja or Duero Designation of Origin wines during meals
    Crianzas or Reservas, selection made by the hoteliers from each establishment
  • Tracks of the route in GPX format for mobile phones or GPS devices
    Warn us if you prefer them in another format
  • Links to services that may be necessary along the route and brief online description of it
  • Presentation of the route and delivery of information in hand the day of the arrival of the group to the hotel or the morning of the next day
  • Telephone assistance for incidents or consultations during the days of the contracted activity

NOT INCLUDED

  • Beers or other consumptions outside the proposed menus in the dinners or during the stay in hotels
  • Meals in restaurants at the time of the noon, unless it has been agreed previously to replace dinner with meals
  • Any kind of sports material, helmets, shoes, etc
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the offer

OPTIONS

  • Hire cycling tour guide
  • Hire assistance vehicle during the route
  • Airport/station pick up
  • Bicycle rental
    We put them at the starting point of the route together with a mechanic to adjust them to your sizes
  • Add dinner the first and last day in Logroño.
  • Replace the Gastronomic Experience in the Echaurren Tradición Restaurant for similar in El Portal del Echaurren -2 Michelin Stars
  • Single room supplement: + 470 €
    When the group is made up of an odd number of people, will be equally necessary an odd number of requests to access this supplement
  • If your need is different from what we propose here, if for example, you have fewer days than the required ones for the route and do not know how to trim off, or if instead, you have more days and you want to stay a whole day in one of the lodges, pedaling or touring the area and continue the next day, do not hesitate to contact us. We will send you options and alternative routes for these or any other variable you can think of.


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