La Rioja and Ribera del Duero Biking Wine Tour

 
 
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Guided Bike Tour

7 Days / 6 Nights

Madrid

Price from: 2640.00 euros

 
If you enjoy biking through the countryside, fine cooking and wine, this is the bike wine tour for you. On this tour we ride through famed wine regions of Rioja and Ribera del Duero...
 
Highlights
 
  • Explore the dramatic scenery of the Rioja valley and the unknown region of Ribera del Duero with a cycling guide
  • Visit some beautiful boutique wineries and try some of their best wines 
  • Discover the medieval hilltop towns of Pedraza and Peñaranda
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: La Rioja
City: Madrid
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Type: Private Group Tour
Theme: Biking Holidays
Group Size: 2 - 6 People
Price from: 2640.00€
 

Introduction

If you enjoy biking through the countryside, fine cooking and wine, this is the bike wine tour for you. On this tour we ride through famed wine regions of Rioja and Ribera del Duero...

Experience a cycling journey through rolling hills and medieval hilltop towns whilst sampling the best food and wines these regions have to offer. It's a good way to discover a side of Spain that visitors tend to miss. 

Starting from Spain´s most notable wine-making region, La Rioja, we will cycle through the valley of the Ebro river surrounded and staying in some fastastic hotels. We will also try  some of the best Rioja wines and exquisite, gourmet food.

Moving down to Madrid into the Duero valley we will visit some picturesque medieval towns and try some Ribera del Duero wines. The climb to the town of Pedraza is hard to forget as well as the ride to Segovia passing under an ancient Roman aqueduct.

This will be a memorable and fantastic bike and wine experience!

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
VILLABUENA DE ALAVA (RIOJA)
26.6km & +380m/-378 elevation

  • This morning, we will pick you up at the Madrid airport or at your hotel in Madrid and do a transfer by van to Rioja (4 hours).
  • We will stop over in Burgos to visit its impressive cathedral and take some tapas.
  • Once we arrive at the hotel, we wil check in and then explain the weekly program, adjust the bicycles and have a walk around to know the area.
  • Tonight, we will all share a gourmet dinner with the best wines of the region.
  • Overnight in La Rioja

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DAY 2: 
VILLABUENA DE ALAVA (RIOJA)
41.9km & +651m/-425m elevation

  • After breakfast we start pedalling to the most beautiful villages and roads of Rioja.
  • On our way to San Millan, cradle of the Castilian language, we contemplate the region and the surrounding mountains and then cross the Camino de Santiago.
  • Lunch will take place in a beautiful winery on the way.
  • Optionally, after lunch, you can go to the Spa Marqués de Riscal in Elciego, a great place to rest and enjoy the sensations and revitalizing properties of the grape.
  • In the afternoon, we will drive with our van to the charming walled city of Laguardia, the fortified and medieval capital of the Rioja Alava.
  • Tonight, you will have dinner on your own in the restaurant of your choice in Laguardia.
  • Overnight in La Rioja

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DAY 3: 
LERMA (BURGOS)
48.4km & +735m/-713m elevation

  • After breakfast, we cross the slope of the Rioja Alavesa, where the most famous wineries are located and will stop in some of them. We will pass by San Vicente de la Sonsierra, with its well-known castle and church, and by Haro, wine capital of Rioja. On our way back to the hotel, we will stop to visit and eat in a modern and spectacular winery.
  • After lunch, we begin the transfer to the other wine area: the Ribera del Duero. Lerma, your next destination is at 140 kms which is 1h30 by van.
  • There, a medieval village awaits us with a superb palace where we will stay.
  • Tonight we will have dinner together at the hotel.
  • Overnight in Lerma

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DAY 4: 
ARANDA DE DUERO (BURGOS)
44.6km & +459m/-630m elevation

  • After breakfast, we have a short drive to Santo Domingo de Silos, famous for its monastery and beautiful Romanesque cloister. The monastery became famous all over the world since the first CD of Gregorian chants has been recorded.
  • From there, we begin the route towards Peñaranda de Duero where we will visit the castle and the medieval square. After lunch, the route ends at the Duero river.
  • At the end of the day, in Aranda, we will visit one of the most authentic wineries in the area with the owners. It will also be our luxurious hotel for tonight. The excellent dinner will be combined with the wines of prestige elaborated here and whose we witnessed the vital process, from the vine to our glass.
  • Overnight in Aranda de Duero

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DAY 5:
ARANDA DE DUERO (BURGOS)
55.2km & +446m/-451m elevation

  • Today we will make a route through the oldest vineyards of Ribera. We will transfer to the spectacular Portia de Norman Foster winery, to start pedaling towards Sotillo (Ismael Arroyo winery), La Horra, Pedrosa (domain Capellanes), and finish in Peñafiel (domains Carraovejas and Protos) where we will eat and have time to see the Museum of wine in the imposing castle.
  • After the visit we return to our hotel by van.
  • In the evening, we will have dinner in the village, where we will see another underground cellar.
  • Overnight in Aranda de Duero

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DAY 6: 
MADRID 
34.9km & +421m/-392m elevation

  • After breakfast, we will go by van to Pedraza, a pretty medieval village (1 hour). The bike route will then take us from Pedraza to Segovia, one of the most picturesque cities in the area, which is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • We will ride along the city walls and the river that surrounds the city before passing under the impressive Roman aqueduct, one of the best preserved in the world. After lunch we continue to Madrid by van (1h30).
  • In the evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner, as well as a fiery flamenco show. ¡Olé!
  • Overnight in S

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DAY 7: 
MADRID

  • After breakfast, we say goodbye to the capital. If you choose to book extra nights in Madrid, we include a city tour by bike.

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2640.00€
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Included

  • Accommodation in luxurious hotels and charming, authentic lodgings 
  • Meals: breakfasts daily, 5 lunches and 5 dinners including wine
  • Flamenco show in Madrid.
  • Bikes: top quality SPECIALIZED SIRRUS touring bike
  • Bilingual and experienced guide(s) to ensure a superior customer service
  • Support vehicle to provide technical assistance, offer refreshments and snacks, give you a lift uphill at the end of the day and transport your luggage from one place to the other
  • Detailed document with regional maps, a day-to-day itinerary plus hotel list and regional information
  • Transportation from rendezvous to final drop-off
  • Gratuities for baggage, restaurants and hotel service
  • Handle bar bag, water bottle,luggage tags and bike jersey
  • Travel insurance with medical assistance
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Lunch on day 1, dinner day 2
  • Gratuities for guide
  • Airfare

Lodging

Upon availability (or similar options)

  • 2 nights (La Rioja): Hotel Viura  4*
  • 1 night (Lerma): Parador de Lerma 4*
  • 2 nights (Aranda de Duero): Torremilanos 4*
  •  1 night (Madrid): Petit Palace Lealtad Plaza 4*

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