Exceptional Cycling Tour Spain

Enjoy three exceptional days of cycling between vineyards and mountains, vineyards of La Rioja, Montaña Alavesa, and Sierra de Cameros. This course develops halfway between the cliffs of the Sierra de Cantabria to the north and forests and meadows of the Iberian system in the south. In the middle, you will explore La Rioja with endless vineyards, modern wineries, historic towns full of history and traditional architecture, and the Ebro River.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Terrain: Mountainous, flat, paved
  • Difficulty level: Challenging (Cyclist needs to have high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 170 Miles (standard), 268 miles (plus) / 273 Kilometers (standard), 431 kilometers (plus)

Highlights

  • 3 days of cycling
  • Explore the wineries
  • Cycling to the mountains
  • Special gastronomic day in Tondeluna
  • Wine oil spa hydrothermal circuit
  • Meals on a half board basis
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Taxibike service

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

First night

Sercotel Villa de Laguardia Hotel

Sercotel Villa de Laguardia Hotel is a 4-star hotel located among vineyards with a delightful spa. Connected to the hotel is the wine-themed center Villa Lucia, a place for tasting and degustations.

Second night

Hotel FG Logroño

In addition to its unbeatable location, their quality is unquestionable. They offer four-star service "camouflaged" in one of three. In addition to the usual services of a hotel, you will have a free access to the relaxation of the hotel zone which consists of a Jacuzzi, sauna, and gym.

Third night standard option

Depending on the availability, you will stay at La Almazuela or La Costanilla.

La Almazuela, Montenegro de Cameros

La Almazuela is a rural accommodation in Montenegro de Cameros, on the border between the province of Soria and La Rioja. The charming hotel is surrounded by natural areas. Its privileged situation makes La Almazuela the perfect accommodation for nature lovers, hiking, cycle tourism, and numerous sports such as skiing, climbing, and rowing.

La Costanilla, Montenegro de Cameros

La Costanilla is located in the center of the village of Montenegro de Cameros, but few meters of the own mountain, so you can enjoy of the services of the locality without going far to begin your excursions.

Third night plus option

If you decide to choose the plus option of the route, you will end the stage in Quintanar de la Sierra and stay in Las Mayas.

Las Mayas, Quintanar de la Sierra

The accommodation in Quintanar de la Sierra, located in the heart of La Sierra de la Demanda, is a charming small hotel categorized as a four-star posada.

Note: The accommodation is offered in double rooms and one single room when the number of participants is odd. It means that more than two people will never stay in one room.

Pirineos PUNTO BIKE Spain Cycling Tour Itinerary

Standard option (distance: 273 kilometers; unevenness: 3950 meters)

  • Stage 1: Laguardia - Logroño (distance: 82 kilometers; unevenness: 1460 meters)
  • Stage 2: Logroño - Montenegro de Cameros (distance: 82 kilometers; unevenness: 1380 meters)
  • Stage 3: Montenegro de Cameros - Laguardia (distance: 109 kilometers; unevenness: 1110 meters)

Plus option (distance: 431 kilometers; unevenness: 6600 meters)

  • Stage 1: Laguardia - Logroño (distance: 158 kilometers; unevenness: 2740 meters)
  • Stage 2: Logroño - Quintanar de la Sierra (distance: 141 kilometers; unevenness: 2300 meters)
  • Stage 3: Montenegro de Cameros - Laguardia (distance: 132 kilometers; unevenness: 1560 meters)

Location

The tour will cover the areas of La Rioja, Montaña Alavesa, and Sierra de Cameros in Spain.

Food

Gastronomic experience at Tondeluna

For the arrival in Logroño, Pirineos PUNTO BIKE has proposed a "meeting" with the Riojan gastronomy by Luisa Barrachina and the well-known Riojan chef, Francis Paniego (three Michelin stars). Tondeluna is a modern, informal and fun place that has prepared a Fuentes del Vino menu to introduce cyclists of the route to some of the secrets of modern Riojan cuisine.

Logroño is the "city of tapas". Pirineos PUNTO BIKE has left the night free for everyone to visit different establishments of tapas in town on your own. However, if you desire, you can choose (at the time of booking) to replace lunch (kitchen closing is 15:45) with dinner at Tondeluna.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

You will get wine oil spa hydrothermal circuit during your stay at Sercotel Villa de Laguardia Hotel.

What's included

  • 3 days of cycling
  • Taxibike service
  • Gastronomic special day in Tondeluna Restaurant
  • Laminated roadmaps
  • Wine oil spa hydrothermal circuit
  • Wines
  • Shower and luggage reception at the end of the last stage
  • 3 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Beers or other consumptions outside the proposed menus in the dinners or during the stay in hotels
  • Lunches (unless it has been agreed previously to replace dinner with lunch)
  • Sports material (helmets, shoes, etc.)
  • Airport / station pick up
  • Bicycle rental
  • Additional accommodation at the starting / finalizing point of the route

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 31 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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