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This proposal combines three of Pirineos PUNTOS BIKE tour in La Rioja, which includes a tour in Ezcaray, Laguardia, and Logrono. This is a star proposal stage in La Rioja where you can enjoy a delightful combination of sports and gastronomic experience of the highest quality. Join the greatest exponents of exciting bike stages and routes of your choice with Pirineos PUNTO BIKE.
You will stay at Hotel Echaurren in Ezcaray. The building is a family and centenary establishment that has passed from parents to children. It is currently managed by the fifth generation of the family. Meanwhile, in Lorogno you will stay in Hotel FG Lorogno, a three-star hotel that combines modernity, tradition and a taste for authenticity. Ideal for business trips, banquets and incentives thanks to its proximity to the Palacio de Congresos, it is full of comfort and offers an enviable quality-price ratio. In Laguardia, you will stay at Hotel Villa De Laguardia. It is a four-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.
In all stages of La Rioja Punto Bike, the last day is one day more, that is the check-out of this concerted hotel which is at 18:00. By default, all stages of La Rioja Punto Bike are configured with an accompanying road vehicle when the group of cyclists does not exceed seven people. If the group is greater than eight cyclists, a guide on a bike is added. On demand, you can add a second guide.
In all stages of La Rioja Punto Bike, this day is considered a zero-day of the evening in which the group of cyclists arrives at the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival of the group, Pirineos PUNTO BIKE will decide if they'd make a presentation of the activity to develop in the next few days.
In all stages of La Rioja Punto Bike, the check-out is established at 18:00. So, in this last day the only difference in the activity compared with a stage-day, consists in reach a consensus with the group and choose a route with a mileage that leaves a sufficient margin at the end of the day for the displacement that cyclists need to do in order to go back to their places of origin.
The daily activity in the stage varies slightly depending on the format (one, two, or three) that you are talking about. In any of the formats, routes will be determined with the group during the briefing of the day prior to the realization of the activity.
To the sport potential of the cycle routes that proposed taking the city as a starting point, you must add the large number of gastronomic, enotouristic, and extra-sports proposals available. Simple walks, which will go a long way, through the streets of the historical center.
The formats 1 and 2 include non-sports activities. They shall be elected from the available options below and shall be decided prior to the dates of the stage in order to make the reservation.
Have a visit to the Dinastia Vivanco Museum, a large space that houses the collections that the Vivanco family has been acquiring for years. It is one of the largest existing spaces in the world dedicated exclusively to the world of wine. From centuries-old vessels, presses, great works of art (Picasso, Sorolla, Juan Gris, Chillida, Barceló, Genovés, etc.), or audiovisual, you can discover everything about the history and future of wine.
MIRTO visit includes a guided explanation of the history and production processes introductory course to the tasting with the tasting of five Ramón Bilbao wines (Ramón Bilbao Rosado, Ramón Bilbao Viñedos de Altura, Ramón Bilbao Original Reserve 43, Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva and Mirto de Ramón Bilbao 360º virtual reality experience).
Tour to the landscapes of old vineyards of Rioja Alta and Alavesa through the wine tasting of the Gómez Cruzado Winery. There will be a guided visit to the winery and tasting in the barrels room of the Gómez Cruzado Blanco, Reserva, Honorable, and Pancrudo wines.
The visit to Fabulista Winery consists of a brief history and continues with a pleasant and graphical explanation of the wine, treading the grapes as it was done in the past, go through the calados subterraneos and ends with tasting the wines produced in their own wine cellar.
Visit the flagship of the new Rioja, Bodega Ysios. In an idyllic enclave at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria, Ysios opens its doors to invite you to discover a winery that surprises and fascinates the guests. It is the only winery in the world designed by Santiago Calatrava which is fully integrated into the landscape in what is described as an ongoing dialogue between the work and nature.
The complex is composed of the old winery of Marqués de Riscal (1858), one of the oldest in Rioja, as well as a new building designed by the Canadian architect, Frank O. Gehry. You will have a visit to winery and tasting of Marqués de Riscal Verdejo (Rueda P.D.O.) and Marqués de Riscal Reserva (D.o.ca. Rioja).
Guided tour and commented tasting at Bodegas Franco-Españolas in Logrono. The commented tasting is made with Rioja Bordón Reserva and Barón D'Anglade Special Reserve wines.
You will have a guided visit to Bodegas Faustino in Oion and a guided tasting with two wines and appetizer.
The wine region of La Rioja is a point that's obviously spectacular for the practice of bicycle tourism. Its privileged geographic location halfway between the Atlantic and Mediterranean climate generate a diversity of landscapes difficult to find in such a small space - that speaks of the smallest community in Spain and yet, this is what there is, mountains, vineyards, quiet roads, the Ebro basin, traditional and designer wineries, traditional and modern gastronomy, medieval monuments, monumental villas full of culture and history, and much more to see and discover.
Ezcaray's nature, landscapes, and villages turned into the first tourist municipality of La Rioja. The historic center of the town is already by itself a set of popular architecture with the constant memory of architectural and textile tradition, different types of construction, and arcades designed to sustain life in the street during the rigors of the winter.
In the limits of the village the group of "Aldeas del Oja" and the nature of La Sierra de La Demanda stand out without much effort. Further on, in a few kilometers, the whole universe of Rioja opens up, monasteries like San Millán de la Cogolla or Valvanera, innumerable monuments and historical sets that reflect the past from prehistoric times to the days, and coexisting with all this infinite world of wine with its vineyards, its cellars, its tastings. It's endless.
Laguardia is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain that is famous for its gastronomic and wine tourism. Laguardia has prehistoric settlements, such as the village of La Hoya, a dozen of megalithic monuments scattered around the surrounding, and natural protected areas as the wetlands and lagoons of Carravalseca, Carralogroño. The list continues with a compact set of elements within the walls of a medieval town, churches, towers, the Celtiberian pond, and "Los Calaos" (caves under the houses).
And, of course! Everything about the world of wine is available in Laguardia; the thematic center of the wine, Villa Lucia, with its tasting and 4D show, the numerous wineries - traditional ones and authentic betting by architectural modernity - all with the common denominator of modernity in the traditional production of wine of the Rioja Alavesa.
Logrono is the capital of this province, if you pedal to the north, in two or three kilometers, you already have the feeling of leaving the city, on the south it is a little more complex, a highway around the city, and several national roads are launched in search of the neighboring provinces. You will have to know what to choose and above all, what to avoid. Once it is known, the matter is simplified again. With what has been said, the problems are over, from here everything is advantages and excellence.
In all stages a "strong meal" is included per day. Depending on the particularity of each group, it will be made at lunch or dinner. In any case, it will be always of quality consistent with the whole of the Stage and of traditional cuisine.
The afternoon or evening of arrival, you will make a briefing of the activity and the routes for the next few days accompanied by a first contact with the gastronomy of the place in its version Echaurren e-Tapas. This is dinner of tapas in the Gastro bar Echaurren. You are in one of the "sanctuaries" of the modern gastronomy, Pirineos PUNTO BIKE doesn't forget that the chef / chief, Francis Paniego, accumulates three Michelin stars. In view of this, one of the non-sporting activities of the stage will be to capture the essence of the place. To do this, your stay will include a visit to the kitchen of the restaurant where you will become a chef for a while.
Lunch or dinner for two days of activity in Ezcaray will be distributed between El Portal del Echaurren, usually the first day and Echaurren Tradición, usually for the second day. The traditional tasting menu is paired with two wines. During your idle moments, as well as visits to the surroundings, you can isolate yourselves in different areas of relaxation that for this purpose the hotel provides. Also here it is mentioned that the inevitable quality of buffet breakfast with which will begin the day.
For the arrival to Logrono, 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 Fuentes del Vino to some of the secrets of modern Riojan cuisine.
You will be pampered with wine oil spa hydrothermal circuit during the stay at Hotel Villa de Laguardia.
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