Burgos and La Rioja Region Cycling Holidays
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Burgos and La Rioja Region
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £829 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Tour highlights:
• Downstream country lanes, remote mountain areas and specially chosen small roads.
• Take in the views of spectacular waterfalls and breathtaking mountains.
• Find out more about the wines you taste in famous wineries around La Rioja.
• Buildings designed by the modernist architect Frank Gehry.
• We will help get you from your start to finish points cheaply and easily.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival to Burgos.

Make your way to Burgos and visit the most splendid gothic cathedral in Spain.

Day 2 Burgos to Pineda de la Sierra 47 km.

Bicycle and equipment hand-over. Leave Burgos following the Camino de Santiago. From Arlanzón follow the “Via Verde de la Demanda” taking you into the remote mountainous area of the Sierra de la Demanda.

Day 3 Pineda de la Sierra to Viniegra de Abajo 61 Km.

The morning is spent cycling on the “Via Verde” amongst forests of oak and beech. After lunch reach the birth of the river Najerilla and follow it downstream cycling country roads, as it grows twisting and jumping down in spectacular waterfalls.

Day 4 Viniegra de Abajo to San Millan de la Cogolla 43 Km.

Cycle following the river downstream once again and out of the mountains. As the Ebro valley appears before you, you reach the Vth century, Monastery of Yuso, in San Millán de la Cogolla, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 5 San Millan de la Cogolla to San Vicente de la Sonsierra 34 Km.

Cycle away from the foot of the mountains and into the valley of the river Ebro. The rich fields of cereals give way to the first photogenic vineyards as you approach the heart of the Wine growing region of Rioja. Time in the afternoon to visit one of the best Wine Museums in the world: “Dinastia Vivancos” in Briones.

Day 6 Circular Route 31 Km.

Following the river Ebro and visiting historic hill-top villages. The cycling takes place on very quiet secondary roads surrounded by vineyards with the backdrop of the mountains in the distance.

Day 7 San Vicente de la Sonsierra to Laguardia 26 Km.

One last day on your bike exploring this beautiful wine region. You make your way along specially chosen small roads, towards the walled town of La Guardia, where you will find your last hotel.

You will be able to enjoy some of the most striking wineries today, with buildings designed by modernist architects such as Frank Gehry, and Santiago Calatrava.

Day 8 Return home or extend your stay in Bilbao.

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Map & Route Information

This tour starts in Burgos.

Which airport should I fly to? Bilbao International Airport.

How do I get to the Starting Point? Take a train from Bilbao to Burgos (21€, takes 2,5hrs) and a taxi or bus to the hotel.

How do I get back to Bilbao? Taxi 20 km ride from your last hotel to Logroño and take a train from Logroño to Bilbao (8€, takes 2hr and 25min).

Route Profile
Moderate. You will need to be in good health and reasonably fit. These trips may contain elements that are quite active, but not too hard. Accommodation will be very comfortable and pleasant.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Burgos and La Rioja Region tour stays in small rural hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Included services

- 7 nights’ accommodation in charming small rural hotels with breakfast included.
– 1 dinner.
– Luggage transfers between hotels.
– Detailed maps with your trail clearly marked. Roadbook.
– Emergency support.

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About the bikes...

A bicycle specialist will deliver your bike and adjust it to your specifications. We carry your luggage between hotels so you can travel light.

Important: Models can vary according to the holiday and date selected!

We use fully-equipped touring bicycles:

Puncture resistant hybrid tyres ideal for road cycling but with some tread to give you the security you need on dirt track sections, 21 or 24 gears, comfortable seat, front suspension, adjustable handle bars, bike stand, mudguards, bottle holder as standard.

• Bike type: Giant Argento and Kalkhoff Voyager or equivalent.
• Odometer included.
• Choice of sizes from xs to xl and male/female bikes.
• Electric bike hire available on request.

Equipment included in the price:

• Rear pannier
• Map carrier
• Lock
• Helmet
• Pump
• Puncture repair kit
• Multitool set

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Your Prices

Burgos and La Rioja Region, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: April to October
Arrival daily

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £829 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £269

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Hotel Category Descriptions
One four star city hotel, two three star superior hotels and two high quality rural hotels (equivalent to 3-4 star)

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: From £829
Single Supplement: From £269

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