2022
Cycle tour in La Rioja

Cycle tour in La Rioja

On the road on Spain‘s most famous wine region

  Logroño – San Millán de la Cogolla – Haro – Laguardia – Logroño

  • Wine region Rioja
  • Pinchos in Logroño, Way of St. James monasteries of San Millán de la Cogolla, museum for wine culture Briones
  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profil ●●●○○
  • New Tour 2022!

days
8

km / day avg.
35

On our cycle tour in La Rioja you get to know the most famous wine regions of Spain and Europe. The region La Rioja does not only produce excellent and award-winning wines but is also perfect for an adventurous and enjoyable cycle tour. Your tour starts in Logroño, the capital of La Rioja. The town is famous for its numerous bars, where you can enjoy lightheartedly the wines and Pinchos, that are famous for the region. On the Way of St. James, you cycle past the monasteries of San Millán de la Cogolla, that are considered the origin of the Spanish language. It goes on through the heart of La Rioja’s wine growing region, that is characterized by lush grown vineyards and traditional wineries, that invite for short visits and tastings. You get to know more about the cultural history of the wine in Briones, that you can astonish after overnight stays in Ezcaray and Haro. Via the Medieval Laguardia, it goes to the city Elciego, that is famous for its wines. Soon, you reach your starting point Logroño on your cycle tour in La Rioja.

Our cycle tour in La Rioja is especially for those, who want to get to know the North of Spain in a very relaxed way and far from the tourist flow. Also, it should not discourage you to pedal strongly the one or the other time. But don’t worry, the regional delicacies of La Rioja, the wonderful views and the charming small towns will compensate you for your struggles.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    ES-SPLL7
  • Start / Destination
    Logroño
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 210 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 30 and 40 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Map of cycle tour in La Rioja

Day 1: Individual arrival in in Logroño

Your cycle tour starts in Logroño, the capital of the Spanish region La Rioja. Due to its location at the Way of St. James, Logroño developed to a vibrant city. Visit the worth-seeing old town and enjoy the Pinchos, that are famous for the region in one of the numerous wine bars. The small appetizers are mostly held together by a spit and vary from the famous Spanish Tapas. Rounded off by a full-bodied Rioja wine, the delicacies even taste twice as good.

Day 2: Logroño – San Millán de la Cogolla, approx. 40 km + Transfer

After a short transfer (included) to the starting point of your cycle tour in La Rioja and after you got your bikes, your journey already starts. First, you cycle on a section of the Way of St. James, the Camino de Santiago. With today’s stage destination San Millán de la Cogolla, you reach the town, that has a big historic meaning. In the monasteries San Millán de Yuso and San Millán de Suso there, the first Spanish scriptures were created and preserved there until today.

Day 3: San Millán de la Cogolla – Ezcaray, approx. 35 km

Through a hilly landscape, you cycle to Ezcaray at the foothills of the Sierra de la Demanda today. The town is located at the Rio Oja, that is considered the name giver of the region La Rioja. Especially worth seeing is the church Santa Maria la Mayor from the 15th century. It seems to be a fortress, because it was built nearly without any windows. If you want to change your bike for a small hiking tour, the ascent to the Mirador de San Torcuato is very worthwhile.  From the observation point, you have a wonderful view to the town and the surroundings.

Day 4: Ezcaray – Haro, approx. 40 km

Not far from the Rio Oja, at today’s stage of your cycle tour in La Rioja, you firstly cycle to Santo Domingo de la Calzada. The name of the city is identical with the name of its founder, that built a bridge, a hospice and roads for the passing pilgrims according to a legend. Via Casalarreina, you reach Haro, the main city of the wine region Rioja Alta. Already the Romans did wine growing in La Rioja, a tradition, that produces excellent wines up to today. Visit the numerous wineries and taste the one or the other red wine from the surrounding Haros.

Day 5: Tour around Haro, approx. 30 km

Today is at your disposal. Explore the wineries around Haro, cycle through vineyards and try the full-bodied wines directly on site. Or what about a walk through the Medieval city center, that is characterized by its winegrowing? It is located on a small hill, on whose highest point there is the church Santo Tomás with its striking spire, the symbol of the city. Especially the main entrance of the church is worth seeing. If you want, you can also spend your day relaxing in the hotel.

Day 6: Haro – Laguardia, approx. 35 km

Not far from the river Ebro, you first cycle between gently curved vineyards to Briones. There, a visit at the museum for wine culture is worthwhile. Let’s continue! You cycle to the Basque part of the wine region Rioja without noticing and reach the wine region Rioja Alavesa. In the center of the region, there is the small wine town Laguardia. The city center of Laguardia is located on a hill and surrounded by a city wall. Visit the Medieval old town and treat yourself with a Tempranillo in one of the wineries, that is a typical red wine for the Rioja region.

Day 7: Laguardia – Logroño, approx. 30 km

The last stage of your cycle tour in La Rioja leads you back to your starting point Logroño. On the way, you get to know the city Elciego. It is known nationwide for the avant-garde hotel Margués de Riscal. It was created from the designs of the world-famous architect Frank Gehry. Along gently curved Ebro, you cycle to your destination. Treat yourself again with typical northern Spanish specialties and enjoy the Spanish lifestyle.

Day 8: Individual departure

Your cycle tour in La Rioja already ends after breakfast. With pleasure we extend your stay in Logroño or Bilbao for an additional night.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 01.04.2022 to 31.10.2022

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
01.04. - 31.10.

from899 €
All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, 1 piece per person
  • Transfer to starting point of cycle
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline

Minimum number of participants per booking: 2 people

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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

Unfortunately there are no shared rooms available on this tour.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

299 €

Additional fee half-board (7 x dinner)

179 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Mietrad
Mietrad
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
179 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 24-gear unisex bike
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, map holder, water bottle holder, luggage rack, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit, spare inner tube, multi-tool and rental helmet

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Rental Bikes

24-gear Rental Bike

99 €

E-bike

179 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    ES-SPLL7
  • Start / Destination
    Logroño
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 210 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 30 and 40 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    You mainly cycle on land roads, that are mostly asphalted and partly lead through hilly territories. However, be prepared to cycle also on some cycle and field paths.
  • Minimum number of participants
    2 people
  • Note
    In Spain, helmets are compulsory for cyclists outside built-up areas. The helmet requirement does not apply on long climbs, in extreme heat or if you are medically instructed to do so. Please also note that this rule is interpreted differently from region to region.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.
Map of cycle tour in La Rioja

days
8

km / day avg.
35