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La Rioja and Cantabria cycling Trip

Self-guided La Rioja and Cantabria cycling Trip. Every Sunday all year round
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April 1 – October 31

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Self-guided La Rioja and Cantabria cycling Trip on E-bike or Trekking bike

Cycle the beautiful regions of La Rioja and Cantabria in the North of Spain. The Ebro River flows from its source in the Cantabrian Mountains and goes all the way down to the Mediterranean Sea. The Ebro is the second longest river in the Iberian peninsula after the Tagus therefore Iberia is well known as the country of the Ebro. The cycling route of this La Rioja and Cantabria tour starts in Campoo. Certainly, the region de Los Valles del Sur (Campoo y Valderredible) is a hidden treasure and has not been discovered yet by many tourists.

Here you’ll find beautiful valleys, vineyards, amazing canyons, and typical Cantabria villages. Meanwhile cycling you will notice the changes in the landscapes when riding along the shores of the Ebro river. After some days you reach La Rioja.

The region is privileged with some of the finest wine houses in Spain. All over you will find vineyards dotted with ancient villages, castles, and wine-producing bodegas. Furthermore, you will witness the unique limestone mountains of the Sierra de Cantabria. A magnificent trip for those who wish to visit parts of Spain which are not overcrowded by tourists. Combine the qualities of Spain with some physical activity.

Cycle Spain with all the beauties and discover also this

  • Follow one of the most important rivers of Spain: the Ebro (Iberian Peninsula)
  • Explore the fantastic cultural and natural heritage related to this river: canals, cascades, dams, mills, and canyons
  • Get to know some of the most important wine-producing cellars of the popular Rioja wine.
  • Stop to visit the fairytale village of Orbaneja del Castillo.
  • Cycle the Monastery of Montesclaros surrounded by forests
  • Visit the Romanesque church of San Martín de Elines and also the churches carved into the very rock which are so characteristic of this region.
  • Spent time in the wine-producing village of Haro
Day 1
Check in
Arrival in Santander and from here you will be transferred to the hotel in Campoo. There will be a briefing, and bike fitting and you get maps /itinerary. Airport transfers (on request). Transfer to Campoo is included.
Day 2
Campoo to Polientes 59 km - 38 miles or 97 km - 61 miles
This stage takes us through some fabulous and unspoiled scenery. From the green mountain pastures of the Cantabrian Mountains, along the shores of the Ebro Reservoir, past the Monastery of Montesclaros surrounded by forests to finally rejoin the Ebro in the Valley of Valderredible and tonight's stop in Polientes. Those on the short version follow the river direct to Polientes. The longer version circumnavigates the Ebro Reservoir..
Day 3
Polientes to Valle de Zamanzas 43 km - 27 miles
We begin by cycling through the open valley of Valderredible. Visit the Romanesque church of San Martín de Elines and also the churches carved into the very rock, so characteristic of this region. Then the sides of the valley begin to close in until we find ourselves in a marvelous canyon of ever-increasing dimensions, where eagles and vultures soar overhead. Visit the fairytale village of Orbaneja del Castillo with cascades running through the village. We pass Pesquera de Ebro before reaching our hotel in the Valle de Zamanzas.
Day 4
Valle de Zamanzas to Medina de Pomar - 36 km - 23 miles (63 km - 39 miles with route extension to Puentedey
A beautiful route that follows a huge bend of the river through the most picturesque and undiscovered villages. An optional extension takes us to the dramatic village of Puentedey, built on a natural rock bridge over the River Nela. Tonight we stay in the Castilian town of Medina de Pomar with its old Jewish quarter and the castle dominating the town and the surrounding landscape.
Day 5
Medina de Pomar to Frías 58 km 36 Miles
From Medina, we head back to the Ebro, The route then takes us along a quiet country road running parallel to the river where the valley begins to open out again. Visit the Romanesque church of San Pedro de Tejada and soon we are cycling through yet another canyon, which then opens out into the fertile valley around Frías. This is a spectacular village built around its castle and enjoys fine views of the Ebro Valley
Day 6
Frías to Haro 62 km - 39 miles
As we leave Frías, the valley begins to close in on us again until we find ourselves in another spectacular canyon. The road runs along the shores of a reservoir surrounded by high mountains and through short tunnels carved out of the rock. The route crosses the little town of Miranda del Ebro before passing through imposing peaks that signal the gateway to the enormous open valley of La Rioja. Tonight is spent in the wine-producing village of Haro, with a chance to drink a glass or two of Rioja in its birthplace.
Day 7
Haro to Laguardia 25km - 15 miles or 50 km - 31 miles
We cycle through endless vineyards and numerous picturesque villages of La Rioja, with the backdrop of the Sierra de Cantabria mountains and the Ebro never too far away. We finally reach the superb walled medieval village of Laguardia where, as in Haro, wine is almost a way of life.
Day 8
Departure day
Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home, or else a pleasant stay in Spain. Transfer from Laguardia to Santander or Bilbao - 9 a.m.


  • The most important airport in North Spain is Bilbao airport. Bilbao airport is located 8 km from the Center of Bilbao.
  • The largest airport in Spain is Madrid airport Barajas and it is located some 12 km from the center of Madrid from here there are many flights to Europe.


  • You can take the train from Bilbao or from Madrid to your final destination Santander every hour there are trains leaving for Santander. From Bilbao it is 1h and 45m. From Madrid, it’s a 4-hour ride by train.

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  • All prices are based on double rooms. Departures every Sunday, April 1 - October 31
  • Non-standard start dates are charged at €99 per person from 1-3 persons.
  • Non-standard start date for 1 person – €300
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  • 7 nights’ accommodation with en-suite bathroom
  • A mixture of country inns, 3 and 4-star hotels
  • All luggage transfers
  • Transfers to and from hotels on arrival and departure days.
  • Breakfast
  • Evening meal with wine on days 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Information Pack (Route Guide, maps, elevation profiles – GPS files)
  • Evening meals on days 6 & 7.
  • Non-standard start dates are charged at €99 per person from 1-3 persons.
  • Non-standard start date for 1 person – €300
  • Single room supplement + €265
  • Single room supplement High Season + €290
  • Trekking bike €105
  • Tandem €160
  • E-bike €169
  • Carbon Road bike €150
  • Garmin GPS €42
  • Clients may bring their own bikes – this will incur a €60 bike case transfer supplement.




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