Grade

Moderate

When

Every Sunday Jan - Oct

Accommodation

B & B

Price B & B Hotel

From € 965

Bike hire

€ 100 Trekking bike

Bike hire

€ 160 Tandem

Bike hire

€ 160 E bike

From: 965

Description

La Rioja and Cantabria cycling Trip

Self guided La Rioja and Cantabria cycling Trip. Every Sunday all year round
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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 therfore 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 not discovered yet by many tourist.

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 the 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 wittness 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 tourist. Combine the qualities of Spain with some physical action.

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 transfered to the hotel in Campoo. There will be a briefing, bike fitting and you get maps /itinerary. Airport transfers (on request). Transfer to Campoo is included.
Day 2
Campoo to Villanueva de la Nía 53 km
This stage takes you through some fabulous and unspoilt 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 Villanueva de la Nía. Those on the short version follow the river direct to Villanueva. The longer version circumnavigates the Ebro Reservoir (90 km).
Day 3
Villanueva de la Nía to Pesquera del Ebro 53 km
You starty cycling through the open valley of Valderredible. Take the opportunity to 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. As you progress down the river, the sides of the valley begin to close in until you find ourselves in a marvellous canyon of ever-increasing dimensions, where eagles and vultures soar overhead. Stop to visit the fairytale village of Orbaneja del Castillo with its cascades running through the village. As you approach Pesquera, the canyon of the Ebro reaches unbelievable dimensions before you finally reach the attractive village that will be tonight’s resting-place.
Day 4
Pesquera del Ebro to Medina de Pomar 36 km
A beautiful route which follows a huge bend of the river through the most picturesque and undiscovered villages. An optional extension takes you to the dramatic village of Puentedey,built on a natural rock bridge over the River Nela. Tonight you stay in the Castillian 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 56 km
From Medina, you head back to the Ebro, The route then take you 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 you 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 enjoying fine views of the Ebro Valley.
Day 6
Frías to Haro 41 km
As you leave Frías the valley begins to close in on us again until you 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. Your shorter route terminates in Miranda and you transfer to Haro.
Day 7
Haro to Laguardia 51 km
You begin day 7 with a visit to one of the many famous bodegas in Haro, complete with wine tasting. Then you 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. You 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.

Airport

  • 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.

Trains

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



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Low season Prices Jan 1 to June 30  and Sep 1 to 31 Oct
  • Double room standard per person €965
  • Single standard €270
  • 3rd adult on request
High season July and August
  • Double room standard per person €1090
  • Single standard €290
  • 3rd adult on request
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  1. Fill out and submit the online booking request or send an email to info@cycleclassictours.com
  2. Once we receive your request we contact the local tour operator if the tour is available.
  3. When the tour operator confirms to us. We confirm to you and charge you’re a deposit fee of € 500 per person plus a € 15 booking fee.
  4. We tend and try to send all over within 48 hours.
  5. You will receive an invoice, the tour program and the terms and conditions of the tour operator.
  6. Please do not make travel plans until you receive our confirmation.
  7. Your confirmation invoice contains a statement reflecting of your deposit payment and the balance due.
  8. The balance payment is due 60 days before the start of the tour.
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  • 7 nights accommodation in double room with HB.
  • Luggage transfer from one lodge to another.
  • Visit to cellars and wine tastings.
  • Arrival transfer from Santander to Campoo.
  • Departure transfer from La Guardia to Bilbao.
  • Roadbook and maps.
  • Touristic information of the area.
  • Assistance during the trip.
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Single room supplement + € 270
  • Single room supplement High Season + € 290
  • Trekking bike € 100
  • Tandem € 160
  • E bike Lady-Men Models € 160

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