This BIKE & WINE tour combines two of our PUNTOS BIKE in LA RIOJA,
Hotel Gran Vía 4* in LOGROÑO and Hotel Villa de Laguardia 4* in LAGUARDIA.
Note that in order to provide the highest level of privacy and comfort, each participant will have
The route shown in this image is simply an indicative route of the possible sporting activity of this BIKE & WINE trip. We always adapt the activity to the particularities and preferences of the participants.
DOMINIO de RIOJA is a set of proposals designed to pedal LA RIOJA by bicycle. It is undoubtedly one of our most flexible BIKE & WINEs tours in terms of kilometers and cycling styles, since we have options for any mileage and for any type of bike.
For the guided options, a minimum of 6 people is required, the self-guided options can even be for 1 person alone.
This LOGROÑO + LAGUARDIA DOMINIO de RIOJA option is structured around 2 of our PUNTOS BIKE in LA RIOJA.
These are LOGROÑO, the capital of the Enoregion and the Villa de LAGUARDIA, which we could call the capital of the Rioja Alavesa.
Both are located in strictly "wine-growing" territory, and both provide their monumental villas with their endless vineyards and their wineries to the trip. Anyway, although the route is not in mountain area LA RIOJA is not a flat region, on the contrary, often the track can be steep and with an isolated environment, so at the end of the day the result will be:
"Spain, Mountains and Wine"
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If you are looking for typical routes in the style of the Camino de Santiago or other similar popular routes, perhaps you are not on the right website.
If you insist a lot, maybe we could ... but by default in LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE we avoid the busy and well-known paths.
Our specialty is "the route" and what that means is that our Tracks or our Guides will take you through secluded and carefully selected places so that the Experience is truly "Singular" and "Exclusive".
If we get to know each other, you´ll know what we are talking about.
With these 3 tabs you can get a global idea of our proposal.
In the tab The Hotels you can see our selection of lodges.
In Gastronomic Experiences we show you the "Sanctuaries of Riojan Gastronomy" that we have chosen for this trip.
And in the The Full Trip tab you can see the result of combining the 2 previous tabs with the cycling route itself. That is; the typical Travel schedule.
Our PUNTO BIKE in LOGROÑO, is set in the Hotel GRAN VÍA, the best choice in town if we need to blend lodge and BIKE.
We are talking about a 4-star establishment well sited in the center of the town and strongly involved in a large part of the sports and gastronomic activities linked to LOGROÑO.
Our PUNTO BIKE in LAGUARDIA is set in the Hotel VILLA de LAGUARDIA, a 4-star establishment located among vineyards, with a delightful SPA, and fully specialized in receiving cyclists and their bicycles.
For certain people, accommodation in the old Palacio de Viana, rehabilitated as a hotel and besides located within the walls of LAGUARDIA, may be more attractive than a 4* hotel. If that is your case, then the option is our PUNTO BIKE Posada Mayor de Migueloa. Best Of Wine Tourism 2.023 awards
Below we show the selection of Gastronomic Experiences
available for this Pack
LOGROÑO - TONDELUNA
For the arrival to Logroño we have proposed two differents options of "encounter" with the Riojan gastronomy.
One of them by Luisa Barrachina and the well-known Riojan chef Francis Paniego (3 Michelin stars) in the TONDELUNA Restaurant, and another one by the chef José Félix Rodríguez in the innovative LA GALERÍA
TONDELUNA is a modern, informal and fun place that has prepared a FUENTES del VINO menu to introduce cyclists of the route to some of the secrets of modern Riojan cuisine.
LOGROÑO - LA GALERÍA
LA GALERÍA is a space with minimalist architecture whose walls periodically house traveling exhibitions of painting artists, filling the space with art and color.
The menu FUENTES del VINO menu consists of a tasting always adapted to the season in which we visit the city, and we leave it in the hands of José Félix Rodríguez, a cook who trained at the Santo Domingo School and then continued to cultivate and develop his art in houses like Arzak, Martín Berasategui, Koldo Royo, Aitor Basabe and Ferrán Adriá.
LAGUARDIA - MAYOR de MIGUELOA
Palacio de Viana, 17th century, Nobility and Tradition... uninterrupted winemaking tradition since 1690, absolute winner by public votes in the Best Of awards People´s Choice Award 2.023, and production of their own wines in their cellar/calao, a space that will also be our restaurant....
We have not needed more, the curriculum shown in the previous paragraph has been enough to make us incorporate without any doubt its owner in the list of Gastronomic Experiences that shape DOMINIO de RIOJA.
The rest... is not history, is future, and it is waiting for you.
LAGUARDIA - CUEVA DE LOBOS
Embedded between the stones of the wall is the "cave" that we have chosen for one of our Gastronomic Experiences in LAGUARDIA.
We think that it should have been called "Pirates Cave" more than wolves cave -if you visit it you will understand why- but if in 1933 when it was inaugurated they decided that it should be "Wolves ", of wolves remains.
The forcefulness of the opinion of some of our clients; in the style of "the best restaurant of our trip through La Rioja" reaffirms our belief that sometimes there are factors that escape the "stars" and "suns" of the dominant gastronomic classifications.
With a warm environment, one of those that introduces you to another time, the "only drawback" that we can cite is its authentic cave format, something that makes it difficult for us to accommodate our bikers when they make up a large group. For the rest, in terms of restoration, the watchword is listen to the "pirates" who serve us and let ourselves be carried away by their recommendations; Local products in the dishes, paired with the best possible selection of wines from always local wineries.
One of the most relevants GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCES of all the Stages of LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE is without any doubth the afternoon / night that we spend in the "The City of Wine," That is; the Winerie of MARQUES de RISCAL in Elciego.
We could talk about the spectacularity of this building built in the purest Guggenheim style, but it would not be fair since there is much more.
The complex encompasses the oldest winery in Rioja alongside the spectacular bulding designed by internationally renowned architect Frank O. Gehry and 3 different restaurants. We have chosen the one awarded with the prestigious Michelin Guide award with 1 Star and 2 Suns by the Repsol Guide.
That is, we have decided that for our Gastronomic Experience we put ourselves in expert hands and do not think too much ourselves.
Life at Marqués de Riscal turns around food and wine. From its inception in 2006, the hotel´s gastronomic personality has been dominated by chef Francis Paniego, whose admired restaurant "El Portal del Echaurren" in nearby Ezcaray has long been a leading light in the culinary world of La Rioja.
The chef brings to the hotel both his peerless command of traditional riojano cooking and the contemporary flair that has won him two Michelin stars in Ezcaray and one star here at Elciego.
So this is what awaits us after the visit to the winery, which we will do in the last tour of visits, the one before dinner.
GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE for last night in LOGROÑO LA COCINA DE RAMÓN - under development -
In the tab Where are you going? you can see our selection of pictures of the area you are going to visit.
In Stages Styles we explain to you how we act when choosing the sports activity of the trip.
The walls of Portal de Cameros close the Iregua Valley to the South. In the photo, the Village of Islallana in the entrance to the canyon of Iregua.
Iregua Valley and La Demanda Range.
In the first moments of the day we share a track with the popular Eroica hispania bike route.
Hole in the clouds over Nalda Iregua Valley.
Terraced "Singular" vineyards, typical of the Iregua Valley. Below, the "result", the renowned 200 Monges wines from Vinícola Real Winery.
Today´s stage goes through the Rioja "Zero Zone".
A stop among the vineyards of the Marqués de Riscal wineries in Elciego.
Chozo on the wineyard with the Cantabria Range closing the picture.
Carravalseca dry lagoon in Laguardia, we enter the Rioja Alavesa.
Stop to recharge energy among the vineyards of the Ebro Basin.
Dolmen de La Hechicera prehistoric monument in La Rioja Alavesa.
Autumn vineyards sheltered by the walls of the Cantabria Range.
Laguardia in autumn
Dolmen de La Hechicera and town of El Villar in the surroundings of Laguardia.
We give names to the different possible styles of our Stage with the sole purpose of making it easier for our clients to convey to us the idea of travel that they have in mind.
Format 1 Tracks & Wine is the standard format. An activity, almost always for trekking or light MTB bikes. It is usually rolled on tracks, small tarmacs and easy paths among vineyards and wineries.
Format 2 Road & Wine is the style in which the bikers want to spend the whole morning thinking more about sport than about wine. They want to ascend the mountain passes in the area and travel by areas beyond the vineyard. It is the format usually chosen by road cyclists and recently also by those of the new discipline of Gravel.
Format 3 ProWine is as simple as the name suggests. The cyclists are almost professional or behave like them. They always want to make routes well above 100 kilometers, although they never forget that at the end of the day the Gastronomic Experience is there, Waiting for them.
Format 1 Tracks & Wine
Format 2 Road & Wine
Format 3 ProWine
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GUIDED BIKE & WINE
1 Guide in + 1 Guide in
4 Stages / 5 Nights
Minimum group 6 people
Prix par person in Single Room
Prix par person if you decide share the room
SELF-GUIDED BIKE & WINE
4 Stages / 5 Nights
Minimum group 1 people
Prix par person in Single Room
Prix par person if you decide share the room
For groups larger than 10 people customized budget will be send
Pack hired with Pirineos PUNTO BIKE CIF 15954000-G -Travel Agency-
Inscribed in the Tourist Registry of Navarra with Code CI. NA-128