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LUXURY Bike Holidays in SPAIN along the tarmacs, paths, mountains, vineyards and wineries of LA RIOJA

GUIDED STAGE

- A Sports & Gastronomic Experience -

1 Guide in + 1 Guide in
Minimum group 6 people

LOGROÑO + LAGUARDIA + EZCARAY

- All cycling styles -

6 Stages / 7 Nights



Red Autumn in La Rioja. The best days to came, if you can.
ECHAURREN Gastronomic Hotel, our PUNTO BIKE in Ezcaray for this Stage
Multi-colored vineyards in the Iregua Valley lowlands
End of day. Marqués de Riscal, today´s Gastronomic Experience Winerie in Elciego. In the background; Laguardia
El Portal del Echaurren, a Gastronomic Experience to round off a perfect day of cycling
The author of the proposals posing for the camera in the vicinity of Laguardia
Villa de Laguardia, a 4* Hotel, at the quality level of the Stage
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This proposal combines 3 of our best PUNTOS BIKE in LA RIOJA,
Hotel Gran Vía 4* in LOGROÑO, Hotel Villa de Laguardia 4* in LAGUARDIA and Hotel Echaurren 4* in EZCARAY.

This is the Star proposals of Stage in LA RIOJA with 6 days of activity, a Sports / Gastronomic Experience of the highest quality. The greatest exponents of LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE Stages.

Note that in order to provide the highest level of privacy and comfort, each participant will have
Single Room.

Map La Rioja 3 stages

PUNTOS BIKE at LA RIOJA included in this proposal: LOGROÑOLAGUARDIAEZCARAY

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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 tab The Full Trip you can see the result of combining the 2 previous tabs with the cycling route itself. That is; the typical Travel schedule.

Hotels for La Rioja Stages

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 speak 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.

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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.

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EZCARAY PUNTO BIKE - Hotel Echaurren 4*

The base of LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE in Ezcaray for this Stage is the ECHAURREN Hotel. The indisputable "Sanctuary Riojano, both in terms of Accommodation and Gastronomy. Nowadays, an establishment with renowned and enduring international recognition.

For us, in addition, the services for cycling such as garage and bike cleaning areas that the hotel has, adds to the whole the missing fifth star.

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Below we show the selection of Gastronomic Experiences
included in this Pack

Gastronomic Experiences

TONDELUNA - LA GALERÍA

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

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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.

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www.tondeluna.com


LA GALERÍA is a space with minimalist architecture whose walls periodically house traveling exhibitions of painting artists, filling the space with art and color.

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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.

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www.restaurantelagaleria.com


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GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE for 1rst night in LAGUARDIA under development

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.

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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.

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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.

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We arrive at Ezcaray... we are looking for Gastronomic Experiences... the destination is inevitable, we enter
EL PORTAL del ECHAURREN.

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Beyond the undoubted importance of the premises´ 2 Michelin stars, at LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE we believe that the quality of EL PORTAL del ECHAURREN stems from the constancy maintained by a team with its feet firmly on the ground. In this case, on the ground of LA RIOJA.
Under the direction of the dynamic Chef Francis Paniego... direction + enthusiasm + determination -we know that he has something of a cyclist- over the years, the word Echaurren has simply become synonymous with Gastronomy. We will have to check it ...

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The Experience EL PORTAL del ECHAURREN will consist of a Tasting Menu that will begin in the hotel lounge, continue at the bar and end at EL PORTAL.

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Images of dishes that are shown in this proposal can or not correspond to our menus. During our Stage "we will submit ourselves" to a regime regulated by seasonal products and by the criterion of the Staff of the Echaurren.

www.echaurren-portal.com

El Portal del Echaurren is closed Sunday nights, Mondays and Tuesdays. If your Stage matches these days we will offer an alternative.

Ezcaray, Gastronomic Experience...

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An old carriage stop from the 17th century converted into a Gastronomic Hotel. A woman, Marisa Sánchez, architect back in 1957 of a revision of the traditional Riojan cookbook and who also back in 1987 earned her the National Gastronomy Award for the best Chef. Like mother Like Son...
We enter the TRADITION.

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We are in Ezcaray, we are in the Echaurren, we are on vacation ... better to think little.
As almost always when we are in this place, we "submit" to the Echaurren TRADITION Tasting Menu paired with the wines that they tell us to taste.

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Images of dishes that are shown in this proposal can or not correspond to our menus.
The season rules ...

www.echaurren-tradition.com


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GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE for last night in LAGUARDIA under development



   
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  • Day 1
    • Arrival at Logroño
    • Lodge at Hotel GRAN VÍA 4*
    • Gastronomic Experience LA GALERÍA
  • Day 2
    • Circular route: Iregua Valley - different bike levels and styles
    • Lodge at Hotel GRAN VÍA 4*
    • Gastronomic Experience TONDELUNA
  • Day 3
    • Route: Logroño - Laguardia - different bike levels and styles
    • Lodge at Hotel VILLA de LAGUARDIA 4*
    • Gastronomic Experience - under development -
  • Day 4
    • Circular route: Cantabria Slopes - different bike levels and styles
    • Lodge at Hotel VILLA de LAGUARDIA 4*
    • Gastronomic Experience MARQUÉS de RISCAL
  • Day 5
    • Route: Laguardia - Ezcaray - different bike levels and styles
    • Lodge at Hotel HOTEL ECHAURREN 4*
    • Gastronomic Experience EL PORTAL DEL ECHAURREN
  • Day 6
    • Circular route: Ezcaray Mountain Villages - different bike levels and styles
    • Lodge at Hotel HOTEL ECHAURREN 4*
    • Gastronomic Experience ECHAURREN TRADITION
  • Day 7
    • Route: Ezcaray - Laguardia - different bike levels and styles
    • Lodge at Hotel VILLA de LAGUARDIA 4*
    • Gastronomic Experience - under development -
  • Day 8
    • After breakfast, end of LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE services
    • Transfer to Airport or any other transport station - if hired -

   
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La Rioja at fall

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 stage.

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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.

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Iregua Valley and La Demanda Range.

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In the first moments of the day we share a track with the popular Eroica hispania bike route.

Nalda town

Hole in the clouds over Nalda Iregua Valley.

Wineyards of Iregua-Valley 200 Monges wines

Terraced "Singular" vineyards, typical of the Iregua Valley. Below, the "result", the renowned 200 Monges wines from Vinícola Real Winery.

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Today´s stage goes through the Rioja "Zero Zone".

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A stop among the vineyards of the Marqués de Riscal wineries in Elciego.

   
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wineyards at Haro

Chozo on the wineyard with the Cantabria Range closing the picture.

Fall in Laguardia

Carravalseca dry lagoon in Laguardia, we enter the Rioja Alavesa.

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Stop to recharge energy among the vineyards of the Ebro Basin.

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Dolmen de La Hechicera

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Autumn vineyards sheltered by the walls of the Cantabria Range.

   
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Laguardia in autumn

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Dolmen de La Hechicera and town of El Villar in the surroundings of Laguardia.

Castle of Davalillo

Castle of Davalillo, impressive viewpoint over the territory of La Rioja. Among its main functions was watch the Ebro river at that point.

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Long sections of solitary tarmacs under the omnipresent presence of the La Demanda Range.

Santo Domingo de la Calzada

View of Santo Domingo de la Calzada from the clock tower

harvest season in La Rioja

The harvest season; warm light, good temperatures, and kilometers and kilometers of breathtaking landscapes.

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Ezcaray a mountain village. Changes of winds. For one day we change the vineyards for the Villages of the Oja.

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Valgañon one of the Villages of the Oja that we will visit during the "mountain" stage.

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Hermitage of Santa Barbara watching over the Oja Valley.

   
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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.

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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.

More details about formats 1, 2 & 3

Format 1 Tracks & Wine

  • These tours combine cycling with culture, history and nature.
  • The sporty character of the route is not the main attraction, but is a measured combination of elements that make this category of travel perfect for those who are looking for an experience that captures our country, along with its countryside.
  • This format is flexible and allows you to make decisions; whether you prefer a lighter ride and focus more on cultural aspects of the region than on sports.
  • The cycling routes are between 20 and 60 kilometers, variation enough to pass from SLOW to demanding routes.
  • These tours do not include major mountain passes, but instead offer delightful medium to easy country roads.
  • We take it easy, no rush here. We make several meaningful stops and make visits to relevant points of the route, monuments, historical centres, etc. We pop off our cycling shoes and really get a chance to visit sites.
  • Every day ends with experiences off our bikes, including activities such as wine-tasting, museum visits or visits to historic villages and towns.

Format 2 Road & Wine

  • This second travel format combines visits to places of historical and cultural interest, yet is clearly centered on cycling the region; essentially mountain passes.
  • The stages are between 70 and 100 kilometers and an unevenness of between 1000 and 2000 meters.
  • The speed of the group is something depends entirely on the challenge and goals of the group.
  • The same philosophy of offering flexibility applies to cultural stops in relevant monuments, or other points along in the route. Our refreshment stops are usually chosen for their cultural points of interest, so that we get as many "wow moments" into the route.
  • When we finish the route, the program includes follow-up activities like wine-tasting, or visits to museums, and interesting villages and towns.

Format 3 ProWine

  • This format offers an entirely sporty profile with cultural touring only after the cycling has concluded for the day.
  • The cycling stages are between 110 and 180 kilometers and an unevenness of between 2000 and 3000 meters.
  • We adapt the tour to the volume of kms that you are looking to reach. This is particularily interesting for clubs and teams that are looking for a certain volume of kms by the end of the tour. For example, the group can decide if prefers to prefers stages of 120 kms per day or closer to 180 kms.
  • The speed of the group is something depends entirely on the challenge and goals of the group.
  • Given the physically demanding character of the stages, and as a consequence, the added fatigue, the events preceding cycling, like wine-tasting, historical tours, are optional. You will be given the opportunity to make those decisions as a group.

   
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TARIFFS 2022

GUIDED STAGE

LOGROÑO + LAGUARDIAEZCARAY

6 Stages / 7 Nights

1 Guide in + 1 Guide in

5.610 €
Prix par person
Minimum group 6 people

5.240 €
Prix par person if you decide share the room

For groups larger than 10 people customized budget will be send

If you prefer go in Self-Guided format with your GPS device, take a look to the "OPTIONS" tab below

Pack hired with Pirineos PUNTO BIKE CIF 15954000-G -Travel Agency-
Inscribed in the Tourist Registry of Navarra with Code CI. NA-128

INCLUDED

  • 2 - Hotel nights - Single room in Hotel Gran Vía 4*
  • 3 - Hotel nights - Single room in Hotel Villa de Laguardia 4*
  • 2 - Hotel nights - Single room in Hotel Echaurren 4*
  • 7 - Buffet breakfasts -
  • 7 Dinner in format of Gastronomic Experience
  • Support vehicle accompanying the group
  • Accompanying Cycling tour guide
  • On route refreshments stations Both sports foods and drinks as well as traditional foods and drinks
  • 1 SPA sesion at Villa de Laguardia Hotel
       Thermal 70 minute tour
  • Travel and sport insurance
  • Entrances to wineries, museums or any other type of tourist visit which has been agreed for the Stage

NOT INCLUDED

  • Beers or other consumptions outside the proposed menus in the dinners or during the stay in hotels
  • Meals in restaurants at the time of the noon, unless it has been agreed previously to replace dinner with meals
  • Any kind of sports material, helmets, shoes, etc
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the offer

OPTIONS

  • Airport/station pick up
  • Include in the group no cycling companions
  • Bicycle rental. Road, electrics or hibryds.
    We put them at the starting point of the route together with a mechanic to adjust them to your sizes.
  • Self-Guided format: If you prefer go alone in Self-Guided format with your GPS device, we eliminate the guides, the refresment, and the rest of services linked to the day like entrances to museums or wineries along the route.
    We will send you the necessary tracks for each stage customized according to your cycling style and the need for the mileage that you deem appropriate.
       We will take care of taking your luggage from hotel to hotel.
       In such a case, the prices are as follows:
    • 3.180 € Prix par person
    • 2.690 € Prix par person if you decide share the room

FAQ

  • Philosophy: The tour is designed so that the stages can be completed and we still have a large part of the day to enjoy the place where we are.
       However, if you want more hardness, we will give you MORE.
  • Best time to go: The route can be done at any time of the year as long as there is no snow, something unusual in La Rioja.
       Spring and Autumn are usually the most pleasant seasons; in Summer it can be very hot and we must take more precautions.
       Anyway, at the end of autumn the days are short, but more than enough for our purpose. The vineyards of La Rioja "burn" red in those days, and the experience of immersing ourselves in that sea of red vineyards becomes something almost. So if you can afford to choose those dates, there is no question. This is the "Star" moment to visit LA RIOJA


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