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
PUNTOS BIKE at LA RIOJA included in this proposal: LOGROÑO + LAGUARDIA + EZCARAY
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.
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.
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.
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.
Below we show the selection of Gastronomic Experiences
included in this Pack
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We arrive at Ezcaray... we are looking for Gastronomic Experiences... the destination is inevitable, we enter
EL PORTAL del ECHAURREN.
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 ...
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.
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.
Ezcaray, Gastronomic Experience...
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.
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.
Images of dishes that are shown in this proposal can or not correspond to our menus.
The season rules ...
GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE for last night in LAGUARDIA 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 stage.
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
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.
Castle of Davalillo, impressive viewpoint over the territory of La Rioja. Among its main functions was watch the Ebro river at that point.
Long sections of solitary tarmacs under the omnipresent presence of the La Demanda Range.
View of Santo Domingo de la Calzada from the clock tower
The harvest season; warm light, good temperatures, and kilometers and kilometers of breathtaking landscapes.
Ezcaray a mountain village. Changes of winds. For one day we change the vineyards for the Villages of the Oja.
Valgañon one of the Villages of the Oja that we will visit during the "mountain" stage.
Hermitage of Santa Barbara watching over the Oja Valley.
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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Prix par person
Minimum group 6 people
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