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FUENTES del VINO ROAD is the point to point Road bike route through the Tarmac, Vineyards and Mountains Passes of LA RIOJA

3, 4 or 5 exceptional cycling days through Tierra Estella, the Cameros Range, the vineyards, wineries and monumental villages of the Ebro basin, and the Montaña Alavesa.

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With standard or PLUS difficulty proposals.

Days of harvest in La Rioja
Accommodation PUNTO BIKE at the Hotel / Winery LA CASA DEL COFRADE, something simply difficult to beat -200 Monges Wineries-
The Herrera Mountain Pass; one of the great of FUENTES del VINO PUNTO BIKE with 13% ramps
Haro station, a fundamental place in the oenological history of La Rioja
Steep ramps on the ascent to Cellorigo, "El Pulpito de La Rioja"
Serenity; rolling hills on spinning wheels
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FUENTES del VINO is a round-trip route designed from 5 to 3 stages.

The route takes place in the North of SPAIN. The track jumps from the Tierra Estella Navarra, the cliffs of the Cantabria Range and the Montaña Alavesa at North, to the Ranges of LA RIOJA at South.

In the middle; The Rioja basin. Infinite vineyards, designer wineries, monumental villas saturated with history, large Mountain passes in the Cameros and Cantabria Ranges and the backbone of the Ebro in the center feeding everything.
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Route A: Estella - Albelda de Iregua
Distance 91 / 140 km - Unevenness 1.180 / 1.690 m

Route B: Albelda de Iregua - Nájera
Distance 127 km - Unevenness 1.985 m

Route C: Nájera - Haro
Distance 94 / 144 km - Unevenness 940 / 1.515 m

Route D: Circular Haro
Distance 95 / 138 km - Unevenness 1.045 / 2.225 m

Route E: Haro - Estella
Distance 106 / 128 km - Unevenness 1.250 / 2.120 m

Standar Option 5 Stages
Distance: 512 km   Unevenness: 6.400 m

PLUS Option 5 Stages
Distance: 676 km   Unevenness: 9.535 m

Sierra de La Demanda Nevada con ciclista

La Demanda Range, lonely tarmacs in La Rioja.

Route A: Estella - Albelda de Iregua
Distance 91 / 140 km - Unevenness 1.180 / 1.690 m

The 1st stage of the route has 2 clearly differentiated sections. In the 1st one we will go west through the region of Tierra Estella located in the Middle Zone of Navarra in which we will face a very rolling section which ends at 2 medium-sized mountain passes -although with some very steep ramps- that rise above the slopes of the Sierra de Codés.
In the 2nd part we already enter the "world of vineyards", we descend until we cross the Ebro and we roll without major demands until the end of the stage at the 200 Monges winery in Albelda de Iregua where we directly "immerse ourselves" in the wine-making environment that constantly permeates La Rioja.
If we choose the PLUS option, we will continue the route in the first part mentioned, but then we will radically turn South until we reach the Ebro river and we will enter the world of the vineyard but through a completely different territory. Perhaps without knowing it, we have decided to know what in terms of wine appellations now comes to be known as La Rioja Oriental. In the sporting area, a very rolling stage but with a demanding end in the ascent to Castillo de Clavijo, a full-fledged Mountain pass.

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Route B: Albelda de Iregua - Nájera
Distance 127 km - Unevenness 1.985 m

For stage B, the most demanding of all, the standard route is the same that we chose for the PLUS option for the simple reason that it is the best, although we have tracks with softer options in case someone finds the route very hard.
The stage goes right through the entire Cameros Range, ascending the Mountain passes of La Rasa and Peña Hincada. A pure mountain day today.

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Route C: Nájera - Haro
Distance 94 / 144 km - Unevenness 940 / 1.515 m

Except for the slight difficulty involved in the ascent to the essential Suso Monastery in San Millán de la Cogolla, the rest of the stage will consist of riding among crops and vineyards up to the slopes of Cellorigo, where the ascent to "Pulpito de La Rioja" -a Spectacular viewpoint over the entire region- will again require us to put the best of us over the pedals.
Obligatory stop at the Castle of Sajazarra and with a quickly roll to the end of the stage in the "Capital del Rioja" stage C will be over.
If we choose for the PLUS option, we will add to the kilometers of the day an incursion through Ezcaray andLa Demanda Range in which we will ascend the Port of Pradilla, then descend to the province of Burgos and then cross the "Riojilla Burgalesa" to contact the standard tour.

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Route D: Circular Haro
Distance 95 / 138 km - Unevenness 1.045 / 2.225 m

Unless we have chosen the PLUS option, in which case the "task" of the day is clearly the hard ascent to Moncalvillo Mountain pass, - the most demanding port of La Rioja -, stage D will be the most eminently "wine" of the 5 stages of FUENTES del VINO ROAD.
A stage of "intoxicating" style and with a certain air of glamor in which the constant of the day will be vineyards and caves.

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Route E: Haro - Estella
Distance 106 / 128 km - Unevenness 1.250 / 2.120 m

The last stage (E) begins with one of the hard Mountain passes that starting in the basin of La Rioja ascend to the Cantabria Range to enter the leafy region known as "Montaña Alavesa".
We will ascend the port of Rivas de Tereso if we choose the standard option or the mythical Herrera if we opt for the PLUS.
Once up, the atmosphere will change completely and will give a differentiating touch of great beauty to the stage in charge of finishing FUENTES del VINO ROAD. The last kilometers of the day will pass through the Amezkoas Valley on the southern slope of the well-known Sierra de Urbasa, along whose slopes we will return to the starting point in Estella.

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Panoramica de La-Vuelta en Iregua-Valley

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Route A: Estella - Albelda de Iregua
Distance 91 / 140 km - Unevenness 1.180 / 1.690 m

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Oco Valley at the foot of the Codés Range. We cross Tierra Estella heading West looking for La Rioja.

Navarra de girasoles

In this 1st stage we will cross the sunflower fields of Navarra.

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Fast roads on the slopes of the Cantabria Range, we enter La Rioja Alavesa.

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Professional Pelotón in "La Vuelta a La Rioja" crossing the Ebro river in Lapuebla de Labarca, the point where formerly a boat was the resource used to cross the river. We change slopes and leave La Rioja Alavesa.

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.

Panoramica sobre Entrena Iregua-Valley

The last kilometers of the day take us into the Iregua Valley, where the stage ends

   
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Route B: Albelda de Iregua - Nájera
Distance 127 km - Unevenness 1.985 m

Bodegas-Vinicola-Real Wineyards of Bodegas-Vinicola-Real

200 Monges winery and its vineyards, an accommodation in a Hotel / Winery difficult to forget.

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Vuelta a España 2021 under the slopes of Moncalvillo in the Iregua Valley.

Cuevas Medievales

Surprising set of Medieval Caves at the entrance to the Leza Valley.

Sierra de Camero Viejo

Typical landscape of Cameros Range. Territory of the first kilometers of the day.

Cañon del río Leza

Overwhelming Leza Canyon. The road, at the top, almost fly over the river.

Río Leza

We continue beside the Leza river. Environment of green mantle native close to Jalón de Cameros.

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Mountain scenes during the climb to La Rasa Mountain pass

Puerto de Peña Hincada

At the top of Peña Hincada a long descent begins that places us in the Najerrilla basin.

Puerto de Peña Hincada

Early snowfall in late fall over the summits of La Demanda Range.

Inmediaciones de Bobadilla

Close to Bobadilla. We leave behind the Iberian Mountain range and return to the "friendly zone" of the route, again the warmth and the aroma of vineyard.

Inmediaciones de Bobadilla

End of the day in Nájera, from the Arabic Naxara, "Place among mountains".

   
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Route C: Najerá - Haro
Distance 94 / 144 km - Unevenness 940 / 1.515 m

Monasterio de Yuso

An obligatory stop, Yuso Monastery -San Millán de la Cogolla- World Heritage Site.

Ezcaray-con-niebla Puerto de Pradilla

Pass through La Demanda Range in the PLUS option. Sunrise in Ezcaray and ascent to Pradilla Mountain pass, which leads to the province of Burgos.

Panoramic view in the Sierra burgalesa

Morning scenes in the Burgos slope of La Demanda Range

Crops in the Riojilla burgalesa

Long sections among crops in the Riojilla burgalesa

Cellorigo Climbing to Cellorigo

Demanding ramps during the ascent to Pulpito de La Rioja, the Cellorigo viewpoint, one of the few heights of a certain entity in the standard version of today's stage.

Montes Obarenes Obarenes Mountains.

The last kilometers of the day pass under the gaze of the Obarenes Mountains. At its feet, among the vineyards of Muga wineries, the city of Haro emerges, the Capital of Rioja for the world, and the end of the stage for us.

Haro-station

Quick visit - it´s time to go to rhe hotel - to the historical Haro Station

   
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Route D: Circular Haro
Distance 95 / 138 km - Unevenness 1.045 / 2.225 m

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

wineyards at Haro

We start the day crossing the immense Sea of vineyards that connects Haro with Nájera.

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

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

Marques de Riscal winery Marques de Riscal wineyards

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

Fall in Laguardia

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

Vendimia en Labastida

Harvest days in the Rioja Alavesa, around Labastida.

Avituallando en el viñedo

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

   
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Route E: Haro - Estella
Distance 106 / 128 km - Unevenness 1.250 / 2.120 m

Mirador de la Sierra de Cantabria

Sea of clouds over sea of vineyards hidden in mist. Last look at La Rioja from the viewpoint of the Cantabria Range.

Carreteras tranquilas

We change the environment and leave the vineyards behind. We enter the Montaña Alavesa.

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Demanding ramps in the Herrera Mountain Pass. Hard work if we choose the PLUS option in this last stage.

Panorámica sobre la Montaña Alavesa

Panoramic view over the Montaña Alavesa seen from the Paso del Toro in the Cantabria Range. In first plane Lagrán and Villaverde, points of passage of this last stage of Fuentes del Vino ROAD, in the background the Natural Park of Izki. We will get there if we choose the PLUS option.

La Muela de San Román

Quiet roads in the Montaña Alavesa, forests and fields. La Muela de San Román watches over us as we roll towards Kampezu.

Robledal de la Montaña Alavesa

The landscape has definitely changed. In the Montaña Alavesa the oak grove is the chief.

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The last kilometers of the day will pass through the Amezkoas Valley on the southern slope of the Urbasa Range.

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5 days later, at the foot of Lakua's balcony, Estella appears again.
FUENTES del VINO ROAD ends.

   
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO CYCLE THE ROUTE

The proposal of LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE for FUENTES del VINO ROAD is roughly a Self Guided Route Pack in which the Accommodations, the Tracks & Map-Sketch -one for each stage- of the route, and the Transport of Luggage from hotel to hotel are included.

Before starting the route, we made a Briefing at start point, in which, in addition to transmitting more details of what you will find along the route, we give you our Welcome Pack.

During the days in route we also give Telephone Assistance to solve problems that may arise or simply to discuss details of the stage to come.
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TARIFFS 2022

FUENTES del VINO - ROAD

5 Stages / 5 Nights

614 €
Price per person for groups of 6 or more people

662 €
Price per person for groups of 4 or 5 people

748 €
Price per person for groups of 2 or 3 people

Single room supplement: + 164 €
When the group is made up of an odd number of people, will be equally necessary an odd number of requests to access this supplement

4 Stages / 4 Nights

Eliminating the Circular stage in Haro (stage D)

492 €
Price per person for groups of 6 or more people

536 €
Price per person for groups of 4 or 5 people

618 €
Price per person for groups of 3 people

644 €
Price per person for groups of 2 people

Single room supplement: + 142 €
When the group is made up of an odd number of people, will be equally necessary an odd number of requests to access this supplement

4 Stages / 4 Nights

Starting and ending the route in Albelda de Iregua

480 €
Price per person for groups of 6 or more people

494 €
Price per person for groups of 4 or 5 people

560 €
Price per person for groups of 2 or 3 people

Single room supplement: + 148 €
When the group is made up of an odd number of people, will be equally necessary an odd number of requests to access this supplement

3 Stages / 3 Nights

Starting and ending the route in Albelda de Iregua

350 €
Price per person for groups of 6 or more people

370 €
Price per person for groups of 4 or 5 people

428 €
Price per person for groups of 2 or 3 people

Single room supplement: + 110 €
When the group is made up of an odd number of people, will be equally necessary an odd number of requests to access this supplement

And you can add a Night with Breakfast at the end of the route -in the same hotel where you started it- for 57 € per person in a double room or for 88 € in a single room

In these proposals when the groups are odd, the accommodation is offered in double rooms and a single room.
- TRIPLE ROOMS ARE NEVER USED -


If you want the price of the Pack to be cheaper, perhaps we can lower the level of one of the chosen hotels. And also, if the number of participants is odd; request a triple room.
- This management is only done once the Pack has been contracted -


Rates for the whole year, subject to availability.
The prices may vary when the dates coincide with the Easter holidays or with the Patron Festivities of any of the places of accommodation.

Below we show our usual selection of accommodations for FUENTES del VINO ROAD. However, since in LA RIOJA the hotel reservations are usually complicated at certain times of the year - especially during the harvest - the Pack proposal that we finally offer may differ from the one presented here.

"Booking in advance is in this case something more than a commercial trick, it makes the difference between being able or not being able to do the route."

Lodging for stages with start in Estella / Lizarra
Hotel Yerri

Our PUNTO BIKE in Tierra Estella is this 2 star hotel located a few meters from the historic center of "La Ciudad del Ega".
An confortable establishment accustomed to dealing with cyclists due to the large number of events linked to 2 wheels that take place in the city.

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Lodging for stages with start in Albelda de Iregua
La Casa del Cofrade

Our PUNTO BIKE in Albelda de Iregua is - we dare to affirm it - a four star hotel "camouflaged" in one of two. Located in the same place as the Vinícola Real Wineries to which it belongs, it allows us access from its facilities to the calados -caves- dug in the rock of the mountain on which it is attached, and in which the renowned wines of 200 Monges as well as other elements of historical value that will make us immediately perceive that we are in a special place. Something more even than a Winery + a Hotel.

If to all this we add the link and the total dump with everything that sounds like cycling, the choice could not be more obvious. Sports activity here becomes almost an excuse to live this part of the global experience of FUENTES del VINO.

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Lodging for stages with start in Nájera
Hotel Duques de Nájera

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Lodging for stages with start in Haro
Hotel Arrope

Our PUNTO BIKE in Haro is this 3-star hotel located in the Center of the "Capital of Rioja".
Comfortable, cozy and dedicated to cycling. The choice is obvious.

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INCLUDED

  • 1 night of accommodation with breakfast
    Corresponds to the 1st night as usually the groups prefer to choose themselves where to dine during the arrival trip to the destination

  • The rest of the nights accommodation in half board
    Accommodation is not included at the end of the last stage.

  • Transport of luggage between hotels
    1 bag or package per person

  • Visit to the winery and special tasting of 200 Monges wines at the Hotel / Bodega La Casa del Cofrade when the contracted Pack includes Half Board in such accommodation.

  • Tracks of the route in GPX format for mobile phones or GPS devices
    Warn us if you prefer them in another format

  • Explanatory printed map-sketch of the different route options for each stage
    One per stage

  • Shower and luggage reception at the end of the last stage despite you don’t spend the night at the finalising point of the route

  • Presentation of the route and delivery of information in hand the day of the arrival of the group to the hotel or the morning of the next day when groups are of 6 or more people

  • Telephone assistance for incidents or consultations during the days of the contracted activity

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

  • Mechanical Assistance during the activity
    If possible, we will try to help you in case of a breakdown, but in many situations this help can be very limited due to lack of specific spare parts or other circumstances. The cost of the service if it can be done is € 18 per hour + € 0.40 per kilometer.

  • Anything not expressly indicated in the offer

All the proposals presented on this website are sold through Pirineos PUNTO BIKE
Travel Agency registered in the Tourism Registry of Navarra with registration code: CI. NA-128

   
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  • Airport/station pick up
  • Hire Accident Insurance
  • Add a hotel night at the finalising point of the route
       31 € par person in doble room or 53 € in single room
  • To replace the night before the start of the route per night at the end of the route
  • 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
  • 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, all stages have their PLUS option.
  • Orientation: The route is followed by a GPS track.
  • Provisioning: La Rioja is not a desert. We will find towns with water and other services without too many difficulties.

   
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