Boasting famous red wines and mouth-watering meats, La Rioja is one of the well-known foodie hotspots of Spain. What’s more, its historical villages and spectacular hilltop views make it the perfect place to enjoy a self-guided cycling holiday. Introducing, Gourmet Rioja…
Where is it?
Starting in the medieval village of Ãbalos in the heart of La Rioja, you’ll enjoy loop cycles around the area’s rolling hills and vineyards before following the River Ebro south to enjoy the pilgrim stopover of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, finishing in the serene town of Ezcaray.
196 – 212km
An easy to moderate cycling holiday, Gourmet Rioja has daily distances of around 20km – 40km. With 8 days and 7 nights of cycling, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and refuel with some of the delicious local cuisine!
Gourmet Rioja Cycling is available from March to November, with departure dates available on any weekday.
To get to your starting point of Ãbalos, the nearest airport is Bilbao (around 84km away) which has direct flights from the UK operated by EasyJet.
As each day will involve around 3 hours of cycling, we recommend doing some training before your departure date to make sure you enjoy your time in the saddle.
For any questions about La Rioja or any of our other cycling adventures, get in touch with our team at: [email protected]