Type of tour:Self-guided
Duration:7 Nights
Distance:22 Miles/day average
Dates: Daily: Apr 1-Oct 30, 2015 (minimum 2 persons)
Tour price:€660
Start city:Burgos, Spain
End city:Bilbao, Spain
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Only the wine and food surpass the cycling
Cycling from Castile to the Vineyards of La Rioja

Tour Description: Self-guided

This cycling journey takes you through the Sierra de la Demanda and into the renowned wine region of Rioja.

Starting in the Castilian city of Burgos, the route follows a "via verde", disused rail track adapted as a cycle route, into the heart of the Sierra de la Demanda. You will follow the River Najerilla downstream amongst spectacular landscapes, crossing a mountanous area full of oak and beech forests that is a national hunting reserve. Eventually you reach the Monastery of Yuso, the birthplace of the Castilian language.

The journey then takes you to the rich land of La Rioja, where you will enjoy the last three days cycling along quiet country lanes, surrounded by vineyards in the Ebro River Valley. There will be plenty of chances to visit famous wineries, some with very exciting architectural designs, and taste the excellent wines of La Rioja.

Enjoy the best wines of Spain together with excellent food, all after a good day of healthy and enjoyable exercise cycling through a varied landscape of mountains and vineyard valleys. 

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