Wine Route by Castllia Leon and La Rioja
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- 1450 EUR /person
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- 7 days
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- We Speak:
- Spanish, French, English, German, Dutch
Last updated: 11/12/2006
This trip goes round one of the most beautiful landscapes of Spain. Its a chance of fully enjoying the charming villages, vintage & cellars, small castles, religious art and the best gastronomy & wine
Day 1 Haro (RIOJA)
Pick-up at the airport and transfer by van (4 hours) stopping over in Burgos to visit its breathtaking cathedral Once in the hotel, first briefing, delivery of documentation and picking up bicycles.
Haro, head village of north Rioja, was preffered place for settlement to many knights and nobility who left numerous small palaces and mansions. It´s packed with cellars. You can find there the "Museo del vino de Rioja". Our Hotel is fully central, it was monastery of Agustines and combine the ancient good taste with a four star hotel.
Day 2 Haro (RIOJA)
After breakfast we'll head with our van for the lovely town of La Guardia, the fortified and medieval capital of the Rioja alavesa, from which we start pedalling to the most beautiful villages of Rioja, all the way down to river Ebro. Both design and antique cellars, vintage and quiet roads meet us on our way to Haro. We'll have lunch in a lovely winery with one of the oldest cellar.
La Guardia, a medieval town Hill match your eye, it stands perched high, still ringed in part by ramparts, towers and fortified getaways.
We can have lunch in one of the oldest winery in a monastery with a country house, a necropolis and a 13C. hermitage.
Day 3 Covarrubias (BURGOS)
After breakfast we will be leaving to follow Santiago's Way towards Nájera. We proceed to San Millán de la Cogolla to visit the renowned monasteries where the first manuscripts written in Castilian appeared. After lunch we go by minibus passing through the Cameros region to Covarrubias for supper and overnight stay at the hotel.
Covarrubias is a well-restored and conserved ensemble of popular architecture, where a villa houses the remains of Count Fernán Gonzalez, founder of Castile.
Day 4 Peñaranda de Duero (BURGOS)
We will ride towards Sto. Domingo de Silos to visit its unique monastery, and then continue towards the Yecla pass, continuing on to Caleruega. In some kilometers more, we arrive at the hotel in Penaranda where we will dine and spend the night.
Peñaranda is a small and peaceful village located on the banks of a river. We can visit the nearby village of Aranda de Duero to look at the picturesque main square and where we can savour typical tapas and the local wines in its many bars and cellars.
Santo Domingo de Silos is famous for its monastery and precious romanesque cloister. A place for the renowned Gregorian chants.
Day 5 VALLADOLID
We will ride to the monastery of the vine. After Aranda we commence our cycling route, passing through the vineyards on the banks of the river Duero. We can stop at a few (bodegas) wine cellars in Ora, and arrive in Peñafiel after lunch. Then van transfer to Valladolid.
Peñafiel the central point of the Ribera del Duero in Valladolid. It has one of the finest castles in Spain and a very typical main square.
Valladolid is the capital of the community of Castile and Leon and it has many monuments and museum. Our hotel near to main square is the perfect place to walk around.
Day 6 SEGOVIA
Van transfer to the city of Segovia, one of the more pintoresque cities and a human heritage city. We will ride by the walls, the river around the city and we could pass under its roman aqueduct, one of the best of the world. Time free to see the Cathedral and the fortress.
Day 7 MADRID
Transfer to Madrid airport or to the hotels in Madrid. If you choose to book extra nights in Madrid, we include a city tour by bike.
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