La Rioja & Ribera del Duero Luxury Bike Tour in Spain

7 Days

Experience a Luxury Bike Tour in la Rioja and Ribera del Duero. Exclusive wines, delicious food, rich history and stunning landscapes

Welcome to La Ribera del Duero and La Rioja!

There is nothing like a good glass of “vino tinto” after a day’s ride through the never-ending vineyards on the peaceful roads of Spain. You will embark on a journey of delights in 2 of the most famous wine regions of the country.

Your Luxury Bike Tour is not just a mere bike ride; it’s a fully supported and guided experience that immerses you in the delights of one of the most famous wine regions of the country. Whether it’s the delicious wines and rich cuisine or the region’s extended history, medieval villages, and marvelous rolling hills, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

So we say ¡Salud! – “Health!” and ¡Salud! – “Cheers!”  to an unforgettable experience that awaits you in one of the best wine trips of the world!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sleep in a 12th century monastery
  • Visit underground wine cellars from the Middle Ages
  • Learn more about the Spanish hero Cid el Campeador
  • Visit stately Burgos and it's cathedral
  • Discover medieval villages, cobbled streets and castles
  • Experience dinners at 2** Michelin restaurants
  • Enjoy a wine tastings in some of the best Bodegas of la Ribera del Duero and La Rioja

Day to day

Step into the heart of Spain’s esteemed wine country, La Ribera del Duero. Your day kicks off with a ride to the historic Castle of Peñafiel, home to the Provincial Wine Museum. Afterward, delight your palate with a wine-tasting session at a renowned winery, followed by a sumptuous lunch. As the sun sets, find solace in Europe’s best-preserved 12th-century Cistercian monastery. Here, you can explore the ancient cloister, admire the church, or sip wine in the Monks’ Bodega. Alternatively, unwind by the pool or indulge in the Spa. The day culminates with a culinary feast at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Experience the epitome of luxury in every moment. Salud!

Distance: 58 km/ 36 miles – Elevation: 535 m / 1.755 ft

Your Hotel: Hotel Castilla Termal Valbuena

Lunch, Dinner

Today, pedal your way to Aranda de Duero, the captivating heart and capital of the Ribera del Duero wine region. Dive into history as you explore the town’s subterranean cellars, a remarkable 7 km maze of tunnels and galleries dating from the 12th to the 18th century. Savor the delectable local specialty, “lechazo de cordero” (wood-fired lamb), and stroll through the picturesque pedestrianized city center. Your day concludes with a leisurely ride back to your hotel, punctuated by visits to quaint villages along the way. Immerse yourself in a blend of culture, history, and culinary excellence.

Distance: 126 km / 78 miles – Elevation: 1.054 m / 3.458 ft

Your Hotel: Castilla Termal Burgo de Osma

Breakfast

Bid farewell to La Ribera del Duero as you set your sights on La Rioja. Ride through Spain’s most picturesque medieval villages, complete with narrow cobblestone streets and charming plazas. Your destination is the historic village of Lerma, where you’ll be staying in the impeccably preserved 17th-century Ducal Palace, now a luxurious Parador. Unwind and savor a delectable dinner at a quintessential restaurant in the heart of the old town. Experience grandeur and gastronomy in a setting steeped in history.

Distance: 128 km / 80 miles- Elevation: 1.445 m / 4.741 ft

Your Hotel: Parador de Lerma

Breakfast

As you ride toward Burgos, meander through golden wheat fields and relish the tranquility of nature along the “Camino del Cid.” Once the capital of the Castilla Kingdom, modern-day Burgos boasts a World Heritage-listed cathedral, the final resting place of the legendary Cid El Campeador. In the evening, an official city guide will escort you through the medieval town center, offering you a chance to explore its lively historic streets. Perhaps sample the local delicacy, “morcilla” (blood sausage), if you’re so inclined. End the day in the most unique lodging of your trip, a family-run roadside restaurant that’s evolved into one of the country’s most prestigious 5-star hotels. It’s Spain’s own version of the American Dream, right at your doorstep.

Distance: 90 km / 56 miles – Elevation: 998 m / 3.274 ft

Your Hotel: Hotel Landa

Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on a scenic ride to the Rioja region via the captivating Sierra de la Demanda. Revel in stunning mountain vistas and tranquility as you cycle the Via Verde, an exclusive asphalted path for cyclists and pedestrians. Midway, indulge in a gourmet lunch at a two-star Michelin restaurant, nestled in a charming town. Continue on to the medieval hamlet of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, where a visit to the cathedral and Pilgrims’ Hospital comes highly recommended. Cap off your adventurous day with relaxation and dinner at a riverside hotel along the Ebro. A perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and culinary delight awaits.

Distance: 118 km / 73 miles – Elevation: 1.174 m / 3.852 ft

Your Hotel: Palacio Tondon

Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, pedal through time-honored vineyards en route to one of Spain’s most picturesque villages: Laguardia. This fortified town, complete with cobbled pedestrian lanes and historic monuments, transports you directly to the 12th century. On your return, ascend to the “Balcon de la Rioja” for awe-inspiring views of the expansive vineyards. And, naturally, no visit to La Rioja would be complete without savoring its famed nectar. A wine-tasting experience awaits you at one of the region’s oldest wineries, situated in an area boasting the highest concentration of wineries per square meter in the world!

Distance: 72 km / 45 miles – Elevation: 1.521 m / 4.990 ft

Your Hotel: Palacio Tondon

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As you check out today, we hope you carry with you not just souvenirs, but a collection of unforgettable moments and flavors from this journey. Thank you for choosing to explore Spain’s rich landscapes and culture with us. Safe travels and until we meet again. Salud!

Breakfast

What's Included

  • Welcome and Bike Tour Briefing of La Ribera del Duero
  • Full support by expert guides with an extensive experience and local knowledge
  • Bike Rental
  • All luggage transfers
  • Route Guide
  • GPX files for GPS device use
  • All accommodations in carefully chosen hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Three gastronomic dinners (two in Michelin star restaurants)
  • Wine tastings in the best wineries
  • Private guided visit to centenary underground wine cellars
  • Private guided visit to the stunning city of Burgos
  • Transfer the first day from Valladolid High-Speed Rail Station (AVE)
  • Transfer the last day to Burgos High-Speed Rail Station (AVE)
  • Cycling Mountains Exclusive Bike Tours Cycling Jersey

What's Not Included

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the start-finish locations
  • Additional hotel expenses
  • Dinners or lunches not included by Cycling Mountains Exclusive Bike Tours
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Cycling Mountains Exclusive Bike Tours
  • Guides Gratuities

Customize your Bike Tour

Can’t find the date you’re looking for? Simply share your preferred dates with us, and we’ll ensure a seamless and customized biking experience, perfectly aligned with your schedule.

Interested in tailoring your Bike Tour to your unique preferences? Trust in our expertise. We are committed to crafting your ideal cycling experience, paying close attention to every detail, from handpicked routes and accommodations to personalized dining experiences. Our experienced team of trip designers and travel specialists are ready to help you explore the region’s splendors in absolute style and comfort.


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Let’s turn your Dream Bike Tour into reality today!

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  1. Ribera del Duero and La Rioja cycling trip
    By Philippe and Marionette 27/03/2024
    Last year, we explored the Rioja wine region, but this journey has undoubtedly become the best. From the enchanting Ribera del Duero, with its exquisite wines, to La Rioja, we traveled along the El Cid Campeador route. Along the way, we enjoyed unforgettable gastronomic experiences and we stayed in hotels offering a unique blend of luxury and authentic charm. This bike tour not only led us through magical monasteries and breathtaking landscapes but also deepened our love for this captivating region of Spain. We wholeheartedly recommend this trip. it’s an unparalleled experience not to be missed.
    Date of Experience: October, 2023

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From 4,995 €
/ Person
  • First Class Assistance
  • Hand Picked Hotels
  • Amazing Rides
  • Culinary Delights
  • 1 & 2 (e-BIKE available)
  • 592 km / 368 miles
  • 6,727 m / 22.070 ft
  • 99 km / 61 miles
  • 1.121 m / 3.678 ft
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