Spain Cycling Tours
Spoil your Senses in Spain
From vibrant Pamplona to award-winning vineyards, the ever-changing landscapes of this part of Spain are often as dramatic and inspiring as the hotels you'll find here. The combination of cutting-edge design juxtaposed with old-world, rural living makes for amazing results. Whilst the wines of La Rioja are world-renowned, less well-known but equally as impressive is the cuisine, which is sure to delight. Mix in some truly spectacular and varied riding—and the draw to this region should be obvious to all.
|5 or less||Please contact us|
|6 - 8||From $6,895 per person|
|9 - 11||From $6,595 per person|
|12 or more||From $6,295 per person|
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
6 Days / 5 Nights
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Day by Day
Ride through the heart of the verdant, untouched Basque hills in Navarra. Enter Pamplona through the Pilgrim’s Gate of the Santiago Trail, then stroll in Hemingway’s footsteps (and the bulls’ hoofprints!) in its lively pedestrian centre. Tonight we’ll have a casual and festive dinner in the private gastronomical society of our friend Rosemarie.
Ride through spectacular foothills with breathtaking distant villages before arriving to a tasting and lunch at a highly acclaimed winery in the province of Navarra. During cocktails take a turn at the ancient sport of Jai Alai, or basque handball, a sporting tradition synonymous with the Basques.
Enjoy stunning rides through the rolling vineyards of La Rioja. Stop for lunch at III Estacion Wine Bar, owned by Riojan wine author Benjamin Romero of Contador winery. Enjoy a private dinner this evening at Remelluri winery, the views are as authentic as the wine!
Ride over the Ebro river to the tiniest town for an unlikely casual Michelin-starred lunch, before pulling up to the Frank Gehry designed Marques de Riscal hotel. Enjoy dinner on your own tonight on the famous street of tapas restos of lively Logrono or try our favourite asador resto in the area.
Spin through ancient villages along quiet country roads, the Spain of yesteryear, at the vine-covered foot of the Sierra Cantabria. Wander medieval Laguardia and relax in our hotel's world-class Caudalie Spa. Explore the labyrinth of cobblestone streets in Laguardia.
Enjoy a final breakfast together before saying our goodbyes, then transfer to the cultural city of Bilbao.
Gran Hotel La Perla, Pamplona
Family-run for over 130 years, this 4-star property is set in the pedestrian heart of Pamplona. Its exceedingly warm Spanish welcome and large, comfortable rooms make for a relaxing stay, while the adventuresome are steps away from the cider and tapas bars that make this city lively year-round. View hotel website »
Hotel Viura, Alava
Nestled in the magical Rioja wine region, the Hotel Viura offers avant-garde architecture and impressive luxury, and features floor-to-ceiling windows in each of the 33 guest rooms, a superb restaurant that doubles as an art installation and the most modern of technological amenities throughout. It also rests in the shadow of the magnificent San Andres Church. View hotel website »
Marques de Riscal, Elciego
Designed by Frank Gehry—responsible for the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum—the Marques de Riscal Hotel is a masterpiece of modernity. Inside, you’ll find 43 spacious, minimal rooms fitted with full amenities, marble baths and high-speed Internet access. A Vinothérapie spa and amazing, unforgettable gastronomy round out this top-shelf property. View hotel website »
For the most part the riding is on gently rolling, quiet country and vineyard roads. The average daily ride is 42 km (26 mi.), with options for more cycling on most days and a Century Ride loop option on day five.
You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events and private tours
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All baggage transportation
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“The best trip ever! Best guides, best food, best wine and the people on the trip were so much fun! Biking was gorgeous!”
— Marjorie Eagan,
Rioja Biking 2013
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