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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.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
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 is how I like to do that.”
Taste and ride Northern Spain
Riding Rioja is a sensory experience. Your eyes won’t believe the vineyard-covered hills of neighbouring Ribera del Duero. Your body won’t believe the comfort of the 5-star Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine Hotel. Your taste buds will never tire of the topas, pintxos and barbecued meats – not to mention the world-famous wine. And your mind? Totally and utterly blown.
Note: Some departures operate on a slightly different itinerary.
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Day by Day
We begin today’s ride in Miranda de Ebro to get our first taste of the region’s wine country, biking through the vineyards before stopping for lunch and a tasting at a wine bar.
We weave past villages and wineries on a loop ride through the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria. Lunch today will be a picnic followed by a Basque Txalaparta music performance.
Today we change Sierras as we venture south from the Basque Country and into Rioja. We stop for lunch at Palacio Casafuerte in Zarratón, a medieval village known for its chapels.
Riding in the Ribera del Duero we'll cross the Duero River a few times and venture the stretch between Valladolid and Peñafiel (where the greatest wines of the appellation are produced) before lunch at Dehesa de los Canonigos.
Ride past vineyards and farmers' fields to arrive at Pago de Carraovejas Winery for a memorable lunch. Our final night dinner is a Michelin-star affair in the magnificent 12thC church at the hotel. ¡Salud!
After breakfast, our driver will take us to Valladolid for connections on the high-speed train to Madrid. The journey time is approximately one hour. Adios!
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 minimalist-style 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 »
Hotel Echaurren, Ezcaray
Founded in 1898, the Echaurren family has been delighting guests in this secluded mountain town for 5 generations. El Portal, the gastronomic restaurant under the ladle of Francis Paniego, has 2 Michelin stars. After the feast, retreat to your room and sleep with the windows open. You’ll be amazed by the silence. View hotel website »
Le Domaine, Abadia Retuerta
A beautifully restored 13thC convent, Le Domaine is peacefully set among the vineyards and offers spacious, contemporary rooms, a gastronomic restaurant, a wine and tapas bar, a verdant cloister and well-deserved massages. Its idyllic location beside the Douro River makes for a peaceful atmosphere. View hotel website >>
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
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
The riding is, for the most part, on gently rolling, quiet country and vineyard roads. The average daily ride is 48 km (30 mi.), with options for more cycling on most days.
“I bike about once a week at home.”
Gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation (Superior at Echaurren, Deluxe at Viura, Deluxe at Marques de Riscal)
- Meals as indicated
- Services of B&R-trained local guide
- Support vehicles during bike rides
- Use of a customized bicycle and helmet
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
- B&R biodegradable water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
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.
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Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend more time in Basque Country
Bilbao is a vibrant and compact city that allows for easy exploration on foot—we highly recommend spending time there after your B&R trip. The opening of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim in 1997 sparked a renaissance within the city that has put Bilbao back on the map culturally and artistically. The city boasts several other museums of note, an attractive old quarter that is ideal for strolling through, and some fantastic restaurant/bars.
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