EZCARAY, 5 Star Cycle Bike Tours in La Rioja and in the Iberian Range

In the heart of the Iberian mountain range, Ezcaray, one stage of our 5 Star Cycle Tourism
ECHAURREN Gastronomic Hotel, one of our PUNTOS BIKE in Ezcaray
Nature and Medieval history on the Ebro river; spectacular landscapes along the route leaving Ezcaray
The vineyards rule over the landscapes of the North
La Sierra de La Demanda - The mountains and beyond heading South
El Portal del Echaurren, a Gastronomic Experience to round off a perfect day of cycling

Nature, landscapes and villages became EZCARAY, "First tourist town of La Rioja".
On our part, these same reasons, added to the excellent hotel service, it have become one of our key PUNTOS BIKE.

As in our other PUNTOS BIKE, to the potential sporty of cycling routes that we propose using the villa as a starting point, a lot of Non-Sporting proposals are added.
The historic centre of the town is already by itself a set of popular architecture which justifies his visit,with the constant memory of architectural its textile tradition, their different types of construction by neighborhoods and its arcades, designed to sustain life in the street during the rigors of the winter.

In the limits of the villa "Oja village" and La Sierra de La Demanda nature stand out without too much effort.
Beyond, in few kilometres, opens the entire "universe" RIOJA, monasteries like San Millán de la Cogolla or Valvanera, countless monuments and historical sites reflecting the past from prehistoric times to the present day, and living with them all, the infinite world of the wine with its vineyards, wineries, wine tasting... Endless.

Our proposals are based on 2 days / 2 nights in EZCARAY and are expandable with more days in the same village or combining them with other PUNTOS BIKE to get the number of days that interest you.

Non Sporting Activities

MUSEUM DINASTIA VIVANCO

Visit to the Dinastia Vivanco Museum. A large space that houses the collections that the Vivanco family has been acquiring for years.
One of the largest spaces in the world dedicated exclusively to the world of wine. From vessels of centuries ago, presses, great works of art (Picasso, Sorolla, Juan Gris, Chillida, Barceló, Genovés, etc.) or audio-visual where to discover everything about the history and the future of wine.

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WINERIES RAMÓN BILBAO

MIRTO visit, which includes:
Guided explanation of our history and processes of elaboration
Course of introduction to the tasting with 5 wines of Ramón Bilbao (Ramón Bilbao Rosado, Ramón Bilbao Viñedos de Altura, Ramón Bilbao Reserva Original 43, Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva y Mirto de Ramón Bilbao
360º Virtual Reality Experience.

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EXPERIENCE GÓMEZ CRUZADO

Route of the landscapes of old vineyards of Rioja Alta and Alavesa through the tasting of the wines of the Winerie Gómez Cruzado
Guided visit to the winery and Tasting in the barrel room of Gómez Cruzado Blanco, Reserva, Honorable and Pancrudo.

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Choose your Format

Format 1 - VILLAGES and VINEYARDS

Format 2 - VILLAGES, VINEYARDS and MOUNTAIN PASSES

Format 3 - CYCLE TOURISM PLUS


Definition of Format 1, 2 and 3

Format 1 - VILLAGES and VINEYARDS:

  • These tours combine cycling with culture, history and nature.
  • The sporty character of the route is not the main attraction, but is a measured combination of elements that make this category of travel perfect for those who are looking for an experience that captures our country, along with its countryside.
  • This format is flexible and allows you to make decisions; whether you prefer a lighter ride and focus more on cultural aspects of the region than on sports.
  • The cycling routes are between 40 and 60 kilometers.
  • These tours do not include major mountain passes, but instead offer delightful medium to easy country roads.
  • We take it easy, no rush here. We make several meaningful stops and make visits to relevant points of the route, monuments, historical centres, etc. We pop off our cycling shoes and really get a chance to visit sites.
  • Every day ends with experiences off our bikes, including activities such as wine-tasting, museum visits or visits to historic villages and towns.

Format 2 - VILLAGES, VINEYARDS and MOUNTAIN PASSES:

  • This second travel format combines visits to places of historical and cultural interest, yet is clearly centered on cycling the region; essentially mountain passes.
  • The stages are between 70 and 100 kilometers and an unevenness of between 1000 and 2000 meters.
  • The speed of the group is something depends entirely on the challenge and goals of the group.
  • The same philosophy of offering flexibility applies to cultural stops in relevant monuments, or other points along in the route. Our refreshment stops are usually chosen for their cultural points of interest, so that we get as many "wow moments" into the route.
  • When we finish the route, the program includes follow-up activities like wine-tasting, or visits to museums, and interesting villages and towns.

Format 3 - CYCLE TOURISM PLUS:

  • This format offers an entirely sporty profile with cultural touring only after the cycling has concluded for the day.
  • The cycling stages are between 110 and 180 kilometers and an unevenness of between 2000 and 3000 meters.
  • We adapt the tour to the volume of kms that you are looking to reach. This is particularily interesting for clubs and teams that are looking for a certain volume of kms by the end of the tour. For example, the group can decide if prefers to prefers stages of 120 kms per day or closer to 180 kms.
  • The speed of the group is something depends entirely on the challenge and goals of the group.
  • Given the physically demanding character of the stages, and as a consequence, the added fatigue, the events preceding cycling, like wine-tasting, historical tours, are optional. You will be given the opportunity to make those decisions as a group.


EZCARAY

Format 1 - VILLAGES and VINEYARDS

  • EZCARAY

    Format 1 - VILLAGES and VINEYARDS

  • The routes

    We can choose between the following routes

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    Route 1: PEREGRINOS - Distance 47km / Unevenness 390m

    Route 2: MONASTERIOS - Distance 68km / Unevenness 740m

    Route 3: ALDEAS DEL OJA - Distance 58km / Unevenness 665m

    Route 4: TOUR SANTO DOMINGO - Distance 58km / Unevenness 500m

    Route 5: BONICAPARRA - Distance 50km / Unevenness 850m

    Route 6: DOS PROVINCIAS - Distance 51km / Unevenness 940m

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    Vineyards on the outskirts of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. In the background, La Sierra de La Demanda, our horizon these days.
    PEREGRINOS and TOUR SANTO DOMINGO

    Valgañon,
    ALDEAS DEL OJA and DOS PROVINCIAS

    Yuso monastery in San Millán de la Cogolla, destination required.
    MONASTERIOS

    Intense beech on the road to the alto de Bonicaparra. Its proximity to Ezcaray and the beauty of its climb "justifies" the inclusion in our chapter of VILLAGES and VINEYARDS
    BONICAPARRA

    Ascending Pradilla Port, between Burgos and La Rioja
    DOS PROVINCIAS

    View of Santo Domingo de la Calzada from the clock tower
    PEREGRINOS and TOUR SANTO DOMINGO

    After the harvest


  • Others

    If you want to perform a Stage of more than 2 days by combining with other PUNTOS BIKE here are the options

    LAGUARDIA Laguardia

    LOGROÑO   Logrono

EZCARAY

Format 2 - VILLAGES, VINEYARDS and MOUNTAIN PASSES

  • EZCARAY

    Format 2 - VILLAGES, VINEYARDS and MOUNTAIN PASSES

  • The routes

    We can choose between the following routes

    Mapa Ezcaray nivel 2

    For zoom in or

    Route 1: MONASTERIOS - TOUR SANTO DOMINGO - Distance 98km / Unevenness 1250m

    Route 2: RIOJILLA BURGALESA - Distance 78km / Unevenness 830m

    Route 3: TRES CIMAS CRUZ DE LA DEMANDA - Distance 77km / Unevenness 1700m

    Route 4: EZCARAY 4 CIMAS EXTREM - Distance 105km / Unevenness 2500m

    Route 5: DAVALILLO - Distance 98km / Unevenness 1000m

    Route 6: RIOJILLA BONICAPARRA - Distance 96km / Unevenness 1280m

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    Castle of Davalillo, impressive viewpoint over the territory of La Rioja. Among its main functions was watch the Ebro river at that point.
    DAVALILLO

    Ascending Pradilla by Valgañón, 6 kilometers to 5%
    RIOJILLA BURGALESA, EZCARAY 4 CIMAS EXTREM and RIOJILLA BONICAPARRA

    At the foot of the castle of Davalillo the Hermitage of the same name. Here we will get pedalling, in 2 minutes to foot we will arrive to the Castle.
    DAVALILLO

    Monasterio de Yuso -San Millán de la Cogolla- World Heritage site
    MONASTERIOS TOUR SANTO DOMINGO

    You can simply roll a few kilometres to the North to reach the vineyards landscape
    MONASTERIOS TOUR SANTO DOMINGO, RIOJILLA BONICAPARRA and DAVALILLO

    Western side of Pradilla Port, 5 kilometers to 5%. On Port foot, Fresneda de la Sierra Tirón
    RIOJILLA BURGALESA, y RIOJILLA BONICAPARRA

    The harvest season; warm light, idea temperatures, and kilometers and kilometers of breathtaking landscapes.
    MONASTERIOS TOUR SANTO DOMINGO, RIOJILLA BONICAPARRA and DAVALILLO

    San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Sierra de Cantabria and Ebro basin from the castle of Davalillo
    DAVALILLO

    Today we have diverted us awhile by the "sterratos" of the Eroica Hispania

    On the outskirts of Santo Domingo any carretil we make will surprise us with its history
    MONASTERIOS TOUR SANTO DOMINGO and RIOJILLA BONICAPARRA

    The Cruz de La Demanda, a port of the "greats", with a "wall" with numbers easy to remember, 8 kilometers at 8%.
    EZCARAY 4 CIMAS EXTREM and TRES CIMAS CRUZ DE LA DEMANDA

    Last kilometer in Vadezcaray, 14 kilometers to 5%
    EZCARAY 4 CIMAS EXTREM y TRES CIMAS CRUZ DE LA DEMANDA


  • Others

    If you want to perform a Stage of more than 2 days by combining with other PUNTOS BIKE here are the options

    LAGUARDIA Laguardia

    LOGROÑO   Logrono

EZCARAY

Format 3 - CYCLE TOURISM PLUS

  • EZCARAY

    Format 3 - CYCLE TOURISM PLUS

  • The routes

    We can choose between the following routes

    Mapa Ezcaray nivel 3

    For zoom in or

    Route 1: EBRO - RIOJILLA BURGALESA - Distance 133km / Unevenness 1500m

    Route 2: VIÑEDOS DE HERRERA - Distance 150km / Unevenness 1800m

    Route 3: TOUR DE LA DEMANDA - Distance 172km / Unevenness 250m

    Route 4: ATAPUERCA - Distance 143km / Unevenness 1650m

    Route 5: EBRO Y SIERRA - Distance 179km / Unevenness 2400m

    Route 6: EZCARAY 5 CIMAS EXTREM - Distance 124km / Unevenness 3000m

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    Beginning of the ramps in Herrera, one of the ports "coco" of La Rioja
    VIÑEDOS DE HERRERA

    Autumn vineyards in November in the Ebro Basin
    VIÑEDOS DE HERRERA and EBRO Y SIERRA

    Cruz de La Demanda, the "coco" for excellence in the area with its 8 km to 8%. If you desire, from the top you can still "sterratear" awhile looking for a clueless snowfield
    EZCARAY 5 CIMAS EXTREM

    Pine forest during the ascent to the Port of the Manquillo on the southern slopes of the Sierra de La Demanda
    TOUR DE LA DEMANDA

    Autumnal atmosphere and quiet road between San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Baños de Ebro
    EBRO Y SIERRA

    La Cuculla (now San Lorenzo) acts as a magnet in our retourn paths to our PUNTO BIKE in Ezcaray
    TOUR DE LA DEMANDA, VIÑEDOS DE HERRERA and EBRO Y SIERRA

    On the southern slope of the Sierra de La Demanda, Pineda de la Sierra still retains the splendour that was since the middle Age as important cattle ranching center
    TOUR DE LA DEMANDA

    Pradilla High, a "soft" port, depending on the chosen route will be start or end of stage
    TOUR DE LA DEMANDA, EBRO - RIOJILLA BURGALESA, EZCARAY 5 CIMAS EXTREM and ATAPUERCA

    Quiet ride through the vineyards of the Ebro under the watchful eyes of the lookouts of the castle of Davalillo
    VIÑEDOS DE HERRERA and EBRO Y SIERRA

    Peaks of more than 2000 meters above sea level, protecting our ascent to Vadezcaray
    EZCARAY 5 CIMAS EXTREM

    Drought brings out Mansilla de La Sierra from the dam
    TOUR DE LA DEMANDA

    A stop on the route, Atapuerca Archeological Site - World Heritage
    ATAPUERCA


  • Others

    If you want to perform a Stage of more than 2 days by combining with other PUNTOS BIKE here are the options

    LAGUARDIA Laguardia

    LOGROÑO   Logrono

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