LAGUARDIA, 5 Stars Cyclotourism in La Rioja Alavesa

Mountains, lakes, vineyards and Laguardia. The Stage cyclist par excellence
End of day on Laguardia. In the foreground, wineries Marqués de Riscal in Elciego
The Ebro River will be our companion in a large number of routes
Wherever we put our eyes, the vineyard is there
Laguardia and its lagoons from the Sierra de Cantabria
Surroundings of Laguardia, San Vicente de la Sonsierra under La Sierra de Cantabria

Being accredited by the "Association of the most beautiful Villages of Spain" belonging to the select "club" of themselves, LAGUARDIA will not disappoint us as PUNTO BIKE.

To the sporty potential of the cycle routes that we propose taking the village as a starting point, we must add the gastronomic, wine tourism and non-sport proposals available. Prehistoric settlements such as the village of La Hoya, a dozen of megalithic monuments scattered around the surrounding, natural protected areas as the wetlands and lagoons of Carravalseca, Carralogroño... The list continuous with a compact set of elements within the walls characteristic of a medieval town, churches, towers, the celtiberian pond, "Los Calaos" -caves under the houses- the walls of the village...

And of course! everything about the world of wine, the thematic Center of the wine Villa Lucia with its tasting and show 4-d, the numerous wineries - traditional ones and authentic betting by architectural modernity – all with the common denominator of modernity in the traditional production of wine of the Rioja Alavesa. A modernity that LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE is transmitting to his way of offering the cycling in any of the formats proposed

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

BODEGA EL FABULISTA

FABULISTA WINERY The visit consists of a brief history and continues with a pleasant and graphical explanation of the wine in our lakes, treading the grapes as it was done in the past, through the calados subterráneos and ends tasting the wines produced in the own wine cellar.

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BODEGA YSIOS

Visit to the Flagship of the new Rioja, BODEGA YSIOS. In an idyllic enclave at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria, Ysios opens its doors to invite us to discover a winery of author that surprises and fascinates. It is the only Winery in the world designed by Santiago Calatrava, fully integrated into the landscape in what its author describes as an ongoing dialogue between the work and nature.

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MARQUÉS DE RISCAL - The City of Wine

The complex is composed of the old Winery of Marqués de Riscal (1858), one of the oldest in Rioja, as well as a new building designed by the Canadian architect, Frank O. Gehry.
Visit to Winery and tasting of Marqués de Riscal Verdejo (Rueda P.D.O.) and Marqués de Riscal Reserva (D.o.ca. Rioja).

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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.


LAGUARDIA

Format 1 - VILLAGES and VINEYARDS

  • LAGUARDIA

    Format 1 - VILLAGES and VINEYARDS

  • The routes

    We can choose between the following routes

    Map Laguardia
    Map Laguardia

    For zoom in or

    Route 1: VIÑEDOS de ALAVA - Distance 56km / Unevenness 1000m

    Route 2: VIÑEDOS del EBRO - Distance 53km / Unevenness 950m

    Route 3: NAJERA - RIOJA ALTA - Distance 54km / Unevenness 650m

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    Medieval bridge over the Ebro seen from the castle of San Vicente de la Sonsierra
    VIÑEDOS del EBRO

    Between Laguardia and Meano
    VIÑEDOS de ALAVA

    5 stars section between San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Baños del Ebro
    VIÑEDOS del EBRO

    We left behind San Vicente de la Sonsierra
    VIÑEDOS del EBRO

    Laguardia La Nuit, a really privileged place to host a stage of cycling

    We left behind Meano
    VIÑEDOS de ALAVA Cicloturista Vitoria 2016

    Sunset over the castle of San Vicente de la Sonsierra
    VIÑEDOS del EBRO

    We arrived to Elciego cycling between the vineyards of Marqués de Riscal
    VIÑEDOS de ALAVA


  • Others

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

    EZCARAY Ezcaray

    LOGROÑO   Logrono

LAGUARDIA

Format 2 - VILLAGES, VINEYARDS and MOUNTAIN PASSES

  • LAGUARDIA

    Format 2 - VILLAGES, VINEYARDS and MOUNTAIN PASSES

  • The routes

    We can choose between the following routes

    Map Laguardia
    Map Laguardia

    For zoom in or

    Route 1: GUARDAVIÑAS - Distance 86km / Unevenness 1450m

    Route 2: HERRERA - CODÉS - Distance 91km / Unevenness 1500m

    Route 3: SIGUIENDO EL EBRO - Distance 96km / Unevenness 1400m

    Route 4: VIÑEDOS DEL EBRO - HERRERA - Distance 70km / Unevenness 1610m

    Route 5: PUERTOS del SUR - Distance 110km / Unevenness 2150m

    Route 6: LAGUARDIA - MONCALVILLO - Distance 76km / Unevenness 1530m

    Route 7: MONTAÑA ALAVESA - Distance 70km / Unevenness 1550m

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    The vintage is coming
    GUARDAVIÑAS and SIGUIENDO EL EBRO

    Herrera, ramps of 13 and 14%, a port without jokes
    HERRERA - CODÉS, VIÑEDOS DEL EBRO - HERRERA and MONTAÑA ALAVESA Cicloturista Vitoria 2016

    Standard landscape of LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE
    GUARDAVIÑAS and MONTAÑA ALAVESA Cicloturista Vitoria 2016

    Vineyards, guardaviñas, Sierra de Cantabria and us. Anything else?
    GUARDAVIÑAS, SIGUIENDO EL EBRO and VIÑEDOS DEL EBRO - HERRERA

    Port of Herrera, we aren't in Picos de Europa, we are in La Rioja
    MONTAÑA ALAVESA, HERRERA - CODÉS and VIÑEDOS DEL EBRO - HERRERA Cicloturista Vitoria 2016

    Quiet roads in the Montaña Alavesa
    MONTAÑA ALAVESA, HERRERA - CODÉS and VIÑEDOS DEL EBRO - HERRERA

    Sierra de La Demanda saw from the summit of Moncalvillo
    PUERTOS del SUR and LAGUARDIA - MONCALVILLO

    Arriving to the top, an always "important" moment. Here we change vineyards per oaks
    MONTAÑA ALAVESA, HERRERA - CODÉS y VIÑEDOS DEL EBRO - HERRERA

    Montaña Alavesa. La Muela de San Román
    MONTAÑA ALAVESA and HERRERA - CODÉS

    Meano and La Sierra de Cantabria seen from the port of La Aldea. In the background the Iberian Mountain Range.
    GUARDAVIÑAS and MONTAÑA ALAVESA

    Port of La Aldea in La Sierra de Cantabria, natural border between the Montaña Alavesa to the North and La Rioja to the South.
    MONTAÑA ALAVESA

    Descent of the port of La Aldea towards Meano. In the background, the gap of the port and El León Dormido
    MONTAÑA ALAVESA  Cicloturista Vitoria 2016

    Spectacular stretch of road between Meano and Laguardia
    GUARDAVIÑAS and MONTAÑA ALAVESA  Cicloturista Vitoria 2016

    Castle of Clavijo, over the village, and for us Port of the same name.
    PUERTOS del SUR

    Accompanying the Ebro under the supervision of the castle of Davalillo
    SIGUIENDO EL EBRO, GUARDAVIÑAS and VIÑEDOS DEL EBRO - HERRERA

    Bodegas Marqués de Riscal and Laguardia. Dazzling end of stage if we returned to our PUNTO BIKE through Elciego.
    MONCALVILLO and PUERTOS del SUR


  • Others

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

    EZCARAY Laguardia

    LOGROÑO   Logrono

LAGUARDIA

Format 3 - CYCLE TOURISM PLUS

  • LAGUARDIA

    Format 3 - CYCLE TOURISM PLUS

  • The routes

    We can choose between the following routes

    Map Laguardia
    Map Laguardia

    For zoom in or

    Route 1: PEÑA HINCADA-MONASTERIOS - Distance 170km / Unevenness 2420m

    Route 2: TOUR SIERRA de CANTABRIA - Distance 153km / Unevenness 2200m

    Route 3: GRAN CANTABRIA - Distance 172km / Unevenness 2060m

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    ¡Silence... Sierra de Cantabria
    GRAN CANTABRIA

    In the north of the Sierra de Cantabria, Montaña Alavesa. Lagrán and Villaverde from the Paso del Toro.
    GRAN CANTABRIA and TOUR SIERRA de CANTABRIA

    Many kilometers ahead. Vineyards, guardaviñas and La Sierra de Cantabria.
    GRAN CANTABRIA and TOUR SIERRA de CANTABRIA

    Crossing Ortigosa de Cameros during ascent to Peña Hincada
    PEÑA HINCADA-MONASTERIOS

    Environment of Iberian Range in the Peña Hincada descent towards the Valley of the Najerilla. We are in La Sierra de Camero Nuevo.
    PEÑA HINCADA-MONASTERIOS

    Scenes of the Montaña Alavesa. The muela de San Román on the village of the same name.
    GRAN CANTABRIA

    Alto de Aguilar, Sierra de Codés will be lagging behind. Ahead... 13 kilometres of descent to Viana.
    GRAN CANTABRIA and TOUR SIERRA de CANTABRIA

    Monasterio de Yuso -San Millán de la Cogolla- World Heritage Site.
    PEÑA HINCADA-MONASTERIOS

    We returned to the rest of our PUNTO BIKE de hoy. Sierra de Cantabria, Laguardia and Elciego from the vineyards of Marqués de Riscal.
    Kilometer 165 of PEÑA HINCADA-MONASTERIOS


  • Others

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

    EZCARAY Laguardia

    LOGROÑO   Logrono

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