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STAGE EZCARAY- ECHAURREN  4*

Weekend

3 days / 2 nights

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To take into account

In all Stages of LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE the last day is one day more, that is; the check-out of this concerted hotel is at 6 in the afternoon.

By default all Stages of LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE are configured with an accompanying road vehicle when the group of cyclists does not exceed 7 people.
If the group is greater than 8 cyclists, a guide in bike is added.

On demand you can add or delete this second guide

TARIFFS

Groups 4 to 7 persons - 1 guide in - 825 €

Groups 8 to 12 persons - 1 guide in + 1 guide in - 825 €

For larger groups customized budget will be send

Pack hired with Pirineos PUNTO BIKE CIF 15954000-G -Travel Agency-
Inscribed in the Tourist Registry of Navarra with Code CI. NA-128

In this proposal we will use as base our PUNTO BIKE par excellence in EZCARAY, that is, the Hotel Echaurren.
This is our proposed star of Stage in Ezcaray, a sports/gastronomic Experience of the highest quality, one of the greatest exponents of LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE stages.

Note that in order to provide the highest level of privacy and comfort, each participant will have single room.

The Stage - EZCARAY ECHAURREN - The details

EZCARAY PUNTO BIKE - Hotel Echaurren 4*

All the features of the accommodation and the gastronomic proposals of "Gastronomic Hotel Echaurren" can be seen in this link, but in terms of our Stage is concerned, we quote here the most relevant details:

The afternoon or evening of arrival we will make a briefing of the activity and the routes for the next few days accompanied by a first contact with the gastronomy of the place in its version Echaurren e-Tapas. This is; dinner of tapas in the Gastro bar Echaurren.

Images of dishes that are shown in this proposal can or not correspond to our menus. During our Stage "we will submit ourselves" to a regime of Menu tasting regulated by seasonal products and by the criterion of the Staff of the Echaurren.

We are in one of the "sanctuaries" of the modern gastronomy, we don't forget that our chef/Chief, Francis Paniego, "accumulate" 3 Michelin stars. In view of this, one of the "non-sporting" activities of the stage will be to capture the essence of the place. To do this, we will include in our stay a visit to the kitchen of the restaurant where we will become "Chefs for a while".

Lunch or dinner for 2 days of activity in Ezcaray will be distributed between El Portal del Echaurren, usually the first day (detailed in the section HIGHLIGHT a little further down) and Echaurren Tradición, usually for the second day.


Restaurante Echaurren Tradición:
Traditional tasting menu paired with wines 2

During our idle moments, as well as visits to the surroundings, we can isolate ourselves in different areas of relaxation that for this purpose the hotel provides. Also here we mention the "inevitable" quality of buffet breakfast with which we begin the day.


The Stage - Day by day

zero-day:

  • In all Stages of LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE is considered zero-day to evening or night in which the group of cyclists arrives to he hotel.
    Depending on the time of arrival of the group we will decide if we make a presentation of the activity to develop in the next few days.

stage-day:

  • It is considered stage-day every day that may exist between the zero-day and the last day.
    1. Breakfast. Time depending on the season of the year in which we find ourselves
    2. Beginning of the chosen route taking a criterion of stops according to expectations and pace of the group
    3. If we have choose format 1 or 2; a few kilometers before the end of route, lunch and visit to winery or other point of interest. If we have choose format 3, this visit will be anuled taking into account the necesary time demanding by the route.
    4. End of stage. Shower in the hotel
    5. Free afternoon
    6. Dinner. Timetable agreed with the group
    7. Briefing of the cycling programme
    8. If we are combining PUNTOS BIKE the day of transfer from one point to another will be similar to one normal stage-day but conducting the stage on line

last day:

  • In all Stages of LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE the chek-out is established at 18 o´clock. So, in this last day the only difference in the activity comparing with a stage-day, consists in reach a consensus with the group and choose a route with a mileage that leave sufficient margin at the end of the day for the displacement that cyclists need to do in order to go back to their places of origin.

The ACTIVITY - SPORT AND NON SPORTS

The daily activity in the stage varies slightly depending on the format (1, 2 or 3) that we are talking about.
In any of the formats, routes will be determined with the group during the briefing of the day prior to the realization of the activity. We will choose the routes from those available in "The Routes " tabs (a tab for each format 1, 2 or 3).

The formats 1 and 2 include non-sports activities. They shall be elected from those available in the menu "Non Sporting Activities" and shall be decided prior to the dates of the Stage in order to make the reserves.

In this section of "Definition of formats" you can get the idea of the whole of the activity depending on which is the format that you choose.

Definition of formats

Format 1 SLOW - 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 20 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 CLASSIC - 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 PRO - 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

Gastronomic Experience logo echaurren

In the year 2012 Francis Paniego was recognized with the prestigious National Prize of Gastronomy to the best Chief of Cuisine. It remained as the steps of his mother Marisa Sanchez, who had received the same award 25 years earlier. The Michelin Guide gave the second star El Portal de Echaurren in 2014. If we add to these the third obtained in the kitchen of Marqués de Riscal - 3 star Michelin - there is not doubt about the place in which we are.

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The kitchen of the Echaurren is intimately linked to Ezcaray and the Oja Valley. To the extent possible their products come from fields and the surrounding villages, and something similar could be said of the inspiration for the creation of their dishes, and is that which is our field of play for cycling, is the same that inspired some creations of Francis Paniego -usual cyclist-

EZCARAY PUNTO BIKE Tasting menu paired with 3 wines

Images of dishes that are shown in this proposal can or does not correspond with the tasting menu proposed by the Echaurren for this Stage.

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If you want to know more about the concept of the gastronomy of the Echaurren, we include here a link to the hotel website.

El Portal del Echaurren is closed Sunday nights, Mondays and Tuesdays. If your Stage matches these days we will offer an alternative.

INCLUDED

  • 2 - Hotel nights - Single room in the new rooms of the Echaurren 4*
  • 2 - Buffet breakfasts -
  • 1 Tapas Dinner in Gastro bar Echaurren:
  • 1 Lunch or dinner at restaurant Echaurren Tradición - Traditional tasting menu paired with 2 wines
  • 1 Lunch or dinner at restaurant El Portal del Echaurren - Tasting menu paired with 3 wines
  • Support vehicle with function of guide and transportation of luggage if there is combination of PUNTOS BIKE
  • Accompanying cycling tour guide when the number of participants exceeds 7 cyclists
  • - On route refreshments stations - The Echaurren kitchen service will be responsible for that during the route do not forget that this is a "STAGE ECHAURREN"
  • Travel and sport insurance
  • Entrances to wineries, museums or any other type of tourist visit which has been agreed for the Stage
  • Briefing and Multimedia presentation of the cycling programme

NOT INCLUDED

  • Beers or other consumptions outside the proposed menus in the dinners or during the stay in hotels
  • Meals in restaurants at the time of the noon, unless it has been agreed previously to replace dinner with meals
  • Any kind of sports material, helmets, shoes, etc
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the offer

OPTIONS

  • Airport/station pick up
  • In less than 7 riders group: Add guide rolling on bike
  • In group of 8 or more cyclists: Do not include bike tour guide
  • Include in the group "no cycling" companions
  • Professional photo and video keepsake
  • Bicycle rental. Road, electrics or hibryds.
    We put them at the starting point of the route together with a mechanic to adjust them to your sizes.
  • Add one day to the Stage: + 380 €
    This offer is valid if the extra days are non-festive days


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