Overland Track

Both Victor & Matt were extremely knowledgeable of the local area, the trail, the environment (plants & animals) as well as being good fun to spend time with. It was impressive that the food was fresh throughout the trip, deliciously cooked & it catered for vegetarian and gluten free diets within the group. Our bedding was warm & comfortable and we are already looking forward to returning to Tassie!

Nancy O'Hare - Canada - March 2010 | Australia
 
 

Cycle the Rioja

Bordered by mountains with the Ebro River running through the middle, the Rioja region in northern Spain has a micro climate ideal for viticulture. For more than two centuries its wine industry has developed to become world renown principally for its classic bold reds. In tandem, the development of gourmet cuisine has resulted in award winning restaurants housed in countryside estates and medieval villages dotted throughout the region. This exceptional journey by bike is ideally suited to lovers of wine and fine dining, with opportunities to sample regional produce at cellar doors and at the evening meal. During the cycle day explore charming villages and small castles, view religious art in monasteries and churches and cycle the quiet country roads along the banks of the Ebro and on the Camino de Santiago (Compostela Trail or Way of St James). Evenings are spent in specially handpicked hotels brimming with character.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Laguardia, the unofficial capital of the Basque section of La Rioja with over 320 wine cellars, many dating back to the 18th Century
DAY 2 Bike orientation session before cycle begins along Ebro River through the Rioja Alavesa (32km)
DAY 3 Cycle through wine towns of the Rioja (50km)
DAY 4 Along the Camino de Santiago to San Millan with opportunities to visit small towns and monasteries enroute (46km)
DAY 5 Cycle the Rioja Rail Trail to Ezcaray (46km)
DAY 6 Cycle along the river Oja, hike through the valley or explore the charming town of Ezcaray
DAY 7 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: UCR
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  7 days
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