La Rioja and Castilla y León

An unsung region of Spain

About midway between Madrid to the south and the Cantabrian and Atlantic Coast to the north is Spain’s trump card: La Rioja and Castilla y León, both part of the historic region of Vieille-Castille. In Castilla y León, you will have the pleasure of pedaling through the magnificent Cañón del Río Lobos Natural Park. This sheer-walled limestone canyon, with its pine and juniper forests, as well as numerous caves, is the epitome of wide open spaces and spectacular landscapes. Upon leaving the park, you will pedal to the city of Burgos with its rich Gothic architectural heritage, which includes its cathedral, the Monasterio de las Huelgas and the Cartuja de Miraflores.  Logroño, the other major city on your itinerary and the capital of La Rioja, is renowned for its many vineyards, DOC wines and Roman ruins. A great choice for a cycling holiday off the beaten path!

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September 3 to 16, 2020
> Price (taxes included) : $3,895
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 13 days / 12 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route: 365 km • Long route : 758 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Madrid and transfer to El Burgo de Osma (3 hrs).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Fresno de Caracena (45 to 68 km).
Day 3 - El Burgo de Osma, Berzosa, Ucero, Casarejos, San Leonardo de Yague (45 to 67 km).
Day 4 - San Leonardo de Yague, Muñecas, Orillares, Espeja de San Marcelino, Huerta de Rey, Santo Domingo de Silos (60 to 69 km).
Day 5 - Santo Domingo de Silos, Covarrubias, Hortigüela, Mambrillas de Lara, Camporala, Cardeñadijo, Burgos (79 km).
Day 6 - Journée libre ou boucle via Albillos, Presencio, Arcos (25 to 65 km).
Day 7 - Burgos, Temiño, Rublacedo de Abajo, Piérnigas, Quintanabureba, Briviesca (52 to 87 km).
Day 8 - Briviesca, Quintanilla San García, Cerezo de Río Tíron, Castildelgado, Grañón, Santo Domingo de la Calzada (54 to 78 km).
Day 9 - Journée libre ou boucle via Villar de Torre, Badarán, Baños de Rio Tobía, Cirueña (39 to 65 km).
Day 10 - Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Bañares, Alesanco, Nájera, Uruñuela, Cenicero, Lapuela de Labarca, Logroño (75 to 87 km).
Day 11 - Journée libre ou boucle via Villamediana de Iregua, Clavijo, Albelda de Iregua, Entrena, Lardero (53 to 93 km).
Day 12 - Transfer from Logroño to Madrid hotel (4 hrs).
Day 13 - Transfer from hotel to Madrid airport and flight back to Montreal.

The package includes:

- round-trip air transportation for passenger, baggage and bicycle with Air Transat.
- transfer between airport and hotel;
- 12 nights in two to four-star hotels (double occupancy);
- 12 breakfasts et 3 evening meals;
- baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
- bus transfer on day 12;
- mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
- daily route plans;
- taxes;
- protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge since January 1st, 2019.

Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Madrid > Madrid/Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 25 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $2945
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.