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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Available in customized package only
Trip length: 13 days / 12 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+
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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.

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