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San Millan de la Cogolla Rioja


Enjoyable tour through the vineyards

7 Days / 6 Nights
San Millan de la Cogolla Rioja

Your cycling vacation through La Rioja takes you past vineyards to pretty villages, through authentic Spain, far away from mass tourism. Taste the best wines during your trip and enjoy typical Spanish dishes. The wine museum invites you to visit and ancient, but also numerous ultra-modern bodegas welcome you warmly. All this in a beautiful region full of natural beauty and tranquillity, where time seems to have stood still.

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Itinerary at a glance

Welcome to Logroño! A visit to the beautiful city center with its many cafés and tapas bars is a must!

On the first day, you cycle into the "La Rioja Alavesa" region. You leave Logroño via the Way of St. James and are accompanied by many pilgrims. After cycling through fields for a while, the landscape changes and you cross a mosaic of vineyards surrounded by high mountains. In Laguardia, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Spain, you should definitely visit one of the bodegas. Below the village is a labyrinth of tunnels and caves that serve as bodegas.

Today you will get to know the Ysios Bodega, designed by the famous architect Calatrava and one of the most striking buildings in La Rioja. You cycle along quiet country roads and country lanes through the vineyards of La Rioja Alavesa and Euskadi. The beautiful landscape of vineyards, fields and mountains hides old villages where you cycle at a leisurely pace to the larger village of Haro, where the two most famous bodegas, Viña Tondonia and Muga, are located.

The first part of the route to the village of Briones is flat and the landscape is still dominated by vineyards. Briones is home to the wine museum, which you should definitely visit. The route continues through the lesser-known La Rioja. The vineyards give way to cereal fields and cornfields until you arrive in Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a beautiful village with great significance in the history of the Camino de Santiago.

You cycle from Santo Domingo de la Calzada along with many other pilgrims on the famous Way of St. James. The first part of the route is a constant up and down through fields, always with the imposing Ezcaray mountains in the distance. You reach the mighty San Millán monastery, where the Spanish language was born. You then follow a breathtakingly beautiful path through old vineyards and with magnificent views over La Rioja until you arrive in Nájera.

Today you cycle leisurely past fields and reach the Alava region, with its countless vineyards. In Elciego you will come across the most famous bodega, designed by Frank Gueri Marqués de Riscal. From Elciego you follow the river Ebro to Logroño.

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Route Information


The daily stages are quite short, but in slightly hilly to undulating terrain. There are a few climbs on each stage. The route runs mainly on quiet country roads and country lanes, occasionally also on good gravel roads.

Prices and dates

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (English, Dutch)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Dutch)
  • GPS-data
  • Service hotline (English)


Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Logroño train station
  • Madrid, Bilbao or Zaragoza airport

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • Minimum number of participants 2 people
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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