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Rioja: Cycling & Wine 6 7 1 2 3 Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT INC LAND ONLY 2016 14 May 21 May 1179 1029 11 Jun 18 Jun 1179 1029 20 Aug 27 Aug 1229 1029 10 Sep 17 Sep 1179 1029 2017 29 Apr 06 May 1199 1049 03 Jun 10 Jun 1199 1049 19 Aug 26 Aug 1249 1049 09 Sep 16 Sep 1199 1049 Bike details: • Orbea Ravel hybrid bike with front suspension, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 ALSO AVAILABLE AS A PRIVATE ADVENTURE SEE PAGE 4 Bay of Biscay P Premium F departure S Polo FdeparturPe F Family departure Call ROAD • SPAIN 19 8 days inc. flights from £1179 San Milan de la Cogolla Spain Activity Level LEISURELY/MODERATE Trip Code MWZ At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Bilbao; transfer to Burgos. 2 Ride along the Via Verde route across the Sierra de la Demanda Mountains. 3 Cycle through forests and follow the River Najerilla to the Mansilla Reservoir, rich in wildlife. 4 After a long downhill, climb to the beautiful town of San Millan de la Cogolla, home to the impressive Yuso Monastery. 5 Ride into the Rioja wine region and visit San Domingo de la Calzada, along the Camino de Santiago route; wine tasting and visit wine museum. 6 Circular route passing the Ebro River and the winery of Cune. 7 Cycle through vineyards to the Marques de Riscal Winery and enjoy a tour of the impressive building; continue to Laguardia. 8 Transfer to Bilbao, fly to London. Cycle through the Rioja wine region l Beautiful historic towns l Local wines & 'Pinchos' • 6 days cycling with 90% vehicle support • 60% quiet minor roads, 40% gravel roads and tracks • Some climbs to be expected • Group normally 6 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs • 7 nights hotels • All breakfasts included La Rioja is a broad valley of undulating vineyards and craggy hills, where walled hilltop towns reflect the turbulent times of earlier centuries. Our exploration on two wheels starts in the beautiful city of Burgos, the historic capital of Castile. Following the Via Verde cycle route, we continue into the heart of the Demanda mountain range and reach the fertile land of La Rioja. Surrounded by vineyards, we cycle across the gentle rolling countryside and taste the excellent wines produced in the region. Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £160 • Land only start Burgos day 1, end Laguardia day 8 • Insurance: please see page 106 TRIP HIGHLIGHT On day 7 we visit the Marques de Riscal Winery and take a guided tour around the buildings and grounds. We will learn what inspired them to design such an extraordinary building and how they produce the wines which make the Rioja region so famous. Daily Distance (km) 2 47 3 59 4 43 5 44 6 39 7 30 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code SPAIN Bilbao Burgos Laguardia San Millan de la Cogolla San Domingo de la Calzada Ebro Najerilla Sierra de la Demanda Via Verde LA RIOJA cycling transfer “An amazing variety of everything you want from a holiday on two wheels”. A Lowe BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10


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