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Adalucia Adventure

Romance, history and endless lush Olive groves surround you on this Andalucía Adventure!


Itinerary

Day 1: Cordoba - We meet you in Cordoba with a welcome sherry and after a brief orientation, we’re off to visit the incomparable Mezquita. You have time to explore the many cobbled stone streets of the city and visit the Traditional Moorish baths. 

Day 2: The day starts with a ride east on the railway line which has been converted into a recreational trail for walkers, hikers and horseback riders. We’ll stop at one of our favorite wineries and then lunch at the restored train station nestled in the Sierra Subbética mountain range.

Day 3: The Sierra Subbética is home to some of the most beautiful architecture of Andalusia. We’ll get to see a good part of it today as we ride to a village, famous for the imposing ruins of its Moorish castle, and to Priego de Córdoba, known for its 17th and 18th century palaces.

Day 4 : Granada - A visit to the castle of Alcalá la Real, and from there we ride through the countryside which boasts stunning views of the Sierra Nevada and we ride down the hills to just outside of the city of Granada. Tonight - flamenco in its most authentic form in the caves of Sacramonte.

Day 5: Ah, Granada! To truly take Andalucía with you forever is to be able to spend some time in the corridors and gardens of the Alhambra Palace, the most complete and beautifully restored Moorish building in Western Europe.

Day 6: Los Pueblos Blancos & Ronda We leave Granada and make our way through the famous pueblos blancos (The White Villages) where our ride takes us along a winding road that allows us amazing views of the villages below. We say good-bye to our bikes and shuttle to Rhonda, one of Hemingway’s favorite Spanish cities, for lunch. Get out your cameras because we walk over to the spectacular Puente Nuevo, which straddles the 100m deep Tajo gorge and later we visit one of Spain’s oldest bullrings.

Day 7: A well-deserved free day today. Relax and take in the town of Rhonda. Visit the museum of the Bandoleros, stroll over the bridge to the old part of town for great antiques and be sure to take a stroll along the promenade at sunset. We meet tonight for our farewell dinner where we’ll toast to a wonderful Andalucía Adventure!

Day 8: Departures - Departures after breakfast, unless you opt to continue your trip and head to Seville. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Included:

  •  ALL BREAKFASTS

  •  ALL ACCOMMODATIONS

  •  2 DINNERS WITH WINE

  •  CUSTOMIZED HYBRID BIKE

  •  SNACKS ALONG THE WAY

  •  BOTTLED WATER

  •  SUPPORT VEHICLE

  •  2 BI-LINGUAL GUIDES

  •  TRANSFERS IN SPAIN


2017 Dates:

March 06-13
June 05-12
October 02-09

2018 Dates:

MAY 20 - JUNE 02
JUNE 10 - JUNE 23
JULY 01 - JULY 14
SEPT 02 - SEPT 15


8 days/7 nights


THIS IS AN EASY/MEDIUM LEVEL RIDE

Price: $3595

Arrive: Cordoba

Depart: Granada


CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

772 564-0330


 
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The Full Run – Roncesvalles to Santiago

Join us on Europe’s most fascinating Pilgrimage.

Ride with our small group as we follow the scallop shell posts pointing the way to Santiago, past Celtic huts, Romanesque bridges and the “mesetas of Leon”. Uphill climbs; winding downhill runs; the Camino de Santiago is a tour that gives you Spain in all its glory.

Cycling the Camino de Santiago is the ultimate off-road biking experience.  We make our way along the legendary 1,100 year old trail, tracing the footsteps of ancient travelers; St. Francis of Assisi and Louis VII.  Our destination is Santiago de Compostela, the city of the Apostle St. James.

Camino De Santiago


Itinerary

Day 1:  We meet in Pamplona -  then shuttle to Roncesvalles. There you will have a bike fitting, visit the 13th-century monastery, the customary starting point for the Camino, and pick up your credenciales; the pilgrims' passports. This evening we get acquainted at our official Pilgrims welcome dinner at our hotel.

Day 2: Roncesvalles –Puente la Reina  Our journey begins with a downhill ride from Roncesvalles following the Arga River from Zubiri to Larrasoaña. Along the way, we'll pass through the charming little towns of Espinal and lush landscape along the Alto de Erro. 
Today’s ride: 65.4 kms ( 41 miles)

Day 3: Puente la Reina -Logrono  This morning we'll cross the river Arga again via the well know medieval bridge, and the Rio Salado via another medieval bridge called the Puente Medieval Ruinas before we reach the town of Estella. Today our route leads us to one of Spain's most important wine-producing areas, the Rioja. We make an important stop at the “fountain of wine” in Irache where all pilgrims are invited to take a small sample of wine. We continue to Logroño, the capital of the Rioja wine valley. 
Today’s ride: 66.9 kms (41.5 miles)

Day 4: Logroño – Santo Domingo de la Calzada“Santo Domingo de la Calzada que canto la gallina después de asada”. Be sure to ask our guides about this favorite Camino de Santiago legend! Rolling hills and many little villages.
Today’s Ride 46,7 kms (29 miles)

Day 5: Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Burgos  You are sure to enjoy this beautiful ride today as we cross the Oca Hills to the ancient city of Burgos, home of Spain's favorite son, El Cid. Our hotel is in front of the city's famous cathedral - one of the most impressive in Europe.
Today’s ride: 68.2 kms (42.6 miles)

Day 6: Burgos – Carrion de los Condes    History, art and legends abound on the route from Burgos to Castrojeriz. A popular refrain reflects how difficult it used to be to cross the swampy Urbel Valley which is now actually a pleasant 2 kilometer ride.
Today’s ride: 82.5 kms (51.2 miles)

Day 7: Carrion de los Condes-Leon    “It is a land full of treasures, of gold and silver, rich in wool and strong horses, and abounding in bread, wine, meat, fish, milk and honey. However, there are few trees…” 
A few hills, but mostly plains, are what you will encounter today. As you approach the mesetas of Castilla Today’s ride: 91.6 kms (56 miles)

Day 8: Leon – Rest Day – No Schedule – Wake-up call not necessary!León, a former capital of Spain, is well-known for its cathedral and the Basí¬lica de San Isidoro. Our Hotel is just a short distance from the cathedral and walking distance to everything in town. It also has a wonderful little Spa that offers massages and a Spa Circuit. We can’t think of a better way to spend a rest day!
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Day 9: Leon – Santa Colomba    Our ride takes us to Astorga, where we'll find Antonio Gaudi's neo-Gothic palace and the 15th century cathedral and we make time to visit a chocolate factory. We continue our ride passing by tiny hamlets and imagine what life was like for the pilgrims before us. We ride to the small town of Santa Colomba where we’ll be made to feel very much at home in this beautiful rustic Posada.
Today’s ride: 67,3 kms (42 miles)

Day 10: Santa Colomba - Herrerias  The landscape becomes greener as we approach Galicia, which is also known as "Green Spain". We continue toward the hills that separate the provinces of Castilla y Leon and Galicia. Our destination today is Herrerias a small town on the fringe of Villafranca which was founded by French pilgrims as a place of absolution for those too weak or sick to continue their journey. 
Today's ride: 74,9 kms (46 miles)

Day 11: Herrerias – Portomarín    The last rolling hills of the Bierzo wine region! Later on we will ascend to the mountain pass of El Cebreiro, the divide between Castilla-Leon and Galicia. This beautiful hamlet of Celtic houses has a charming 9th century church, which houses what is said to be the Holy Grail. Galicia is a region with a culture that will remind you of Ireland – the Celtic music, it’s rolling hills and never ending green pastures. We ride downhill into Portomarin where our hotel overlooks the Minho River. Dinner together and a special treat from our host who will charm us with his traditional “queimada” to ensure we keep the bad spirits away. It’s all in fun, we’re in Galicia!
Today’s ride: 68.2 kms (42.6 miles)

Day 12: Portomarin – ArzuaOur guests have commented that this is probably one of the prettiest rides. Rolling hills that take you into very green forests and at the end of the ride you arrive at a sycamore tree lined entrance into a three hundred year old manor house! 
Today’s ride: 52.5 kms (32.8 miles)

Day 13: Arzua- Santiago de Compostela, SpainOur last ride together and as we follow the last yellow arrows into Santiago we have a few more pastures and meadows to enjoy. We arrive in Santiago and gather with all the other pilgrims, some of whom you’ve chatted with along the way. We have arrived! We take you for your Compostela and lead you to the incomparable Cathedral of St. James. If you would like to be present for the Pilgrim’s mass, remember that it is celebrated at noon and so you should plan your ride to arrive in time.
Tonight, we'll celebrate you and our journey's together with a great farewell dinner in our beautiful hotel. It has indeed been a “buen camino”.
Today’s Ride: 38,4 kms (24.0 miles)

Day 14: Tour ends in Santiago de Compostela, Spain Departures after BreakfastYour guides will depart today after breakfast, but you have the entire day to explore Santiago de Compostela.

We wish you a great journey home and wherever the road may lead you. Buen camino!

 
 

What's Included:

  •  ALL BREAKFASTS

  •  ALL ACCOMMODATIONS

  •  2 DINNERS WITH WINE

  •  CUSTOMIZED HYBRID BIKE

  •  SNACKS ALONG THE WAY

  •  BOTTLED WATER

  •  SUPPORT VEHICLE

  •  2 BI-LINGUAL GUIDES

  •  TRANSFERS IN SPAIN


2018 Dates:

MAY 20 - JUNE 02
JUNE 10 - JUNE 23
JULY 01 - JULY 14
SEPT 02 - SEPT 15


14 days/13 nights


THIS IS A CHALLENGING RIDE!


Price: $4595 


Arrive: Pamplona

Depart: Santiago


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“La Costa de la Luz” - The Coast of Light

Blue seas, savory sherry, exotic Moorish culture and the incredible sunsets together make up the magic that is the Coast of Andalucía endearingly called the “Coast of Light”. Bike along rolling terrain past the fields of wheat, warm beaches, oak and pine tree forest, grazing bulls and lots and lots of sunflowers in the Spring! The busy port of Cadiz will offer a curious contrast with the dream like white villages of Vejer de la Frontera. Ever present is the Moorish influence as we near the south to Tarifa, where Spain and Africa meet. La Costa de la Luz, where light is so apparent, all who see it promise to return!


Itinerary

Day 1: We greet you in Sevilla with a manzanilla in hand and take the opportunity for a brief orientation meeting and bike fitting. This afternoon we visit the Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz. After our visits we shuttle to our destination where you may relax at the pool until it is time to dine.

Day 2: We start our day with a bike through the natural park and then shuttle past virgin sand dunes, marshland, brush and pines. We complete our journey with a boat ride to a fishing village for sunset and tapas.

Day 3: Our bike ride today takes us through the Spanish countryside until we reach Jerez de la Frontera where we attend a performance of the Royal horses at the Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre. 
Then we are on our way to the bay of Cadiz colonized by the Phoenicians more than 3,000 years ago. We can’t think of a better place to watch the sunset during your trip to the Coast of Andalucía.

Day 4: A morning ride on gentle hills through white villages, and fruit orchards. At our destination we can shop for handmade baskets made by local artisans and later enjoy a typical flamenco guitar performance in a tiny village of Andalucía.

Day 5: We start the day on a coastal route until we reach the beautiful Parque Natural del Acantilado; where pine forests reach for the sea. A stop at an 1,800 year old ruin of a Roman City by the sea and perhaps a dip at the beach. We continue our ride through the Mediterranean forests which offer views of Gibraltar. It’s uphill for a bit to see the town built inside a 9th century castle.

Day 6: We bike through the largest Mediterranean forest in Europe along country roads with incredible views of Gibraltar and the African Coast. We reach the exciting city of Malaga today where the city lights will call you into the great night life for dancing, tapas and drinks at our favorite chiringuitos.

Day 7: Our morning is filled with activities as we tour the city of Malaga and visit the Picasso Museum. The afternoon is yours to explore the great shops on calle Larios and we meet this evening for our farewell dinner to reminisce about our ride along the Costa de la Luz!

Day 8: DeparturesAdios! We’ve enjoyed our ride with you and hope to see you on another Spain Adventure soon!

 
 

What's Included:

  • ALL ACCOMMODATIONS

  • ALL BREAKFASTS

  • 2 DINNERS WITH WINE

  • CUSTOMIZED HYBRID BIKE

  • SNACKS ALONG THE WAY

  • BOTTLED WATER

  • SUPPORT VEHICLE

  • 2 BI-LINGUAL GUIDES

  • TRANSFERS IN SPAIN


2018 Dates:

MARCH 11-18
MAY 06-13
SEPT 09-16

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THIS IS AN EASY LEVEL RIDE, GREAT FOR A BEGINNER TO CYCLING TOURS.  25-40 MILES OF GENTLY ROLLING HILLS.


8 days/7 nights


Price: $3595


Arrive: Sevilla

Depart: Malaga


CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

772 564-0330

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Three City Treasure

Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada are indeed the “treasures of Spain”


Narrow, shady streets with geranium covered balconies and green terraces of olive trees that shimmer under the Mediterranean sun. We travel across rolling hills that are ideal for cycling, exploring a countryside dotted with white-washed villages. This tour travels through three major cities of Spain; Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada. Their ancient cultures create a magical quality of life that beckons you to a slower rhythm and summons the Gypsy in all of us.

If you’ve never been to Spain, join us on this tour and discover the treasures of Andalusia!

Itinerary

Day 1: Sevilla        Connected by plazas fragrant with sweet orange blossoms, we tour Seville’s Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz. Enjoy the dry sherry at our orientation gathering before dinner this evening. Tonight after our Tapas dinner, fiery Flamenco will awaken your senses to the colors of Spain.

Day 2: Carmona     Mudejar churches and winding cobbled stone streets. Today’s ride takes us through fields of poppies, wheat and rows and rows of sunflowers that take us to a walled city settled by the Romans.

Day 3 & 4: Cordoba     Ride through rich green farmland and past the grazing bulls to the ever imposing castle of Almodovar. We’ll visit the intriguing 8th century Mezquita. Tonight we dine on traditional time honored recipes before we visit a “tablao” to listen to Spanish guitar players as they take us to another time and place with their music. Pueblos blancos, Almond orchards and olive groves give us our picturesque landscape as we bike through the Sierra Subotica

Day 5 & 6: Granada      This “ruta tranquila” takes us in and out of the fertile Genile River Valley to the birthplace of 19th century poet Federico Garcia Lorca. We’ll tour the breathtaking Alhambra with an art historian and this evenings farewell dinner in a 14th century mansion will offer stunning views of this enchanting city.

Day 7 & 8: Transfer to Malaga   Spend the next two days on the beach of this sunny, coastal, cosmopolitan city. Enjoy great shopping and beaches lined with“chiringuitos” which are wonderful little restaurants where you can enjoy great meals and cocktails all day into the early morning hours. Lounge on the Mediterranean, visit the Picasso museum, play Golf; the possibilities are endless.

Day 9: Departures

 
 

What's Included:

  • ALL ACCOMMODATIONS

  • ALL BREAKFASTS

  • 2 DINNERS WITH WINE

  • SNACKS ALONG THE WAY

  • SUPPORT VEHICLE

  • 2 BI-LINGUAL GUIDE


2018 Dates

APRIL 08-16
MAY 06-14
SEPTEMBER 16-24


THIS IS AN EASY TO MODERATE LEVEL RIDE


9 days/8 nights


Price: $3295


Arrive: Sevilla

Depart: Granada


CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

772 564-0330

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CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

The 8 day Bike for a Taste of the Camino

When you don’t have the time for the full run or you just want to see what the ride is like, join us in 2018 for a Taste of the Camino.


Itinerary

Day 1: LeonMeet us in Leon this afternoon and we’ll get you started. First a bike fitting and then some time to settle in before we take you for your Pilgrim’s Passport.

Day 2: Leon –León, a former capital of Spain, is well-known for its cathedral and the Basílica de San Isidoro. Our Hotel is just a short distance from the cathedral and walking distance to everything in town. It also has a wonderful little Spa that offers massages and a Spa Circuit. Today’s ride is a short warm-up to get you ready for the days to come. 
Today’s ride: (9 miles)

Day 3: Leon – Santa ColombaOur ride takes us to Astorga, where we'll find Antonio Gaudi's neo-Gothic palace and the 15th century cathedral and we make time to visit a chocolate factory. We continue our ride passing by tiny hamlets and imagine what life was like for the pilgrims before us. 
Today’s ride: 67,3 kms (42 miles)

Day 4: Santa Colomba - HerreriasThe landscape becomes greener as we approach Galicia, which is also known as "Green Spain". We continue toward the hills that separate the provinces of Castilla y Leon and Galicia. Our destination today is Herrerias a small town on the fringe of Villafranca which was founded by French pilgrims as a place of absolution for those too weak or sick to continue their journey. 
Today's ride: 74,9 kms (46 miles)

Day 5: Herrerias – PortomarínThe last rolling hills of the Bierzo wine region! Later on we will ascend to the mountain pass of El Cebreiro, the divide between Castilla-Leon and Galicia. This beautiful hamlet of Celtic houses has a charming 9th century church, which houses what is said to be the Holy Grail. Galicia is a region with a culture that will remind you of Ireland – the Celtic music, it’s rolling hills and never ending green pastures. We ride downhill into Portomarin where our hotel overlooks the Minho River. Dinner together and a special treat from our host who will charm us with his traditional “queimada” to ensure we keep the bad spirits away. It’s all in fun, we’re in Galicia!
Today’s ride: 68.2 kms (42.6 miles)

Day 6: Portomarin – ArzuaOur guests have commented that this is probably one of the prettiest rides. Rolling hills that take you into very green forests and at the end of the ride you arrive at a sycamore tree lined entrance into a three hundred year old manor house! 
Today’s ride: 52.5 kms (32.8 miles)

Day 7: Arzua- Santiago de Compostela, SpainOur last ride together and as we follow the last yellow arrows into Santiago we have a few more pastures and meadows to enjoy. We arrive in Santiago and gather with all the other pilgrims, some of whom you’ve chatted with along the way. We have arrived! We lead you to the incomparable Cathedral of St. James. If you would like to be present for the Pilgrim’s mass, remember that it is celebrated at noon and so you should plan your ride to arrive in time.
Tonight, we'll celebrate you and our journey's together with a great farewell dinner in our beautiful hotel. It has indeed been a “buen camino”.
Today’s Ride: 38,4 kms (24.0 miles).

Day 8: Tour ends in Santiago de Compostela, Spain Departures after BreakfastYour guides will depart today after breakfast, but you have the entire day to explore Santiago de Compostela. 

We wish you a great journey home and wherever the road may lead you. Buen camino!

 
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

• All Breakfasts
• 4 Dinners
• Snacks Along The Way
• Customized Hybrid Bikes
• Bottled Water
• Support Vehicle
• 2 Bi-Lingual Guides
 


2017 Dates

May 31 - June 07sold out
June 21 - June 28sold out
July 12 - July 19     sold out
Aug 29 - Sept 05
Sept 12 - Sept 19

2018 Dates

 


THIS IS A mODERATE LEVEL RIDE


8 days/7 nights


Arrive: Pamplona
Depart: Santiago


CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

772 564-0330


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A Natural Wonder

The Andalucía that Inspired “Papa” Hemingway

So much to see, incredible rides, meals to please the most demanding palate, truly a fiesta every day!  From the Puerto Santa Maria to San Roque ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in Spain.

Spain the way it should be seen, on a bike and with us!


Itinerary

Day 1: The crew will meet you in Seville and then we shuttle to Puerto de Santa Maria where bullfights and good eating a favorite local pastime. After your bike fitting and a short warm-up ride we visit a winery and have a sherry tasting. No warm day in this port ends without a stroll along the beach for a fiery Spanish sunset.

Day 2: After visiting the Royal Spanish Riding School in Jerez de la Frontera we bike to the hill town of Arcos dramatically perched on top of a deep gorge carved by the river Guadalete. Our hotel tonight is the Parador on the main square, in which Charles de Gaulle wrote part of his memoirs. The views of the plains below seem endless. This truly is a natural wonder.

Day 3: A challenging ride through spectacular, mountain ranges across the Parque Natural de La Sierra de Grazalema a natural wonder on its own. Our charming hotel provides us with unique views of the town which is surrounded by mountains.

Day 4: A stunning ride through a natural wonder; the Serranía de Ronda oak forests. After stopping in a village where the houses are carved into the rock walls of a river canyon, we arrive in Ronda.

Day 5: The next day is our walking tour of Ronda. Visit the oldest and perhaps most beautiful bullring in Spain, the place where bullfighting originated. This afternoon you will enjoy free time to explore the city. A ride in the Sierra takes us to a cave inhabited 25,000 years ago by prehistoric man. This is also the sight of the oldest pottery found in all of Europe. View its beautiful paintings found on the cave walls. In the afternoon we will ride in the Parque Natural de los Alcornocales, the largest Mediterranean Forest in Europe. Tonight we stay at the old hunting palace of the Dukes of Medinaceli, a National Monument in the middle of its 16,000 hectares, is the biggest ranch in Europe.

Day 6: A natural wonder morning! We visit another hill town, but this one is built entirely inside a castle. Then, ride through Cork Oak Forests, citrus farms and arrive at the Mediterranean Coast. Our manor home for the next 2 nights is family run and offers wonderful food, a charming host and the opportunity to bird-watch, chill by the pool or take several great hikes in the mountains.

Day 7: There’s time for golf on some of the best golf courses in the country. Today you may spend the day in town shopping or visiting the museums or you can lounge by the pool. Our vans are ready to shuttle you into Malaga to the beach or the golf course.

Day 8: Departures - from Malaga airport after breakfast

 
 

What's Included:

  • ALL ACCOMMODATIONS

  • ALL BREAKFASTS

  • 2 DINNERS WITH WINE

  • SNACKS ALONG THE WAY

  • SUPPORT VEHICLE

  • 2 BI-LINGUAL GUIDE


2017 Dates

September 24-October 01
October 15-22

2018 Dates

MARCH 18-25
MAY 06-13
SEPTEMBER 17-24


THIS IS A MODERATE LEVEL RIDE. 40-70 MILES OF ROLLING HILLS WITH A FEW GOOD CLIMBS


8 days/7 nights


Price: $3495 


Arrive: Sevilla

Depart: Malaga


CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

772 564-0330

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La Rioja
Wine Valley

A treasure trove of history and traditions, folklore and fiestas, sports and health resorts, there is much to see and do in La Rioja wine region of Spain.

It’s varying geographical features, mountainous in the Upper Rioja (Alta) and flat with almost Mediterranean climate in the Lower Rioja (Baja), lends itself to a multitude of outdoor activities, such as our biking tours. Of ultimate importance however, are the world-renowned wines and the culinary delights of the region. The cuisine of La Rioja is rich and abundant and like the region itself, has its own personality. We’ll visit its many wineries and sample the fine tintosclarets and golden yellow blancos.


Itinerary

Day 1: We meet in Pamplona and shuttle to a charming village complete with a castle for a warm-up ride and gourmet lunch with a few stops for wine tasting after the ride. Fairytale castles and lush landscaping are your introduction to this wine region.

Day 2: We ride along gently rolling hills that ultimately take us to the city of Logroño, the capital of the Rioja region. Tonight we enjoy Tapas in the old town.

Day 3: We ride to the Monastery of San Millan de la Cogolla, the cradle of the first words written in Spanish. Set at the foot of the Sierra de la Demanda, the journey takes us through lush vineyards and picturesque valleys and villages.

Day 4: Today we ride to the capital of the famous Rioja Alta wines. Rolling hills with a patchwork of vineyards and high mountains in the background, add to the pleasure of this adventure. The hotel we stay in tonight is a converted monastery.

Day 5: When we arrive at Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a stop into the cathedral will leave you surprised and delighted to relive in this day and age, the legend of the Rooster and the Hen.

Day 6: The today ride will take us to Castile after crossing the legendary mountain pass of Montes de Oca where bandits and wolves made it the most dangerous journey of the Camino de Santiago. After a stop at the Monastery of San Juan de Ortega we will continue to Burgos formerly the capital of Castile and home of Spain’s favorite son El Cid.

Day 7: A trip to Burgos is not complete unless you take time out to visit the Cathedral. This morning we enjoy a guided visit to the Cathedral of Burgos, led by a prominent art historian. This evening we meet for our farewell celebration which will take place in a historical restaurant and raise a glass to us, to the Rioja and to a wonderful week on a Spain Adventure!

Day 8: Departures after breakfast.

 
 

What's Included:

  • ALL BREAKFASTS

  • 4 GOURMET DINNERS

  • SNACKS ALONG THE WAY

  • SUPPORT VEHICLE

  • CUSTOMIZED HYBRID BIKE

  • WINE TASTINGS

  • WINERY VISITS

  • BI-LINGUAL GUIDE


2017 Dates

SEPTEMBER 04-11 WINE FESTIVALS (Sold Out)
OCTOBER 02-09 THE HARVEST

2018 Dates

September    dates to be determined
October      dates to be determined

 


EASY/MODERATE/CHALLENGING, WE CAN ACCOMMODATE ALL LEVELS ON THIS ROUTE.
23-40 MILES PER DAY


8 days/7 nights


Price: $3595 USD


Arrive: Pamplona

Depart: Pamplona


CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

772 564-0330

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The Alentejo-Portugal

The tranquil way of life in the Alentejo makes it the perfect region for a biking holiday.

On our way north we ride along the Spanish border, where the only traffic you’ll encounter is that of ox-drawn carts and shepherds.  A common sight will be that of the elderly women in traditional black dress, often balancing huge baskets on their heads. Cork trees and olive groves provide the beautiful designs on the hills below and the blue “azulejo” trim on the white houses of the villages are certain to catch your eye as you ride by. Join us on an adventure in Portugal and discover the colorful hand tapestries of Arraiolos, the Moorish archways of Évora, the marble palaces of Vila Viçosa, the charming Old Quarter of Estremoz and the traditional pottery of Redondo.

Pousada to pousada, your accommodations will thrill you with their classic elegance and comfort and the regional cuisine will make you wonder why it took you so long to get here!


Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Portugal! We greet you this morning and morning shuttle together from Lisbon Airport to the village known for its traditional hand-tapestried carpets. Explore the village and rug shops, or just relax by the pool before our welcome dinner this evening.

Day 2: Today we have an easy bike ride across the rolling plains and visit prehistoric dolmens and cave paintings en route to Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage City. This afternoon, join us on a walking tour of the city’s Moorish streets and architectural treasures which includes the Roman temple of Diana, the Cathedral, and the Lóios Convent.

Day 3: Bike through the Redondo wine region, stopping to tour and taste the wines at the Roquevale vineyards. We also make time to stop and shop for colorful local pottery.

Day 4: Free day to explore Vila Viçosa, where local white marble is found on every building from the simplest home to the Paço Ducal. A guided tour of the 16th-century palace or an optional cycling loop that leads to a ruin of a medieval castle which overlooks the Rio Guadiana and the Spanish frontier are part of today’s plan.

Day 5: Morning ride to Estremoz, a classic market town with a charming Old Quarter. Vineyards, cork groves, and fields of wheat line our route.

Day 6: Easy loop ride to the pretty villages of Alter do Chão and Crato. En route we’ll tour the Coudelaria de Alter, a royal stud farm established 250 years ago to protect the Lusitanian breed.

Day 7: Cycle to Castelo de Vide, famed for its medieval castle, Renaissance-era fountains, and ancient Jewish quarter. Our final bike ride climbs through the forests to Marvão, truly the “highlight” of the Alentejo! Breathtaking sunset views, farewell dinner celebration tonight and a last chance to relive our biking days together in the Alentejo!

Day 8:  Departures:Shuttle to Lisbon Airport for early afternoon flights.

 
 

What's Included:

  • ALL BREAKFASTS

  • SEVERAL PIC-NICS

  • 2 DINNERS WITH WINE

  • CUSTOMIZED HYBRID BIKE

  • WINE TASTINGS

  • BI-LINGUAL GUIDE


2017 Dates:

MAY 01-08  Sold out
SEPTEMBER 18-25 limited space
October 15-22

 


EASY/MODERATE, 30-45 MILES OF ROLLING TERRAIN EACH DAY.  ONE OR TWO DAYS HAVE MODERATE CLIMBS WHILE OTHERS ARE FLATTER AND EASIER


8 days/7 nights


Price: $3695 


Arrive: Lisbon

Depart: Lisbon


CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

772 564-0330

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