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Spain: Basque Country and Rioja Wine Region

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Tour start | end:
Bilbao, Spain
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

  • E-Bikes Available

Tour Overview

Spain Bike Tour : Basque Country and Rioja Wine Region Bike Tour

Embark on a journey to the heart and soul of gorgeous Basque Country and Rioja wine region. Basque, or Euskadi, is the incredibly hospitable independent community in Northern Spain and Southern France, with a distinct identity of its own. Explore the bold and beautiful Rioja wine region. Ride past vibrant vineyards, Roman towns, and charming fishing villages. Enjoy the sun-soaked beaches, traditions, and pintxo culinary culture of San Sebastian and the Basque community.

After meeting up at Bilbao, visit the heart of Rioja wine country with a guided tour and tasting of the Rioja wines at the UNESCO-acclaimed Vivanco winery museum, adorned with masterworks ranging from Picasso to Warhol. Pedal through miles of vibrant vineyards, charming fishing villages and ancient Roman towns. Catch up with the Christian pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago marked with iconic yellow arrows pointing the way. Explore the cultural and culinary capital of San Sebastian, the former playground of Spanish royalty. Ascend Mount Igueldo for panoramic views of the Atlantic coastline, winding your way to the beaches of Lekeitio and San Nicolás Island.

Explore the best of our Spain bike trip while relaxing and unwinding at the two architecturally-striking world-renowned luxury accommodations. Hotel Viura, located in the heart of a traditional village, next to the 17th century church, in Villabuena de Alava is an architectural masterpiece and a perfect base for discovering La Rioja. It is also an emblem of unadulterated luxury and sits easily alongside an ultra-traditional church in the center of the village. Hotel Maria Cristina, designed by French architect Charles Mewes for Queen Maria Cristina was built in 1912. This iconic San Sebastian landmark has 107 rooms and 29 suites and is part of a Luxury Collection brand.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day
    1

    Ongi etorri! We meet in Bilbao and transfer to the unadulterated luxury of Hotel Viura, an architectural masterpiece in Alava and your home for two nights. Visit the renowned Vivanco family winery for a tasting and its Museum of Wine Culture for the art collection. Join us for welcome reception and dinner to relish Basque and Spanish delicacies

  • Day
    2

    Set out on a revelatory ride in Alava past rolling vineyards and dozens of quaint towns and villages of Rioja Wine Region.

  • Day
    3

    Pedal to a 10th century fortress town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. Beautiful beaches and Atlantic coastline of San Sebastian are part of today’s scenery. Your home for the next three nights is at the majestic, world-renowned Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian’s iconic landmark hotel.

  • Day
    4

    Ride San Sebastian’s gorgeous bike path with panoramic coastal views and then ride through Mount Igueldo on to Lekeitio, Getaria, and San Nicolás Island. Recharge with a selection of pintxos for lunch.

  • Day
    5

    Make your way to French Basque Country through the fishing village of Pasajes San Pedro and Hondarribia following the yellow markers of Camino de Santiago to the resort town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Tonight toast to this Basque adventure with a sumptuous farewell dinner.

  • Day
    6

    Take one last stroll along San Sebastian’s golden beaches before making your journey home.

Lodging Information

Distinctive lodging, carefully selected to complement your tour.

  • Hotel Viura, Villabuena de Alava

    Situated in Villabuena de Álava in the Rioja Alavesa, this architectural masterpiece is a perfect base for discovering La Rioja and sits easily alongside an ultra-traditional church in the center of the village. The tumbling pile of superimposed blocks is liberally sprinkled with balconies, terraces and huge windows that all make the most of the views of the village and the surrounding scenery. Inside, the hotel is just slightly more conventional, giving an atmosphere of unadulterated luxury. (2 Nights)

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  • Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian

    Designed by French architect Charles Mewes for Queen Maria Cristina and built in 1912, the iconic royal hotel with 107 rooms and 29 suites is located in the San Sebastian city center and is part of a luxury collection brand. (3 Nights)

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Tour start | end:
Bilbao, Spain
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

  • E-Bikes Available

What's Included

  • Support of experienced Sojourn leaders with local Basque knowledge
  • Full van support for a variety of route options
  • Custom Sojourn jersey and water bottles – both yours to keep
  • 5 nights at boutique and luxury accommodations
  • All meals except 2 dinners.
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Baggage transfers and porterage
  • Complimentary use of Sojourn’s equipment and bikes. We will be using Giant or Specialized carbon fiber road / hybrid bikes on this trip
  • Option of Electric Assist Bikes (E-Bikes) at an added cost of $150
  • Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS Option
  • 5% Past Traveler Discount to use on your next Sojourn Tour
Starting at $4,395 Per Person
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May 05, 2019 - May 10, 2019
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May 19, 2019 - May 24, 2019
$4,595 $4,395 RIDE WITH RAJA
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Oct 06, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019
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Oct 13, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019
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Tour start | end:
Bilbao, Spain
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

  • E-Bikes Available

When in Basque Country, it helps to know...

  • United States and Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter Spain for tourism or business stays under ninety (90) days.

 

  • As with any Sojourn trip, every single element of this trip was developed by the Sojourn crew and is not outsourced. The Sojourn commitment of impeccable service, world-renowned luxury hotels, carefully designed routes, custom fitted bikes, professional leader support and unwavering attention to details, stays firm.

 

  • The trip starts and ends in Bilbao, Spain. You can connect to Bilbao (BIO) from any major airport in Europe including Madrid, Barcelona or Paris.

 

  • A lot of the gourmet restaurants where we dine offer specially prepared limited or fixed menus featuring regional cuisine. So selecting off the main menu might not be an option.

 

  • As with any European destination, the pace in Basque country is slow. The Basques are especially a very relaxed community. We request guests to be respectful of the local pace and use that time to relax and savor the local ambiance.

 

  • Most of the locals do speak English. Besides, you will always be supported by two Sojourn leaders who speak English, French, Spanish and Euskara (Basque) with equal fluency.
Starting at $4,395 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
Dates & Prices
May 05, 2019 - May 10, 2019
$4,595 $4,395 SAVE $200
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May 19, 2019 - May 24, 2019
$4,595 $4,395 RIDE WITH RAJA
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Oct 06, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019
$4,650 $4,450 SAVE $200
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Oct 13, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019
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Prices subject to change ( Two separate bed option in a single room not available on this trip)

Tour start | end:
Bilbao, Spain
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

  • E-Bikes Available

Private Trips

Reserve one of our regularly scheduled trip dates for your private group and qualify for reduced pricing. The larger your group, the lower the per person price. Gather your friends and we’ll do the rest to provide your group with a truly personalized and memorable vacation. Smaller groups can join published trips and receive reduced pricing on trips that aren’t reserved as private trip dates.

For groups of 16-18 people traveling together on a published tour date, a 10% discount on the double occupancy trip price will apply.

For groups of 12-15 people traveling together on a published tour date, a discount of 8% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.

For groups of 8-11 people traveling together on a published date, a discount of 6% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.

Group discounts may not be combined with other offers.

Starting at $4,395 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
Dates & Prices
May 05, 2019 - May 10, 2019
$4,595 $4,395 SAVE $200
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May 19, 2019 - May 24, 2019
$4,595 $4,395 RIDE WITH RAJA
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Oct 06, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019
$4,650 $4,450 SAVE $200
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Oct 13, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019
$4,650 $4,450 SAVE $200
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Prices subject to change ( Two separate bed option in a single room not available on this trip)

Tour start | end:
Bilbao, Spain
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

  • E-Bikes Available
Did You Know? Basques speak one of the oldest living languages, known as Basque or Euskera. The unique Euskera is not related to any other Latin language, including the surrounding Spanish and French.