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Spain Cycling Trip: Rioja Wine Region and Basque Country

Starting at $4,450 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $1,050
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Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
$4,450
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Sep 25, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
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Oct 02, 2022 - Oct 07, 2022
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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
Bilbao, Spain
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate/Avid

  • E-Bikes Available

Tour Overview

Bilbao | San Sebastian | Alava | Hendaye, France

Our bike tour in Spain takes you through Basque Country and the Rioja wine region, each with its own distinct identity. We start in Bilbao, riding to the renowned Vivanco vineyard, one of the top 50 wineries globally, and a museum holding works by Warhol and Picasso. Later, enjoy a decadent dinner of Basque and Spanish delicacies. Explore Alava and the Rioja wine region’s quaint villages and the historic town of Najera. Ride alongside pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago. Pedal on to the 10th-century fortress town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, then transfer to the cultural and culinary capital of San Sebastien. 

Spain: Basque Country and Rioja Wine Region Bike Tour Map

Ride to Mount Igueldo for expansive Atlantic coastline views, the beaches of Lekeitio, and San Nicolas Island, before recharging with a selection of pintxos for lunch. Cycle through French Basque Country and the fishing villages of Pasajes San Pedro and Hondarribia, following more markers of the Camino de Santiago to Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Take one last stroll on San Sebastien’s golden beaches before your journey home. 

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DAY BY DAY

Spain's Rioja Wine Region and Basque Country Coast

  • Day
    1

    Ongi etorri! Start your Spain cycling trip in Bilbao. After a short shuttle and bike fitting, we ride to visit the renowned vineyard Vivanco, one of the top 50 wineries in the world and is a museum with works of Warhol and Picasso. Later, transfer to the unadulterated luxury of Hotel Viura, an architectural masterpiece in Alava and your home for two nights. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner to relish Basque and Spanish delicacies.

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  • Day
    2

    Set out on a revelatory ride in Alava past rolling vineyards and dozens of quaint towns and villages of Rioja Wine Region. Visit the historic own of Najera and ride alongside the pilgrims walking on Camino de Santiago.

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  • Day
    3

    Pedal to a 10th-century fortress town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. We transfer this afternoon to San Sebastian. Your home for the next three nights is at the historic, elegant Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra, San Sebastian’s iconic beachfront hotel.

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    Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
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    6

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

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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 de Londres y de Inglaterra

    Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra is a grand boutique hotel located in the center of San Sebastian, only a five minute walk from historic Old Town. This beachside hotel lies right in front of La Concha Bay, and offers incredible views of Santa Clara island. (3 Nights) *2020 Onwards

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Starting at $4,450 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $1,050
Dates & Prices
Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
$4,450
Book Now
Sep 25, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
$4,450
Book Now
Oct 02, 2022 - Oct 07, 2022
$4,450
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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
Bilbao, Spain
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate/Avid

  • 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
  • Limited number of Electric Assist or E-bikes are also available (Learn More)
  • Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS Option
  • 5% Past Traveler Discount to use on your next Sojourn Tour
Starting at $4,450 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $1,050
Dates & Prices
Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
$4,450
Book Now
Sep 25, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
$4,450
Book Now
Oct 02, 2022 - Oct 07, 2022
$4,450
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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
Bilbao, Spain
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate/Avid

  • 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 $4,450 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $1,050
Dates & Prices
Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
$4,450
Book Now
Sep 25, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
$4,450
Book Now
Oct 02, 2022 - Oct 07, 2022
$4,450
Book Now
Prices subject to change. Two separate bed option in a single room not available on this trip.

Tour start | end:

Bilbao, Spain
Bilbao, Spain
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate/Avid

  • 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 $4,450 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $1,050
Dates & Prices
Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
$4,450
Book Now
Sep 25, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
$4,450
Book Now
Oct 02, 2022 - Oct 07, 2022
$4,450
Book Now
Prices subject to change. Two separate bed option in a single room not available on this trip.

Tour start | end:

Bilbao, Spain
Bilbao, Spain
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate/Avid

  • 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.