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Araba, endless roads for gravel riding

Experience a new cycling.

Gravel is a new and exciting adventure type of cycling, without the limitations of a typical road bike. Versatile, freedom, nature.

Probably the best three words to define the gravel concept. With gravel, no need to decide between mountain and road, between paved roads and dirt. Now thanks to gravel you can enjoy a more versatile and dynamic cycling.

Discover Araba far from traffic.

Let the Region of Alava amaze you, with its diversity, its kindness, breathing a different Alava on each step. Feel the necessity of experiencing each of them…

Hundreds of miles of trails, villages, landscapes, miles of pure cycling, on a rural area, on an endless environment, breathing culture, let yourself amaze on each pedal stroke, each second…

A new adventure on the best hands.

On our route we have the support of two assistants and a vehicle at all times, providing wheels, tools and spare bicycles. The assistants will also be in charge of technical service, feeding the participants throughout the route and the transportation of their luggage.

Feeding. You do not have to worry about anything. The Born sports supplements store is responsible for providing energy bars, water bottles, gels and electrolite drinks at your convenience. Furthermore, in each stage, we have chosen the best establishments for you to make small picnic stops and regain your strength.

You will always be covered by our accident insurance.

4 Days, 3 Stages. 232Km.
New Sensations.

“…one has got the feeling that is discovering a new región at every step… a different region in every corner… and doesn´t know which one to choose… Alava is an amazing región… that surprises you… and that never ends…”

Day 0. Welcome and presentation

Our adventure will begin picking up the participants and transferring them to the Ciudad de Vitoria Silken Hotel, where they will be given their rooms and the presentation of the tour will take place.

Here they will receive the tracks, kits, bikes will be fitted to each individual. Any remaining question will be answered.

That night dinner will take place at the Colmado de Toloño restaurant, at the very heart of the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Silken Ciudad de Vitoria

Vitoria / Gasteiz

Colmado del Toloño Restaurant

Vitoria / Gasteiz

Day 1, Stage 1. Vitoria / Gasteiz - Laguardia.

Breakfast at the hotel, pick up the kits and depart from the same hotel by bike. Departure pictures at the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca and portal Ataria of Salburua, where we will pick up the route of the Old Vasco Navarro Rail Road. We will go over the Laminoria pass and that will place us at the doors of the village of Maestu and Izki Natural Park, which we will go through using its beautiful trails.

After having lunch at the BTT center of this mountain, we will approach to the Sierra de Cantabria. We will go through this Sierra pass using the Bernedo mountain pass by road. This will take us to Laguardia, at the Rioja Alavesa region, where we will rest at the Sercotel Vila de Laguardia hotel.

Late afternoon we will visit Javier San Pedro Ortega winneries, one of the most trending winneries at the moment, where we will experience an always interesting blind wine tasting.

Visit to the Laguardia village. That night dinner will be served at the same Hotel Villa de Laguardia.
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Old Basque Railway

Wine tasting at Javier San Pedro Ortega wineries

Day 2, Stage 2. Laguardia - Laguardia.

Laguardia

Dirt roads between vineyards
Second stage will start from the same hotel after breakfast and bike food has been provided.

We will go south taking some trails to Elciego direction, where we will take the path along the Ebro river that will lead us to San Vicente de la Sonsierra village. Here we will cross the river through its roman bridge, and we will continue by trails among vineyards until we get back to Elciego again. Here we will have a lunch among vineyards. After this we will return to Laguardia to finish this second stage.

Late afternoon we will be offered a Spa session at the hotel. In the evening we will visit the village of Elciego, and dinner will be served at the Pago de Larrea winneries, in an exclusive dining room reserved for us.
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Day 3, Stage 3. Laguardia - Vitoria / Gasteiz.

Breakfast at hotel, pick up kits and depart from hotel by trails to go through Sierra de Cantabria again and say goodbye to Rioja Alavesa… with pictures from a gorgeous viewpoint.

We will have lunch at the fortified Peñacerrada village, where we will visit its magnificient Puerta Sur. From there and by trails we well get to the village of Saseta riding along the gorges of Ayuda River to get the village of Okina. From there all will be downhill to Vitoria to rest at our hotel.

Late afternoon we will have a Pintxo tasting at Toloño bar, one of the most iconic gastronomical spots in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Restaurante Vitoria will offer us the end of trip tribute dinner from the hand of The Chef Asier Urbina, one of the greatest of the Vitorian cuisine.
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Sierra de Cantabria viewpoint

Peñacerrada

Freedom

Dirt? Paved road? Gravel? I want it all

We take care of everything.
We choose the best accommodations.

We chose the best hotels at the best spots for you to fully enjoy your stay on our routes.

All hotels have a bicycle storage space so you do not have to worry about anything. The reservations are for double rooms with breakfast.

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Silken City of Vitoria Hotel

Vitoria, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, hosts this unique hotel. The classic lines of its stunning facade make room for a contemporary catering, with the correspondent equipment and services, which allow guests to enjoy comfortable and quiet stays in the heart of Vitoria - Gasteiz.
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Villa de Laguardia Hotel

It´s a four star hotel that includes a spa service located in Rioja Alavesa, very close to Logroño and surrounded by vinards. Its facilities are focused towards your relaxing stay with the company of your family, partner or friends. Sercotel Villa de Laguardia is located 15 km away from Logroño, having plenty of gastronomic, wine tasting and touristic routes near it.

We take care of everything.
The best gastronomy at the best restaurants and wineries.

Pago de Larrea

From the actual bank of Río Ebro, a property at an amazing spot. A unique property in an exceptional environment, the good work coming from experience, knowledge, enthusiasm and hard work end up resulting in a very special wine, with its unique personality.

Quality and a familiar touch in a winery that produces their products with lots of care and passion to bring us the Caecus, a wine to remember.

Javier San Pedro Ortega

Always eager to learn, enthusiasm and experience, added to the knowledge acquired by four generations. Javier has managed to engage a young team in a surprising winery, made his own way, having very clear what he wanted to get. He has chosen each plot, with top quality strains, resulting in special, well-worked and balanced wines that seek to transmit that essence. Javier tells his story through his wines and we love to hear it.

Zabala Restaurant

Zabala Restaurant, located at the heart of the medieval downtown of the city of Vitoria, offers us an amazing place with a gastronomic offer that combines tradition and innovation that surprises greatly.

From the tasting type casual modern dinners to the typical products cooked at vegetable charcoals. Reference restaurant in Vitoria in the hands of Chef Juan Gil.

El Colmado de Toloño

When one enters in El Colmado de Toloño, the first thing he feels is the attention to the detail, each thing is where it should be. A place to feel good and go with the flow, all created by a person that loves what he does.

In the heart of the city of Vitoria, Sonia Fuentes has created a special space to get surprised… don´t think… just enjoy it.