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Starting from Pamplona FUENTES del VINO Cycling Route

4 exceptional stages of cycling among Wineries and Mountains... Vineyards of Navarra and La Rioja, Cameros Range, Cordillera Ibérica and Montaña Alavesa.

Navarra, La Rioja, Soria, Burgos and Pays Basque, 533 kilometres of cycling by creating links between the northern territories. In the Center; La Rioja, endless vineyards... modern wineries... historic villages... and the Ebro River, the old "Iber" of the Romans who gave name to the Iberian peninsula.

Although all the information is written performing the route clockwise, it is perfectly possible to do in the opposite direction without losing an iota of interest. Usually the sense of the route is determined by the need to avoid making night at Laguardia on Friday or Saturday. This is so because of the difficulty of booking accommodation in those days as a result of the tourist pressure supported by the village.

map of route
map of route

Stage 1: Pamplona - Logroño
Distance: 124km   Unevenness: 1.960m

Stage 2: Logroño - Quintanar de la Sierra
Distance: 141km   Unevenness: 2.300m

Stage 3: Quintanar de la Sierra - Laguardia
Distance: 132km   Unevenness: 1.560m

Stage 4: Laguardia - Pamplona
Distance: 136km   Unevenness: 2.100m


map BASOAK Pamplona
map BASOAK Pamplona

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Stage 1: Pamplona - Logroño
Distance: 124km   Unevenness: 1.960m

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Stage 2: Logroño - Quintanar de la Sierra
Distance: 141km   Unevenness: 2.300m

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Stage 3: Quintanar de la Sierra - Laguardia
Distance: 132km   Unevenness: 1.560m

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Stage 4: Laguardia - Pamplona
Distance: 136km   Unevenness: 2.100m

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Multimedia and/or description of the route
Navarre of sunflowers

First kilometers, Navarre of sunflowers.

Otazu Wineries

Señorío de Otazu under the walls of Etxauri, first major encounter with the vineyards.

Guirguillano mountain pass

Guirguillano mountain pass. We observe the territory that we are going to ride in the coming days.

Profesional peloton

Guirguillano mountain pass, profesional peloton climbing.
 Gran Premio Indurain 2017

Sky and Movistar

Sky and Movistar in training reaching the top.
 Gran Premio Indurain 2017

Guirguillano mountain pass

Guirguillano, Prix of the mountain. A quiet port to begin the day. In the background Pantano de Alloz, there we go.
 Gran Premio Indurain 2017

Codés Range

We are crossing Tierra Estella. At the background we begin to glimpse Sierra de Cantabria, which will serve as a horizon for a long time. To the right, the Codés Range, there we go.

Camino de los Pasajeros

After the explosive kilometre that starts in Otiñano, we descend along the "Camino de los Pasajeros" at the doors of Santuario de Codés.

Aguilar mountain pass

Aguilar mountain pass, we leave behind Codes Range. Ahead... 13 kilometres of descent to Viana.

Ebro River

Ebro River. Ebro equal to Iber in Latin. The river that gave name to the Iberian peninsula.

Autumn vineyards

Cantabria Range and autumn vineyards on the banks of the Ebro.

Vineyards in Logroño

Logroño in their environment. Our PUNTO BIKE today.

Autumn mornings

Autumn mornings can be cold in Logroño.

Typical landscape of Cameros Range

Typical landscape of Cameros Range. Territory of the first kilometers of the day.

Leza Canyon

Overwhelming Leza Canyon. The road, at the top, almost fly over the river.

Leza river

We continue beside the Leza river. Environment of green mantle native close to Laguna de Cameros.

ramps of Sancho Leza

Autumnal atmosphere on the first ramps of Sancho Leza.

Sancho Leza mountain pass

Ending the first difficulty of the day, Sancho Leza. We are entering the Sierra Cebollera.

arrival to Soria

As always, cows give us attention. In a few minutes we will enter in the province of Soria.

Montenegro de Cameros

In Montenegro de Cameros began the climb to the top of the day.

Santa Inés

Vegetation of high mountain during the ascent to Santa Inés.

Santa Inés mountain pass

Santa Inés mountain pass, 1753 metres above sea level, we are in the axis of the Iberian Range.

descent

Fast descent to Vinuesa.

Vinuesa

Vinuesa, a stop along the way.

Port del Hierro

Southern slope of the Sierra de Urbión. Port del Hierro, 1135 meters, an imperceptible altitude except for the sign that indicates it.

Bikers in the road

Last kilometres between Regumiel de la Sierra and Quintanar de la Sierra.

Quintanar de la Sierra

Quintanar de la Sierra, a mountain village in the Iberian Mountain range. Our PUNTO BIKE in Burgos.

Laguna Negra de Neila

Ascending to the Laguna Negra de Neila, a myth of the Spanish cycling and, of course, the "bone" of today's stage. The port begins practically in the same Quintanar de la Sierra.

Demanding ramps

13 km with demanding ramps that occasionally bite up to 17%

Urbion peak from the viewpoints of the Laguna Negra de Neila.

Summit of Laguna Negra de Neila

Euphoria of cima in the balcony where the asphalt ends. Below, the Laguna Negra de Neila, in the background, the Sierra de La Demanda.

Cirque glacier

When the mountain pass ends, the terrain allows "sterratear" by the Cirque.

 Mansilla de La Sierra

Drought brings out Mansilla de La Sierra from the dam.

Horses

Scenes from the route.

Mansilla reservoir

The show makes doubt, shout or to remain silent?

Close to Bobadilla

Close to Bobadilla. We leave behind the Iberian Mountain range and return to the "friendly zone" of the route, again the warmth and the aroma of vineyard.

Fuentes del Vino_Monasterio San Millan

A mandatory stop. Yuso Monastery -San Millán de la Cogolla- World Heritage Site.

Harvest in Elciego

Days of harvest in Elciego.

Group of escaped

Group of escaped leaving behind the monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla.
La Rioja Tour 2017

scenes in Berceo

Career scenes in Berceo.
La Rioja Tour 2017

Autumn Vineyards

Autumn Vineyards in our way through Najera.

Ascend to Laguardia

A last effort - 200 meters- to ascend to Laguardia from the basin of the River Ebro in Cenicero.

Laguardia from Elciego

Laguardia view from Elciego, end of the stage. In the foreground Wineries of Marqués de Riscal.

Laguardia La Nuit

Laguardia La Nuit. If we are interested, we can also start the path at this PUNTO BIKE.

Vineyards

LA RIOJA PUNTO BIKE

Viewpoint of Laguardia

Before we start, we stop at the viewpoint of Laguardia and review with the look the last kilometres of the day yesterday.

On the road

We leave behind Laguardia.

Cantabria Range

Typical landscape in our wandering of La Rioja. Constant horizon, Cantabria Range.

La Aldea mountain pass

First section of the route, Laguardia - La Aldea. We should pass through the Sierra de Cantabria and fall on the other side, to the Montaña Alavesa.
 Cicloturista Vitoria 2016

Rothschild Vega-Sicilia

Winter vineyards of Macán Wineries - Rothschild Vega-Sicilia - under the Cantabria Range.

Spring vineyards

Spring vineyards between Kripan and Meano
 Cicloturista Vitoria 2016

La Población and Meano at the foot of the silhouette of the "Sleeping Lion". On the left, at the Rocky gap, is the port of La Aldea. We pass through it to go into the Montaña Alavesa.

La Aldea mountain pass

La Aldea mountain pass in the Cantabria Range, natural border between the Montaña Alavesa to the North and La Rioja to the South.

Muela de San Román

Scenes of the Montaña Alavesa. The Muela de San Román on the village of the same name.

oak wood

The landscape has definitely changed. In the Montaña Alavesa, the oak wood is the boss.

Urbasa Range

We crossed by the South side of the Urbasa Range... Larraona, Aranaratxe, Eulate...

Sheeps

Scenes of the route, we are in the Sierra.

Abartzuza

Abartzuza welcomes us. We do not know if with a threat or with a promise.
Grand Prix Indurain 2017

Eraul mountain pass

Descending Eraul mountain pass to Abartzuza.
Grand Prix Indurain 2017

Professional cycling

Scenes of professional cycling in Alto Eraul.
Grand Prix Indurain 2017

Grand Prix Indurain

The GP Indurain sharing track with FUENTES del VINO.
Grand Prix Indurain 2017

Grand Prix Indurain

The "pelotón" has already passed.
Grand Prix Indurain 2017

road view from the top

Etxauri mountain pass road view from the range. The descent is as is sensed, fast and comfortable.

Viewpoint of Etxauri

From the viewpoint of the Etxauri mountain pass we observe the end of FUENTES del VINO, Ciriza, Etxauri and the old Iruñea waiting.

Group of favourites

The group of favourites in the last kilometer of the Etxauri mountain pass.
Euskal Itzulia 2017

Walls of Etxauri

The walls of Etxauri mountain pass controlling the peloton pass, they climb, we descend it.
Euskal Itzulia 2017

Descent to Pamplona

This is finished, placid and rapid descent and easy roll up to Pamplona. The density of the forest reminds us that we are sharing this stretch of the route with BASOAK, another major route through stages in the Basque Pyrenees. ¿We combine both? ¿Will we combine the Iberian Mountain range and the Pyrenees in a great loop of 7 days? ...will be continued.

Downloads and altimetrys

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Altimetrys in altimetrias.net and other webpages:

Guirguillano en altimetrias.net

Sancho Leza en altimetrias.net

Santa Inés en altimetrias.net

Lagunas de Neila en altimetrias.net

La Aldea en altimetrias.net

Iturrieta en altimetrias.net

Etxauri en altimetrias.net

Wikiloc route map

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