Stage 1

Distance: 105 / 76 km
   Unevenness: 1.460 / 1.230 m


2 COLS, Lizarraga and Genbe first, and the Arakil basins and Arga after. Stages without excess and smell of South.

The first stage of FUENTES del VINO allows us to proceed on to business calmly. It is even possible, if we used the morning for the trip by car to Arbizu, to do the tour in an afternoon.

Without long stops 5 long hours will be sufficient to reach Puente La Reina

map of route
Profile of the route
Multimedia and/or description of the route
Beriáin pic

The vision of the Beriáin from Arbizu will be our hostess in FUENTES del VINO.

Ascending Lizarraga

Ascending Lizarraga. The Sakana Valley is going more and more down.

Lizarraga mountain pass

Filling tanks after topping the Lizarraga mountain pass.

Genbe mountain pass

Descending through forest - Genbe mountain pass towards Azanza.

Ascending Argiñariz

Ascending Argiñariz - FUENTES del VINO PLUS - At the end of the Valley, the Arga flows looking for Puente La Reina.

Font and old laundry

Font and old laundry in the vicinity of Argiñariz, almost "obligatory" stop - FUENTES del VINO PLUS -

Medieval bridge

End of stage, Puente La reina and its medieval bridge (11th century).

Route sheet

in preparation

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Criterion for routes ranking

Criteria used in the 6 levels that we have chosen for the ranking of the routes:

  1. Walks or family routes: Routes with light slopes and little travel. Suitable for untrained family groups or for people who usually don't use the bike
  2. Easy: Routes with a slope that can reach 1000 meters but facing none of the large ports.
    The distance will range between 40 and 60 kilometers.
  3. Moderate: Routes with one of the "great" ports or a combination of similar difficulty. The slopes can be really important and slopes can range between 1000 and 2000 meters.
    The distance will vary between 60 and 100 kilometers.
  4. Hard: Routes with a slope ranging around 2500 meters. There may have to ascend 2 ports of the "greats" or one and several of the "minor".
    The distance will vary between 90 and 130 kilometers.
  5. Very hard: Routes ranging from the 2500 and 4000 meters of altitude. Sometimes there may have to ascend the 3 ports of the '' greats ''.
    The distance will exceed the 100 kilometers and may reach up to 200 km.
  6. Challenge: In these times there is a public that demands "more" yet. To them arises the concept of "challenge": stages of more than a day in "non-stop" mode, 4500-5000 or even more meters of altitude routes, individual or group time trial with 3000 meters of altitude and over 100 kilometers of route.
    Finally, a variety of what riders would usually call "nonsense" which to be more elegant, here we call it, 'Challenges'.

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