Rioja: Cycling and wine
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
It's difficult to pick out a single moment, but will always remember the afternoon we frantically out-pedalled an approaching rain shower as we cycled through rolling vineyards away from the dramatic mountain landscape. The quality of the local food and wine has to be a real highlight of the trip!
What did you think of your group leader?
The group leader and driver were both excellent - very welcoming, knowledgeable and enthusiastic throughout the trip, really going the extra mile to ensure that we got the most from the holiday. They very effectively took care of all the daily organisation, leaving us to concern ourselves with nothing more than how to both over-indulge in the gourmet food and wonderful wine AND complete the remaining miles.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Cash points are a bit thin on the ground in the more remote areas on the early part of the trip so it's worth getting enough money out on day 1 or 2 to cover until day 5, when you reach Santo Domingo de la Calzada.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I'd thoroughly recommend this holiday!