Cycling and Rioja
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Probably being in the Rioja region and being able to sample such beautiful wines, especially at the Marques de Riscal bodega.
What did you think of your group leader?
Our group leader Alfonso was a lovely young man. Warm and friendly, genuinely interested in the people in his group and very helpful at all times. He was a great leader, catering for all levels of cycling ability in the group. He was also very knowledgable about the area we were cycling through. His vehicle support man Hose deserves a mention as he was also a lovely man with endless patience and always willing to help.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Take layers including waterproof trousers. The week started warm and sunny then changed and cooled down considerably. We also had some rain.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone. It was a revelation and education to me about an area of Spain I knew nothing about. You would not be disappointed. I loved it. The food was great. The wine was lovely. The scenery was beautiful and it was just an all round good experience.