Cycling and wine

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The longish hill climb, descent to lovely hotel and then a fabulous picnic in a wonderful setting. Also riding along the Green Route and a short stretch of the Camino. I also loved the wine tasting.

What did you think of your group leader?

We had a great time with Danny who we had met previously on the Camino de Santiago. Alfonso, the driver on this trip, had a great sense of humour too.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

There are some climbs on this trip so - especially when the wind meant you had to pedal downhill - it didn't feel like leisurely cycling! I think the route and the grading are changing for next year, though. Pack as light as you can as it is easier when you are moving from hotel to hotel. Also, it means you have room to take back more bottles of Rioja!