Alava is synonymous with nature, heritage, culture and gastronomy. Our tour is a trip full of adventures in a 3-day getaway to discover the greenway of the Navarrese Basque, the Alavesa mountain, Rioja Alavesa and the camino de Santiago as it passes through Alava. A route with interesting stops and gastronomic experiences related to our culture.
Between Santiago and wine
They are 152 km. divided into 3 stages. The profile has a medium/high difficulty.
1st day. 48 km. Vitoria-Gasteiz/Santa Cruz de Campezo
From the agreed point in Vitoria-Gasteiz we head east looking for in ancient layout of the Basque Navarrese. This stretch runs through labor lands and forests where beech and oak predominate. The “trainico” transported travelers from Guipuzcoa to Navarra until 1967 and you can still appreciate the train stations that have been converted into private houses some and others have fallen into oblivion. Halfway through our destination we stumbled upon the minority tunnel, now sunk in several sections and which we solvent by climbing a steep stretch of land.
Maeztu, the medieval village of Antoñana and Santa Cruz de Campezo will be must-see stops on this day. We are located in one of the best preserved nature parks of Alava, Izki on the Alavesa mountain. Overnight in country house.
2nd day. 36 km. Santa Cruz de Campezo/Laguardia.
After solving the port that separates us from the Rioja Alavesa we approach one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, Laguardia. Nestled on top of a hill and defended by a wall that commanded the construction of King Navarro Sancho the Fort of Navarra preserves intact its medieval structure. You will visit the wineries that are all over the subsoil of the villa, you will taste the wines that give so much fame to the area and we will dine in a cellar. Overnight in a charming accommodation.
3rd day. 68 km Laguardia/Vitoria-Gasteiz
Today it’s time-up to complete the most demanding stage. We walk through the heart of the Rioja Alavesa between vineyards and stop in several locations. In Briñas (La Rioja) we take the branch of the Camino de Santiago with Vitoria direction. For several kilometers we pedaled next to the most flowing river of the Iberian peninsula, the Ebro and abandoned it to go back into the Alavesa Llanada. We conclude the adventure in the Green Capital.
Schedule and dates
The route takes place between March and November
In the price is included:
Saddlebag and padlock
Description of the route (maps, accommodation…)
3 lunches + 3 meals + 2 dinners + 2 breakfasts
2 nights accommodation
How to book
Book one week in advance.