An Overview of Your Journey

Northern Spain Travel offers day rides for road bikers leaving Pamplona making this city your home base for exploration. We offer one week packages that include accommodation, bikes and most meals. This cycling adventure is designed for cyclists and their non-cycling partners. Always accompanied by an assistance vehicle, we customize our routes so that the difficulty and distances are tailored to your abilities and personal challenges. This region is richly interconnected by a network of excellent secondary and tertiary roads in ever-changing landscapes. Ideal for groups of friends who are looking for well-designed cycling routes that have you travelling in all four directions and discovering a territory that is beyond beautiful.

Welcome to Pamplona

Welcome to a city with over 3000 years of history and where we will be living a European lifestyle that hails good living. Pamplona is a city tucked in the foothills of the privileged landscape pre Pyrenees and the center of our cycling universe. It is interesting to know that the world renown cycling team Movistar chooses Pamplona as their year-round training grounds. We settle into our accommodation and then take a city walk to get your bearings of the city, consolidate the meeting place for morning rides, size the bikes and equipment, then we are off for some of Pamplona’s extraordinary traditional gastronomy along its medieval streets to the best gastro bars in the city.

Into the Basque - French lands

Our ride today: We head north towards Quinta Real and the Eugi reservoir. A territory that was once the private hunting grounds of the Kings of Navarre. We begin a slow inclining uphill through beech and oak forests reaching the summit of Urkiaga, over the top and into the French-Basque lands, where one of the most famous bertsolaris (Basque improvisation poet singers) was born. The route takes us on a long descent down green Pyrenees valleys and a challenging climb back up over the Ibañeta peak, the site of famous battles between Basques and Franks and where the Basques defeated Carlo Magno's army. We pass through Roncesvalles is where the Camino de Santiago begins for most pilgrims. We glide down the valley of Burguete and into a unique region where the valleys descend like terraces to the gates of Pamplona.

Back in Pamplona: The highlight is “Beers on the terrace” all you can drink! Then you are free to go for dinner on your own to discover the city, and mingle with the locals.

Puente de la Reina to Artajona in the land of the warriors

Our ride today: We depart south passing the village Etxauri and leaving the belt of mountains surrounding the city of Pamplona behind us. Today, we enjoy a region marked by its natural springs and señoríos (noble Basque farmhouses) along soft rolling hills south of El Perdón. We arrive at Puente la Reina with its famous Romanesque bridge - the largest of its time in Europe - for a group photo. Our route continues south until it almost touches the orchards and vegetable gardens of southern Navarra, La Ribera. We stop, as always, about three quarters of the way into the ride for a small bocatas, drinks and a coffee. Today we stop in the medieval fortressed village of Artajona, a hotspot for movie sets all over the world. From Artajona we skirt the eastern face of the Sierra del Perdón to return to the Pamplona Basin.

Back in Pamplona: We have an early group dinner in a Sidreria (a Basque Cider house) for a traditional Basque meal of chorizo cooked in cider, cod omelette, baked cod, Txuleton (T-bone steaks you will die for) and for dessert, regional cheese and membrillo with walnuts.

Rest day in Pamplona - Learn how to make a paella

Immerse yourself in the gastronomy of the city with a Master chef cooking class and learn to prepare a series of traditional pintxos and a spectacular paella, which also turns into lunch.

Riding through vineyards and olive groves

Our ride today: We are shuttled to Viana where we begin our route. The route takes us to Viana, ‘the city of kings and princes’ that protected the southwestern border of Navarre in the land of castles and wines. From Viana, we ride among the vineyards and wheat fields. We arrive at the famous village where the witchcraft is celebrated every year. Reaching almost a 1000 meters altitude, we ride north up a mountain range making our way to Alaba in the Basque Country. Our route takes us through valleys and forests that border Alaba and then drop back into Navarra with an awesome smooth riding decent through a little plots of land and vineyards until returning to the fortressed city of Viana.

Lunch event: After our Viana to Viana ride, we shower and change into our studs in Viana and then go out for lunch in a Viana Asador. We shuttle back to Pamplona around 7pm.

Dip into the Pyrenees

Our ride today: We ride northward to the Pyrenees through the Lizoain valley, passing quaint villages anchored in the hills. Today is a maintained light winding uphill that takes us along secondary and tertiary roads all the way to Lumbier, a Roman settlement in the 2nd century that was and still is a strategic crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Cantabrian. In Lumbier we have our bocata and drinks and then head south into the Valdorba valley, a unique landscape riddled with architectural gems from the Romanesque era. The Valdorba is a natural corridor that crosses central ​​Navarre from east to west. A route that leads us past farmland and castles. We return to Pamplona via la Sierra del Perdón.

Back in Pamplona: Our goodbye dinner will be in our private gastronomy club - a true Hemingwayesque location for a memorable evening of divine cuisine and awesome camaraderie.

An Overview of Your Journey

Northern Spain Travel offers day rides for road bikers leaving Pamplona making this city your home base for exploration. We offer one week packages that include accommodation, bikes and most meals. This cycling adventure is designed for cyclists and their non-cycling partners. Always accompanied by an assistance vehicle, we customize our routes so that the difficulty and distances are tailored to your abilities and personal challenges. This region is richly interconnected by a network of excellent secondary and tertiary roads in ever-changing landscapes. Ideal for groups of friends who are looking for well-designed cycling routes that have you travelling in all four directions and discovering a territory that is beyond beautiful.

Welcome to Pamplona

Welcome to a city with over 3000 years of history and where we will be living a European lifestyle that hails good living. Pamplona is a city tucked in the foothills of the privileged landscape pre Pyrenees and the center of our cycling universe. It is interesting to know that the world renown cycling team Movistar chooses Pamplona as their year-round training grounds. We settle into our accommodation and then take a city walk to get your bearings of the city, consolidate the meeting place for morning rides, size the bikes and equipment, then we are off for some of Pamplona’s extraordinary traditional gastronomy along its medieval streets to the best gastro bars in the city.

Into the Basque - French lands

Our ride today: We head north towards Quinta Real and the Eugi reservoir. A territory that was once the private hunting grounds of the Kings of Navarre. We begin a slow inclining uphill through beech and oak forests reaching the summit of Urkiaga, over the top and into the French-Basque lands, where one of the most famous bertsolaris (Basque improvisation poet singers) was born. The route takes us on a long descent down green Pyrenees valleys and a challenging climb back up over the Ibañeta peak, the site of famous battles between Basques and Franks and where the Basques defeated Carlo Magno's army. We pass through Roncesvalles is where the Camino de Santiago begins for most pilgrims. We glide down the valley of Burguete and into a unique region where the valleys descend like terraces to the gates of Pamplona.

Back in Pamplona: The highlight is “Beers on the terrace” all you can drink! Then you are free to go for dinner on your own to discover the city, and mingle with the locals.

Puente de la Reina to Artajona in the land of the warriors

Our ride today: We depart south passing the village Etxauri and leaving the belt of mountains surrounding the city of Pamplona behind us. Today, we enjoy a region marked by its natural springs and señoríos (noble Basque farmhouses) along soft rolling hills south of El Perdón. We arrive at Puente la Reina with its famous Romanesque bridge - the largest of its time in Europe - for a group photo. Our route continues south until it almost touches the orchards and vegetable gardens of southern Navarra, La Ribera. We stop, as always, about three quarters of the way into the ride for a small bocatas, drinks and a coffee. Today we stop in the medieval fortressed village of Artajona, a hotspot for movie sets all over the world. From Artajona we skirt the eastern face of the Sierra del Perdón to return to the Pamplona Basin.

Back in Pamplona: We have an early group dinner in a Sidreria (a Basque Cider house) for a traditional Basque meal of chorizo cooked in cider, cod omelette, baked cod, Txuleton (T-bone steaks you will die for) and for dessert, regional cheese and membrillo with walnuts.

Rest day in Pamplona - Learn how to make a paella

Immerse yourself in the gastronomy of the city with a Master chef cooking class and learn to prepare a series of traditional pintxos and a spectacular paella, which also turns into lunch.

Riding through vineyards and olive groves

Our ride today: We are shuttled to Viana where we begin our route. The route takes us to Viana, ‘the city of kings and princes’ that protected the southwestern border of Navarre in the land of castles and wines. From Viana, we ride among the vineyards and wheat fields. We arrive at the famous village where the witchcraft is celebrated every year. Reaching almost a 1000 meters altitude, we ride north up a mountain range making our way to Alaba in the Basque Country. Our route takes us through valleys and forests that border Alaba and then drop back into Navarra with an awesome smooth riding decent through a little plots of land and vineyards until returning to the fortressed city of Viana.

Lunch event: After our Viana to Viana ride, we shower and change into our studs in Viana and then go out for lunch in a Viana Asador. We shuttle back to Pamplona around 7pm.

Back in Pamplona: An evening to do as you please.

Dip into the Pyrenees

Our ride today: We ride northward to the Pyrenees through the Lizoain valley, passing quaint villages anchored in the hills. Today is a maintained light winding uphill that takes us along secondary and tertiary roads all the way to Lumbier, a Roman settlement in the 2nd century that was and still is a strategic crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Cantabrian. In Lumbier we have our bocata and drinks and then head south into the Valdorba valley, a unique landscape riddled with architectural gems from the Romanesque era. The Valdorba is a natural corridor that crosses central ​​Navarre from east to west. A route that leads us past farmland and castles. We return to Pamplona via la Sierra del Perdón.

Back in Pamplona: Our goodbye dinner will be in our private gastronomy club - a true Hemingwayesque location for a memorable evening of divine cuisine and awesome camaraderie.

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