THE FISH AND WINE ROUTE 2009
The Basque Country, Euskadi as it’s known in the Basque language, is a magical place for all lovers of cycling, and also is one of Lonely Planet's Top 10 Best, must-see, destinations for 2009. This green land has given the sport some of its great riders, cyclists who have shone in the world’s greatest races, like Marino Lejarreta, Abraham Olano or Miguel Indurain. GIANT TOURS offers the chance to enjoy cycling, gastronomy, life and this beautiful scenery in his trip: The Fish & Wine Route.
Typical valley in the Basque Country
GIANT TOURS is a biking holiday company set up by Giant Bicycles in Spain, and all the people who are a part of it have one thing in common – a passion for cycling and life. And it’s this passion that we transmit with our cycling tours. We love riding the roads of the Basque Country and the Pyrenees, the ideal place to enjoy cycling at any level, whether you want to train hard or simply go for a relaxing ride.
Each cyclist who signs up for one of our trips can be sure that he or she is in the hands of people who truly love their work and who know the Basque Country and the Pyrenees perfectly, because we’re playing on our ground, a place which we want to share with everybody.
Dream landscapes, nice climbs, cuisine for connoiseurs, surprising museums, exquisite hospitality. All this, and more, is offered by our THE FISH & WINE ROUTE. This route travels through the breathtaking landscape of the old commercial route which joined the inland wine-growing areas with the coast for the trade of fresh fish for wine and other produce. From La Rioja Alavesa to the coastal villages of Bizkaia, guests travel through the Basque Country from south to north as we discover the changing countryside and enjoy the delicate shades of colour which are characteristic of this marvellous corner of Europe. Dates: September 18th – September 23rd.
The basque "La Rioja"
The fishing port of Lekeitio
During the first three days we will rest in the Hotel Villa de Laguardia (4*), in the middle of La Rioja.
Hotel Villa de Laguardia
In the last three days we will rest near the coast, in the fantastic Hotel Castillo the Arteaga (4*).
Hotel Castillo de Arteaga
Read more about this and other trips at: www.Giant-Tours.com