Food Points

Route      >       Long     -    Medium   -    Short

San Millán         YES     -       NO       -      NO

B. Montecillo    YES     -       YES      -      YES

Clavijo               YES     -       YES      -      NO

El Cortijo           YES     -       YES      -      YES

Monasterio de Yuso

San Millán de la Cogolla

World heritage since 1997.

Located in the small town of San Millán de la Cogolla, in La Rioja. Formed by the community of monks who continue the tradition initiated by the eremita Millán.
From the 6th century until today there have been different types of monastic life: hermitages, monastery, Visigoth monastery with a Hispanic rule, Mozarabic monastery, Benedictine monastery, and now a convent of friars of the Order of Augustinian Recollects.

Cradle of the Castilian language since in the desk of San Millán the Emilianenses Glosses were written, one of the oldest documents in which texts of Navarrese-Aragonese romance appear in its Riojan variety according to some scholars - and of Castilian with Rioja features, according to others - in addition to contain the first non-epigraphic texts in Basque. In the same monastery signs his verses also Gonzalo de Berceo, the first Spanish poet of known name.

Known as the Escorial of La Rioja, it occupies the place of an old Romanesque building that completely collapses in 1504 to build the current building, which began as a Benedictine community.
Highligh in it the church, the cloister, the baroque sacristy and the library and archives. Currently, in addition to the monastery of Augustinian Recollect friars, it is the headquarters of the International Research Center of the Spanish Language.

Yuso, it is inhabited by Augustinian Recollect friars.

Here it will be the first "pit stop" in the LONG ROUTE. 

Altitude: 728 m

Bodegas Montecillo

One of the pioneer wineries of the Rioja Qualified Denomination of Origin.

It Must be a "pit stop" for Rioja y Pedal to do it in this winery.

In 2020 it was its 150 anniversary. 1870 -2020

It was founded by Mr. Celestino Navajas.

Owned by the Osborne Group since 1973.

We will leave our bikes for a moment to enter in this spectacular garden of the winery, where in addition to refreshment, we can make an express visit to see their 7-minute videomapping, or take a photo in its impressive manual bottle rack. Unique in Rioja.

We will also visit the town of Navarrete and in this "pit stop" the three routes, long, medium and short,  will be unified to make from here all the same route to Clavijo Castle.

Altitude: 468 m  

Castillo de Clavijo

As documentation of the period on the construction of the castle is not preserved, it is not known exactly if it was built by the Christians or by the Arabs before the 10th century, although it coincides more with the Arabs in construction and typology.

The site was chosen due to the important strategic place occupied since it was built on a huge conglomerate rock that now also serves as a climbing site.

From that area it is easy to control the steps of the river Leza gorge and see much of the Iregua river valley, although most of the walls belong to the 12th and 13th centuries.

On June 3, 1931 it was declared a Historic Artistic Monument.

There is a legend that the Apostle Santiago during the reconquest came on a white horse to help King Ramiro of Asturias fight the Arabs after the king's refusal to pay tribute, such as "the one hundred maidens."

By this legend in the Castle of Clavijo is the cross of Santiago, which is part of the Shield of La Rioja.

This will be our penultimate "pit stop". With Logroño and the entire Ebro Valley at our feet.

Altitude: 871 m 

El Cortijo

After passing Logroño, we will stop in this unique neighborhood of the capital last "pit stop" from this balcony to the river Ebro.

With Sierra Cantabria in front, we headed down the green road, climbing the Ebro to the meeting of Fuenmayor to finish at the final destination, Cenicero.

El Cortijo is a town in the municipality of Logroño located on the right bank of the Ebro River. Its population is 209 inhabitants.

Although it belongs to the region of Logroño and is properly a neighborhood of the capital, it has personality and characteristics of a town.

Altitud: 546 m


The 5th "pit stop" will be next day, on Sunday, in the   Paseo del Domingo  in Fuenmayor. 

Fuenmayor is a thriving villa located north of La Rioja Central, just 8 km from Cenicero and 12 km northwest of Logroño, nestled in a strategic position and in an unbeatable wine area.

Just 5 minutes from Logroño by highway, 45 from Vitoria on the Vasco-Aragonesa highway, which has an entrance to the south of the town and just one hour to Bilbao, and two to Zaragoza.

The villa is crossed by the N-232 road that connects Pamplona and Zaragoza with Vitoria and Santander, and the Castejón-Miranda railway. At 3 km we have the Burgos road, where only three hours by car separate us from Madrid.

This excellent situation has favored since the middle of the last century, first, the installation of large wineries that still monopolize sales and prestige in the difficult wine market of La Rioja and after,  many companies.

Altitude: 434 metres