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By: Austin Adventures July 25, 2012

Places to Visit in Spain While You Are On Your Spain Bike Tour

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As you plan your dream adventure vacation to visit La Rioja and the Navarra provinces of Northern Spain with an Austin Adventures tour, you will be sure to see the best that each location has to offer. Maybe the travel bug has hit you. Are you wondering what it would be like to travel to Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Granada; all cities you thought you’d miss? If you can spend some time before or after your adventure tour, check out some of the other local activities and historical cities that the beautiful country of Spain has to offer.

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Your Spain Bike Tour with Austin Adventures will not fall short of your expectations. As you meander on a guided tour through the city of historic Pamplona, where the running of the bulls takes place, you will also trek along the ancient pilgrimage route of Camino De Santiago, reveling in the beauty of the nearby villages. You can also plan on a toast in Olite, the wine capital of the Navarra province. You will then bask in the views of the cliffs overlooking Rioja’s Cidacos valley, taking in views of almond groves and laden sheep meadows. It’s a complete experience with memorable biking adventures, the most palatable foods you can imagine, and the most delectable wines you have ever had the pleasure of sampling. While Austin Lehman has taken the guesswork out of your next Spain vacation, you can still check out some other parts of the country while you are visiting. Book your flight for a week before or after your Austin-Lehman Adventure, and plan some explorations of your own.

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If you plan your Spain vacation during the weeks between July 6th -14th you should spend some time to visit the San Fermin Festival to see the famous running of the bulls. Enjoy excellent music, delicious foods, exciting dance, and stunning fireworks. If you happen to miss the dates, your tour will still provide you with tons of stories and images so you will be able to hear the hoofs charging. Go to the Pamplona Cathedral, the brilliant stonework and gothic ancient interior is must see. If you loved the Cathedral, make your way to Monasterio de Leyre, the oldest records of the site date back to 842. The natural ambiance surrounding the Monasterio offers a gorgeous view. There are also tons of museums, observatories, landmarks, and parks to visit and explore during your cycling tours.

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Spending more than a week before your tour? Travel to other cities. While visiting Madrid, you can attend a soccer game at Santiago Bernabeu, or visit the famous impressive main plaza with delicious cafes and newsworthy bars. If you missed the running of the bulls in Pamplona, you can watch a bullfight at the Ventas bullring. At night the town transforms into a party city with eclectic music, and the town keeps dancing. Lastly, don’t forget to start and end your day with a chocolate dipped churro.

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Looking to see spectacular Spanish architecture on your adventure vacation? Put Barcelona on the must-see list. The Hospital de Sant Pau and Gaudi’s famous unfinished basilica Sagrada Familia with modernist design and a short walk down Avenida de Gaudi, provide visitors with windows to the past. Into art? Visit the Salvador Dali museum or the Picasso Museum. If you want to wander around you can stroll the streets of the Gothic Quarter or pass through Barcelona’s famous streets of Las Ramblas featuring street performers, endless shops, and vibrant atmosphere.

No matter which cities you trek through before or after your cycling tour there are a few activities you need to have in mind: enjoy tapas, a delicious snack with your drinks out on the town, catch a bullfight, soccer game, or visit the splendid Alhambra Moorish Fortress located in the hills of Granada. Stop by the gardens of Seville for an authentic flamenco show fully packed with culture, folk music, and drunken gypsies. No matter what you plan for your adventure travel, it is always great to prepare a couple of extra days to explore other gems that Spain has to offer. No tour can capture every bit of wonder that a location has to offer so take some time out to visit some other places that you can’t live without experiencing.

Your friendly traveler,

Patrick

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