Etapa 2

Viana – Leitza

The longest stage of this year’s Itzulia, the first part of which passes through Leitza, an ideal area for a breakaway. The entrance to the second part of the stage includes a circuit where the leaders will need to be at the front, as its winding roads and the weather can be decisive due to its long downhills.

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Viana was founded in 1219 by King Sancho el Fuerte, in order to defend Navarra from the neighboring kingdom of Castile. In its old town perfectly delimited by the walls, the church of Santa María stands out, which has a monumental Renaissance portal, the ruins of the church of San Pedro and the best-preserved area of the walls, a good viewpoint where you can look out over the Ebro Valley and Rioja Alavesa.

Historical ups and downs led it to become the head of the Principality of the Kingdom of Navarre and the tomb of the great Renaissance man César Borgia. Crossed by the Camino de Santiago, the Plaza de Los Fueros, a crossroads of the main streets, is the meeting point for locals, tourists and pilgrims
Walking through its streets you can see innumerable palatial baroque houses, while we can taste some pinchos in the varied hotel offer and drink some wines from the local wineries, covered by the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin.