La Rioja is a small region located north of the Iberian Peninsula world famous for its excellent wine production. A paradise for lovers of wine and wine tourism. Century old wineries, family-owned or avant-garde designed by some of the most famous architects in the world… In La Rioja there are more than 500 wineries that have filled the land with patchwork of vineyards. But the attractions of La Rioja go far beyond their endless vineyards and unique wineries. Natural landscapes, walled medieval villages, prehistoric archaeological findings, monasteries, stately homes… are just some examples of its many charms.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1: LA RIOJA
Arrival / Bike ride & Wellness
A private vehicle will pick us up at the station / airport and take us to our hotel. We will stay in a special hotel located in a small and authentic village. After enjoying lunch at the hotel, we suggest taking a bike ride around the hotel to have a first contact with the area and begin to contemplate the beautiful landscapes that form the vineyards and villages of the region. After doing some exercise, we will give ourselves a very healthy treat. A specialist will give us a massage or treatment in which we will relax body and mind. Natural products will be used and we will take advantage of the curative properties of the grapes. After the massage, we will have dinner in the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.
DAY 2: LA RIOJA
Wineries and villages of la Rioja
Today we will discover the essence of the largest wine region of Spain through its wineries and villages, accompanied at all times by a wine expert with which we will learn about the world of wine. We will start the route visiting one of the most historic and famous wineries of La Rioja, in the region of Haro. We will visit the winery, its vineyards and we will enjoy a tasting of its wines. After the visit to the winery, we will discover the town of Labastida, of medieval origin, where we will stroll together with our guide through its monumental old town. We will visit another winery, in this case a small family-owned winery specialized in developing signature wines of great quality. We will taste several of their wines with an appetizer. For lunch, we will enjoy a delicious gastronomic experience in a signature restaurant with a tasting menu with the chef’s best specialties and local wine. After lunch we will walk through the narrow streets and the walled village of Laguardia. We will finish the day visiting another winery, in this case one of the oldest in the world. It has caves and ancient fermentation lakes… we will learn about the history and origins of winemaking. After the visit we will have a tasting before returning to the hotel.
DAY 3: LA RIOJA
Modern Architecture and avant-garde wineries
Today we will visit surprising wineries that stand out for their innovative designs and modern architecture. Throughout the day we will be accompanied by a wine expert. The first winery we will visit will be Yisios, a winery with an impressive modern building designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava. We will enjoy the outside of the building, located in a spectacular location among vineyards at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria. The next visit will be at a modern winery in Samaniego equipped with the latest technologies and a stunning architecture. The winery is formed by an empty glass box in which, descending and underground, the space is organized in different levels. We will have lunch in the winery, surrounded by barrels and magnificent views, based on a tasting menu paired with 4 different wines from the winery. After lunch we will return to the hotel.
DAY 4: LA RIOJA
Private transfer to the airport of Logroño
End of the trip. ¡Goodbye Spain!
ACCOMMODATION: We will propose the best option for every occasion. Hotels, apartments and villas.
GUIDES AND TOURS: We will adapt the amount of tours, the duration, the level of the explanations and the guides to each customer profile.
EXPERIENCE: We will propose those that will make each customer enjoy what they like the most.
EXTRAS: In all our destinations, we can provide everything that is needed. From the most basic to the most special.
PRICE OF THE ITINERARY: Depends on the number of people, days of the trip, type of accommodation, services hired.