La Rioja Walking Holiday

La Rioja Walking & Wine Holiday

La Rioja walking & wine holiday. Self-guided walks in the vineyards, mountains and forests of Rioja. Enjoy tours and tastings in the wineries and great food.

Explore the World of wine in La Rioja, the tiny but hugely influential wine region on the shores of the Ebro River, surrounded by majestic mountains. The ever changing landscapes of this part of Spain are often as dramatic and inspiring as the hotels you’ll find here. The wines of La Rioja are of course world-renowned, less well-known but equally as impressive is the cuisine, which is sure to delight. Rioja is a place where history and the old wineries manage to blend with new modern architecture and Signature wines. Enjoy self-guided walks in vineyards, mountains and forests, visit and taste wine in the wineries, learn the regions history and culture in it’s museums.

La Rioja Walking Holiday is a gentle route and a perfect introduction to  walking holidays

Highlights

  • Discover Bilbao
  • Wonderful walks of 3-4 hours per day.
  • Wine tasting
  • Museums
  • Lovely hotels
  • La Rioja cuisine
Detail Description
Destination Rioja Spain
Holiday Type Self Guided Walking
Start/Finish Bilbao
Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights 5 days walking.
Walking per Day 3-4 hours
Season Year round

What we do

We put together the trip for you: reserve the hotels, transfer the luggage and organise your transfers to the start of your itineraries. Each tour includes a complete Road book with detailed itineraries, information for visits along the way, a detailed map and total peace of mind with our 24-hour local support.

We work with local operators through-out each destination that are passionate about their regions.

We can tailor make this tour, if you want to add an extra rest day, spend a few days relaxing before or after the trip just let us know and we will be happy to provide a quotation.

Day 1

Arrival to Bilbao, transfer on your own (or private transfer) to downtown hotel, check in.  Free afternoon and evening. Check out the Guggenheim or take pintxos tour in the Old town

Day 2

In the morning a train to Miranda de Ebro and private taxi to village of Montoria and picnic to bring on walk.

On todays first walk you will get a marvellous first view of the Rioja valley and stroll along in a typical northern slope beech forest. Enjoy your picnic watching the whole valley and later stroll down and get a glimpse of the first vineyards of the golden wine mile of La Rioja Alta.

Dinner at the hotel

Day 3

Linear walk and return to Briones and visit to one of the finest wine museums in the world the Wine museum Dinastía Vivanco afterwards lunch on your own in village or at the museum. After lunch a visit to a unique winemaker and winery.

Dinner at the Hotel

Day 4

Vineyard walk and art walk to Labastida. Close to Remelluri you have the chance to visit one of the biggest Necropolis there are in La Rioja. Visit one of the first terroire and ecological wineries in the region – Remelluri and afterwards, you will get the chance to spot art in nature on the final part of the itinerary.

Day 5

On todays walk we will climb 400m to the Toloño monastery ruins and see where the monks that started the winemaking around the vineyards in Remelluri lived and made ice in huge natural fridges.

Day 6

Final destination Haro – the wine city of La Rioja alta where the modern history of La Rioja begins.

 

Dinner at the hotel

Day 7

Enjoy a visit to the station área and the old winery área of Haro – visit to Muga one of the more traditional winerys in La Rioja. Lunch on your own and later bus to Bilbao.

Day 8

Optional Guggenheim visit or bike tour in Bilbao along La Ría del Nervión

Check out and transfer to airport and afternoon flight home.

Season Available year round
Adult price per person €930
Single Supplement €260
Private Transfer Bilbao- Montoria for start of route day 2 & Haro- Bilbao €100

  • 7 nights double room at selected Hotel 3*** and 4**** or similar
  • 7 breakfasts3 dinners 3 course with wine
  • 3 winery visits
  • 1 wine museum visit
  • 1 Picnic lunch
  • Train Bilbao-Miranda de Ebro & Bus Haro-Bilbao
  • Luggage transport
  • All itineraries and map
  • 24h local emergency assistance
  • Travel documentation and useful information

Your Accommodation

Where you rest your head after an active day is hugely important to us. We go to great lengths to find properties that are unique expressions of the region you are travelling through. Think of them as the charming and intimate garnish atop your trip. 

Whether nestled in the heart of a village or lost in the countryside and surrounded by nature, all accommodations are chosen using a strict criteria of comforthospitality, and authentic charm. We like to use locally run independent small hotels, guest houses and B&Bs instead of the larger “chain” hotels.  All of them are hand-picked, visited, and re-visited by our local partners. On most of our holidays you will be staying in different hotels and their  uniqueness and individual character only adds to the enjoyment of your holiday. You will also benifit with knowledge that your trip is contributing to local economies, and supporting local family run businesses.

You will be welcomed in a double or twin room (2 beds) – based on double occupancy.
All of our rooms have private bathrooms.
Individual rooms are possible upon request when you book; they are subject to availability and incur a supplemental fee.
For biking trips, all of our inns have a safe place to keep bicycles for the night

Flights are not included in the price. Adventure Holidays do not book flights. We will  advise you on best times, dates and airfares to book.

Getting there/home Fly  to Bilbao airport. Private airport transfers available.

From Price pp

€930

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