A province in North Spain, La Rioja is simply stunning. The Mediterranean climate ranges between 53° to 88° Fahrenheit, or 11.8° to 31.8° Celsius. The autonomous region of Spain lies between Castilla Leon, Aragon, Narvarra, La Mancah and Pais Vasco, and if you are looking for someplace different to spend your holidays, consider La Rioja, as the area is incredible.
La Rioja has 7 rivers that flow into the area which include Lez, Jubera and Cidaco’s, making this region perfect for vineyards. Some of the best wines in Spain are produced in La Rioja. Book a holiday, and make sure that you spend a few days touring the local wineries. With the abundance of rivers in the region, tourists and locals can go fishing, kayaking and canoeing.
The scenic landscape is perfect for hiking, biking and horse riding. Adventure seekers will love rock climbing, bungee jumping and paragliding. If you like to play golf, you will not be disappointed, as La Rioja as several courses where you can tee off to your hearts content.
Logroņo is the capital of La Rioja and has an abundance of attractions, and activities for your whole family to appreciate. The city is full of churches and museums. Take a tour of the parliament building, or walk across Puente de Piedra, which is a bridge that crosses the Ebro River. If you love to eat, you will not want to miss the Tapas Tour. The action starts in the Calle Laurel, which is in the centre of Logroņo. The weekends are the best time to go, as you can socialize with the locals, taste the best wines, and indulge in some of the most delicious tapas that you have ever tasted.
Pack your walking shoes and take a tour of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. You will enjoy waking up in the morning to the local tradition, a glass of wine. Spend the night in the 12th century parador and learn the fascinating history of this beautiful building.
Each village in La Rioja offers visitors a slightly different taste of Spain. Travel to Ezcaray and spend the night at a bed and breakfast inn. You can even take a cooking class with one of the country's celebrity chefs. Ezcaray is full of Spanish architecture that you will not want to miss.
La Rioja is one of the worlds best kept secrets, and if you want to spend your holidays away from the crowds, book your tickets today.