Spain’s smallest province, La Rioja, is renowned for its alluring wines and spectacular scenery; it’s also the perfect getaway for any traveller as it offers a diverse range of activities. From healing thermal baths and peaceful nature trails, to wine tasting and vineyard tours; there’s even skiing, biking or white-water rafting in the surrounding area for those seeking slightly more adventurous pursuits.
After a short flight to Bilbao, mainland Spain, you will collect your hire car and drive approximately an hour and a half to San Asensio, a small town located in the heart of La Rioja Alta. Your home for the next three nights is Hotel La Capellania; once an old church house that has been lovingly restored but still retains many of its original features.
San Asensio is a picturesque town, surrounded by award-winning vineyards and a mountainous backdrop; an ideal location to experience the highlights of this fruitful province. Your centrally located hotel is just a stone’s throw from the main plaza; the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious glass of local wine and watch the world pass by.
Spend the next few days exploring the local area, drinking wine and eating locally sourced food.
Our top picks of things to do in La Rioja province:
- Wine tasting
- Vineyard Tours
- Wine Therapy
- Horseback riding
- Nature trails
- La Rioja Museum
After a memorable 3 night break, it’s time to say goodbye to La Rioja and drive back to Bilbao airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Prices start from £323.00 per person, based on two adults sharing a twin/double room.
- Return flights from London Stansted to Bilbao including 20kg luggage per person
- Hire Car
- 3 nights at the 4* Hotel La Capellania
- Bed and Breakfast board basis
- Complimentary wine tasting excursion, including lunch
- Any personal expenses (tips, porterage, room service etc.)
- Any other services not listed as ‘inclusive’
There are various towns you can choose to stay at in La Rioja and a selection of activity options. Our dedicated travel team will be able to recommend a suitable option based on your personal interests and preferred travel dates. All prices are subject to availability/change and cannot be guaranteed until booked.