With landscapes of different colours, we recommend you to visit La Rioja province in autumn. It is a region of great beauty, culture and offers you different landscapes and wine villages. La Rioja has been producing high quality wine for hundreds of years, which means that the history of the region is closely linked to the wine industry. Sercotel Hotels offers hotels in the Rioja Alavesa to enjoy your trip.
So much so that we recommend that the first thing you do is visit wineries and taste wine from the area. We all know that La Rioja is famous for its quality wine, but once you enter the province and visit its villages, you will realise that its people make their living from it. Wine has been produced since ancient Roman times and has been uninterrupted since that time, leaving behind incredible wine-growing areas and traditional wineries. Next to the beautiful old wineries, there is also a new wave of architecturally daring wineries that stand out as the Marqués de Riscal. Whether you want to visit the wineries of La Rioja with guides or enjoy it on your own, we will recommend some of them.
Laurel de Logroño street is famous for being a fantastic street full of traditional Rioja pintxos bars. We recommend that you try the typical mushroom pintxo paired with a good red wine. You can even find some bars with products to favour people with food intolerances, such as coeliacs or vegetarian or vegan diets. You'll find dozens of traditional dishes to be tasted at more than affordable prices.
If you're an outdoor enthusiast, the fantastic Riojan countryside is full of ancient pilgrim routes. La Rioja has many options for walking. You will find surprising churches and ancient monuments, as well as paths between vineyards. The famous Camino de Santiago also passes through La Rioja. This is a fantastic way to discover La Rioja in an ecological and healthy way.
The Vivanco Wine Museum is a place that you should visit, see and above all feel. It tries to pay homage between man and the vine and has rooms dedicated to the wine production in antiquity, winemaking, interactive colour and aroma projects, art and wine symbols, and the history of how wine was served. Seen today as an icon in world wine culture, the museum has 6 exhibition halls and is a visit not to be missed if you like wine.
La Rioja castles are already another proof of its intrepid and medieval past. There are some impressive castles in La Rioja, such as Davalillo Castle, the Cornago Castle ruins and the Clavijo Castle ruins. We recommend you visit the castle of Sajazarra , but you will have to ask for it in advance.