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Walking tour of Rioja


Walking Tour description

A fantastic walking tour in Rioja to enjoy its landscapes and wine. The itinerary is a moderate rated walking tour, which offers daily walks of approximately 15 kilometres. You will walk amongst beautiful little villages of this part of Northern Spain, hundred-year-old vineyards, visit lovely wineries, stay in charming family run hotels and enjoy the best local gastronomy. Haro is only 1 hour from Bilbao and we can arrange transportation from Bilbao

  • The convenience of having your luggage transported from one hotel to the next
  • Self-guided routes to discover stunning vineyard landscapes and picturesque towns and villages on foot
  • Discover the wine town of Haro, one of most important wine producing areas in the world
  • Sleep in high quality accommodation: an ancient convent, a winery and Basque town mansion houses
  • Possibility of arriving in Rioja from Bilbao, via convenient and easy bus transport to Haro
  • The perfect way to experience the famous ´Way of St. James´ walking route (el Camino)
  • Visit wineries full of character

This walking tour in Rioja incudes

Detailed itinerary

A complete travel itinerary for your trip (pdf format and electronic format with maps), with detailed instructions for the walk and recommendations of things to see and do from our local experts

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Pick-up at your hotel or accomodation in Madrid

Top quality meals

- Breakfast every morning - A high quality Riojan meal on the first day of the tour in Haro - Riojan food in the town of Elciego

Wine tasting

Wine tastings (3 tasting sessions included in total)

Top cultural and landscape highlights

The itinerary covers some of the top highlights of Rioja, including medieval villages and beautiful scenary

Excellent hotels

4 nights’ accommodation in 4 charming hotels in Rioja

Practical information & Dietary restrictions

You will receive a detailed itinerary with recommendations.Since some meals are arranged for you you will also be requested to provide information on dietary restrictions.

Rioja walking tour - Itinerary

The tour starts in Haro, a small town in Rioja, which has the highest concentration of wineries in Rioja, and a long history of wine production. Haro is a fantastic example of an ancient Riojan town, with its lovely square, stone covered streets and pretty churches, as well as its fantastic palace town houses, which were previously lived in by the ancient town´s rich and noble. You can reach Haro by flying into the airport in Bilbao. If you need help with this, our team can help you. Today you will walk from your hotel to enjoy wine tasting at a winery. Afterwards you will have time to explore the wine town of Rioja, with its beautiful winding streets. Tonight we have organised for you a special Riojan menu (with different options to choose from) at one of the best local restaurants in this famous wine town.
DAY 2 - Route of 20 kilometres
Having rested in your lovely hotel and enjoyed a delicious breakfast, you will enjoy a guided visit to a winery and set off on your route towards the lands of Rioja Alavesa. The route will take you close to the Ebro River and pass through charming towns and villages, such as Briñas, Labastida and San Vicente de la Sonsierra. We have chosen a lovely hotel for you surrounded by vineyards for your day in a small Riojan Town. Your itinerary contains some recommendations for the best things to see during your walk, such as monuments along the way, stunning view points, vineyards and local bars and restaurants to stop at for some local cuisine. On arriving at your hotel, your luggage will be waiting for you and a wine tasting session.
DAY 3- Route of 20 kilometres
After a delicious breakfast, you will set off through beautiful vineyard landscapes towards the charming wine town of Laguardia. On the way you will also see some fantastic examples of modern winery architecture, which contrast the traditional styles of many wineries and offer inspiring vanguard designs. Today we have organised for you to stop off on the way at the small town of Elciego, to enjoy a Riojan lunch. After lunch, you will continue walking towards the town of Laguardia. Tonight you will stay at one of the most charming hotels in Laguardia.
DAY 4 – Route of 15 kilometres
Having enjoyed breakfast, you will enjoy a second guided winery tour. Today a car will drive you down to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a key stop off point in the famous ´Way of St. James´ pilgrimage walking route. You will have time to enjoy the town like one of the pilgrims and explore the town´s monuments. We will provide you with recommendations for the best places to enjoy lunch in this town. After lunch, you will set off towards to your charming hotel, which is around 15 km away. Here your luggage will be waiting for you. You can also request additional hotel spa access.
DAY 5 – Final daye
Having enjoyed the delicious breakfast at your charming hotel, the walking tour will come to an end. You could either move on to a another part of Spain, make your way back to the airport, or even spend a few more days in Rioja exploring the local wine and cuisine. Our travel team will be happy to help you move onto the next part of your trip, whatever your plans.

*The above itinerary is subject to change due to availability at hotels, wineries, or restaurants.

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"It was a great trip ,we enjoy every day ,very good organization and we will always be interested for such travel if you have other place for next trip thank you"
Vineyards near Elciego
"I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip. It was so well organized and all the reservations were perfectly arranged. We had no problems whatsoever with any reservations that your staff made on our behalf (ie. hotels, restaurants, taxi, bus etc.). The hotels in particular were fabulous and we've recommended your services to many of our friends should they find themselves travelling in Spain. I think your website under-advertisers how great the hotels are that you arranged on our behalf. We were so pleasantly surprised at each place we stayed" -
View point in Rioja

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Why with us and Terms

  • Dietary restrictions.  The tour can accomodate nearly all possible dietary restrictions. You will be requested to provide dietary restrictions through the booking process.
  • Can the itinerary be extended? Let us know about your ideas and we will try to adapt the itinerary to best suit your travel plans.
  • Can I pay with Amex? You need to contact us to be able to book with Amex
  • Can I play with a paypal account? You need to contact us if you wish to pay using Paypal

  • Can I have the name of the wineries we will visit? We do not advertise the names of the wineries visited and prefer not to provide them to ensure we keep the exclusivity of the tour to its maximum for our customers. We only visited small, top wineries that fit perfectly well into the schedule for the day.  

  • Can I propose which wineries to visit? We understand you may love some wines and would like to visit the winery where they are produced.  Visiting certain wineries may imply a detour. and other wineries may not fit the itinerary

Winetourismspain.com is the most secure, easy and best way to experience the fantastic wineries of Ribera del Duero and Rioja during your stay in Madrid. Not only can we save you the time and effort of organising your winery visits in English, we can also offer you the opportunity to explore the area in luxury and comfort with your own experienced wine expert guide for the day, and really get to know the wineries and high quality wines in the area.

We only work with the best guides and wine producers in Ribera del Duero and Rioja. We are experts in the region and our customers count on our knowledge to build the perfect tour on the chosen day.

You can make your reservation by selecting an available date from the calendar. Then select the number of people. To proceed to the payment page click “BOOK NOW”.

If you are booking well in advance and prefer to pay a 30% deposit to reserve your date, please contact us by clicking on Contact Us” and we can then send you a payment link for the deposit

If cancelled 30 days before the start of your trip, 15% of the total services cost will be deducted. For cancellations within 30 days of the starting date of the service, 30% of the total cost will be charged. Tours cancelled 7 days or less prior to the first day of your trip are non-refundable. We advise that you consider purchasing Trip Cancellation / Travel Insurance.

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