During a stay in a holiday home in La Rioja, discover the diverse landscape of this region. Together with Aragon and Navarre, La Rioja forms the hinterland of northern Spain.Impressive mountain landscapes, rivers and historic towns make for a relaxing holiday full of hiking and biking opportunities. Experience the peace and quiet of this region, still undiscovered by the masses, in a holiday home in La Rioja.
A holiday in La Rioja is characterized by a changing landscape with a range of opportunities.You may want to visit the old town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada and visit the cathedral and pilgrimage monument, for example. A chicken and a rooster are kept in the cathedral to commemorate a 14th century legend about a family that was unjustly convicted of theft during their pilgrimage to Compostela in this town.The landscape of La Rioja includes the river Ebro. This longest river in Spain forms the northern border between the Basque Country and La Rioja. Many of the areas along this river are protected nature reserves where waterfowl rest during bird migration. In addition to the flat river landscape, La Rioja has two mountain ranges: Sierra de la Demanda with a summit of 2,000 metres and the Sierra de Cameros. These mountains are perfect for wonderful hiking and mountain biking tours past babbling brooks and beautiful views. In winter, you can even go on a winter sports holiday here; there is plenty to do on a holiday in La Rioja all year round.
During a holiday in La Rioja, make sure you visit the capital of this region Logroño, a city with a rich history and many traditions originating from the Middle Ages. The pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela made Logroño one of the most important cities on this route, and this can still be seen today by the many cathedrals of this city. The oldest church in La Rioja, the Santiago el Real can be found in this city.The 15th century temple and the parliament building are also worth a visit.Logroño is rich in architecture which makes it wonderful to walk through the city's streets.Of course, you can also enjoy indulge in one of the cosy local restaurants. With a visit to this historic city, you won't be bored for a moment during your holiday in La Rioja.
Wine lovers can enjoy their holidays in La Rioja too. This region is well-known for its Rioja wine. A visit to the area offers the perfect opportunity to taste this world-famous wine. The wine really comes into its own in one of the many, welcoming wineries in this region.But the wine tastes amazing on a terrace with a view of castles, royal palaces and other monuments too.If you're looking for something active, the wineries are the ideal location; you can go horse-riding, ballooning and cross-country cycling, among other things. This will make a visit to this region unforgettable for your children. After a day full of adventure, you can relax on the terrace of one of the Belvilla holiday homes in La Rioja.