La Rioja, a perfect trip to make with your family or as a couple
Find out where to eat and what to visit in La Rioja Alta from Haro
This land of wine, good food, and dreamy landscapes offers hundreds of possibilities to its visitors. From the vibrant life in the capital to the most beautiful landscapes, passing through the spectacular wine-producing villages, the Riojan community is an ideal destination for traveling as a couple, with friends, or with family. The youngest members of the household will enjoy adventures and experiences in La Rioja, also known as the ‘land of dinosaurs.’We recommend some route ideas starting from Haro, the capital of La Rioja Altav for a trip through the community with family, as a couple, or with friends.
First day of the trip through La Rioja
The journey can start at the Charming Apartments Señoría de Haro, where you can explore the most important municipality of La Rioja Alta. Haro has a significant artistic and cultural heritage, such as its old town, declared a Cultural Interest Site, and its grand palaces and churches scattered throughout the city.
If the trip is with a partner or friends, you can take advantage of your stay in Haro to visit some of the wineries in the region, which are already benchmarks in the world of wine tourism. There are four areas in the capital of La Rioja Alta where you will find the highest concentration of centuries-old wineries in the community that are open to tourism: The La Estación neighborhood, Santo Domingo Avenue, Ubieta Area, and the Historic Center.
For nature lovers, the scenic richness of the surroundings of Haro will leave you amazed. You will enjoy seas of vineyards, incredible hiking trails, on foot or on horseback, and balloon flights, among many other activities, while discovering all the wine and historical tradition of the place.
Where to eat in Haro? Soon we will share all our recommendations for our favorite restaurants and wineries to provide a complete gastronomic guide for your trip to Haro and La Rioja Alta.
Route through the most beautiful villages of La Rioja Alta
This route to visit the most beautiful villages of La Rioja Alta
is an ideal plan to get to know the Haro region more thoroughly, the most visited in La Rioja. A journey through La Rioja Alta where you will discover hidden gems like idyllic landscapes and heritage treasures, scattered in the small villages of the Haro region.
You can explore the most beautiful municipalities of La Rioja Alta at any time of the year, but if your trip coincides with the autumnal change of color in the vineyards, the Riojan lands will gift you an incredible spectacle of colors.Here’s a list of the most beautiful villages in La Rioja Alta (Briones, San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Briñas, Cuzcurrita de Río Tirón, Casalarreina, Sazajarra, Cellórigo, Cihuri, and Tirgo).
Discover the capital of La Rioja: Logroño
A must-stop on the journey through La Rioja is its capital, Logroño. The city boasts a rich architectural heritage and its traditional and delicious tapas, some of the most well-known in Spain. In Logroño, specifically on Laurel Street, there are more than 60 bars and restaurants where you can savor its already famous gastronomy. This street and its surroundings are located in the Historic Center of the city, where you can stroll through its alleys and enjoy a historical and lively atmosphere with all its establishments.
During this stop on the route through La Rioja Alta, also don’t miss visiting the architectural gem of the city, the Co-Cathedral of Santa María and stroll along the Ebro River, the most voluminous river in Spain.
Nature trails as the icing on the cake of a trip to La Rioja
The Sierra, the mountains, the vineyards, and the waterfall frame this land of wine and flavor that leaves no one indifferent. Crown your journey to La Rioja by discovering the unique landscapes of the Haro region with a getaway to San Felices, a sanctuary located on a peak and considered the best corner of Spain in 2014 by the Repsol Guide. And, if you have some time, you can descend to the Sierra de la Cebollera, a beautiful natural park located in La Rioja Baja, full of waterfalls and green landscapes.
As you can see, traveling to La Rioja is a spectacular plan, whether with friends, family, or as a couple. With good wine, good food, spectacular landscapes, and full of life and culture, La Rioja will surprise you with its heritage and all the possibilities of essential places to see and things to do in this land.