Road trip 02: vineyards of La Rioja 🇪🇸


Route 2 is a trip through the most famous wine-making region in Spain, La Rioja.

On day one, after Logroño we will reach Haro, the self-appointed capital of the La Rioja wine region, with the highest concentration of wineries of La Rioja. We end up the day in Laguardia, a beautiful village forming part the Rioja Alavesa region.

On day two, we drive to jewel of the region, spectacular Laguardia. There is time to visit a state-of-the arte winery, Ysios, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and also a trip to the pre-history of the La Rioja.

Day three is the end of the trip. We will visit a winery located in the underground of Laguardia, wander around the cute village of Elciego and end the trip in great style visiting world-famous Marqués de Riscal winery and hotel, designed by Frank Gehry.



La Rioja, on the northern half of Spain.

Number of days


Good for

Landscapes, wine, modern architecture.


All year round.


52 km
(32 mi)

Where to sleep

Haro, Laguardia, Logroño.


12 thoughts on “Road trip 02: vineyards of La Rioja 🇪🇸”

  1. Hola Cecília and Tony. Thank you for developing your informative and interesting Road Trip vidoes. I will be travelling to La Rioja in September 2023. I was hoping to obtain some accomodation suggestions on your site but can’t find any? Regards Peter

  2. Hi Tony
    Thanks very much for these very well done, nice and very informative videos. Such a difference to the majority of these other videos. Of great help for my Rioja trip.
    Best regards Thomas

    • We stayed at this hotel, with a small parking in front – fills up quickly but parking around wasn’t a problem on the date of our visit. No wine tasting we were aware of.

  3. Great thank you Tony. We have booked a similar hotel in Haro, but it has no parking, not many do. The Barrio de la Estacion car park you mnetion looks great but is it 24 hours overnight ? Do you know any other overnight street parking or garage parking in Haro ? It all looks quite walk able but not much parking.

    Thanks John

    • Hi John, the Barrio de la Estación car park is an open car park, works 24/7. We don’t know of any other car park. You can park overnight on the street, if you are lucky enough to find a parking space.

      • Hi Tony, Thanks for the reply. Have you tried the Passport offer ? “Acquire the official Passport of the Barrio de la Estación with which you can access the exclusive wines of the 6 wineries in each of its Wine Bars.” It seems better value than the wine tour as you get more wine! ? Though you don’t see the wine being made I guess.

        • Hi John, we haven’t tried the passport but, as you rightly point out, it doesn’t include the visit to any winery.

  4. Hi Tony,
    I used your tour in the last August it was although we did just part of him it was fantastic Thank you!!!
    I wonder if you heard about ‘Maslol’, it’s an excellent way to organize all the tour in friendly way.
    Maybe it can be useful for you.


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