Located in northern Spain beneath the city of Bilbao and bridging the southern lands of the Basque country with Castile, Rioja is the real Spain. It’s the birthplace of Spanish culture and language, traversed by the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, and the cradle of farm-to-table gastronomy lovingly prepared by “salt of the earth” Riojanas. La Rioja’s winelands are bisected by the Ebro River as it flows across the Iberian Peninsula, supplying the region’s towns and vineyards with the water that keeps them flourishing. Beyond the wine tours, our Rioja bike tour is a journey through history, freckled by medieval towns, ancient instances of Roman engineering, and Frank Gehry or Santiago Calatrava-designed feats of architecture.
Tapas, Jamón Serrano, Manchego cheese, hearty Riojana stew, and wood oven-roasted lamb
Rioja Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva red wine, made from Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo grapes
Basque Country and Bilbao in Northern Spain2018
- Sep 9 – 14
- Oct 21 – 26
- Apr 21 – 26
- May 12 – 17
- Jun 9 – 14
- Jul 14 – 19
- Aug 4 – 9
- Sep 15 – 20
- Oct 13 – 18
Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.