La Rioja walking & wine tour

La Rioja walking & wine tour – San Vicente de la Sonsierra – Labastida – Haro –  Bilbao – Self-guided – Wine tastings & visits – Cozy Hotels
La Rioja walking & wine tour. Self-guided walks in the vineyards, in the mountain and in the Rioja forests, visits and tastings in the wineries & great food – a perfect blending for a perfect Signature walking tour! Explore the World of wine in La Rioja, the tiny but huge wine region by the shores of the Ebro River. Rioja is a place where history blend with new modern architecture and Signature wines. (8 days/7 nights).

The 1st day walking through the balchony of La Rioja was just overwhelming after the birch forest! Lovely contrasts and stunning views!Mrs. Jantze-Lundberg 2014

Necropolis mini
09 Marqués de Riscal
12 vineyards
08 wine territory Bodegas Ysios
06 with ancient traditions
04 welcome to La Rioja bis
02 welcome to La Rioja
01 welcome to La Rioja

Mapa explore La Rioja pizarra vf

Itinerary highlights
Our La Rioja wine & walking tour is a true trip for wine-lovers, nature-lovers & walking enthusiasts! There is not only wine tasting on the Schedule during this week-long program. There will be opportunities to see how wine was made yesterday in comparison with modern techniques of authors or garage styled modern wines. Experience & walk the colourful landscapes of the autumn with all its aromas and flavours. We stay at a modern and cosy family hotel in the beautiful village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Labastida & Haro right on the golden mile of la Rioja Alta.


Day 1

Arrival to Bilbao, transfer on your own to downtown hotel, check in free afternoon and evening. Check out the Guggenheim & pintxos hop the Old town maybe?

Day 2

In the morning train to Miranda de Ebro and private taxi to village of Montoria and picnic to bring along on walk.

On todays first walk you will get a marvelous first view of the Rioja valley and stroll along in a typical northern slope beech forest. Enjoy your picnic watching the whole valley and later stroll down and get a glimpse of the first vineyards of the golden wine mile of La Rioja Alta.

Dinner at the hotel

Day 3

Linear walk and return to Briones and visit to one of the finest wine museums in the world the Wine museum Dinastía Vivanco afterwards lunch on your own in village or at the museum. After lunch a visit to a unique winemaker and winery.

Dinner at the Hotel

Day 4

Vineyard walk and art walk to Labastida. Close to Remelluri you have the chance to visit one of the biggest Necropolis there are in La Rioja. Visit one of the first terroire and ecological wineries in the region – Remelluri and afterwards, you will get the chance to spot art in nature on the final part of the itinerary.

Day 5

On todays walk we will climb 400m to the Toloño monastery ruins and see where the monks that started the winemaking around the vineyards in Remelluri lived and made ice in huge natural fridges.


Day 6

Final destination Haro – the wine city of La Rioja alta where the modern history of La Rioja begins.


Dinner at the hotel

Day 7

Enjoy a visit to the station área and the old winery área of Haro – visit to Muga one of the more traditional winerys in La Rioja. Lunch on your own and later bus to Bilbao.

Day 8

Optional Guggenheim visit or bike tour in Bilbao along La Ría del Nervión

Check out and transfer to airport and afternoon flight home.

Getting here & transfers


Bilbao is the best airport for regular incoming international flights. Easyjet also operates to Bilbao & Ryanair operates to Santander  airport from several European cities. From UK there are weekly ferries to Bilbao and Santander. Ask us for the best option!


bus green
All bus transfers in Spain included.  Longest bus transfer Haro-Bilbao 1h.
Hotels & meals
img_hotel_presentacionSan Vicente de la Sonsierra Day 2-4. A traidtional family hotel turned into a modern Design Hotel some 5 years ago now. A better base camp is hard to find and the host couple Pedro & Irene will make you feel just like home…




17 bon apetit!

On this tour you will enjoy solid buffet breakfasts with bread, cereals, juice, coffe & tea, ham, eggs, cheese as well as local sweets to get ready for a day of walking. “La Rioja is a fun place to eat. Any place where wine is so fundamental to a location’s identity will result in a culture of food that accompany their wine. And although, I believe that a food culture is prevalent worldwide, ranging from spicy to bland and rich to light; but if I had to sum up Spain‘s food culture, or specifically that of La Rioja, in one word, that would be: ingredients.” (  Read more…
Activities on this tour

walking-icon green

Walking Level: Easy/medium         Shortest/longest walk 10 km/14 km
Maximum climb 400m     Maximum descent 500m


In the mountains, forests or in charming villages, our leisure walks to La Rioja waine-walking tour are always suited for all ages. As we have prepared written detailed itineraries and maps, you will be able to complete each route at your own pace. And if you still need an extra challenge we can provide you with some alternative extra kilometers to complete the physical activity of each day. Some routes are marked with yellow/white and red/white itinerary marks.
Recommended walking accesories : Walking poles, gore tex walking shoes/ low ancle boots, light ruck-sack for daily necessities. Lightweight and breathable jacket. 1 Warmer sweater, gloves and cap depending of time of the year for the higher altitude walks day 2 & 3. Light, comfortable and ‘breathable’ layers to either put on or take off depending on changing weather conditions.


wine greenVisits to 3 wineries with tastings. There will be opportunities to see how wine was made yesterday in comparison with modern techniques of authors or garage styled modern wines.
More tour maps

See the areas we explore on this tour!

What´s included?

7 nights double room at selected Hotel 3*** and 4**** or similar

7 breakfasts

3 dinners 3 course with wine

3 winery visits

1 wine museum visit

1 Picnic lunch

Train Bilbao-Miranda de Ebro & Bus Haro-Bilbao

Luggage transport

All itineraries and maps

24h local emergency assistance

Travel documentation and useful information

Pricing & general Conditions

From 770,00€

(210,00€ single room additional fee)

Flight and means of transportation to Spain excluded

Cancellations, Amendments and Refunds Bonito Norte Viajes


Cancellation due to severe sickness, illness, death of close family or catastrophic events at home such as fire, flooding or else: Total refund of the whole Price.

Cancellation due to other reasons

Cancellations up to 7 days tour starting date, 75% refund

Cancellation from 6 days to 48 hours prior to tour start date, 50% refund

Cancellation of tour start date prior to 48h, non-refundable

Tour dates

Available on request

Be inspired by:

La Rioja promo video La Rioja promo video   Taste it – Riojan recepies & wine info Taste it – Riojan recepies & wine info

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Tour name inquiry

Tour date

Number of persons

How did you hear about us?

Your Message