La Rioja is one of Spain's most important wine making regions, and thanks to its world famous Rioja DOC wine, followed by its award in 2012 for the Gastronomic Capital of Spain, La Rioja is beginning to make it's mark on the gastronomic tourism route.
Many people will associate a visit to La Rioja’s capital city, Logroño, with driving around visiting local wineries. The problem with this is that hiring a car and driving yourself around is not a solution for everyone.
This itinerary shows you how you can get the most out of La Rioja by using Logroño as your base, and travelling around by public transport. You don't need to worry about hiring a car, or concern yourself with the implication of trying Rioja's finest and then driving, or spending an hour each evening trying to find parking back in Logroño’s city centre.
With this itinerary you will discover what La Rioja is known for - its cuisine and wine. From local bars to culinary restaurants, and wine tours to wine museums, you will leave knowing that you have had a true local experience in one of Spain's most undiscovered regions.
But you will also find it is not all about food and wine - there are other reasons to visit this region too. From a leisurely walk around Logroño's historic centre, to walking part of the famous Camino de Santiago, and from churches displaying historic art, to a renowned contemporary art gallery located an easy bus ride from Logroño, you will be sure to see the best that La Rioja has to offer - no car required.