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Rioja Alavesa: Wine and much more
Winery tours, tastings, excellent gastronomical experiences, local fiestas, ancient dolmens, horseback rides through vineyards, fishing, vineyard & mountain hikes, bird watching, village historical tours, museums, ……. in summary, there are activities for everyone.
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the epicenter of your Rioja Alavesa experience

Rioja Alavesa is wine, it is gastronomy, it is history, it is art, it is enjoying a unique environment where you can lose yourself in the landscape and tranquility of a truly blessed region.

Using La Posada de Leza as home base, you can fulfill different types of activities from horseback riding among our iconic vineyards to bike rides and walking tours along one of the different routes that populate the area. You are close to archaeological sites, dolmens, churches, palaces … And if your pleasure is wine, you can visit some of the numerous wineries in the area. Certainly, gastronomy is another of the regions strong points, whether sitting at a table or having tapas, experiences that will remain in your memory for years to come.

Brochures and guides published by La Cuadrilla de Rioja Alavesa:

Heritage in Rioja Alavesa

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Rioja Alavesa Map

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Interactive guide for Rioja Alavesa

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Rioja Alavesa general brochure

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For lovers of good wines

If our region is known for one thing, its for the abundance of lovely wines and prestigious wineries of international acclaim that make them. Our geographic area is blessed with the some of the best grape growing land on earth and is home to many small family wineries.

Many of the wineries offer visits of their production facilities as well as tastings. Some offer exquisitely paired lunch menus at their in-house restaurants. Meals range from the elaborate to the down-home Basque specialties like Rioja potatoes with chorizo, fire roasted baby lamp chops, local bean soup and of course, wine.

Our recommendations:

VISIT BODEGAS LOZANO

VISIT BODEGAS BAIGORRI

VISIT BODEGAS LUIS CAÑAS

VISIT BODEGAS CASA PRIMICIA

VISIT BODEGAS OSTATU

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Exploring Outdoors

Wine country trails for hiking, bike riding or even horseback riding abound. Trails meander through the villages, vineyards, the Sierra Cantabria mountain range and along the Ebro river. Mushroom gathering, rock climbing and bird watching are among the infinite options depending on your taste.

If you are interested in spectacular horseback rides through the vineyards, we recommend Hipica Navarrete They offer memorable experiences.

WALKING TRAILS IN RIOJA ALAVESA

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Cultural

Our region boasts of an ample historic and cultural patrimony. From prehistoric times to the present, man has populated this land leaving a rich legacy of structures sprinkled through out our geography.

A key example is the town of Laguardia just 5 minutes by car from La Posada de Leza. Laguardia is a medieval walled village founded in the 10th Century whose original distribution remains unchanged to today. Notable are the churches of San Juan Bautista and Santa Maria of the Kings who’s portal was multifunctional and is a must visit. Meandering through the village you can appreciate many buildings of distinct architecture ranging from medieval, to Renaissance, to Barroc and to Neoclassic. Just past the city walls are many archeological sites like the dolmens of La Hoya.

Situated a short 14 minutes away from La Posada de Leza is the dolmen of the Hichicera (Witches hut) being one of the best conserved and most important prehistoric sites in the area.

GUIDE TO RIOJA ALAVESA PATRIMONY

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Gastronomy

Whether you prefer to sit at a linen covered table or walk about from bar to bar for tapas, this is your destination.

OUR PINCHO AND TAPA RECOMMENDATIONS

If you want to enjoy tapa and pincho routes near La Posada de Leza, we recommend:

  • LAGUARDIA: The entire town is a tapa and pincho paradise.
  • HARO (La Rioja): The entire town is a tapa and pincho paradise.
  • LOGROÑO (La Rioja): There are two must visits. The famous Laurel street and the San Juan neighborhood.

 

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Unforgettable experiences

After any of these visits and experiences, the enormous table by the fire in La Posada de Leza’s txoko is the perfect place to unwind, reminisce and recharge for the next day’s adventures.
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