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GUIDED HIKES IN RIOJA

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS LAND? WALK ALONG ITS PATHS, DISCOVER ITS VILLAGES AND CHAT TO THE LOCALS

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Visit La Rioja with a specialised guide and just let yourself relax and get carried away.

Hiking among wineries

Walk through the spectacular countryside covered with vineyards, while taking in the local geography. Learn about the types of grapes that grow in Rioja and visit different wineries along the trail.

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The Way of St James in La Rioja

Feel like a pilgrim and pass through spectacular vineyard-covered landscapes. Meet and talk to other pilgrims while you discover the art of The Way in its journey through La Rioja.

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Hiking and history

Learn about the history of La Rioja, walking through the scenic settings and accompanied by a guide. Take pleasure in nature; imagine the clamour of past battles next to the castles; feel the effort of building a cathedral.

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A few examples of our trails

Hiking routes and wineries

If you love wine but you also like walking, we’ve got exactly what you’re looking for! Tailor made routes so you can discover the marvellous landscape of Rioja’s vineyards and its magnificent wineries.

San Vicente de la Sonsierra- Haro: Amid vineyards

Length: 12 Kms. Cumulated climb: 40 m. Difficulty: Medium. Approximate walking time: three hours 15 minutes. Start/finish line: Haro (GPS: 42.58037N, -2.834594W), San Vicente (GPS: 42.56399N, -2.762950W)
The quintessential wine tour. We start in Haro, considered the capital of Rioja wine, and we head towards the small village of San Vicente. We’ll walk through numerous different vineyards and understand the difference of the soils and temperature that are characteristic of the mountain range of Cantabria and the River Ebro, which will accompany us throughout most of our walk. A visit and tasting experience in a winery, either before or after the trail, is a must.

The Davalillo Castle trail: History surrounded by vineyards

Length: 8 Kms. Cumulated climb: 120 m. Difficulty: Easy. Approximate walking time: two hours. Start/finish line: San Asensio (GPS: 42,5205N, 2,7470W). Circular trail.
This simple route that lasts about two hours will teach you about the days when the River Ebro acted as a frontier between kingdoms. The whole trail is lined by vineyards of all kinds, so we’ll take the opportunity to explain you things related to viticulture and give you other interesting tidbits about the vines.

Sonsierra in La Rioja: Amid vineyards

Length: 14 Kms. Cumulated climb: 150 m. Difficulty: Easy. Approximate walking time: three hours and a half. Start/finish line: San Vicente de la Sonsierra (GPS: 42,5674N, 2,7418W). Circular trail.
Discover the borderland between the kingdoms of Navarre and Castile where the battles also stopped for long enough to tentatively start producing wine. San Vicente de la Sonsierra or Ábalos, among other places, have an unusual concentration of wine presses dug out of the limestone rock, remains of a burial ground dating back to the Middle Ages and hermitages such as Santa María de la Piscina.

Sections of the Way of St. James in La Rioja

Why don’t you take advantage of your trip to become a pilgrim for a day? Discover La Rioja by doing one of the stages of The Way of St. James and visiting its monuments.

Logroño – Navarrete: The Way of St. James

Length: 10 Kms. Cumulated climb: 120 m. Difficulty: Easy. Approximate walking time: two hours and 20 minutes. Start/finish line: Logroño (GPS: 42.459909N, -2.466316W), Navarrete (GPS: 42.434760N, -2.551694W).
Become a pilgrim for a day and follow the yellow arrows from Logroño to Navarrete. The route will take us to the natural reservoir of La Grajera from where you’ll be able to take in some breathtaking views. During the second stretch, we’ll pass through vineyards and we might even finish the hike by visiting a winery right in the middle of The Way of St. James.

Azofra – Santo Domingo de la Calzada: The Way of St. James

Length: 15 Kms. Cumulated climb: 195 m. Difficulty: Medium. Approximate walking time: three hours and a half. Start/finish line: Azofra (GPS: 42.424244N, -2.801036W),  Santo Domingo de la Calzada (GPS: 42.441454N, -2.952995W).
Santo Domingo de la Calzada is the Jacobean town of La Rioja par excellence. Along this stretch we’ll enjoy a trail abounding with vineyards and cereal fields before reaching the cathedral. Once there, we’ll be happy to show it to you and tell you that, according to tradition, “In Santo Domingo de la Calzada, the hen sang after being roasted”.

Hiking and history

What better way to find out about La Rioja than walking along its paths? Let a guide accompany you so you can enjoy the nature and history of the places you pass through.

Yuso – Lugar del Río – Yuso: Hiking and history in San Millán de la Cogolla

Length: 6 Kms. Cumulated climb: 150 m. Difficulty: Medium – High. Approximate walking time: two hours and 15 minutes. Start/finish line: San Millán de la Cogolla (GPS: 42.32597N, -2.865928W). Circular trail.
Take pleasure in some incredible views of a very special spot in La Rioja. San Millán de la Cogolla has been a place of pilgrimage and worship since the 6th century. We’ll be delighted to accompany you on a walk in its best mountains and we’ll end the trail by showing you the monasteries that were declared World Heritage in 1997, by UNESCO.

The Davalillo Castle trail: History surrounded by vineyards

Length: 8 Kms. Cumulated climb: 120 m. Difficulty: Easy. Approximate walking time: two hours. Start/finish line: San Asensio (GPS: 42,5205N, 2,7470W). Circular trail.
This simple route that lasts about two hours will teach you about the days when the River Ebro acted as a frontier between kingdoms. The whole trail is lined by vineyards of all kinds, so we’ll take the opportunity to explain you things related to viticulture and give you other interesting tidbits about the vines.

Booking the activity

If you want to do the activity you need to book in advance. You can either phone Riojatrek on (+34) 941 587 354 or (+34) 679 010 804, or fill in the form below and we will contact you: