A two days trip in La Rioja seems to be reasonable enough to get to visit the best wineries in Rioja and to savor the best Rioja wines, apart from the fact that you have the chance to enjoy a bit the nightlife of its main towns.
So, first issue to solve is where to stay in La Rioja. Here we will not get into the kind of accommodation that you might choose as it will depend on your own comfort standards and your budget, but if you need some clues about the location of your accommodation to better enjoy Rioja at your own pace, check our previous post.
Once you have decided where to stay, it is time to decide what to do during your two days trip to Rioja. We do suggest to follow our recommendations for a one day trip to Rioja but considering the following.
Take a map! So there you can mark the locations of the attractions you are keen on visiting and then, plan the itineraries for every day taking the locations into consideration. It is true that Rioja is not so big, but you better optimize your time driving from place to place.
You can divide your available time for visiting wineries in Rioja, a few Rioja vineyards or historical villages and monuments. Also, if you are planning on visiting several wineries, make sure that your selection includes a variety of them: traditional, avant-garde, boutique, family-run, historical, …
We do also suggest to dedicate one day to visit Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa and the second day to visit Rioja oriental or the Cameros mountainous area.
Two days trip to La Rioja provides enough time to enjoy some special activities that normally would take too long to be considered into a one day trip to La Rioja:
- Horseback riding along the vineyards
- Hot air balloon flight over Rioja wine country
- Segway vineyard tour
- Traditional Rioja dishes cooking lesson
- Wine spa session
To top it off, once you have set your dates, we do suggest to check the local festivals, they are all listed in this site. Trust us when we say that to participate in one of these festivals (especially wine festivals) can become a whole life experience!!!!
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