Learn more about what to expect on this walk and wine weekend in Rioja including when to go, how to get there and how comfortable you can expect to be.
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When should I go?
Spring through early summer or early Autumn. That is to say May and June or September and October.
Harvest time is usually in September or October so the grapes are hanging heavy on the vines and there is potentially lots of activity around the vineyards.
The weather is usually good at this time of year – warm days, cool nights – though the landscape is quite dry.
Spring and early summer are wetter so the landscape is lovely and lush. Temperatures will be pleasant during the day, fairly cool at night.
Walking is reasonably strenuous, particularly the walk up to the Penas de Islallana. You should enjoy walking to get the most from this holiday.
Very comfortable casa rural which is more of a B&B than a hotel. The house is set up on a promentory high above a village with views down into the Ebro Valley.
The layout is spacious with open plan living area and a large patio. Overall this is a very stylish and comfortable place to stay.
There are two twin, two double rooms all ensuite.
Accommodation may be in alternative hotels depending on availability.
This holiday is a guided small group of 8 maximum.
Who is it for?
Typically people in the 40s-60s age range, 60:40 mix of couples and solo travelers or friends.
People who are interested in learning how to appreciate wine a bit more and want to just pack in something interesting to their weekends.
Pura Handmade Holiday
We have designed and deliver this holiday using our own people and carefully selected local suppliers to create a Pura Handmade holiday.
What makes our La Rioja different?
You are looked after by a Pura team on the ground in La Rioja.
The selection of hotels, walks, restaurants, beaches, markets, etc. are unique to us. The hotel we use is hidden away in a tiny village and is exclusive to Pura Aventura.
In creating this holiday we have been very careful to give you a full insight into the landscapes and culture of this little visited region.
The group size is very small at just eight people plus your guide.
Travelling as part of such a small group enables us to take you a wider range of more interesting and unusual places.
This might mean your getting to a more remote trailhead because of the smaller van or just being less intrusive in the variety of restaurants you visit.
Pura Aventura is passionate about the places it visits. To help preserve the integrity of these destinations we:
• Keep groups small to minimise environmental impact.
• Work directly with local businesses and organisations to directly benefit local economies. We use small, locally owned hotels and restaurants.
• Work with local guides so that our holidays are more interesting for clients and more beneficial locally.
Pura Aventura actively supports the Spanish mountain conservation charity www.quebrantahuesos.org
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