La Rioja
Omo on couch at Hotel Finca de Los Arandinos, Entrena | Visit La Rioja, Spain

Spain’s major cities are popular with travellers. However, if you’re looking for something a little rustic and down-to-earth, why not consider a visit to the La Rioja wine region in northern Spain? With daily flights from London Gatwick to the city of Bilbao in the Basque region, you could be exploring northern Spain’s exciting wine and gastronomy triangle within two hours.

View across farmland outside the Monasterio de San Millán de Yuso | Visit La Rioja

In the Spanish autonomous province of La Rioja, we sampled bodegas in Haro, explored pincho bars in Logroño and time-travelled to medieval times in San Millán de la Cogolla. Read why La Rioja is worth visiting for travellers curious about Northern Spain.