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Ruta La Rioja autocaravana

Route through La Rioja with your motorhome

By: Motorhome Areas - Published: May 29, 2024

Land of world-famous wines and a lot of history behind them. Definitely, La Rioja is a hidden treasure that deserves to be visited with a good motorhome route. And we are going to prove it to you!

Vineyards, wineries, charming towns... You have everything in this region of Spain, perfect for lovers of travel on wheels. In this brief guide we will outline a day-by-day itinerary with the most notable places in La Rioja and, as it could not be otherwise, the spaces where you can spend the night with your vehicle.

Day 1: From Logroño to Navarrete

We start our route through La Rioja in style, visiting its capital: Logroño. Its old town mixes culture and leisure with Co-Cathedral of Santa María de la Redonda and Laurel Street, known for its numerous pincho bars, which you can accompany with a good local wine.

In the afternoon we will arrive at Navarrete, located just 15 kilometers from Logroño. This charming town is a point on the Camino de Santiago and has a long pottery tradition. Right there you have the Navarrete area, where to locate your base camp in the first days of the itinerary.

Day 2: Get to know the wine tradition during your route through La Rioja

It's time to taste the extraordinary wines for which Logroño is known around the world. The town of Haro is the capital of Rioja wine and has some of the best wineries in the region, where you can take guided tours and tastings. Of course, remember that someone who drinks doesn't drive!

To finish off the day, you have the opportunity to visit the historic center of Haro, where the Plaza de la Paz and the Basilica of Our Lady of La Vega, of medieval origin and where the baroque style stands out.

Day 3: Nature and culture in San Millán de la Cogolla

In addition to its areas of hiking in the Demanda mountain range, The town of San Millán de la Cogolla stands out for having very close proximity to the Yuso and Suso monasteries, both declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It is said that the Spanish language was born in these two places, which together with their artistic values ​​make them a historical and cultural jewel.

Day 4: route to the south of La Rioja and part of Castilla y León

Our route through La Rioja heads south to see the charming towns in the area, highlighting Viniegra de Abajo. Surrounded by mountains, its atmosphere is very calm and welcoming. Perfect for resting!

And finally, we take advantage of the proximity to cross the border of La Rioja and delve a little into Castilla y León. Our four-day route ends in the town of Soria, which inspired some of the best verses of the poet Antonio Machado.

To spend the night, near the city of Soria you have the Campsite Fisherman's Shelter, located in the middle of nature next to the Duero River. If you are a lover of natural spaces, this area will captivate you.

Bonus track: Lobos River Canyon Natural Park

If you arrive in Soria and spend the night at the Camping Refugio de Pescadores, we suggest you extend your trip one more day and visit the impressive site of the Lobos River Canyon Natural Park. It will be worth extending your road adventure!

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