Logroño holiday apartments are located in a historic city on the banks of the River Ebro and at the heart of the vaunted Rioja wine region. A Logroño holiday home would be great if you hold an interest in viticulture, with picturesque vineyards surrounding the city, and a host of wineries to visit to get extra insight about the winemaking process in Rioja. Holiday apartments in Logroño tend to be large, and perfectly capable of accommodating large families and groups of friends. They are elegantly appointed and equipped with all the modern necessities, like dishwashers and wi-fi.
-City sights. Logroño has for centuries been an important stop on the Camino de Santiago. Rua Vieja is the city’s traditional pilgrimage artery, and features landmarks like the Pilgrim’s Fountain, Pilgrim’s Shelter and Church of Santiago. The old town is full of historical significance, not least the baroque Cathedral of Santa Maria la Redonda, the interior of which has some remarkable sculptures.
-Walks. A host of walking trails can be accessed from Logroño, not least the Camino de Santiago, which extends all the way to Galicia. The path of this route is especially picturesque here, next to the Ebro River and through vineyards. A more local trail will take you to the summit of Monte Cantabria, a vineyard-clad hill that will give you lovely views of Logroño and the Ebro.
-Viticulture. Logroño has long served as a trading hub for the world-famous Rioja wine region. If you’re an oenophile you’ll be in your element here, with 10 wineries to visit around the city for tours. Some of the buildings to these wineries, like those at Ontañón and Darien, are attractions in themselves, with whimsical modern architecture.
-Gastronomy. The fertile soils around Logroño aren’t just ideal for vines – peppers, beans, artichokes, asparagus and a host of other pulses and vegetables form the base of the local cuisine. Among the many traditional dishes are vegetable stew and lamb cutlets with stuffed peppers. A popular dessert in La Rioja is pear poached in red wine.
-Excursions. Easy to get to from Logroño, the southern part of La Rioja has earned international renown for its Jurassic activity. At locations like Igea, Munilla, Enciso and Cornago you can visit sites where evidence of dinosaurs have been discovered – these include preserved footprints and fossilised bones. Enciso has a museum with a collection of important fossils and life-size models.
Logroño holiday accommodation is in a Mediterranean climate zone, with some continental characteristics. This means that winters are a little fresher in this city than on the coast to the north. On a normal December day temperatures will peak at eight or nine degrees and sink close to freezing at night. Things warm up quickly between late winter and summer, and by May temperatures are already in the low-20s. Summers are hot, with highs of 30 degrees in July and August.
Logroño has its own airport – Logroño-Agoncillo (RJL), which handles only domestic traffic, connecting with Madrid. If you’re flying to a holiday home in Logroño from the UK then the most direct route is via Bilbao (BIO), which is served by a number of routes from Britain. Logroño is then just under 90 minutes to the south of Bilbao, along the AP-68. There’s also a train station in Logroño, which has long and middle distance services to cities like Bilbao, Barcelona and Madrid.