Rioja, formerly known as La Rioja, is an autonomous community and province that is located in the northern part of the country of Spain. A Rioja holiday is the perfect choice for any visitor who is looking for the opportunity to get away from it all, soak up some sun and have access to some exciting activities during their stay. What’s more, a Rioja holiday rental apartment will act as the perfect base to return to after a hard day’s sightseeing or indulging in favourite activities.
A Rioja holiday is bursting at the seams with a multitude of activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Amongst the pursuits to be found in the area are surfing, swimming, sailing, fishing, bird watching, big game hunting, skiing, golf, horse riding, hiking, caving and mountain biking.
If you still have some energy left and decide to leave your comfortable Rioja holiday rental apartment for a spell, then it is highly recommended that you journey to the city of Logrono, the capital city of the La Rioja Province. There are many great buildings, in particular religious buildings, with wonderful architecture to be viewed in this great city. This includes the façade of the Church of Santiago el Real which is dominated by a very large statue of “St. James the Moor Slayer”. Also not to be missed is the tall spire of the Church of Santa Maria del Palacio which stands at over 150 feet high and the interesting La Rioja Museum which has a range of wonderful paintings created between the 12th and 19th centuries, as well as exhibits made from ivory and silver.
If the weather is a determining factor in whether you book a Rioja holiday rental apartment or not then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to enjoy hot summers and relatively mild winters. Generally the warmest months of the year to have a Rioja holiday are July and August when the temperature during daylight hours can reach a blistering 30°C. The winter months of December, January and February see the daytime temperature drop to 12°C and sometimes as low as 3°C at night, so a warm jumper is recommended during the evenings. The annual rainfall amount for the province is 11 inches.
Travellers on a Rioja holiday can begin their wonderful trip by arriving at Bilbao Airport (BIO) which is just under 2 hours away from the province. Airlines that offer regular, affordable flights to the area include Iberia Airlines, British Airways, Flybe, Spanair and Lufthansa. Passengers can leave the UK from numerous UK airports such as Heathrow (LHR), Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL), Southampton(SOU) and Manchester (MAN).