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The la Rioja wine province, between the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa, is nature at its best. The region is synonymous with lush vine-covered hills and family run bodegas. There are more than 500 wineries in Rioja. A visit to one or two of these quaint wineries is an essential part of any visit to Basque country.
La Rioja is famous for its wines and its cuisine. Believe it or not, it is also famous for its many dinosaur footprints and fossil remains.
La Rioja is generally visited as a day trip from either San Sebastian or Bilbao. You can also base yourself at one of the medieval towns that dot Rioja region.