Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Viura La Rioja

The picture-postcard village of Vilabuena de Alava in La Rioja, with its huge number of wineries, is home to the distinctive architecture of the four-star Hotel Viura. An industrial-style structure with a superb restaurant serving regional flavours, and providing a unique wine experience, it provides an excellent base for exploring La Rioja's wineries and vineyards.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bilbao
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Viura la Rioja, La Rioja

Hotel Viura is a 4-star hotel in a striking modernist building situated in a traditional wine village. Cuisine and wine are a strong focus here at the heart of Rioja wine country.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is 8-minutes' walk from Bodegas Luis Canas winery

Annual opening All year except February

Closest airport Bilbao Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Bilbao Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Wine Cellar, Wine Experiences, Gym.

Out and about nearby

Vilabuena de Alava is a small village with a number of age-old and decorative churches. There are also a hug number of wineries in the region to be visited.

Sports nearby

There is a Basque pelota court situated next to the hotel and there are some beautiful walking and cycling routes through the local vineyards. Hotel Viura can organise canoeing, rafting, rafting, canyoning, trekking, quad biking and more.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Viura room for 3 nights

From about

£880 low season

£1140 high season

Holiday Code EXH1098

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Viura la Rioja, La Rioja

Room descriptions

Hotel Viura offers rooms with 32-inch plasma TV, in-room bar and complimentary water.

Viura Room
Deluxe Room
Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Viura room for 3 nights

From about

£880 low season

£1140 high season

Holiday Code EXH1098

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Viura la Rioja, La Rioja

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Viura, Villabuena de Alava, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Bilbao. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet and Jet2 for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 1 hour 25 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Viura room for 3 nights

From about

£880 low season

£1140 high season

Holiday Code EXH1098

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Viura la Rioja, La Rioja

Highlights of La Rioja

Wine-producing towns across La Rioja DOC region where visitors can enjoy cellar tours and wine tastings, which can also be enjoyed at the luxury vineyard hotels which we feature. La Rioja is subdivided into three zones; Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. Follow the wine routes of each of these areas. The beautiful Iglesia de San Bartolomé and cathedral in Logroño. The Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, stopping point on the Saint James’ Way pilgrimage route. Numerous bars across the region which serve ‘pintxos’ (a Basque version of tapas), including those in Logroño. The attractive old town of Haro. The Museum of Wine Culture in Vivanco. San Millán Yuso and Suso (Upper and Lower) Monasteries, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in La Rioja, known for their role in the early development of the Spanish language. The hilltop walled town of Laguardia. Walking and nature watching in the Sierra de Cameros Natural park near Soria. “El Barranco Perdido” paleontology-themed amusement park. The pretty village of Ezcaray in the Oja River Valley, made wealthy by the wool trade, is popular with visitors for its outdoor pursuits and host of tapas bars.

Festivals in La Rioja

April: “Los Picaos” Easter procession in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. May: Saint’s Day festivities in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. June: Festivities of San Bernabé in Logroño, Haro Wine Festival and the Battle of Wine, Briones Medieval Festival. August: Bread and Cheese Festival in Quel. September: San Mateo Wine Harvest Festival (Logroño).

Gastronomy in La Rioja

La Rioja is best-known for its high-quality reds as well as many excellent white and rosé wines. A regional variation of tapas called ‘pintxos’ can be found throughout La Rioja, frequently eaten as a snack in bars. Enjoying pintxos like a local means visiting several bars and trying one or two small dishes in each, accompanied by local wines. Regional cooking varies from place to place but the key flavours and ingredients are simple and wholesome with high quality products from the region. Of particular note are the traditional stews made with fava or caparrón beans and a wide array of vegetables and pulses. Christians and Muslims have each left their mark on the region with pork and lamb forming popular bases for dishes, whilst fish caught from the Ebro also appear on the menu.

Climate in La Rioja

La Rioja is one of the colder regions of Spain and tends to have fairly mild summers and wet winters. The preferred time for visitors tends to be from June to September with most tourists avoiding the winter months of November to March. This part of Spain escapes the fierce summer heat found in the centre and south of the country with pleasant temperatures of around 20-25 degrees typical.

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