Northern Spain’s Basque
Country & La Rioja
September 6 – 14, 2023
May 15 – 23, 2024
Why our Alla Campagna Experiences are unique:
- We’re all about cultural immersion.
- Get to know more rural and off-the-beaten-path locations.
- We highlight the local cuisine, wine and spirits, people and more.
- Expect a half-day of scheduled activities, and half-day of free time, on average.
- Destinations are more easily accessible from the U.S., Northern Africa, and Europe.
- Experiences are concentrated mostly around the Mediterranean.
- Shorter trips of 7 – 10 days.
- Stay in one, maybe two locations so there’s less packing and unpacking.
- Accommodations in smaller, mostly privately-owned, unique properties, such as (each experience is different):
- Private castles
- Wine estates
- Agriturismos (properties in the Italian countryside)
- Beautifully-converted mansions and villas
- Paradores (a converted castle, fortress or monastery)
- Gorgeous boutique hotels and other one-of-a-kind places
- Accommodations often include pools, optional wellness and spa treatments.
- Enjoy open spaces to hike with plenty of room to roam.
- Group activities are mostly nearby, requiring less long distance driving between locations.
- Activities may include (varies by chosen experience):
- Wide open spaces and a chance to get back to nature
- Wine and spirit tastings
- Unique culinary experiences, cooking classes and demonstrations, food tours
- Learn about harvesting and processing of local specialties (and get to taste each)
- Visits to weekly markets, nearby small villages and quaint towns
- Included meals will be both onsite and at smaller, family-owned and operated restaurants.
- Feel good that you’re contributing to the local economy.
- Meet with local craftsmen and -women.
- Limited to just 6 to 10 participants.
- Depending on the experience transportation may be in comfortable and air-conditioned vehicles with plenty of room to spread out and/or in your own rental vehicle providing ultimate freedom. We’ll always strive to minimize the necessary time getting from place to place.