WINE OIL SPA VILLA DE LAGUARDIA
Spa Center with more than 1.000 square meters, with a complete hydrotherapy circuit and fifteen themed treatments cabins. Specialized in designation of origin treatments, wine and olive, in addition to a wide selection of truffle, chestnut, juniper fruit and aromatic plant based treatments.
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WINE THEMED CENTER VILLA LUCÍA
It is connected to the hotel and offers a guided visit where all the history and Wine rituals are concentrated in an entertaining fashion. The visit offers: audiovisual effects, aromatic smells and colours tasting; didactic panels; representation of trades in yearning corners; models, utensils and interactive guide for the more curious people.
The visit is completed with the sensorial 4D experience “In a dream land” where by the hand or Vinfo or wine pixie you will explore the Rioja Alavesa region.
Price of the simple guide visit: 6,50 €/ pax (taxes included)
Price of the guide visit plus wine tasting and “tapa”: 11,00 €/ pax (taxes included).
TASTING INITIATION COURSE
They are carried out every Saturday of the year in Villa Lucía. The participants will be able to learn the steps and techniques of the tasting and experiment with different wines from various wineries, acquire the vocabulary to describe all the sensations provoked by the Riojan wine and obtain the sensorial training to be able to enjoy the wine better. It is also possible to take a specific tasting course for closed groups any day of the week.
This program will allow you to learn first-hand and onsite the land, the climate, the soil and the labour that farmers carry out in the vineyard. Ask for time tables for individual bookings. Visits for arranged groups can take place during the whole year. This activity can be completed with a barbecue in the countryside.
This program will allow you to discover and participate in the elaboration of homemade patxaran “Aupa” in Rioja Alavesa. To visit the only juniper fruit no irrigated plantation in Spain and aiming to be converted into the first organic cultivation. Enjoy the harvest of this ancestral fruit and participate in the elaboration of the exclusive patxaran “Aupa”. Also you can take the result of this experience to finish the process at home. This activity can be completed with a barbecue in the countryside. This activity is exclusive to the month of November.
This activity has been incorporated in the last years as a complement in a certain season. This method is employed by technical staff in charge of the vineyard. They manage, in a very short time, without the necessity of taking the samples to the laboratory to obtain correct values about the sanitary and maturation condition of the grape. With this information they will be able to determine the beginning of the harvest. Ask for dates.
This leisure activity is play in teams at Villa Lucía. The objective is not only entertainment but also group connection. The group will acquire general wine and gastronomic knowledge. The content and the duration of the activity is flexible adapting to the interest of the group.
DEMOSTRATION/ COOKING COURSE
It has the objective, as a leisure activity, of showing the guide lines for the elaboration of the most typical dishes of our gastronomy. The participant will be able to appreciate more their free time in a practical interactive fun way. They will enter the world of aromas, flavours and textures of the traditional Rioja Alavesa gastronomy, as after the demonstration, a tasting of the dishes made paired with Rioja wine, will take place.
They are taught by experts in each sector: ham, cheese, oil, honey, Alava patisserie, truffle, potatoes… The program can be adapted to have more or less tastings in order to fit the available time, the type of guest, the interest and the budget of the group.
MUSIC AND WINE PAIRING / OENOSTHESIA
The paring consist in finding the harmony between two elements and each ones qualities. We propose in this activity the almost perfect binomial for the use and enjoyment of all our senses. We appreciate music over all with the only sense that we don’t use for tasting wine, earing. This is why this activity is of such sensorial interest.
ETIQUETTE AND SERVING WINE
¿Which is the best way to preserve Wine? ¿Which is the enemy of Wine when keeping and maintaining? Basic rules for the presentation of wine. The glassware. The opening of the wine. Serving of the wine. Disgorging old wines.
Length of the activity: 45´ Up to 6 persons: 90,00 € + 10 % tax From 7 to 10 persons: 14,00 €/pax + 10 % tax From 11 persons: 13,00 €/pax + 10 % tax
PAINTING WITH WINE
Have you ever imagined that you could paint a water colour with Wine? In Rioja Alavesa becomes true. In the activity the 5 senses interact with the best wines of Appellation of Origin Rioja. Guest will be able to take home an innovating and surprising memory. Ask for prices and minimum of people.
“EL FABULISTA” WINERY
It is located in the heart of the town of Laguardia. It is buried seven meters underground under a XVII century palace. It owes its name to one of the most prestigious dwellers of the palace and the town, the fable writer Félix Mª Samaniego.
Type of visits:
- Guided visit with tasting of two wines: price per person: 7,00€ (vat included)
- Fable visit: On this occasion we will be accompanied by Felix Mª Samaniego who will recreate some of his famous fables while we enjoy a spectacular underground cellar.
Price per person: 11,00€ (vat included).
Groups: All the visits can finish with a cocktail served in the winery cellar. Ask for dates, prices and minimum people per group.
Enjoy a panoramic rout in the grape train walking along the prehistoric site “La Hoya”, Ysios winery (Calatrava arthitecture), “Prao de la Paul” (lagoon complex), arriving at Laguardia.
Rout: 30´. Price per person: 5,00€ (vat included)
TRADICIONAL BARBAQUE IN A WINERY OF RIOJA ALAVESA
If you wish to eat a typical menu while watching how the famous roasted lamb chops on vine branches are cooked, ask for information at the reception of the hotel. In Pagos de Leza Winery, meet the fusion of traditional cousine and avant-garde of its wines and facilities with a unique style.
BIKE RIDE (RENT AT THE HOTEL) ROUTES ALONG VINEYARDS
Enjoy a ride along vineyards, paths, “the lakes” of Laguardia and their surroundings on a mountain bike. The ride includes: bike rent for the time required, chain, bottle and helmet, information on trekking routs in Rioja Alavesa. Information, booking and rental, at the hotel reception.
SANTA MARÍA DE LOS REYES
Guided visit to the XVI century polychrome Portico
Its construction in cut stone corresponds to the XIV century, although its polychromy is from the XVII century.
Built in stone, it has a very pointed gothic arch which turns into five archivolts, all of them richly decorated. The most important feature is the polychromy of the images on the front. These are in an optimum state of conservation, due to their protection from the weather changes. The polychromy was applied after the front was built (between 1696 and 1700). The vault that covers this chapel dates from the XVI century and it has a star shaped vault. Price of the guided visit: 2,00€ / person (vat included)
BIRD WATCHING IN RIOJA ALAVESA
Walk along the vineyards and touch the vine with the tip of your fingers, while you observe the impressive silhouette of the medieval town of Laguardia. The grey heron, black-crowned night heron or the bee eater, are only some of the birds you can observe bellow the stunning Cantabria Mountain range. Ask about our especial programs.
Ask about our golf programs. We have especial agreements with the nearby golf courses: “Izki golf”, “Campo de Logroño” and “Rioja Alta”.
We propose you different activities for the most adventurous and daring people. Enjoy risck and bring out your adrenaline in your most adventurous trips. Ask for more information.
CANOES: They provide you with a full workout and connect man with nature and with himself. There are plenty of activities you can do, such as competition, bird watching, observe the natural enviorement, even canoe fights. Available for groups and individual reservations, from May to September (both included). Price per person 20,00€.
Hot air balloon, paraglide, par trike, autogiro, small plane, micro light air craft… all the options are possible, depending on the flying permits and meteorological conditions. Ask for more information.
A unique and exclusive trip. It is one of a kind experience which reaches the Cantabria cornice and will satisfied all those that always have wished to fly.
In this activity, landscapes, history and culture are paried with Wine along the different stops. There is also the possibility of a photographic rally, treasure hunt, or another theme.
Speleology, climbing, abseil, slack line, others….
TREKKING & GASTRONOMY
It is a walk along the borders of Rioja Alavesa with an expert guide. You will enjoy a country side brunch with Rioja Alavesa wine. The activity will take 4 hours. Price per person 35,00€ taxes included. Minimum 2 person.
TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR COMPANIES:
- LEADER SHIP ABILITIES
- TRUISM IN ALL ITS AREAS
- PROMOTION, COMMERCIALIZATION
- COMMUNICATION 2.0
- OUTDOOR TRAINING
- CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY RSC
- SEE SURVIVAL
DON’T HESITATE TO ASK IF YOU DON’T FIND SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES YOU EXPECTED