Riva del Garda: Restaurants, Food Experiences and Local Activities (2022)

Lake Garda

With stunning scenery and a love for all things local, find out more about Riva del Garda’s restaurants, food experiences and activities.

‘Woowwwwwwww’ we all chorused as we wiggled our way down towards Lake Garda, spotting the huge expanse of water for the first time. I couldn’t believe the scenery. Tall, rugged mountains surrounded this deep blue water, with a peachy sky in the background. Lycra-clad cyclists whizzed past, old men perched outside gelato shops while tourists wandered on foot. I’d wanted to visit Lake Garda for a long time, and it was definitely worth the wait.

I strongly believe that to appreciate what we eat we need to discover the origins of our food. This trip sounded like it would offer exactly that.

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7 Amazing Things To Do In La Rioja, Spain: Spain’s Wine Country

Delicious food at Vivanco, La Rioja, Spain

From sampling Spain’s best red wines, to exploring underrated charming cities, and feasting on delicious tapas, there is so much to do in La Rioja.

When you hear ‘Rioja’ no doubt you imagine pouring a lovely glass of red with dinner. Located in the north of Spain, La Rioja is a region famed for its delicious wine! It’s one of Spain’s premier exports, with wineries producing over 300 million litres each year.

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5 Amazing Wine Experiences To Enjoy In Spain

Sunset over the vineyard

Get to know Spain via some of its most famous tipples! From visiting a festival dedicated to wine, to learning about Rioja, and even cycling through some of the most beautiful vineyards in the country, here are some of the ultimate wine experiences in Spain.

Romantic Riojas, crisp Cavas and sweet Sherries, Spain has a variety of high-quality, internationally exported wines. But why limit these experiences to your home? How about planning a holiday to explore the regions where they’re produced? It makes for a very special experience.

I’ve enjoyed a few wonderful of wine experiences around the world, including a Malbec tour of Argentina’s Uco Valley with spectacular views of the snow-capped Andes, sampling the best reds and whites in California’s Sonoma Valley, and even stopping off in one of the world’s most famous wine regions, Chateau Neuf Du Pape, to sample a few local wines.

Salentein Winery, Uco Valley
Salentein Winery, Uco Valley

Picking out my favourite wine in Lapostolle's wine cellar (Photo @BackpackerMacca)
Picking out my favourite wine in Lapostolle’s wine cellar (Photo @BackpackerMacca)

As you’ll know if you follow my blog and my travels, Spain is one of my absolute fave countries. I adore the scenery, the cities, the people, the food and the general vibe! No wonder it’s a country I return to over and over again.

I’d love to explore more of its wine scene though. I’ve visited a few wineries including a stunning spot close to Ronda which I wrote about in this post, but I dream of returning on a wine-themed trip! How wonderful would that be?

So from Rioja to Jerez, San Sebastian to Catalonia, it’s time to find out about Spain’s top wine experiences. I think you’ll want to plan a trip too after learning about these adventures!

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