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Getting There -- There are three daily RENFE trains (tel. 90-224-02-02; www.renfe.es) from Barcelona (trip time: 7 hr.) and one per day from Madrid (trip time: 3 3/4 hr.). From Bilbao in the north, three trains arrive per day (trip time: 2 1/2-3 1/4 hr.).

Five buses arrive daily from Pamplona (trip time: 1 hr.) and five from Madrid (trip time: 5 hr.). For information, call tel. 94-123-59-83.

If you're driving, take N-111 southwest from Pamplona or A-68 northwest from Zaragoza.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office, at Paseo del Espolón, Principe de Vergara 1 (tel. 94-129-12-60; www.larioja.org/turismo), is open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm and 5 to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm and 5 to 8pm, and Sunday 10am to 2pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.